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Image: Bye Bye, Plastic India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.

This is one of the most ambitious commitments to tackle plastic pollution in the world. (Habitat)   Read More...




Funding, Social & Community
Image: This July, have fun making a difference for Qhubeka July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month at Qhubeka Charity, but the organisation is making it easier to support its its bicycle programmes.

“We picked the name because you can really do anything you like for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director Tsatsi Phaweni. “Over the years, our supporters have come up with some really creative ways of fundraising for us. But for many other people, although they want to make a difference, fundraising can be intimidating. It might be difficult to know where to start. With ForQhubeka, we’re making it easier for people by giving them five potential types of fundraising activities to try, and all the tools they’ll need to get started.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Bracing for impact: Rotary Club of Claremont welcomes new president

“I am honoured to take over the helm of this extraordinary club,” said Dr Malcolm Dodd, newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Claremont at his inauguration on Saturday, 30 June 2018. Dodd takes over the reins for the 2018/2019 term and already has plans for what he wants to achieve during his term.   Read More...




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Image: Nederburg presents : Stories with Phil Liggett Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment.

Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment via the distribution of bicycles within vulnerable communities. Giving bikes to needy South Africans increases the distance and speed at which they can travel, whether for work, school or community. Bicycles let riders carry more books, more goods for sale, and more medicines and other supplies they can distribute amongst communities. That’s why Qhubeka can rightly make the claim that “bicycles change lives”.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Here's what you NEED to know about the Carbon Tax. The South African government has committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025.  The carbon tax will help them meet these reduction targets and is currently scheduled to come into effect from January 2019.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Food Lover’s Market’s “Hunger Month” campaign raises 730 000 meals for vulnerable South Africans This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised

FoodForward SA in partnership with Food Lover’s Market, Tru Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots and Simpl. Fruit Juices raised R579,152.53 during the Hunger Month campaign in May. That’s enough money to feed 733 179 vulnerable South Africans. This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised, which facilitated the provision of 280 000 meals.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Anna Foundation - Our Youth, their Rights and Responsibilities - May June 2018 EDUCATION - For the May training the faciliitators learned various methodologies to improve learner discipline.

Resources such as reflection sheets, merit lists and task lists were introduced. Techniques such as breathing methods, clapping, playing games like ‘Simon Says’ that could be used to refocus learner attention, or to calm or quieten down the learners were demonstrated through role play.
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HEADLINES, Education
Image: New education programme creates more employable youth South Africa’s youth unemployment problem has consistently been ranked as one of the worst in the world.* As we observe World Youth Skills Day on 13 July 2018, it is difficult to overlook the fact that 64% of our young people are currently unemployed. This shocking statistic can be attributed to a wide range of socio-economic factors such as poor levels of education and lack of mobility.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: “SANTA SHOEBOX PLEDGING OPENS ON 1 AUGUST 2018” The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved children’s charity.

It is South Africa’s best loved children’s charity and has touched the lives of 762 594 underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Funding
Image: FoodForward SA launches Second Harvest to feed more hungry South Africans 50% of edible agricultural production is wasted due to specification requirements, cold-chain and processing inadequacies as well as access to markets. This nutritious food goes to waste while 14 million South Africans go hungry every day. FoodForward SA is launching Second Harvest, a programme that sources and collects surplus fruit and vegetables directly from commercial farmers across South Africa.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Miles4Hope Miles4Hope is an opportunity for individuals to fundraise for the Sunflower Fund through any sporting endeavour/challenge that they plan to take on.

We appreciate the fact that dedicated athletes are limited with their time and effort which is why the Miles4Hope campaign has been specifically designed to be as quick and simple as possible.  Participating athletes are provided with all the necessary tools to approach their personal and work databases and rally the support of their colleagues, clients, friends and family to sponsor them per mile covered or as an overall donation.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Impact of Corporate Investment- Vodacom at Community Women Action

This Video shows the impact of Corporate Investment in the Social Sector. By Investing in Organizations such as ours, we can begin to change our community and our world!!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: MySchool wins 3 awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London last night. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Engen ensures disabled pupils get warm beds for winter The Engen handover of beds and mattresses on 8 June, totalling R250 000, will get the children off the floor.

Eighty intellectually disabled pupils studying at the Mount Fletcher Special School in the rural Eastern Cape can look forward to comfortable, warm nights this winter, thanks to Engen’s donation of new beds. The Engen handover of beds and mattresses on 8 June, totalling R250 000, will get the children off the floor where they have been forced to sleep after enrolment at the school in Xaxazana, Mount Fletcher, spiked this year.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Sea Harvest Celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s Approval of its acquisition of the Viking Fishing Commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector

“An investment of this magnitude would never be undertaken without our absolute commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector, which will allow us to spread the benefit further to those who have been previously marginalised.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Building the future of South Africa, one can at a time Helping to shape the future of SA is the Leap Science & Maths Schools (LEAP) that will be the beneficiaries of this year’s Canal Walk Shopping Centre.

Celebrating former President Nelson Mandela’s centenary and taking action against poverty, the annual globally celebrated Mandela Day will focus on what is needed to ‘be the legacy’ this year.  For Canal Walk Shopping Centre, building the right kind of legacy, means having the right foundation, a sound education.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Social & Community
Image: WOOLWORTHS partners with FOODFORWARD for food security The new partnership, which includes a R3 million commitment over the next three years.

Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  The new partnership, which includes a R3 million commitment over the next three years, will focus on increasing the organisation’s capacity to re-distribute the edible, surplus food it collects from producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image:  Clean-Up Day brings community and cross-sector partners together Schoolchildren, Government, Companies and NPOs working together to drive environmental awareness and education through a large-scale clean-up day.

More than 1 400 schoolchildren and volunteers were expected to take part. Representatives from Qhubeka, Miss Earth South Africa (MESA), Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Pikitup and City of Johannesburg’s Transport Department will be present - working together in Orlando East, Soweto, to drive environmental awareness and education in the region   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Trialogue & Eskom partner to promote enterprise development Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow.

It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa. Corporate Social Investment consultancy Trialogue has accordingly launched an Enterprise Development topic on its Trialogue Knowledge Hub (http://trialogue.co.za/knowledgehub/), which now spans nine topics addressing subjects ranging from financial literacy to school leadership.
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Working together to help 300 people move forward in Alex and surrounds, with bicycles. The Qhubeka community also includes municipal government, corporate sponsors, schools and community policing forums

Through a community public private partnership between City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Qhubeka, Volkswagen South Africa and local schools and community policing forums (CPF) in Alexandra informal settlement, an entire community is beginning to experience how bicycles change lives. Today’s distribution ceremony sees 260 bicycles being distributed to schoolchildren from Realogile High School and members of the Alexandra CPF, while a further 40 bicycles will be distributed to Sandton Patrollers at the Johannesburg SMT bridge launch on 19 June (a total of 300 bicycles).   Read More...



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