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COMPANY NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: Off the street and into a family Youngsters at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth are in high spirits thanks to a R 35 000 donation by Paarl Coldset Port Elizabeth.

This forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings. This CSI initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. The Kayelethu Youth Centre instils a sense of pride in boys formerly living on the streets by helping them to aim high and achieve their goals. Khayalethu means “our home” and that is precisely what the Centre provides for the 35 boys aged between six and 21 living there.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Giving disabled learners in Durban the digital education experience they deserve The school is now able to further invest in much needed technology for the learners, to provide them with an improved digital education experience.

The Open Air School is one of the oldest special needs schools in South Africa, providing facilities and support for learners with varying physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, neurological disabilities, head injuries, as well as visual and hearing impairment.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: DISABILITY IN THE HEADLINES Disability is currently very much in the headlines and all for the wrong reasons!   We were horrified to hear of the over 100 deaths of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Gauteng – never, never and never again must such a thing happen!   We have been begging the Government for the last three years and more to approve the necessary legislation to fund the building of suitable homes for people with disabilities.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization
Image: The new right to the city Recently, I’ve noticed a renewed interest in the discussion around what we believe to be a smart city.

Just last week, I was invited to speak on the Evolution to Smart Cities at the 3rd Annual City Development conference held in Cape Town from 13 to 15 March. Featuring city development experts from around the world, some of them smart city experts, I confess to feeling a bit daunted beforehand, but all in all, I was glad to contribute to this conversation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: ZIPZAP Circus : 25 Years - An acrobatic walk down memory lane It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa

Their goal at the time was simple and noble: to inspire and empower ordinary kids and to create a sense of team. Little did they know, they were just at the beginning of an incredible journey of helping kids ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA : The Opportunity of a Lifetime To Study Business Starts Now! There is a gaping need for free; quality and sustainable education which is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, eg : the #FeesMustFall crisis.

It is a harsh reality that many South Africans are still not able to access tertiary education due to socio-economic constraints. But there is hope and there are options as experienced by 120 Western Cape students awarded scholarships to study accredited leadership and entrepreneurship qualifications at a local award-winning business school.  These students come from diverse backgrounds around the country, but their dreams are the same - to study at tertiary level and change not only their own lives, but those around them.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Job Opportunity - Business Development Consultant The iPDM(Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower seeks to appoint a Business Development Consultant

The iPDM(Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower seeks to appoint a Business Development Consultant to procure membership and CSI opportunities from new and existing Clients within the Private and Public Sector.

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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Inyathelo appoints new executive director Jessica Rees-Jones Ms Rees-Jones takes over from acting executive director Nomfundo Walaza, renowned for her human rights-related work in South Africa & internationally.

Ms Rees-Jones’s experience includes working as a specialist consultant to both the Graca Machel Trust and power producer Cennergi; and CEO of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Foundation.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Job Opportunities Woolworths – 5 Food Service Assistants, Baristas and 4 Catering Supervisors.

Catering Supervisor    :           apply.311158CA3.0@applythis.net   - R40 P/H
Barista                      :           apply.51115B8E5.0@applythis.net   - R25 – R35 P/H
FSA                          :           apply.11108C5B1.0@applythis.net   - R25 P/H 

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CHANGE MAKER
Image: Wendy Vermeulen - Brownies And Downies ! I was born and raised in the Netherlands into a supportive family that worked in hospitality and service.

My internship was completed in South Africa and I decided to stay on and make Cape Town my home. I wanted to make a difference, and so began my long-time goal of opening a Brownies And Downies here after connecting with Wade.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Private – Public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools The Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge. The three schools in Mpumalanga adopted by the IDC have improved their annual pass rates by an average of 20 percentage points, giving thousands of underprivileged learners educational opportunities that will allow them to rise above their impoverished circumstances.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Clover story of dairy unfolds during National School Health Week: 'School Health Week' in South Africa, what better way to keep this important conversation going, with a visit to Clover's Visitor centre.

In celebration of the important week, which has brought focus to healthcare at schools, Clover is delighted to introduce school children, scholars and teachers to the world of milk - which provides a rich source of calcium, a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Learners and their teachers are invited to come take a tour at their brand new facility that provides an educational and behind the scenes dairy and beverage experiences.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Go-Ahead for Reliance compost waste to Energy Project Reliance, is excited to have received the green light for the R250 million Waste to Energy project at Corona Farm in the Paarl region.

All appeals against the project have been dismissed by authorities, giving the final go-ahead to the first of its kind project. Not only will this project generate energy from organic waste, but it will directly and indirectly create over 1000 jobs, save landfill space and carbon emissions, as well as see depleted agricultural soils being rebuilt to high humus soils.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image: Be Bold For Change - International Women's Day International Women’s Day greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi! I’m here as part of a trip to several African countries

This is to check in with our Grassroot Soccer teams and participants, and to meet some of our fantastic implementing partners. My favorite part of spending time at our programs is the inspiring people I get to meet.
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Valentine’s Day for the Oldies in Hanover Park Collaboration between YISS, WeCanChangeOurWorld, Shoprite & DSD-Western Cape

We extend a massive Thank-You to Shoprite for their generous contribution. As part of their #ActForChange campaign, we could spread the love and make this an extra special Valentine’s Day.What a wonderful day was had by all the “ Oldies” in Hanover Park at the Hanover Park Community Centre. YISS (Youth Impact and Sustainable Solutions) a new innovative Youth Hub at the Crystal Secondary School and doing wonders for the Youth in Hanover Park, also acknowledge the value and importance of the older people in the community, look after their wellness and have made them the beneficiaries  of the programme.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Applications are now open for the 2017 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Applications close at 12h00 on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs to accelerate their success. The two-year programme offers expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support. Participants develop improved confidence and business skills that enable them to make their businesses sustainable in the long term.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: WARRIOR ON WHEELS : Spot the #WOWBuggy on the Cape Town Cycle Tour Well it's finally here... the countdown for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 has begun and we are thrilled to have 4 buggy teams participating.

Race Day Supporters  -  If you plan to be along the route on the 12th March as a spectator, we'd love for you to get in touch and join our Warrior Tribe in blue! We are having supporter T-shirts made and we'd love to see as many of them on the day as possible so please get in touch - we will have the design finalised shortly and more info sent out soon.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Training & Development Co-ordinator:  Training Workshops Unlimited - (40 hours per week)

Cape Mental Health, a non-profit organisation that offers comprehensive mental health services in the Western Cape, seeks to employ a highly motivated and dynamic person as Training & Development Co-ordinator of Training Workshops Unlimited providing services to adults with intellectual disability.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool exceed R100 million fundraising target for education Woolworths announce the "MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education" campaign has raised R104.9 million, exceeding target of R100 million set in 2015

This milestone could only be achieved thanks to the support of our customers and active MySchool cardholders who participated in the campaign between April 2015 and December 2016. The campaign is part of Woolworths’ and MySchool’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of education in South African schools.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: ACTIVATE : The State Of Whose Nation? This year’s SONA reads no different from previous ones except for the inclusion of “Woke Twitter” buzz-words such as #DataMustFall, land expropriation

It is important to note that Mr President has been paying attention (to some issues) as he made a point about the insufferable data price rates that needs to be lowered. We will be waiting for that with baited breath.Let’s break it down a little bit. Most opportunities (educational, employment and general) are mostly on the internet, and to connect to said internet, one needs data. So, if a majority who need to be linked with these opportunities are not reached because of the issue of access to these resources, a disconnect is born. The review of data pricing is welcomed, Mr President.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: ANNA FOUNDATION : Teens, TV Time and Epic Adrenalin 2017 Absa Cape Epic, we are excited to announce that South African legend Willie Engelbrecht will partner with Pierre-Henri for the Anna Foudation.

It was so exciting to watch some of our young children being interviewed for SABC TV this month. Not because they were on TV per se, but because they spoke so clearly using well formulated sentences … some even answering in English! This confidence would never have been possible 3 years ago! It just goes to show the impact our drama programme is having on these children’s self-esteem and confidence.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: PRINCE WILLIAM’S WILDLIFE CHARITY HOSTS2017 TUSK CONSERVATION AWARDS IN SA Tusk today revealed the 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards established in partnership with Investec Asset Management are to be held for the first time in South Africa in October, marking the first time that the awards has come home to the continent of Africa. The awards, first established in 2013 with the support of Prince William, aim to recognise the exceptional work undertaken by some of Africa’s ‘unsung heroes of conservation’.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Eastern Cape Kids share experiences of first visit overseas High School learners explore London as part of Cheapflights-backed charity Exchange Programme

Twelve students from Ntafufu Senior Secondary School, located in the community of Lusikisiki, in the rural Eastern Cape, experienced their first time on a plane last week. The trip to London, also the first time any of them had been overseas, was organised by London-based educational exchange charity  BOTH (Broaden Out Their Horizons) and supported by global travel search platform Cheapflights, whose staff fundraised the costs required to fly the Ntafufu students over for the exchange.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Early childhood development a priority for Itec SA This comes as a result of the company’s ongoing support of the organisation – having contributed both time and money over the past 9 years.

Itec SA, an Investec EP business today announced that they will continue demonstrating support to Ikamva Labantu, a Western Cape based NGO, as part of its ongoing efforts to support early childhood development initiatives in South Africa during the year ahead.
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HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: News from the Children's Hospital Trust Committed to improving neonatal healthcare in the W. Cape and raising funds to upgrade the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital

The increased space will prevent neonatal infections, improve efficiencies and provide an environment that is conducive to the physical and emotional health of babies.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: SA Teen Entrepreneur/SOSA promotes Youth Entrepreneurs.-Profile We are excited to announce that we will be flying the entrepreneurship flag high at Sage’s Africa Summit Tour 2017

SOSA Investments, a team of young, innovative entrepreneurs, will be exhibiting their new invention, Project Light/Solar Puff, at this 3-day event.  The team from SOSA completed the 10-week entrepreneur course in 2010, and we are extremely proud of what they have gone on to achieve.  Well done, guys!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Many local, under-funded non-profit organisations (NPOs) are struggling to deliver much-needed goods and services under tough economic conditions

But a lifeline could be found in a welcoming office in Woodstock, Cape Town. Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, has a Funding Finder service which enables grant seekers to easily access details of nearly 1100 South African donors.  In addition, Inyathelo offers the opportunity to reach over 108 000 foreign donors. It is a member of the US-based Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network – one of only two organisations in Africa with this status   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Educational excursions top of mind at Cape Town NGO Educational activities that allowed the youngsters to learn about different animals such as sheep, rabbits and ducks took place throughout the day.

“The beautiful summer day was perfect to spend outdoors with the children. Most importantly, they were taught how to look after the environment,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director at Mustadafin Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool SHINE light on young readers Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool embark on a special drive to raise funds to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need.

Over December 2016, up until Christmas Day, R420 000 was raised for Shine Literacy simply by customers swiping their MySchool and linked Woolies cards at till points.  These funds were over and above the usual support for customers’ own selected beneficiaries, which already amounted to R5,39milion in the month of December.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: What if the rains don't come? I used to think that Capetonians were preoccupied with water: lack of it, ways to save it, or even wilful belief of “Water problem, what water problem ?. A trip to Windhoek made me realise that if things don’t change, preoccupation with all things H20 will ratchet into overdrive-very soon.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image:  TSiBA student : “Failing is not the end of the world, get up and journey on” Sipho Sithole - For many privileged youth in South Africa their career challenge is simply figuring out what to be when they grow up.

For others the challenge is simply figuring out how to achieve the dreams they were certain about from a very young age. One of these determined youngsters is Sipho Collen Sithole, 23 years of age, from Langa in Cape Town. Sipho was born and bred in Soweto, Gauteng, but left his family and everything he knew to move to Cape Town in 2014 to pursue his lifelong dream of one day owning his own business.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project rolls out in the Eastern Cape The Siyasizana Daycare Project is being rolled out across the country and is rallying support in communities and making a visible difference.

SASKO’s programme launches in Mdantsan. Thembisa, Soweto, Mitchells Plain, and Khayelitsha & in January 2017 it landed in Mdantsane Eastern Cape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths store receives SA's first green building rating  Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star rating certified by the Green Building Co

Since opening its doors in 2010, the food market store has always been ground-breaking when it comes to advanced green building features. The Palmyra store set the benchmark within the Woolworths property portfolio, meeting the requirements for a platinum rating of the Woolworths SA Real Estate Division’s own green assessment programme. This is an internal rating system that is independently audited by Ernst & Young (EY) each year.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Capitec Bank continues to invest in Motshegofadiwa Primary School Stinkwater Hammanskraal, Motshegofadiwa Primary School will receive their second handover of maths and science equipment to the value of R 94 500.00

This is part of the continued support from Capitec Bank, who has committed to donating R10 from every ticket sold at the 2016 The Color Run Pretoria event, which has to date raised R 177 500.
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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image:  Eastern Cape kids get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity High School learners given first experience on a plane and of London in a charity school exchange.

Twelve students from Ntafufu Senior Secondary School, located in the community of Lusikisiki, in rural Eastern Cape, will be flying to London this evening, as part of a London-based student exchange charity called BOTH (Broaden Out Their Horizons). For all of the learners it will be their first time getting onto a plane, not to mention travelling overseas.
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: The sweetest way to save a child’s life There’s no easy way to deal with a child being diagnosed with cancer, but a group of ‘Cupcake Angels’ are putting their love of baking to good use.

Their objective is to make a difference in the lives of child cancer patients in South Africa.
Cupcakes of Hope, a non-profit company dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer in South Africa, will channel its love for baking into the fight against cancer ahead of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on 15 February 2017, by hosting and facilitating fund-raising events, hospital visits and their signature ‘Party of Hope’ around the country.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: CANCER AWARENESS CAN SAVE A LIFE Amina was always full of energy and loved playing outside with all of his friends, but a few months ago his mom started to notice how tired he was becoming. He was also experiencing some pain in his legs. They went to a private doctor, who referred them to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: DREAMWORKER : Link of Love programme – helping unemployed parents find work within schools Tania Bownes, one of the Directors of DreamWorker NPO was interviewed on Cape Talk Radio ....listen to the interview

A Cape Town NGO is helping the poor and unemployed persevere.

The Dreamworker organisation started in 2008 through a small job creation project in Hout Bay. Since then it has grown to incorporate offices in two provinces and has generated over R350 million in wages for the previously unemployed.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Donations to the Cape Town Science Centre are tax-deductible. The last day of the South African Tax Season 2016/17 is 28 February 2017

The Cape Town Science Centre operates under the auspices of the Interactive Science Foundation, a registered Non-Profit company (031-701-NPO) and registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO: 18/11/12/2663) in terms of the Section 18A of the Income Tax Act of South Africa. The Interactive Science Foundation will issue a tax certificate for any donation. You will then be able to claim a portion of this donation back with your South African tax return.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Emperors Palace presents R1.7-million to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Educat

During this past festive season, Emperors Palace Garden of Lights has raised R1.7 million which was donated to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Education Trust.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Back to school: Educare Centre in Philippi saved and transformed Structurally unsound and unfit for providing education, the Nolufefe Educare Centre needed to be shut down

However, thanks to the Rotary Club of Claremont’s Injongo Project, made possible by the generous support from the Lewis Group, the school has been transformed into a safe and secure place for pre-school learners as they start the 2017 school-year with zest.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: The sweetest way to save a child’s life “It gives us joy to bring communities together in the fight against childhood cancer and make a difference in so many children’s lives,” says Sandy.

There’s no easy way to deal with a child being diagnosed with cancer, but a group of ‘Cupcake Angels’ are determined to put their love of baking to good use to make a difference in the lives of child cancer patients in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sport
Image: Stay safe ahead of the world's largest timed cycling event The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycling event in the world, will be taking place in Cape Town on Sunday, 12 March 2017. This year the event celebrates its 40th birthday, with 35 000 cyclists participating. It is around the corner and the number of cyclists on Cape Town’s roads are on the increase; Rotary Club of Claremont reminds all cyclists to stay safe this Tour season.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Easy Water Saving Tips You May Not Have Thought Of Currently South Africa is in the middle of a severe water shortage, and water restrictions have been upped to level 3B

What does this mean for our everyday life? Basically, South Africa’s reservoir dams are so depleted that they’re currently below 25% capacity which means that tariffs are being introduced to make people think twice about their water usage. Unfortunately, everyone will need to do more than just turn the tap off while brushing their teeth. But, don’t stress, here are some very easy ways you can save water at home.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Tax Break 2017 The last day of the South African Tax Season 2016/2017 is Tuesday 28thFebruary 2017.

As TSiBA Education is registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO No. 930014613), donations made to TSiBA can be claimed as a qualifying deduction on your 2016 income tax return. Please email us at info@tsiba.ac.za to request a Section 18A certificate on your income tax return.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Have a heart for children with cancer The 15th of February 2017 is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD).

This day was started as a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, survivors and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has become largely curable with the overall survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% whereas in South Africa the rate is only at about 50%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein recycling Waste Project top of mind. The proposed Waste Recovery, Beneficiation and Energy project recognises the economic potential of the Drakenstein waste stream for all waste management role players within the district and the importance of local recycling entities.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image: Jesmina (Naomi) STEMMET   :   “Community Developer” An entrepreneur who has been self-employed for more than 20 years in the construction industry

Jesmina (Naomi) STEMMET born and raised in the notorious gang land Hanover Park and it is with this passion, drive and full understanding of what it entails to be a young person growing up in a disadvantaged district like Hanover Park, that she has found the strength to pursue such a huge noble cause. Following the call of her heart “Community Developer”.   Read More...



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