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ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Youth-led project significantly decreases bullying at school A group of young people at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School have tackled the problem of bullying & cyberbullying eliminate the practice at their school.

The leaders behind this project are all graduates of the Columba Leadership programme, which instils young people with the skills and the confidence to take charge of their own lives. In 2016, learners noticed that incidents of bullying at the school had dramatically increased compared to the year before. Most of the victims were Grade 8 learners, in their first year of high school, who were bullied because they came from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds. There was also a grave concern regarding the incidence of rape in the community.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: New HIV prevention therapy rolled out at seven universities. The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), in partnership with the Department of Health, will roll-out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to eleven clinics in seven universities across the country to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education
Image: Community Chest and Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport sign historic R11.3 Million Agreement. The Year Beyond Programme is a partnership between the Western Cape Government and numerous NGOs and is aimed at improving educational outcomes as well as encouraging a culture of volunteerism. Funds will provide administrative services to one of its key programmes to ensure increased educational outcomes for youth in school and post school.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: In Support of Responsible Recycling 16 September marked National Recycling Day SA, which aims to increase awareness by educating community about social, environmental & economic benefits

Novus Holdings, the commercial printing and manufacturing company with head offices in Cape Town, identified the Oasis Association as a sustainable and aligned beneficiary to show their support of National Recycling Day SA.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Transformation
Image: Sea-rious about transformation Sea Harvest believes that successful transformation hinges on effective mentoring and coaching.

“It’s not enough to talk about transformation, businesses need to show shareholders, customers and especially government stakeholders that they are transformed,” says Sea Harvest Human Resources (HR) Director Mary-Lou Harry. With 50% of Sea Harvest’s top management and 70% of its senior management being black, the vertically integrated deep-sea fishing operation is serious about transformation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: We're celebrating Greenpop's 7th birthday They say that 7-year cycles are significant and bring reflection and important shifts

I want to say a huge thank you for joining the Greenpop community in the past 7 years - you have been part of our formative years and I am deeply grateful for your part in getting us to this point. Every person who has opened our newsletter, attended an event, helped us with a project or gotten their hands dirty has played a part in getting us here - thank you!   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Shared value project celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor Month BOS Brands is making a positive change tohttp://www.wecanchange.co. our environment by planting trees in ‘under-green’ communities across the country.

01 September 2017, Johannesburg: South African Abor Week, which celebrates the beauty and importance of trees between 1-7 September every year, also promotes the need to plant and maintain trees across South Africa; it has done so since the 1970s.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: MYSCHOOL’S NEW DREAM2TEACH FUND FOR MATRICS Teaching is often described as ‘a calling’ because the teachers that have the biggest impact are the ones with a genuine passion and a special aptitud

But that drive to teach can get snuffed out in matriculants from disadvantaged communities if they can’t access the resources for a tertiary education.  This is not only a tragedy on an individual level.  A single teacher impacts a generation of learners, yet recent studies show our country has less than half the teachers we need. We all need to consider the benefits of supporting those with a dream to teach.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sasfin Cyclethon Spring into action for a good cause with the 2017 Sasfin Cyclethon at Melrose Arch

Want to celebrate spring with a bit of spinning action while doing your bit for charity at the same time? You can at the Sasfin Cyclethon, proudly hosted by Melrose Arch and powered by Planet Fitness on 16 September 2017, in support of the Smile Foundation and Hospice Wits.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: The power of reading Literacy Day is celebrated on Friday (08 September 2017), it is a day meant to raise consciousness about the high levels of illiteracy.

Twenty-nine years ago, Mustadafin Foundation introduced a literacy programme to those who were unable to read and write. Since then, the Foundation has made it their primary objective to actively promote literacy and education, as an instrument to empower individuals and communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Brand-new Music and Arts Centre for Steenberg High School Steenberg High School’s brand-new Music and Arts Centre will be officially opened today, 01 September 2017.

The much-needed Centre was made possible by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages’ (CCPB) generous donation of R2.25 million, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Newlands who contributed to and managed the building project. The Centre will be a hub for all cultural activities at the school, and will also be used as a dance studio.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Living Link - Creating Abilities from Disabilities

The Living Link is a non-profit organisation that caters for the intellectually disabled community regardless of race, gender and religious background. It aims to encourage, enhance and support the development of intellectually disabled adults, helping them attain a high quality of life. We support and assist with the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities into society and facilitate their transition from school to work to independent living.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Tragic and Long-Lasting effects of child abuse

With child abductions, gang violence and rampant substance use making the news on a regular basis, we need not question what the negative effects on children are. We know for a fact from years of close observation – that a child’s innocence, feeling of safety and trust in the world has been radically shaken. After even one traumatic event, a child can be left with nightmares, be afraid of sudden noises and struggle to trust others. But when these events start to repeat, in a community that is soaked in these social ills our children need direct and urgent support.   Read More...




Education, Health
Image: Drug prevention programmes needed at schools

Children as young as six are exposed to and experimenting with substances like alcohol, dagga and glue. During Drug Awareness Week, which runs this week from 24 to 28 June, Hope House Counselling Centre is creating awareness around the impact that substances have on young people. The Cape Town based non-profit organisation runs prevention and intervention programmes at primary and high schools   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Kayamandi Community loves the beautiful game Engen gives back to Kayamandi community

30 August, 2017

Engen Petroleum, South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand[1] is giving back to the Kayamandi community in Stellenbosch as part of an inventive outdoor advertising deal which  involves contributing a portion of their outdoor spend on upgrades to soccer facilities around the country.  The new sports upliftment centre was launched on August 30th by Andre Gabriels, Facilities Manager from the Department of Sports and Recreation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Community Chest: Building Dreams to Combat Tragedy. The tragedy of losing her father four years ago due to gang warfare cross fires while taking staff home in a company vehicle did not deter young Zeta

Upon hearing of Zeta’s plight, Community Chest Programme Manager Joan Daries contacted the school and family and got to know the circumstances intimately. Community Chest decided to sponsor a part of the cost of making this young woman’s life a little better after her painful tragedy.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: NAL’IBALI GETS THE NATION STORYTELLING THIS SEPTEMBER This September, and in commemoration of Literacy Month, Nal’ibali

The national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is encouraging a wave of storytelling across the country with its third annual multilingual storytelling contest, Story Bosso. Placing a special focus on folktales in a bid to preserve this national treasure, the campaign will be hosting storytelling performances and events across the country for the month and is inviting members of the public, young and old, to join them by telling the traditional stories they remember being told, or to have fun making up new ones.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Avon & Avon funding opportunity Gender based violence
Are you a South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) whose core focus is Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues?Does your NPO provide shelter, counselling, legal services, opportunities and a voice for survivors of GBV? We Are Looking For You!   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: SARDA hosts Fun Day Join us for an exciting day for the whole family in October, including riding displays from Monte Cavalo Stud Farm

There will be food trucks, beer, champagne & wine trucks, face painting, dog dancing, pony rides and more! Our featured events are riding displays featuring Darth Vader & Princess Leia and Queen Elsa and her white beauty. Photo opporrtunity with Elsa after the demo!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Communtiy Chest supports Cape flats schools Thales SA donates R1,7 million to Community Chest to advance STEM futures of 6 Cape Flats schools

French engineering company Thales has partnered with Community Chest by donating R1,7 million to help six schools on the Cape Flats increase their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) capabilities.This partnership has resulted in the schools improving their results dramatically over the last 3 years of this 5 year partnership.   Read More...



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