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Image: Planners Focus On Philippi

Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: South African champion for black rhinos wins Tusk Award for Conservation At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Over 500 learners write their first lines of code at Schools in the North of Cape Town The power of partnerships spreads the love of coding to schools in the north of Cape Town

Collaboration is the buzz word of the future and a recent partnership ensured that nearly 500 Cape Town learners got to write their first lines of computer code. These learners had the opportunity to take their first steps in becoming digital creators and not just digital users.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: Marching against violence and crime The group of learners and NCVT staff walked through the streets of Diepsloot on Friday, 25 November 2016, singing and shouting boisterously. The learners held up placards that read, “Protect us from abuse!” and “We are the leaders of tomorrow”. They were marching to the Diepsloot Police Station to hand over a memorandum of concerns as part of 16 Days of Activism.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Care and Share 2016 Three teams from Old Mutual were recently “admitted” to Valkenberg to help the Friends of Valkenberg get reading for Christmas at the hospital.

The teams wrapped gifts, prepared party food and contributed to the cost of the activities which form part of a recovery programme that ensures that people in hospital over this period do not feel forgotten and remain connected to what is happening in their communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Zip Zap Circus School recognised for stellar community work “Zip Zap is daring children who do not have much to dream,” says Ian Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Claremont

 “When we see how many young people have taken hold of those dreams and turned them into a reality with Zip Zap’s help over almost 25 years, awarding the founders with the Paul Harris award was an easy decision.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: SANRAL ups its fight against HIV/AIDS The national construction industry is adversely affected by the depletion of skills most notably caused by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Cape Town, 30 November 2016 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) has substantially stepped up its commitment with its landmark wellness programme now accessible to more than 2000 Workers on their Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) projects nationally.
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CHANGE MAKER
Image: Karen Smit  :  Commercial Business Unit - Vodacom Meet the dazzling, dynamic, dynamite

Long before having my own family, from the age of 3 years, I have had to overcome many physical and attitudinal barriers. I was diagnosed with aggressive Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that affects all my joints and I spend most of my first 15 years in hospital.

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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Women Empowerment
Image: ACTIVATE supports Activism: Beyond 16 Days A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

I wrap myself around the curvaceous bodies of women all over Africa. I am the perfect nightdress on those hot African nights. The ideal attire for household chores. I secure babies happily on their mothers backs…Armed with proverbs, I am a vehicle for communication between women. I exist for the comfort and convenience of a woman. But make no mistake…I am not here to please a man…Please don’t use me as an excuse to rape. Don’t hide behind me when you choose to abuse…”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Joseph K Doss, President and General Counsel for IBWA states that SodaStream “makes false, misleading, and disparaging statements about bottled water.

November 30, 2016: SodaStream is facing a David and Goliath battle after the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), representing brands such as Nestlé, issued a “cease and desist” in retaliation to the latest SodaStream ‘Shame or Glory’ ad featuring HBO’s “Game of Thrones” characters.   Read More...




Nov 2016

NID in partnership with Road Material Stabilisers and the South African Foundation for Empowerment Training and Innovation recently launched an exciting new business unit on campus as part of the Gainful Employment and Skills Training Programme at NID. Deaf students and students with hearing loss will be taught to manufacture durable eco-friendly cold asphalt that meets the South African TRH8 standards using the nationally renowned LBS Asphalt. With this new initiative NID prides itself for creatively generating sustainable jobs for the Deaf, while at the same time taking into consideration the environment.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: 16 Days of Activism : Initiative to tackle Human Trafficking At the annual 1000Women1Voice luncheon in Midrand the focus this year will not only be on domestic violence, but on a far more insidious form of violence against women and children. For most people human trafficking evokes dramatic images from thrillers or TV series and not something happening right under their noses. Yet in South Africa human trafficking is a terrible fate for thousands of victims.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka meets Kylemore learners A big day for 158 people in Kylemore in Western Cape province. Tthey will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles

This distribution will see 100 grade 6 and 7 learners at PC Peterson Primary School receiving bicycles, as well as 47 grade 11s from Kylemore Secondary, eight Wildlands staff and three Kylemore  Secondary staff. These learners and staff members are part of a Qhubeka project called SHIFT Education, run in partnership with Wildlands. Other parties involved include the Stellenbosch Municipality, the Western Cape Department of Transport and local bicycle shop, BMT, which has been providing safety and maintenance support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Some Men buy Women as easily as they would a loaf of bread. Join us to find out about the work we do and how we are advocating to address this form of exploitation.

At Embrace Dignity we are committed to changing this unspoken, yet widely accepted norm, because we believe that prostitution is inherently exploitative.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Mandela Day 2016 – Canal Walk This was an amazing experience! Our much anticipated #MandelaMosaic building day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre was a roaring success

We built a massive mosaic of Nelson Mandela using food tins donated by Rhodes Quality Foods and members of the public, all of which will be donated to social development projects supported by LEAP Science and Maths Schools in Langa, Gugulethu, Crossroads, Philippi and Delft.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Government
Image: Western Cape Has the Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Country Stats SA released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey today, and the numbers have confirmed yet again that the Western Cape is the top performing Province. The national unemployment rate has increased from 26.6% in the second quarter, to 27.1% in the third quarter this year resulting in the job crisis going from bad to worse.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Lavender Hill children receive their first surfing lesson The Rotary Club of Newlands gave local Lavender Hill NPO, Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) the much-needed boost for its surfing programme.

Young ones from PAB can now look forward to exhilarating surfing lessons thanks to the generous donation of new surfboards from The Liberty Wharf Trust. PAB is a community based organisation in Lavender Hill which works with local children, women and elderly people who have been victims of abuse.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Minister Motsoaledi announces government initiatives to save lives through technology and innovation As we observed World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2016, 38 out of every 1 000 babies born in South Africa still die before the age of five. Although we have made great strides in antenatal and infant care over the past decade, many of these cases are entirely preventable if they are detected and treated early.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Zip Zap to inspire youths at the World AIDS Day show in Khayelitsha World AIDS Day, Thursday 01 December 2016 - The event, now in its twelfth year, is a highlight on the local calendar.

Zip Zap Circus School will entertain locals at an action packed, free event on World AIDS Day, Thursday 01 December 2016 at the O.R. Tambo Hall, Govan Mbeki Road, Site B. in Khayelitsha from 14:30. The event, now in its twelfth year, is a highlight on the local calendar.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Grizelda’s interview with News24 Grizelda Grootboom on being trafficked and prostituted in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Published on Nov 13, 2014

Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story. WATCH.   Read More...




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 , 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...




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...




ALL THE NEWS
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...




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...




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
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
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
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
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wola Nani fund-raising book sale at Howard Centre Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at the pop-up fundraiser : Monday October 24th to Sunday 30th.

Proceeds will be going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the Aids crisis.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 - Giving the Gift of Adventure We aim to give the #GiftOfAdventure to some new young warriors, enabling them to share in the spirit of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

We are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation now has our own charity group in 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour – the largest timed cycling event in the world. In 2013, through our engaging with the organisers at the Cape Town Cycle Tour, permission was granted, and the rules changed to allow for children with disabilities to participate in the iconic event towed in buggies.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Netcare implements trauma injury prevention (TIP) training workshops with Qhubeka TIP training workshops improve cycling safety within communities where Qhubeka distributes bicycles in partnership with World Vision.

Qhubeka is registered non-profit organisation that uses bicycles to help people and communities move forward. To achieve sustainable success in using bicycles to improve people’s lives, the organisation believes it’s important to teach bicycle beneficiaries how to use their bicycles safely.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image:  Zespri Kiwifruit looks for South Africa’s First “Zesprineur” First of its kind programme for the company & aims at young SA entrepreneurs by supporting them before they go to market on their own.

Zespri International Limited, the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, has partnered with SAGDA (South African Graduates Development Association) and The Star Workplace to launch an entrepreneurship programme called, “Zesprineur.”   Read More...



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