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Image: Dark clouds, Silver linings – a hack to build a better future out of this Water Crisitunity! Broadly defined, hacking is creative problem solving (and does not have to involve technology).

Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a glocal (global + local) Hackathon on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February 2018 at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. In addition to the Hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future. This is an event for all of Cape Town’s citizens.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Great successes in 2017  -  But what about Corporate Social Investment ? One may feel 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. While politics probably comes to the fore, South Africa had many great successes during the year.

CSI is often an afterthought, but Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative is far more than a few cheque handovers or a once-off food parcel delivery. A full team of passionate and productive women fly the CSI flag high for Clover, running the successful Clover Mama Africa Project.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Social & Community
Image: Community Mama's in Clover after taking Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. Clover Mama Afrika CSI project, worthy winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.

Launched in October 2004, Clover's CSI programme provides training in skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, welding and food gardening. The 'mamas' pass these skills on to others in their communities, and also receive the necessary equipment and infrastructure to create local industry centres, based on their honed skills.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Over 500 youngsters play cricket on Muizenberg Beach The Festival is a key event for identifying new cricketing talent in Cape Town.

Cricket coaches from the NGO Sporting Chance, helped the enthusiastic youngsters to hone their ball skills and a team from the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy identified youngsters with promise who could benefit from additional cricket coaching and opportunities throughout the year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A meeting of minds insoired by the Gift Of Giving “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

Nowhere do these words ring truer than when echoing the sentiments of artist SaySay.Love, who believes that compassion has the power to bring hope and healing.
He states that as we approach the festive season we are all presented with an opportunity to express great warmth, kindness and generosity to not only our loved ones, but those less fortunate than ourselves, and that this gesture is not only limited to those who pursue careers in caregiving, but in humanity as a whole.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: South Africa’s leading cab service for children launches in Cape Town How do your children get home from school every day? Are you able to pick them up?

If not how confident are you that your child is transported safely, correctly strapped into the appropriate car seat and driven by someone who is as reliable and responsible as you? Cool (Kids’) Cabs, the cab service focused solely on transporting children safely from school, is launching in Cape Town this January.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Call for Volunteers: NPO to hand over food parcels to Valhalla Park fire victims Kind hearted members of the Cape Town community and businesses have been supportive and contributed towards the relief efforts for the victims

While many were celebrating over the festive season, 640 residents of 7de Laan in Valhalla Park have struggled to rebuild their lives after they lost everything in a fire which swept through the settlement the day after Christmas.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: 16 ways you can help to end violence against women and children As South Africa observes 16 Days of Activism opposing Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December, the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) is calling on civil society, government and business to work together to tackle the underlying causes of violence in society.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Qhubeka distributes 175 Bicycles to Paarl East Community, funded by Team Dimension Data and partners Qhubeka, a charity that moves people forward with bicycles is distributing 175 bicycles to schoolchildren and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers.

Qhubeka, a charity that moves people forward with bicycles is distributing 175 bicycles to schoolchildren and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers in the Paarl East community (150 bicycles for learners and 25 for NHW members). The learners’ bicycles have been funded by Team Dimension Data, Africa’s first World Tour cycling team, and will help schoolchildren to travel to and from school more easily. The NHW bicycles, funded by Nederburg (one of the team’s sponsors), will boost safety in the community by improving NHW members’ ability to do security patrols and turning chaperoned school walking “buses” into school cycling “buses”.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Add Hope raises R5.83M during World Hunger Month Every World Hunger Month, the Add Hope campaign raises awareness about hunger and malnutrition, encouraging an increase in donations

During the month of October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for Add Hope. Every World Hunger Month, the Add Hope campaign raises awareness about hunger and malnutrition, encouraging an increase in donations which go to feed 120 000 children in need through partnerships with 137 local and national NGOs nationwide.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: GRASSROOTS looks back on 2017 & everything your support has accomplished.. Continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention.

The past year has been filled with milestones, triumphs, and new goals. Your continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention and provide empowering lessons surrounding youth development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Shortage of Child Counsellors Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.

In the wake of 66 child murders recorded this year in the Western Cape alone as well as a six-month delay in child abuse intervention, Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Share the joy this festive season Help the Mustadafin Foundation put smiles on the faces of vulnerable children and orphans this festive season

“Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood and the opportunity to build a brighter future. Let’s share the blessings by giving special educational gifts to children in need,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director of Mustadafin Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Social & Community, Sport
Image: What if your training creates a different life for someone?  #Whatif A crowdfunding philanthropy platform, is empowering South Africa’s sporting community to contribute towards change in our country.

Their current #Whatif campaign rewards physical exercise with monetary allocations towards five prominent local non-profits. Those visionary organisations who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to carrying out truly life changing work in communities across the country. Simply registering as an Activist on the Different.org portal ensures that R100 gets instantly allocated to a charity of choice. For an ordinary morning run or ride, an Activist has the potential to get up to R800 allocated to a Non Profit. It’s really that easy - and exciting.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Frontier Inn CSI initiatives Ikemeleng Multipurpose Centre has been in operation for 15 years (established in 2002) and assists the community of Bohlokong.

The centre assists 80-100 children from the community. These include orphaned and vulnerable children from the community as well children with mental disabilities from the nearby Motshepuwa Public School. The following services are provided to the children: provision of home cooked meals, after school activities including homework and sports activities. The centre also assists the children to obtain birth certificates and Identity documents so they could access Government relief services such as grants.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 15 new road bicycles for Masiphumelele youngsters Fifteen avid cyclists from Songezo Jim’s Cycling Academy are excited about trying out the brand new bicycles sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont

Helmets and kit were sponsored by the Pedal Power Association (PPA).

The Academy is run by South Africa’s most famous black cyclist, who hails from Masiphumelele. The new bikes (pictured above) effectively double Songezo Jim’s stock of bicycles which are ridden under his watchful eye by eager young girls and boys who aspire to be like him one day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with a day of fun in the city To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, EMBRACE, together with Cape Town organisations will host annual "Kids @ The Centre" event on 18 November 2017

With this year’s theme of “My city loves me” EMBRACE continues their mission to make all children feel included and special. By giving back to the children of the city they hope families from across Cape Town will come together to interact, make new friends and enjoy a fun day in a beautiful setting.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley.

Upon arrival golfers received a customised box with essential golf items and branded Swagg Lifestyle shirts. A shotgun start at 12:30 for the four-ball teams was followed by on course activations and some good (and some not so good) golf over 18 rounds. The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day presented by Safari Outdoor, in aid of The Val de Vie Foundation, provides support for a better life for all in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies Employees Turn The Soil At Local Schools Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.

In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this iniaitive recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Animal Welfare, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and E.Cape Fires, when kulula.com supported NSPCA disaster teams with flights to the affected areas.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.   Read More...



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