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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves" - William Shakespeare The current political climate around the world is creating a line in the sand and an "us" versus "them" mentality.

These past few weeks have been a tumultuous time for many. This  is being adopted by many, dividing humanity in a time where it is so crucial for everyone to come together to fight for change. Regardless of your political beliefs, now is a time to find a common ground, a more crucial moment than ever before to start conversations, rather than shutting them down and turning to hate or indifference.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Employment
Image: Employment Opportunity for a person with a disability - work as an Electronic Component Assembler

We are looking for persons with disability that can work as an Electronic Component Assembler for our client in Montague Gardens, Cape Town.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Videos, Youth
Image: Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme participants for Swiss Conference Waydene and Carly selected to represent Mamelani at the #Alternativecare2016 conference in Geneva, Switzerland

Incase you missed this....Two of Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme participants, Waydene and Carly were selected to represent Mamelani at the #Alternativecare2016 conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more about the conference.... http://www.alternativecaregeneva2016.com/index.php/en/    ........   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: National Children’s Day celebrated at the Nappy Run™ On 5 November the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) hosted their annual fun run/walk event.

The 5km run was held at the Johannesburg Zoo in Parktown, in celebration of National Children’s Day to raise nappies and awareness of rights for children with disabilities. The first runner up of Mr. South Africa 2016, Morné Marais, compered the event, which was attended by over 300 runners/walkers who eagerly took on the challenge to complete the 5km in support of the cause.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: Morgenson Primary School wins R30 000 in 2016 Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages Recycle Race Learners were thrilled to find out on Monday, 28 November 2016 that they had won.

Winning earned themselves R30 000 cash for the school. Vice-principal Ms. Smith (middle left) accepted the winner’s trophy from Priscilla Urquhart (third from the right), Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages during a school assembly.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation : Time to account for crippling the state

Message from Foundation Chairman: Njabulo Ndebele - South African citizens across the land are speaking out and taking action to express their dissatisfaction. The Nelson Mandela Foundation supports the demand to hold to account those responsible for compromising our democratic state and looting its resources.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: 1 Billion Rand in client Turnover since inception  ! Shanduka Black Umbrellas has reached this incredible milestone

In this issue we celebrate the success of our entrepreneurs through the "One Billion Campaign" and we are glad to announce that the 2016 annual report has been published and is available for download on www.shandukablackumbrellas.org
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COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever wins ‘best innovation in skills development’ award Unilever was recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa

Unilever has been recognized for their efforts in skills development at the CHIETA 2015/16 National Recognition Awards Ceremony. The FMCG giant received the ‘Best Innovation in Skills Development’ award for the Unilever and Wits University Engineering Program which was launched in January of 2016.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: #FeesMustFall is old news… TSiBA Education NPC has been doing it for over a decade!

Pearl Pugin is the Dean at the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and delivery of all aspects of TSiBA’s academic programmes. She holds an Honours degree in Labour Law Studies and a Masters in Management and is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wine auction raises over a quarter of a million Rand for sea rescue Another Rotary success

“We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful support shown by the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay for the last 21 years,” says Krista Lazzari, NSRI Fundraiser. “Thanks to the generous donations, sponsorships and money raised through these auctions, we have been able to kit out a number of our rescue stations with new vehicles, rescue craft and other much-needed rescue equipment,” adds Lazzari.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join Mustadafin Foundation in spreading joy this festive season The festive season is around the corner and Western Cape non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation is calling on the community.

Help put a smile on children’s faces by donating gifts to the less fortunate. The Foundation plans on making the festive season holidays a memorable one by providing age-appropriate gifts to 1000 children, between the ages of one and 18 years old, who are part of their Isibindi Child Care Programme in Tafelsig.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: LEADERS IN GIVING HONOURED AT 10th INYATHELO PHILANTHROPY AWARDS Five outstanding South Africans, working in fields as diverse as education and surfing, were honoured on Thursday 3 November for their contributions to sustainable social change. The awardees were acknowledged at the tenth annual philanthropy awards of Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, in Cape Town.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education, Enterprise
Image: Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Funding
Image: The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) introduces an open call for applications in October 2016 The following press statement was issued by the National Lotteries Commission : Pretoria, 29 September 2016 . The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) introduces an open call for applications in October 2016, moving away from the previous model of “Call for Applications” for funding good causes.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Cape Town EMBRACE Transforms Company's Garden for Universal Children's Day

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day this November, Cape Town EMBRACE – a new social movement aimed at closing societal divides in the Mother City, will be transforming the Company’s Garden in Cape Town into an interactive and fun-filled experience designed especially for children on Saturday the 19th. Inviting children and the adults from across Cape Town to join them free of charge, the experience has been designed to show children that they too have a place in the city and remind the adults who care for them just how magical and important their children are.   Read More...




Education, Social & Community
Image: A ‘gentle way’ out of poverty In an area where alcohol abuse, illiteracy and school drop outs are widespread, Goedgedacht uses a variety of activities and programmes.

This is to guide children away from a life of despondency and offer them opportunities to put an end to generational cycles of poverty through their POP (Path Out of Poverty) programme. One of the many avenues they use is Judo, otherwise known as ‘the gentle way’.   Read More...




Sport, Youth
Image: Soccer for Change If you know anything about this beautiful country of ours, you will know that we are soccer-loving nation.

When the PSL season begins, stadiums fill up with brightly clothed supporters from all walks of life. Soccer is a language everyone can understand and it is what unites us. Soccer has also been one of the sporting disciplines that has the ability to transform the lives of at-risk children and teenagers and place them on the world’s stage.   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...




Disability
Oct 2016

NID’s department for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities (Lewensruimte) celebrated its 38th birthday earlier this year. The celebration of this exceptional milestone was continued with their annual fete and “tarentaaldrop” which was held on 01 October and provided great entertainment for residents, staff and the public. The crowning of Mr and Miss Adult Care on 21 October was once again a highlight on the annual calendar. Phil-Jaco Morris and Rianne Pretorius was named this year’s winners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: GBCSA appoints new CEO and Chair The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as CEO..

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the highly experienced Rudolf Pienaar as its new Non-Executive Board Chair and Faieda Jacobs as Non-Executive Deputy Chair.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: We're On a Buzz About Buggies ... and our big buzz is the planning for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017. We have identified the 3 young warriors to experience the Cycle Tour.

But that's not all...  we are elated to have 3 super-human cyclists step forward to volunteer their time, muscles and care to pull the children in the buggies on the world's largest timed cycling event's 109km course. In fact, we have another offer of muscles, so we're hoping to add a 4th team. So keep an eye on our next newsletters as we introduce you to the teams and keep you posted on our progress.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Edcon – Proud Principal Sponsor of Casual Day NCPPDSA is proud to have Edcon as principal sponsor of Casual Day from 2013.

The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA) :Edcon has participated in Casual Day for some years and made a contribution to the sponsorship budget in 2012. This year Edcon has committed to a three-year contract as principal sponsor, with the aim of rising R6 million in sticker sales at all Edcon stores and overall, to contribute R11 million towards the project over the period.
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ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Name change for The Amy Biehl Foundation At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change.

At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change and will in future be known as the Amy Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Engen & Work4You working to help young adults with disabilities. Engen joined Work4You for their 10th Anniversary dinner to celebrate their support for an NGO making an impact in an area of vital need.

Since 2006, Cape-based Work4You has helped train 80 young adults with intellectual disabilities in order for them to gain relevant work experience, which can lead to full-time employment. A total of 98 placements have been achieved in this time, with some members having more than one job.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Would you run for Children with Disabilities? Children with disabilities thus desperately need support from businesses and individuals to promote and protect their rights.

In South Africa, every child has a right to life and education. Children with disabilities struggle to utilise this right due to discrimination and exclusion and a shortage of basic resources and needs like food, transport, caregivers and even nappies. The Human Rights Watch records an estimated 600, 000 children with disabilities that are out of school.   Read More...



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