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Running 250km through Iceland in Support of NGOs in Africa

When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Winners of the football Tournament of Light "Well done to Fish Hoek AFC for winning the Tournament,” says Ishaam Johnson, the Tournament Director and Senior Coach at Rock-A-Fella’s

 “It was an exciting match and both teams played very well.” 32 teams from all across Cape Town participated in this, the fourth annual rendition of the Tournament of Light last week.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: National Arts Festival reports positive results for 2018 Festiva New projects and initiatives and the “consistency of delivering great art to our audiences” combined to give this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown a fresh vibe and energy, and drove a “modest but important” increase in attendance, according to Festival CEO, Tony Lankester.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sustainability
Image: Clover Mama’s reunite for a quilting course Quilters of Clover Mama Afrika, Clovers CSI project, recently reunited for a four-day quilting course with Rachel du Toit in Centurion.

The training course was to teach the Mama’s how to quilt a Faux Chenille denim bag which uses the same quilting technique similarly used by the Japanese but a bit more complex.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: Inyathelo capacity development project doubles DUT bursaries and staff The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is reaping the benefits of an innovative, five year capacity development programme for university fundraiser

Donor income has grown steadily and the university has doubled the number of bursaries based on funds raised by the development office, from 10 in 2017 to 20 in 2018. It has also been able to appoint three more fundraising staff this year, increasing capacity to five staff members.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday Female learners at Zinqobele Secondary School in Empangeni, Durban were thrilled to receive a visit from Clicks senior management.

Clicks handed over free washable, reusable sanitary pads as part of the health and beauty retailer’s 50th birthday celebrations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding - For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else

I was fed formula when I was a baby, and I turned out just fine, if I do say so myself. My brothers and sisters were all formula fed, too, and nothing went wrong with them either.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Health
Image: 68% say.." If so many people have amputations, why don't I see them ? " Whether or not we are part of the 68%, all of us are part of The 68% Project.

In many communities’ children from families where Breadwinners lose the use of lower limbs are largely absent from the education system. 79% had to choose between food and education, 84% of such households are food insecure. Give A Limb 68% project is food, education and prosthesis aid wrapped into one project.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Qhubeka joins Johannesburg Mayor, community volunteers, NGOs and business MandelVolunteers commemorated Mandela Day, each person works to do good

In Orlando West in Soweto, a group of individuals and organisations are working to clean the neighbourhood, the Kliprivier river and an illegal dumping spot.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Cape Town Science Centre - National Science Week visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018.

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is inviting the young and old to visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018. The Cape Town Science Centre's contribution to NSW will be to get ordinary citizens, young and old, excited about science. The theme for this year's National Science Week is Deepening our democracy through science.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Partners for Possibility has made history Home-grown education innovation among international prize winners on Mandela Day

The announcement was made by the creators of the WISE Awards, the Qatar Foundation, on the morning of 17 July 2018 and coincided with centennial Mandela Day celebrations. ‘’We are truly honoured by the acknowledgement of the impact of the Partners for Possibility leadership development and principal support process. We see this as recognition of the power of active citizenship, leadership and cross-sector collaboration,” says Dr Louise van Rhyn, founder of the PfP programme.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: TOUR DE FRANCE TO FUND A PELOTON OF QHUBEKA BICYCLES FIRST 30 BICYCLES TO BE DISTRIBUTED - ASO is funding 176 bicycles (the number of riders who started the Tour de France) for Qhubeka’s programmes.

In 2018, the world’s most-watched cycling event, the Tour de France, saw 176 cyclists line up to tackle the event. Now, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organiser of the event, has agreed to fund one Qhubeka Bicycle for every rider – a full peloton of bicycles to help change lives for people in South Africa. The first 30 of these bicycles are being distributed today through a programme operated by Qhubeka implementation partner, JAG Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Can Do Attitude this Mandela Day 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools joined volunteers in constructing a massive Nelson Mandela Day mosaic made of food cans.

This was set to be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic consists of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools, invited the public to join them at this event “to help us continue providing quality education to all our learners.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Dreams have no gender Grassroot Soccer! Ensuring young people can become agents of change

It’s so important for men and boys to be advocates for gender equality. By supporting the work of Grassroot Soccer, you’ll be enabling boys and young men to develop positive perceptions of themselves and their female counterparts; to rethink what it means to be a man; and to promote healthy and protective behaviors around sexual violence, substance abuse, power, and other sensitive topics. You’ll also be strengthening the educational and sexual and reproductive health assets of girls.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 67 young people take action against poverty by getting work-ready In celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership hosted an innovative, collaborative volunteer event to help combat youth unemployment.  Going beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, the event, which took place on Saturday, 14 July, gathered 72 volunteers to help youths from local youth development organisations to change their stars.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Social & Emotional Skills Group : Teenage Girls & Boys (13-16 yrs) This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery.

This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery to help teenagers develop authentic and meaningful connections within themselves and their interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Holiday workshop for Gr 1’s and 2’s Knowing me, Knowing you and Getting along too !! - This programme is facilitated by Child Counsellor, Kirsten McLeod.

The workshop provides children with a warm and nurturing environment that teaches them about feelings, empathy and fostering healthy and positive relationships.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Mandela Day - A Can Do Attitude for LEAP Science & Maths Schools This Mandela Day, 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools will join volunteers in constructing a Nelson Mandela mosaic made of food cans.

This will be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic will consist of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. “We invite everyone to join us for 67 minutes or more, in what is sure to be a historic event that will ultimately help us to continue provide quality education to all our learners,” says John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction Justice System Set to Improve with Donation from 1st For Women will contribute to the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust’s advocacy work

A 2017 report titled Rape Justice in South Africa, by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority, revealed that only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction while the 2016/17 Crime Statistics published by the South African Police Service showed 49 960 reported sexual offences.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Pre-call for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda

The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda of growing the economy and creating jobs, particularly amongst our youth. We believe that small businesses are at the heart of economies that grow and we have not only a responsibility to help, but a duty to improve the lives of people in communities.   Read More...



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