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ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Waves for Change: learning, improving, growing In 2015 we partnered with University of Cape Town and University of Western Cape to evaluate W4C Surf Therapy programmes in Cape Town.

We found W4C programmes are well designed to yield positive changes in the mental wellbeing of participants. We also found W4C decreases violent behaviour, improves behaviour at home and improves attachment to education. In 2016, we improved management of W4C programmes, training and support offered to coaches and tracking of programme data. We now connect 400 children, parents and teachers to weekly surf therapy sessions & home visits, and monthly parent and teacher programmes. This is up from 250 at the end of 2015!    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sea Harvest continues to invest in the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust The Red Cross Children’s Hospital unveiled phase one of its new intensive care unit last week.

After an emotional unveiling of phase one of the new intensive care unit (ICU) at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Sea Harvest has announced that it will continue its Kids for Kids project aimed at raising funds towards the completion of the hospital’s new intensive care facility. Since 2010, Sea Harvest’s Kids for Kids project has donated a total of R1.6 million to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the hospital’s fundraising arm, thanks to the support of its consumers.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WasteCon 2016 to unveil newly ‘changed face’ of waste management Waste-wise organisations cannot afford to miss out on Africa’s largest and most prestigious waste management conference. As the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa’s (IWMSA) flagship biennial conference, it will set the stage for insightful debate and idea sharing between like-minded individuals and work towards improving waste management.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS
Image: Thank you for giving back childhood You've helped us build a bigger and better ICU

Because of YOUR generous support we have reached our goal of R10million towards the building costs of the R100 million-plus upgrade and expansion of the paediatric ICU at the Red Cross Children's Hospital.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: News from the Nelson Mandela Foundation For the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the past two weeks have been a devastating time following the death of Gugu Zulu. Gugu, who passed away on the Trek4Mandela campaign on Mount Kilimanjaro, will always be remembered for his selfless giving and for being an inspiration to a new generation of black motorsport enthusiasts.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Meet Ng'onga We’re celebrating the #RoadtoRio by aiming to raise funds to reach 1,000 more youth during the final build-up to the Games

Meet Ng’onga Mutale, one of many young people that you have impacted through your generous support of Grassroot Soccer (GRS). Ng’onga is 18 years old, lives in Lusaka, Zambia, graduated from a GRS health education program, and recently completed her secondary education. Here’s what she had to say about the impact of GRS on her life   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Active Citizen: Lessons from Livingstone Our team is back in Cape Town with stories on our minds, gratitude in our hearts, and red soil on our shoes

After a truly transformative month in Zambia, our team is back in Cape Town with stories on our minds, gratitude in our hearts, and red soil on our shoes. Over the last month we planted trees and gardens, ran a diverse array of workshops, and connected with change makers from around the world. We also learned some significant lessons that we'd like to share with you.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths Employees help schools celebrate Mandela Day Mandela Day, celebrated on the 18th of July, invites citizens to walk in Nelson’s Mandela’s shoes by performing a service for those in need.

Traditionally, many people donate 67 minutes of their time to a cause, symbolic of the 67 years Mandela was in service to his country and people.  This year, however, the employees at Woolworths Head Office in Cape Town participated in a different kind of commemoration of Mandela Day.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Vote for a living planet and join the #LPC2016 livestream Over the next few days, residents of Joburg may spot bold bright posters on busy roads calling them to join the election spirit and "vote for a living planet". This is because WWF South Africa has spearheaded a street poster campaign which uses local election fever to invite people to livestream its annual Living Planet Conference, titled "Why SA’s Future is Brighter Than You Think".   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: PET achievements celebrated at PETCO awards The CEO of PETCO was delighted to share the organisation’s greatest achievements in PET recycling for 2015 at their Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 The ceremony honoured individuals, businesses and organisations that made extraordinary contributions to the recycling of post-consumer PET in South Africa during the course of 2015. There were 13 deserving winners across nine categories, which included the Best Male and Female PET-trepreneur, the PETCO Recycling Champion, the Best Product using recycled PET (rPET), and many more.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Faith-based
Image: INVITATION TO RUSTLERS VALLEY Celebrating the Launch of the Naledi Village Crèche and Multi-Purpose Centre, Rustlers Valley Farm - 27 July 2016

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Earthrise Trust and the Naledi Village Committee invites you to the launch of a unique eco-friendly creche conceived, planned and built by the community of Naledi at the Rustlers Valley farm in the eastern Free State. Rather than waiting for services the Naledi community have organized themselves to build a positive pathway of education, training and hope for their children. Please join in the celebrations as we launch this innovative project as a Mandela Day initiative.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: The real price of not addressing your child’s learning problems As parents, we have a responsibility to not only provide our children with an education, but to ensure that they have a wide array of choices

Failing or delaying to address a child’s learning difficulties has far-reaching implications for both parents and children alike. Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic, warns that the real cost of withholding learning intervention programs from children with learning difficulties should not be underestimated. This could result in long-term financial burdens when learners have to repeat a grade, while they often pay the price academically, emotionally and socially.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Backstage with Zip Zap Circus School co-founder and CEO Laurence Estève This women’s month Zip Zap Circus School puts the spotlight on its co-founder and CEO Laurence Estève

“When you see a child succeed, overcome a fear or a disadvantage, or just smile, things become simple,” says Estève, reflecting on what has driven her passion to co-found and lead one of the first social circus schools in the world for the past 24 years. “I have persisted because I’ve seen how it has helped so many children and how much joy it has brought to so many people,” she adds.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: PepsiCo gives back to the community of Tembisa Ubuhle Bezwe Child Care Centre in Tembisa, established in 2000 by Barbra Mthimkhulu, a retired qualified nurse and counsellor who trained through POWA

Barbra saw a need in her community when she came across a day-old baby boy at the hospital where she worked and whose mom had passed away a few days after giving birth to him. The baby, together with his two siblings, were the first children Barbra took in.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Gugulesizwe Primary School starts a new chapter this Mandela Day All thanks to Emperors Palace and the Peermont Community Benefit Trust

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” stated our dearly departed icon and former President Nelson Mandela. Those words will echo throughout history as learners seek motivation. With this in mind, approximately 750 learners from Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton will experience some ‘Madiba Magic’ when the Peermont Community Benefit Trust, in collaboration with the regional Department of Education officials and the school’s governing body, unveils a refurbished library. The majority of these learners, who come from underprivileged backgrounds will now be empowered to do their school work with limitless access to information.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: CHOMA DREAMS CAFÉS Creating safe, connected spaces for young women to reduce HIV risk

HIVSA, a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services, unveiled the CHOMA Dreams Cafés today at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban. Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, Jean Armstrong and Charlize Theron, supported the launch and spoke about how this groundbreaking initiative hopes to provide vulnerable young women between the ages of 15 and 25 with safe, connected and empowering spaces to access health information, social services, life skills training, and support from peers and mentors; herewith a release with more information.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Khusela Ikhaya Project kick off #MandelaDayEveryDay campaign. The project held their Mandela Day event on 16th July, in Lungelethu informal settlement, where they painted homes with fire retardant paint

“Every year on the 18th July we celebrate the life of tata Madiba. If we strive to uphold his ideals, our world will be a better place. We will continue our personal pledge to uphold his spirit every day, as we believe every day is ‘Mandela Day’.” begins Justin Zietsman, Executive Director of the Khusela Ikhaya Project.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: WOOLWORTHS HOSTS ANNUAL ‘INSIDE RETAIL’ PROGRAMME THE programmes is aimed at contributing to improved tertiary education in South Africa

Woolworths recently hosted its annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme with 32 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Cape Town.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children and adolescents – UNICEF UN children’s agency to showcase successes, innovations at AIDS Conference
On the eve of the 21st International AIDS Conference taking place in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much work remains to be done to protect children and adolescents from infection, sickness and death.   Read More...



HEADLINES
Image: Nelson Mandela Day 2016 Community Chest invites you to be part of an event to benefit thousands of South Africans on 18 July 2016
Join Community Chest as we celebrate Mandela Day, Monday July 18, by donating a blanket for the Bree Street Take Over. You and your colleagues can make a real difference to childrens’ lives on Mandela Day. The blankets will be donated directly to those in need. We’ll also be having entertainment by the Afrika Ablaze Dance Company.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: 76 000 Children Benefitted from Early Childhood Development Programmes The DA is committed to facilitating a nurturing, caring and safe environment for children of the Western Cape to grow up in

Assisting children in the early stages of life is one of the most effective interventions government can make to ensure they grow up healthy and prosperous citizens, and an important part of DA’s Social Development priorities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Youth
Image: Join Grassroot Soccer at AIDS 2016 Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is proud to be an active participant at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa July 18-22

The theme of AIDS 2016 is "Access Equity Rights Now", a call to action to work together and reach the people who still lack access to comprehensive treatment, prevention, care and support services.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: South African Sign Language - 12th Official Language National Executive Committee of DeafSA at the 197th meeting stated that DeafSA will continue to lobby for SASL to become the 12th official language of South Africa and therefore launched its new campaign “Solidarity in South African Sign Language”. South African Sign language is at the core of Deaf people’s lives. SASL makes accessibility for Deaf people possible...   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: An opportunity for teachers to empower African youth with coding skills Cape Town Science Centre is inviting teachers with little or no experience in coding, to participate in free Train-the-TraTrainer coding workshops

In preparation for Africa Code Week the largest digital literacy initiative in Africa, the Cape Town Science Centre is inviting teachers from schools and elsewhere, with little or no experience in coding, to participate in free Train-the-Trainer coding workshops taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of July at the Cape Town Science Centre based in Observatory, Cape Town.

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HEADLINES, Education
Image: Business Studies in our schools in trouble. Volunteers needed The subject of Business Studies in our schools is not faring well. Pupils are not being exposed to the real narrative of business resulting in very low marks and pupils leaving school with no appreciable business vocabulary. Implemented together with the Department of Education, we are matching suitably qualified Chamber members to teach at a local school.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Corporate Governance
Image: Woolworths wins Wholesale and Retail SETA Good Practice Award The award recognises excellence by a large retailer in the area of learning and development, within the wholesale and retail sector in South Africa

Woolworths is pleased to announce it has won the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education Training Authority (W&RSETA) Good Practice Award in the ‘Enterprise: Super Large Retail Category’ for 2016. Woolworths ability to deliver business-relevant and individually-meaningful people development, that also enables their transformation strategy, were the main reasons they were recognised with this award.

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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: The very real problem of rapid spreading shack fires It takes less than two minutes for a single shack to be completely engulfed by flames – and this from a simple fallen candle or paraffin lamp

 Within minutes neighboring shacks are in serious jeopardy (often with sleeping occupants inside). Imagine your only doorway facing raging flames or your home isolated and surrounded by burning homes. This is the fear shack dwellers face.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Khusela Ikhaya Project stand behind #EveryDayIsMandela Day campaign The Khusela Ikhaya Project will continue to host painting events (open to corporates, public) across the country in an attempt to stop shack fires

"The Khusela ikhaya Project is an initiative that invites you to stand together, be the change, live each day as Madiba would. We call on all South Africans to unite behind a cause that will make a difference to the lives of those living in our marginalized communities.” - Scarra Ntubeni, Springbok Rugby Player and Khusela Ikhaya Project’s brand ambassador.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Put your best dish forward this Mandela Day Literacy-focused non-profit organisation, Help a Child Grow (HCG), invites you to sharpen your knives and put on your aprons for Mandela Day.

In partnership with Maboneng-based JHB Culinary and Pastry School (JCPS), the non-profit organisation will be hosting a cook-off on 16 July, where members of the public are invited to show-off their culinary skills while engaging in healthy competition for a great cause.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Launch of Mentorship Project ‘Pilot mentorship program of SA disabled will work if there is chemistry, relationships’

CAPE TOWN. – A ground-breaking pilot mentorship program aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with visual impairments in South Africa with the assistance of researched programs of success in the United States of America, Australia and the United Kingdom, was launched at the Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) on Wednesday.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: IPDM; the Chairmans reflections Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower take giant strides into identifying gaps in the employment market for people living with disabilities

The Chairperson of the Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower (IPDM) takes this opportunity of thanking and saluting the dedicated team and the injection of new members on the IPDM Board for their amazing commitment for without this sincere dedication to changing people’s lives, IPDM would fail in its endeavours.  

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ALL THE NEWS
Image: IPDM Capacity Building Meetings The first Capacity Building Meeting (CBM) for the year under the theme Theories of Change was hosted at the offices of Edit Microsystems in Sea Point

On 17 March 2016 the first Capacity Building Meeting (CBM) for the year under the theme Theories of Change was hosted at the offices of Edit Microsystems in Sea Point.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Qhubeka shopping bags available at Woolworths stores There is now another totes cool way of supporting Qhubeka. These nifty shopping totes are available at Woolworths stores from 4 July.

As part of their Good Business Journey, Woolworths is proud to support initiatives like Qhubeka. Through partnerships with their customers and organisations like Qhubeka, Woolworths is increasing awareness of the social issues in South Africa, while actively supporting social upliftment projects in South Africa. Through the sale of each bag, Woolworths donates R10 to Qhubeka.

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ALL THE NEWS
Image: Financial Sustainability Through Income Generation A fresh, high-impact programme for leaders of Not-for-Profit companies

This programme is for leaders of not-for-profit companies (NPCs) who are deeply committed to the continued impact of their organisations and recognise the critical need to structure their businesses to incorporate new (non-donor) revenue models to ensure financial sustainability.   Read More...




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Image: NSF Graduation & Certification Ceremony 2016 Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape Branch, proudly hosted a Graduation Ceremony at the Arts Cape Opera House for 110 NSF Phase One Learners

On 1 April 2016 Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape Branch, proudly hosted a Graduation Ceremony at the Arts Cape Opera House for 110 NSF Phase One Learners who completed a course in Business Practice NQF 1 in 2014. These learners were given their SSETA qualification certificates from Boston College for successfully completing this course.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Cry for Help to Keep Children Dry this Winter Cape Town, 5th July, 2016 – Community Chest, a non-profit organisation that identifies and supports community welfare initiatives, is calling for support and donations from businesses and individuals to help raise funds to provide over 2,000 pre-schoolers with much needed rain coats and wellington boots to help prevent high rates of absenteeism from school during winter.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: New President for the Rotary Club of Claremont Ian Robertson was welcomed as the new President of the Rotary Club of Claremont for 2016/2017, at the President’s Induction and Awards evening

Ian Robertson (right) has been inaugurated as the new President of the Rotary Club of Claremont for 2016/2017. Tom Bergmann-Harris (left), the outgoing President, handed over the reigns at a prestigious function on Tuesday, 28 June 2016.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: The One Show Diversity Boot Camp returns to SA in July 2016 Boot Camp goes to two cities after 2015 success - CPT and JHB

In 2015 Cape Town played host to the first One Show Diversity Boot Camp in South Africa with 60 students, and based on its success the Boot Camp is going to two cities this year – Cape Town and Johannesburg.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Warmth Shared with Anna Foundation This week the Anna Foundation took clothes to some of our most impoverished communities living on farms outside Montagu.

"I’ve had the privilege of living in Holland for a year. Winter mornings were often 1 or 2 degrees. Night times were icy cold. But Holland is prepared for this: houses are 100% insulated with indoor heating, shopping centres are heated, everyone has thick winter apparel to wear and lovely steamy food to eat. And yes, even here in South Africa we can experience these temperatures in winter and while our houses might not have under floor heating, we can put on the heaters or climb under a warm duvet."   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Alumni  Rodney Brouwer “If you have a setback, never take a step back, just make a comeback”

Rodney Brouwer grew up in a small town called Riversonderend in the Western Cape and was first introduced to TSiBA at a TSiBA Eden recruitment drive. Rodney has always been passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership and he instantly knew that TSiBA would turn his dreams into reality.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: ACHAM’s Educational Theatre brings huge behaviour change More than a decade of resounding and immeasurable success attaining behaviour change in the ranks of thousands regarding the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

This is what the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management (ACHAM) can proudly lay claim to – its Educational Theatre Group, established ten years ago, can boast a track record second to none. The Group’s extremely popular flagship production of Lucky the Hero! has proved to be a model of superb quality disseminating necessary and vital information in a highly educational and entertaining format through-out at least five of the country’s nine provinces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Entrepreneurs and youth a key focus for Rotary Geraldine Nicol has handed over the District Governor chain to Ian Pursch

Rotary International’s District 9350, which comprises of the Western Cape, Namibia and Angola, has a new District Governor (DG). Rotarian Ian Pursch takes over from current DG, Geraldine Nicol, whose year term comes to an end at the end of June 2016.   Read More...




Education
From the Directors Desk

If so, how do we create meaningful opportunities for collaboration within an inherently competitive NGO Sector, with a profit driven corporate sector and a slow moving Government machine? I have been grappling with these issues of late both in terms of IESA’s role in collaboration and more broadly as a nation seeking to effect change.   Read More...




Image:  NID Training Leaves Countrywide Footprint Jul 29, 2016

The 2016 academic year has seen a tremendous increase in student numbers from 180 students in 2015 to 662 in 2016! This growth can be attested to a new distance education strategy implemented by NID Training. Recently, we enrolled 17 students in learnerships in Mixed Farming Systems Level 1 in Port Elizabeth. This was made possible thanks to a new partnership with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities South Africa (NCPPDSA).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka presents Tour de France team 5000 bicycles the driving force behind Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's Tour de France ambitions

After naming a 13 rider long list for the Tour de France less than a week ago, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is extremely happy to announce its final selection of 9 riders that will take on the 103rd edition of the Le Grand Boucle - the first ever for an African World Tour team.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: New President for Rotary Club of Newlands Chris Beech was inducted as the new President for the Rotary Club of Newlands for the 2016/2017 year.

Chris Beech (right) has been inducted as the Rotary Club of Newlands’ new President for 2016/2017. Outgoing President, Colin Burke (left), handed over the reigns at a prestigious function on Friday, 24 June 2016.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Invitation: Partners for Possibility Information Session - Cape Town Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a creative and collaborative solution to South Africa’s education system

Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a creative and collaborative solution to South Africa’s education system, and we’d like to give you the opportunity to understand how it works and ask any questions you have.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Spread the word to aspiring entrepreneurs The 7th annual Business Plan Competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs is now open for entries.

All entrants will be invited to attend a full-day business planning workshop in centres throughout the country, to empower them to submit a business plan for the second phase of the competition. Everyone is a winner – even before the competition closes.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Young Zama’s quest to better teenagers’ lives this Youth Month Help us renovate our girls home

Having recently secured premises to develop an independent communal living space for 20 young women between the ages of 18 and 22 transitioning from orphanages, O Grace Land young MD, Philani Zama (26) is one step away from bettering lives this Youth Month.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: Feeding the Hungry in Pietermaritzburg There is a major Stop Hunger NOW event around Mandela Day.

Companies are invited to enter a TEAM. For all companies this can be a great team building exercise as well as a Staff Development opportunity for only R500 per person per TEAM of 20. Individual(s) can come along and join others to make a TEAM (A Production Line of 20 people). Nobody should be hungry AND SO MANY ARE...   Read More...



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