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Image: President celebrates Foundation’s impact on nearly 1 million learners The programme aims at improving the governance, academic, infrastructural, social and security environment in schools.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, chairperson and co-founder of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, addressed 1 040 guests at the Foundation’s 12th annual ‘Back to School’ party on Saturday 20 October 2018, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, in Johannesburg.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: Empowering communities one computer course at a time The course forms part of Reputation Matters’ AfriCAN initiative. It is currently in a pilot phase to empower community members

Over the last eight weeks, 43 community members from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg attended a basic computer skills part time course at the Sijongo-Phambili Community Learning Centre in Hout Bay.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Celebrating BA's London-Durban flight with boards and Boeings Mentored by the charity Surfers Not Street Children, works with vulnerable young people through surfing, which has been supported by British Airways.

To the casual passers-by on a blustery day on Durban’s famed beachfront, it’s just a surfing lesson in the Indian Ocean’s warm seas. But a closer look reveals a story that’s far more interesting and inspiring. The two surfing instructors are S’nenhlanhla “Sne” Makhubu and Sihle Mbuto. They’re promising young semi-professional surfers who’ve been mentored by the charity Surfers Not Street Children, which works with vulnerable young people through surfing, and which has been supported by British Airways for more than a decade.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Early Childhood Development - SmartStart & Penreach Regional Launch A group of public and community stakeholders have re-affirmed that Mpumalanga’s future lies in its young children.

Smartstart and Penreach hosted a regional launch on 18 October at the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, to introduce the future of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Mpumalanga.   SmartStart is an early learning social franchise and was established with the intention of creating universal access to early learning opportunities for 3-and 4-year olds in South Africa. SmartStart’s goal is to bring quality and affordable early learning to one million children annually by 2025.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Calling All Emerging South African Writers Deadline for entries: 30 November 2018

The National Arts Festival and Distell have joined forces to seek out and showcase fresh storytellers and new voices with the launch of the Distell National Playwright Competition. The competition, for debut playwrights who haven’t staged their work before, is run in honour of Adam and Rosalie Small, the husband and wife duo who made a significant impact on South Africa’s literary, philosophical and educational landscape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Entrepreneurship Day - Friday 02 November 2018 The Living Link – Cape Town is hosting an Entrepreneurship Day to support their trainees

Bring some money and support our trainees as they learn business and money management skills!

Please feel free to pass on this information.

For more information about The Living Link you are welcome to visit our website www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding, Social & Community
Image: One Small Spoon towards #ZEROHUNGER in South Africa Woolworths celebrates World Food Day with the launch of the One Small Spoon campaign to unite its employees, customers, suppliers, farmers, and other partners in a consolidated drive to contribute to ensuring that every South African accesses sufficient, nutritious food every day.   Read More...



Education
Over the past 10 years, the Engen KlevaKidz’s often life-saving safety messages have reached over a quarter of a million vulnerable children.

Engen KlevaKidz is an annual educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety.
Engen is South Africa’s leading marketer of illuminating paraffin. Branded Laurel Paraffin, the energy source is extensively used by many South Africans in wick feed and pressure lamps, stoves, refrigerators and heaters, amongst its various industrial applications.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Buskers Festival Artists Announced Street performers fresh from the international festival circuit and some of SA’s hottest buskers will converge for the Cape Town Buskers Festival

This is the third Buskers Festival for the city and will be held between 1 and 11 November 2018, with the performers having rest days on 6 and 7 November. The Festival is partnered and sponsored by the V&A Waterfront as an extension of the platform it provides to performers to showcase their talent across the property.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
Image: U-turn featured on National television for World Homeless day 2018 To honour the day we're asking for the public to please donate clothing and purchase vouchers for responsible giving.

We are very proud to be featured on eNCA today in prime time television as part of World Homeless Day!.
The shops, our skills & work based solution, as well as some of the incredible client stories featured beautifully in the interview. (see the interview video below)

Find more info here to donate clothing and purchase vouchers http://homeless.org.za/get-involved

Feel free to comment and share and thank you for your support to get U-turn to this proud moment!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Poverty
Image: Grow Great Campaign - galvanizing South Africa to achieving zero stunting by 2030. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa.

Johannesburg, 12 October 2018: The Grow Great campaign will be officially launched in Johannesburg on 17 October 2018. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa and will mobilise the nation to achieve zero-stunting by 2030. Given her commitment to maternal and child health and her advocacy for early childhood development, the First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe will deliver the keynote address at the media launch of the Grow Great Campaign.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths Trials Plastic Bag Free Store Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a ‘plastic bag free’ store and reusable bag awareness campaign.
Following the announcement of its commitment to phase out single-use shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial. The trial aims to test whether, given a choice of a more affordable reusable bag, consumers will make the shift away from buying single-use plastic shopping bags.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day: Eliminating the stigma around mental health issues Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - World Mental Health Day and a chance to reflect on what mental health means to society. “One of the greatest challenges we need to address is the stigma around mental health issues,” says Shona Sturgeon, Executive Committee Member of Cape Mental Health and Past President of the World Federation for Mental Health.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: R10m food donation to hungry South Africans The goal is to get the more than 4,2 million packets to 14 different charity organisations across the country.

Cape Town: Food group donates about R10-million worth of instant noodles to stricken communities countrywide as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate the effect of poverty and drought in South Africa.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community organisations to benefit from global outreach campaign The Cape Town team also joined hands with a number of NGOs including Learning in Reach, Dress for Success Cape Town and Philisa Abafazi Bethu.

This October, various charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa are set to benefit from the local roll-out of the annual RE Cares Month. This global community outreach programme is spearheaded by leading content and technology solutions provider, LexisNexis South Africa, through its international parent company, the RELX Group.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Driver Wellness sees Western Cape truck drivers roll up their sleeves and get tested As part of National Transport month, Engen officially launched the annual programme on 1 October.

Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October. Truck drivers in the Western Cape were invited to receive free health screenings at the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 8th; Engen Swartlands on October 9th and Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping Industrial on October 11th   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Alexandra children learn to swim with help from local businesses Since 2011 Super Star Swim School have successfully been teaching toddlers and children to swim

Super Star Swim School in collaboration with Cool (kids’) Cabs and Magical Moments are pledging to teach 45 children and five adults from the Alexandra township to swim by December. The project aims to create greater awareness around water safety and to give the gift of this essential life skill that will have a lasting impression on these children’s lives.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Funding
Image: How FoodForward SA’ Second Harvest Programme Uses Agri Surplus to Boost Nutritious Food Basket. This is yet another example of how partnership makes possible the achievement of reaching several of our Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).

Despite being absolutely suitable for human consumption, agri surplus is often treated as waste. For this reason, at the beginning of 2018, FoodForward SA launched Second Harvest, a specific surplus food strategy to reach out to farmers and growers. Since around 50% of agricultural surplus is wasted, FoodForward SA used this untapped opportunity to recover agri surplus to augment FoodForward SA’s foodbanking model, to more effectively address the growing problem of food insecurity in our country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: Massive New Billboard Campaign Set to Promote Key Opportunities for Early Childhood Development According to Dr. Harrison, political interest in early childhood is growing, but it is yet to translate into proper investment in ECD

The DG Murray Trust and Primedia will together launch one of the country’s largest ever national outdoor media campaigns, demonstrating the power of early childhood development to change the future of South Africa. The billboard campaign will showcase three large-scale initiatives to prevent nutritional stunting and promote early learning and reading – namely Grow Great, SmartStart and Nal’ibali.
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