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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...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
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...




Disability
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...




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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...




HEADLINES, Corporate Governance , Employment
Image: So Britain has spoken - we wish to leave the European Union Are we going to see our Lithuanian friends removed from their homes in the middle of the night? If you are an immigrant, are you not going to be sent back to your country at gunpoint? There is something far greater, and far more sinister going on behind the scenes. And it all comes down to a simple definition: What exactly is the European Union? The EU is not what you think it is...   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Creating second chances for children at Zip Zap   For many children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town, a trip to the circus is a pipe dream. Zip Zap is changing that, one child at a time.

Earlier this month, 67 Grade 3 learners from Elnor Primary School in Elsie’s River travelled in a sponsored Golden Arrow bus to the Zip Zap dome in Cape Town for a fun and educational outing where they learnt basic circus skills. At the end of the workshop they were given a short performance by the instructors where they could see what hard work and years of circus training can bring.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: NATIONAL DISABILITY RIGHTS SUMMIT - IRENE DECLARATION The delegates at the National Disability Rights Summit in Irene, City of Tshwane, constituting more than 300 representatives of disabled people organisations, parents organisations, disability service organisations, national and provincial government departments, municipalities, institutions promoting democracy, non-governmental organisations, institutions of higher and further education and training, the business sector, and international development agencies are taking individual and collective responsibility to ensure that the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is implemented successfully.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: 350 new bicycles to help mobilise people in Alexandra 50 excited children at Kwabhekilanga Secondary School in Alexandra received bicycles through a partnership between the City of Joburg and Qhubeka

Businesses and local government, through a City of Joburg matching programme, have sponsored a total of 350 bicycles that will be allocated to students and adults in Alexandra. The City donated one bicycle for every bicycle sponsored, and thanks to the generosity of AutoTrader (100 bicycles), Fluor (40 bicycles) and Tarsus (40 bicycles), 350 bicycles have been funded. 280 bicycles will be allocated to children and 70 bicycles will be made available for adults between Alex and their places of work in Sandton. A further 290 bicycles will be distributed in Orlando, Soweto where a bicycle distribution programme was launched last year.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Affordable energy critical for SA industries if it is to reach its 2030 NDP goals   South Africa will have trouble increasing its GDP rate sufficiently to reach the National Development Plan (NDP) goals by 2030, if it does move towards making affordable energy available to SA’s energy-dependent industries, Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens South Africa, told delegates at the Vision 2030 Summit which took place in June.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Some call it Magic, we call it Science. Let’s Play Science! With the upcoming school vacation, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) has once again put together an exciting holiday programme for all visitors

An assortment of workshops and activities will challenge young scientists to explore, discover and learn through play in a simple yet fun way.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Cape Town teachers benefit from learning exchange trip to USA Two enthusiastic teachers from Educare Centres in Philippi, Cape Town recently returned from a three week learning exchange trip to the United States

Nombulelo Majezi, Principal of Khululeka Educare Centre and Grade R teacher at Albertina Sisulu Educare, Zizipho Matiwane (pictured here with her class) went on the trip, arranged by the Rotary District 9350.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Vote now! Shanduka Black Umbrellas People's Choice Awards Shanduka Black Umbrellas announce the nominees for the 2016 the SBU People’s Choice Award category for our National Enterprise Development Awards

The SBU People’s Choice Award invites you to vote for your favourite business from our eight nominees. The winner will be announced on June 30th at our National Enterprise Development Awards ceremony to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: 2016 WISE Awards PfP has been selected as a finalist in the global WISE Awards for 2016.

The WISE Awards is an international competition that seeks to identify and celebrate initiatives aimed at improving the education sector. Every year a panel of judges and selectors choose 15 organisations and select 6 for the prestigious WISE Award. This year the selectors have identified organisations from Canada, the USA, Mexico, France, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Brazil, Spain, India, Paraguay and South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Life Choices: 30 Stories in 30 days: Story 16 Noxolo Magengenene. A Guiding Hand

Raised by visually impaired parents, Noxolo Magengenene has never viewed herself as less loved or cared for. While she admits that her life is different, her parents have taught her a great lesson in overcoming impediments. Raised in the Cape Town township of Nyanga, Noxolo is the only child to two loving parents. Hers is an average township family; the only thing that stands out is that both parents are blind.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Up your game with Friends this Casual Day We invite you to assist patients RECOVERING from mental illnesses at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to return successfully to their communities.

Please support Friends in this fundraising opportunity in our fourth year of collaboration with the National CASUAL DAY campaign. The campaign encourages you to join the thousands of South Africans who demonstrate that small actions can make a huge difference, by purchasing and wearing a Casual Day sticker on Friday, 2nd September, in support of people with disabilities.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Stoogle's next step! Introducing EduOne... The Stoogle Team is very excited to introduce their very own mother brand, EduOne

After many long hours, late nights, and bonding over countless cups of coffee, Tthe Stoogle Team have managed to deliver a complete rebrand. What was once known as Stoogle is now known as EduOne. They are, at this moment in time, bigger and better, with a whole new look and feel. They recently revealed their major facelift.

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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: There's a new way to come to the IFC 2016. The Resource Alliance is excited to announce the IFC’s inaugural scholarship programme

We realise that for many, the investment in registration and travel can hold you back. Especially if you're working in organisations with smaller training budgets. Especially when you might be half a world away from our conference centre in the Netherlands.   Read More...




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Image: Youth Month & EDUCO successes   Happy Youth Day for the 16th of June!

This month we celebrate young people in South Africa. We also commit to listening to them and supporting them. To honour their voices, our newsletter this month includes three pieces written by our beneficiaries, telling us their inspiring stories and projects.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Engen continues to take the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to heart Engen continue to support their efforts where possible to ensure that the highest levels of medical care are available to the children of Africa

While the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town is a government facility, in 1994 the Children’s Hospital Trust was formed with its primary objective being to raise funds for building upgrades and expansions, new equipment and staff training. This was to ensure that the children of Africa continue to receive the highest levels of care; something the hospital has a proud history of providing.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Think!Fest at #NAF16 - A fascinating festival for your brain Think!Fest, held as part of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, promises to grapple with some of the burning issues on the country’s agenda.

There’s no doubt that this is a complex, challenging and invigorating time to be South African – and this year’s Think!Fest, a series of panel discussions and debates held as part of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, promises to grapple with some of the burning issues on the country’s agenda.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: Drought-denialism has pushed agricultural sector into recession The first quarter real GDP numbers from StatsSA reveals that South Africa’s agricultural sector is in a recession because of the worst drought in history. The sector experienced a negative growth of 6.5% last quarter, following a 6.7% drop in the last quarter in 2015.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk – 28th August 2016 PSFA calls everyone to join them in their battle against childhood hunger by entering this special family event at the cost of only R50 per person.

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for their 48th popular annual fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk which will be taking place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 28th August 2016. This year there will be two routes along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk that starts at 7:30am and a 5km walk that starts at 8am.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: And the countdown begins… Two weeks to the holidays It is hopefully going to wet and cold outdoors and we have the perfect indoor venue to keep children of ages dry, curious, engaged and inspired!

You are invited to join us at the Cape Town Science Centre for one of our famous Holiday programmes, three weeks jam-packed with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, science shows and more.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Life Choices: 30 Stories in 30 days: Story 11 Sisipho Mafrika - My Sister’s Keeper

16-year-old Sisipho Mafrika believes that forgiving the people who have hurt her has opened the door to a life of peace and happiness for her. She tells us how she has overcome childhood neglect by being a role model to her younger sister.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Casual Day: Impact on disability policy and legislation Casual Day is a project that raises funds for services for persons with disabilities. The project is also involved in influencing the government’s policy and legislation framework around disability through its parent organization, the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: How to win at community upliftment with Clover Mama Afrika Mama Dorah Semenya provides four tips to help make upliftment programmes a success.

Community care centres often become the backbone of a community, contributing to the real needs of communities in South Africa. Community leaders and those running these centres perform vital roles. However, it is not easy running a successful upliftment project; it requires more than just hard work and dedication.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Faith-based
Image: R12 million investment injection into Philippi’s Early Childhood Development Centres Three ECD Centres in Philippi have undergone a comprehensive upgrade from the Rotary Club of Claremont, in partnership with the Lewis Group

Three Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in Philippi, Cape Town were officially handed over this morning, Wednesday, 08 June 2016, having undergone a comprehensive upgrade from the Rotary Club of Claremont, in partnership with the Lewis Group.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Charity book sale at Gardens Centre starts Monday 20 June Wola Nani fund-raiser for two weeks till Sunday 3 July

A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani will be held in the Gardens Centre from Monday 20 June. The pop-up fundraiser will see ardent readers, film fundi’s and music aficionados convene for a good cause, with book, CD and DVD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment
Image: The Peermont Hotel School, a first of its kind in Ekurhuleni The school will upskill more than 1 080 learners over a 3-year period!

There are many challenges that face the youth of South Africa. However, education and unemployment are two of the most concerning. In an effort to make a positive contribution towards tourism development, the Peermont Community Benefit Trust (PCBT), in association with service provider Celo, identified an opportunity to establish the Peermont Hotel School.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Motivation, the key to performance improvement in the workplace Rosebank College has initiated the Education Wellness Programme, which focuses on a healthy mind and attitude, fundamental to making happy employees

31 May 2016:  Happy employees make all the difference in ensuring that companies meet their targets and that staff retention and productivity remain high.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Children’s rights and responsibilities championed during National Child Protection Week In celebration of National Child Protection Week which took place from 30 May 2016 – 02 June 2016, the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT), together with partner organisations, hosted awareness campaigns on children’s rights and responsibilities at different primary schools in Gauteng. The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), the South African Drug and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and non-profit organisation, Childline joined NCVT for activities throughout the week which ended last week Wednesday, 01 June 2016 in Lanseria.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Early Childhood Development - from BRIDGE It Was the Best of Times ﹣ Exciting Developments in ECD

It is an exciting time for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector with the approval of the National Integrated Policy for ECD, the registration of the Level 4 Occupational Certificate: ECD Practitioner and the launch of the very first South African Early Childhood Review.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Sustainable Brands Cape Town: See some of the highlights! Africa’s inaugural Sustainable Brands conference was held at The Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town and was a rousing success for the delegates, speakers and brand representatives who attended the packed four day conference. Eighty speakers from around Africa and the world wowed the audience with their insights and experiences of how to deliver business profitability based on the principles of sustainability.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Intergenerational Dialogues Mini Conference – 2016 - ‘I See You’ - Celebrating Youth Month The Novalis Ubuntu Institute will host the fourth Intergenerational Dialogues Mini Conference on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

The theme for the 2016 Intergenerational Dialogues is 'I See You'. This reflects our ability to recognise and witness each other's highest potential, acknowledging each other’s human right to be part of the 'family of Humankind'   Read More...




Disability
Image: Riding Therapy for the Disabled - How horses can heal

It’s a sunny Friday morning. A school bus arrives at the South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) centre  in Constantia. Eight children, all with different disabilities, get off the bus. It is clear they are excited to have the riding lesson they have been waiting for the whole week.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Rotary Claremont share the Rotary spirit from the Peninsula to Swakopmund The philosophy of the programme encapsulates the spirit of Rotary, as the Rotary Club of Claremont is able to assist smaller Clubs with approved fundi

[Cape Town] Over the last four years, the Rotary Club of Claremont has invested in excess of R 1.1 million in funding for their Outreach Programme in support of community projects in and around the Peninsula all the way to Namibia.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: 7000 Food Gardens Supported in the Western Cape More than 7 000 food gardens in private households, and 610 community food gardens reaching almost 5 500 beneficiaries have been supported in the Western Cape since 2009.   Read More...


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