The youth population in South Africa is growing

wcc-admin Dec. 8, 2023, 8:53 a.m.

You would assume this means a future workforce of income earners with buying power, but the reality is quite different.

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The Impact of Your Support at Sozo Foundation!

SOZO Foundation Nov. 27, 2023, 10:15 p.m.

We would like to thank those who once again for being a valued part of the Sozo Foundation community. We're truly grateful for your commitment to empowering South African youth …

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Sozo Foundation’s Ecosystem from today to the future.

SOZO Foundation Oct. 23, 2023, 8:14 a.m.

Our dynamic ecosystem dedicated to empowering youth and creating pathways to meaningful employment. Discover our unique approach, driven by a culture of unconditional love, as we nurture growth, development and …

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Mpumalanga Youth seize the opportunity to ignite their entrepreneurial endeavors

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 14, 2023, 8:59 a.m.

Johannesburg 13 September 2023 – Brand South Africa through their Play Your Part Ignite Programme, have been on a national roadshow designed for the youth to motivate and encourage their …

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MTN SA Foundation returns to Richmond for Youth Month

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 22, 2023, 1:43 p.m.

The MTN Foundation, Modern Art Projects South Africa (MAPSA) and the Ruach Elohim Church have once again come together to commemorate and congregate on the 16th of June, in celebration …

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YOUTH DAY: Optimising corporate social investment in education for the next generation

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 19, 2023, 1:11 p.m.

While the impact of corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives in schools may be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of influence in improving education in South Africa.

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ACTIVATE! Change Drivers training of young people

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers April 18, 2023, 10:41 a.m.

The Beginning of an Era: How youth network uses collaborative youth efforts, to uplift young people in South Africa

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Transitioning from school to tertiary education

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 29, 2023, 1:55 p.m.

Making the move from high school to a university or college is an exciting time for students, with the opportunity to pursue new subjects, meet new friends and enjoy a …

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Vodacom supports STEM talent through merit bursary programme

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 23, 2023, 1:55 p.m.

To strengthen inclusive participation in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), Vodacom is inviting applications for its 2024 merit bursary programme.

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How can we prepare our youth for the 4IR?

info@klassikdigital.co.za Nov. 30, 2022, 7:19 a.m.

Africa has a sizable population of 65% youth, 50% of whom will be unemployed and economically inactive by 2025, according to The African Development Bank.

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Caring4Girls and Engen visit Durban South schools

Engen Oct. 28, 2022, 10:38 a.m.

Engen has extended its support of the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls initiative that seeks to provide female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles, …

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Vodacom launches another stimulating #CodeLikeAGirl over school holidays

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 6, 2022, 12:27 p.m.

Vodacom has launched another installment of its inspiring #CodeLikeAGirl programme that will see 250 girls between the ages of 14 and 18 receive coding training during 3-7 October 2022 in …

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The Evolution of South African Youth Culture

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 23, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

by Selokela Molamodi, Activator and conversationalist, Activate Change Drivers. Youth culture is one of the fastest growing cultures globally.

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208 Grade 9 learners gain insight and inspiration at engineering camp

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 26, 2022, 1:16 p.m.

An exciting taste of all things engineering was given to 208 Grade 9 learners – 122 girls and 86 boys – from schools around Johannesburg in July at PROTEC’s first …

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Township Innovation Incubator Powered by Telkom Future Makers recruits more ICT entrepreneurs

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 28, 2022, 9:25 a.m.

The Telkom FutureMakers is calling on all budding Township entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to be part of the Township Innovation Incubator programme.

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ACTIVATE! Change Drivers launches 250K Fund for socio-economic youth initiatives on Mandela Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 22, 2022, 2:17 p.m.

Youth leadership NGO, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers launched a R250,000 fund on 18 July 2022, to provide financial and non-financial resource support to 25 deserving recipients in its network of 4325 …

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Le ibiyinyanga yovuyisana nolutsha nootata (this month we celebrated both Youth Month & Father’s Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 8, 2022, 9:09 a.m.

Le ibiyinyanga yovuyisana nolutsha nootata (this month we celebrated both Youth Month and Father’s Day). I think it’s always good to look at the past and learn from it.

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Cape Town bartender takes his mixology skills to Australia in global Diageo World Class competition

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 8, 2022, 6 a.m.

Young Capetonian bartender Joshua Hendricks will be only South African bartender to represent the country in the global final of the competition taking place in Australia in September 2022.

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Did you miss the launch of #BeMyHero ?

SAEP June 30, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

In commemoration of Youth Day and Youth Month, SAEP launched the #BeMyHero #ChangeTheFuture campaign to celebrate local heroes.

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June 2022 My Life Journey Skills Development Program

Balwin Foundation June 28, 2022, 11:28 a.m.

Please see our last Youth Month initiative in collaboration NYDO (National Youth Development Organisation)

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Surfing, Youth & Mental Health News

Waves For Change June 28, 2022, 11:13 a.m.

Did you know? Only 5% of South Africa's health budget is dedicated to mental health of which 86% is spent on inpatient psychiatric care. South Africa also has the second …

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Celebrating Youth - Engen’s Sameerah Khan is determined to make her mark

Engen June 25, 2022, 9:25 a.m.

“Youth Month is an opportunity to celebrate how young people can make an impact on the world…but only if we put our minds to it!”

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Youth Skills Training Accellerates Progress

Salesian Life Choices June 22, 2022, 12:49 p.m.

The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP) is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and youth at risk.

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How do we get our youth future-fit? Reignite their sense of wonder, says GWF

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 16, 2022, 10:59 a.m.

As we celebrate Youth Month, the question on many lips is: how do we unlock the potential of South Africa’s youth? According to Good Work Foundation (GWF)

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Unreasonable Perseverance

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 9, 2022, 12:24 p.m.

Meet Joachim Adenusi, a long-standing friend of Sozo who resides in the UK, and last week completed a three-year journey goal of cycling 500 miles, totalling over 100 hours that …

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A Dream Becomes A Reality

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 7, 2022, 12:02 p.m.

What an exciting time for FCD. We had our Greenville (Fisantekraal) Campus Inauguration Ceremony last week-yes with ribbon cutting and speeches, you name it!

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MOT SA honors Community Leader for his Values and Courage

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 7, 2022, 11:35 a.m.

In the spirit of honoring those who show courage in their daily lives, Principal of Fairmount High School within Grassy Park, Terence Klassen has been honored with the Are Hovstad …

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Notes from the Pitch: Coaching for Change

Grassroot Soccer June 2, 2022, 3:53 p.m.

This month we’re sharing stories about the unique and vital role Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Coaches play as youth mentors, health educators, and changemakers in their communities.

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Engen hosts career guidance workshops to boost tomorrow’s business leaders

Engen May 30, 2022, 11:34 a.m.

Ahead of Youth Month, long-time supporter of education and youth development, Engen recently hosted career guidance workshops to help learners explore exciting career options open to matriculants who excel in …

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TOMY Takkies by Bata tackles period poverty ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 19, 2022, 1:11 p.m.

TOMY Takkies by Bata is taking steps to tackle period poverty ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May.

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To another year of hope and greater impact

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 1, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

We got this year off to a quick start with our What's Next campaign. Last week, we visited Randburg Square in Randburg to spread the word about this campaign and …

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Voter education is needed to encourage young people to vote- article

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Oct. 27, 2021, 12:21 p.m.

Why would young people vote for a system they do not fully understand and where they believe their vote does not make a difference?

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Government urged to collaborate with civil society to rebuild

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Sept. 6, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

While the shadow of the civil unrest in South Africa will impact the economy and business confidence for some time to come, what of the healing that needs to take …

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Youth activist calls for civil society to be included in Cabinet reshuffle

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Aug. 17, 2021, 5:53 a.m.

A youth activist has penned an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling for competent and experienced civil society members to be included in the Cabinet.

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Don't forget to pick up your favourite art piece

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Don't forget to pick up your favourite art piece or make a donation at our Youth Mandela Art Exhibition, which is still open. Thank you so much to everyone who …

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POLITICAL FORGIVENESS: HOW THE YOUTH SHOULD STOP OUR APARTHEID HISTORY FROM POISONING OUR FUTURE

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers June 20, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

"We were expected to destroy one another and ourselves collectively in the worst racial conflagration. Instead we as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement.

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Why do we wear green ribbons for child protection week?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 30, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

Child Protection Week is taking place from 30 May - 6 June. Many children get taken advantage of by the people who are supposed to be protecting them and there …

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Giving back has never been easier, and won’t cost you a cent!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 30, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

One of the easiest ways to enable us to do the work that we do is for you to apply for a Woolworths – MySchool My Village My Planet card …

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INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY (15 FEBRUARY): EARLY DETECTION CAN SAVE LIVES!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 12, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

Of the 800 to 1 000 children that are diagnosed with cancer in South Africa each year, more than half tragically go undiagnosed.

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Sustainable Development Goal 6 achieved at rural KwaZulu-Natal high school

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 6, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

According to the United Nations¹ (UN) more than 673 million people do not have access to a flushing toilet and two out of five people do not have a basic …

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On Point - Engen is SA’s Coolest Petrol Station

Engen Aug. 21, 2020, 12:32 p.m.

Young South Africans have again hailed Engen as the “Coolest Petrol Station” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards, reaffirming the company’s petroleum brand leadership in the eyes of the …

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HOW SA CHILDREN’S HOME IS COPING WITH COVID

SA Children's Home/SA Kinderhuis July 28, 2020, 2:35 p.m.

Months down the line, we’ve all had plenty to say about the COVID-19 pandemic and its unfolding impacts on our lives. But, we’ve barely heard the voices of children.

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Ride and Raise with Uber

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 22, 2020, 6:03 p.m.

Following the success of Uber’s partnership with Afrika Tikkun to provide food eCoupons to their driver and courier partners, Uber is now giving riders a chance to help those in …

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Transnet heeds #Each1Feed1 call

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 17, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) this year observed Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 through outreach projects aimed at helping to fight hunger, in line with the global theme of #Each1Feed1.

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Join us for our #MandelaDay drop-off on 17 July

Christel House South Africa July 10, 2020, 2:04 p.m.

We are inviting individuals and organisations to spend your #67minutes for #MandelaDay to assemble much-needed COVID-19 goodies for our students.

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Christel DeHaan Tributes

Christel House South Africa July 10, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR THE LATE CHRISTEL DEHAAN

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Youth empowerment – Why Momentum Metropolitan Foundation is invested?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 22, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

Charlene Lackay, CSI Manager at Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, spoke to us about the organisation’s support for youth through non-profit partnerships that work to empower young people.

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Celebrating Youth Day - The future is bright for young Capetonian

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 12, 2020, 12:41 p.m.

Youth Month is a special month, as it provides the opportunity for Engen to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South Africans explore new horizons.

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PSFA’s COVID-19 lockdown appeal for funding raises over R12 million

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that our appeal for funding for our feeding programmes during the COVID-19 lockdown period, has to date managed to raise an outstanding amount of R12 …

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR #CHRISTELHOUSESA FAMILIES

Christel House South Africa May 13, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

With your help, we've been supporting over 250 of our school's most at-risk families with a small stipend every week, which is used to purchase basic food supplies and other …

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Celebrating 9 years and counting!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 1, 2020, 6:53 p.m.

April is FunDza's birthday month. This year we had to celebrate being nine years old together but apart.

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Festive Concert raises R82 903.50 to feed learners with severe intellectual disabilities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 7:36 a.m.

On Tuesday 10 December, 2019, CBM SA and the Symphony Choir of Cape Town presented a special Festive Concert at Groot Constantia Wine Estate to raise funds for the Peninsula …

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Grassroots Soccer - Growth, Inspiration, and Progress: 2019 in Review

Grassroot Soccer Feb. 4, 2020, 5:58 a.m.

Our soccer-based health education programs meet youth on the front lines as they confront and overcome their greatest health challenges, such as sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and gender-based …

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What the youth need the most: skills to help themselves

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Jan. 30, 2020, 10:44 a.m.

n a recent panel discussion held with youth activators from ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a national NPO focused on empowering the youth of South Africa to create meaningful change in their …

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Port of PE generates toys for Christmas joy

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 6, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

The Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of PE brought smiles to the faces of many less fortunate children in a unique way this festive season.

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WESTERN CAPE YOUTH RECEIVE THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 25, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, Cllr Zahid Badroodien and the Acting CEO of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, Adele Latchman Awarded 150 Western Cape youth with their Bronze …

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Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 6, 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.

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