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HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time Gaborone, Botswana: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent. These are just some of the top level results from the research conducted by Reputation Matters for African Public Relations Association (APRA) on African ethics and reputation.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization
Image:  "The Roots of the NGO Crisis in South Africa: A Look Beyond the Surface" Frank Julie, in his penetrating book, provides a careful analysis of historical aspects of South Africa’s NGO sector.

He then discusses the lessons learned from history on the political front and on the leadership learning front, alluding frequently to the ways in which the dialogue in South Africa was influenced by the dialogue in other parts of Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Child Protection Month - May 2018 To date 25 children have been murdered in the Western Cape since January 2018

May is Child Protection Month and there are loads of ideas for how you can run your child protection campaigns.  We encourage each organisation and church to participate in the child protection week in order to spread awareness and  initiate response in  every community across The Western Cape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: Work4You focuses its attention on people with intellectual disabilities aged 18 to 30 Work4Uou acts as a bridge between the end of special needs education and supported employment

D’Alton says they boast high commercial employment rates, thanks to their skills and personal development programme, which is delivered by a team of professionals. Although Engen has spent five years supporting Work4You, a Cape Town based NGO that prepares people with intellectual disabilities for permanent jobs, the bursaries are new – and the results have been phenomenal.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Tech underpins new wave of Indian Corporate Social Responsibility “There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world. The issues you are dealing with in South Africa are so similar to the ones we are going through in India.” So says Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures in India, addressing delegates at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg recently.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Gender Violence, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the Diepsloot GBV (Gender Based Violence) Forum Eradicating GBV in SA is no small feat. Helping each victim of women and child abuse and addressing existing systemic gaps is a massive undertaking.

Try as we might, LvA cannot do it alone.  Neither can our partners, which is why the Diepsloot GBV Forum was founded.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 350 more bicycles for Bergville Schoolchildren The children are part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme implemented in the region by World Vision South Africa.

350 children from Tholithemba, Qhozo, Ubulinga, and Maqoqa schools in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, received Qhubeka Bicycles, funded by Volkswagen South Africa.  The bicycles will help them to travel to school more quickly, easily and regularly.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Putting People First - April 2018 Capacity building workshops to empower NPO leaders – December 2017/March 2018

People First Foundation, in partnership with the Master Fundraising Mentoring Forum, hosted a series of capacity building workshops between December 2017 and March 2018. These workshops focused on the empowerment of NPO leaders in various departments of NPO management such as fundraising, labour legal compliance, how to build an NPO from scratch, developing an NPO funding strategy, how to manage funding gaps, partnership and client relationship building. Various facilitators offered their expertise and time voluntary in the service of the NPO leaders.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Change dialogues at upcoming Festival of Learning With this year’s political transformations raising the hopes and expectations of the Nation, the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations.

the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations around the theme, ‘The Power to Create Change’.  The programme of interactive talks and panel discussions is aimed at exploring how the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching can lead to individual and group transformation for the betterment of society.  The Festival of Learning breaks with tradition when it comes to presentation format by focusing on generating dialogues and conversations that directly and meaningfully connect the festival-goers and presenters.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Hey NGO's, Become a Beneficiary! this is your Organization's chance to be benefit from this awesome event. APPROX. 100 PEOPLE, IN 1 DAY, RENDERING A SERVICE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

The Amazing GRace is an event in which contestants (the Cape Town community) race around Cape Town in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Your_Organization" at the end of each phase of the race to complete obstacles and to deliver services to your organization.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Social and Emotional Learning Centre We have kicked off our Social and Emotional Learning Programme with the principles of Early Childhood Development Centres in low-income areas.

These principals are part of the Grow with Educare Centres project, whereby the principals and teachers are thoroughly trained and provided with a full curriculum, operating system, teachers’ guides, daily programmes, educational materials, toys, equipment, posters, books, policies and procedures, business skills and mentorship (a ‘school in a box’).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Philanthropic funding to SA universities increases by almost R1-billion in four years South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions. These are key findings in the latest (2017) Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE), based on 2016 figures.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront has announced a no plastic straw initiative This aims to cease plastic straw usage by the hotel, and in future to only use straws which are biodegradable.

This is in line with their environmental and sustainability strategy which saw them taking some groundbreaking initiatives to reduce water consumptions and, amongst other accolades, becoming the first hotel in Cape Town to use seawater in their swimming pool.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Afri-CAN Donor Video

Support Afri-CAN Children's Charity and our effort to support the growth of Early Childhood Development Centers and their ability to help the children of Sub-Sahran Africa be prepared for school.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: How a visual display can get your argument across It's a truism that you can only create change in the world by changing the mind of one person at a time.

Change happens when information is effectively transmitted, and enough people are galvanized by this information to take effective action.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Government
Image: Calling all leaders to participate in African survey of ethics and reputation How ethical are we? Do we even care about our reputation? These are the kinds of big questions that the African Public Relations Association (APRA) seeks to answer; providing valuable insights for all leaders in Africa. APRA have partnered with Reputation Matters to conduct a massive survey of ethics and reputation, spanning the entire African continent.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: R400 000 donated back to charity with the #MySchool20 campaign Thirteen schools across the country were nominated by the winning customers.

Last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, South Africa’s foremost loyalty fundraising programme, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and over R500million given back to date with the social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced, with the supporters each receiving a R20 000 Woolworths gift card and their nominated schools and charities each benefitting from a R20 000 cash donation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: It is finished - receive your victory! Universal Church’s Good Friday message: In Johannesburg, the annual event was held at the Ellis Park precinct which was filled to capacity with overflow crowds seated in the adjacent fields.

Good Friday   It is a meaningful day in the Christian calendar, and once again the Universal Church, one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the country, hosted prayer, praise and preaching events, themed Amandla Ngawethu 3.0, for thousands of members and their guests at venues throughout South Africa on 30 March 2018.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool launch Water Fund for schools - the LOVEH2O WATER FUND. In response to the National Government’s declaration that the drought in South Africa is a national disaster, Woolworths has announced a R1.5 million investment in water infrastructure for schools, and the launch of an ongoing MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fund, the LOVEH2O WATER FUND.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Rescue Case of the Month :  BILLY This boy has made a tremendous transformation. Billy that is +/- 5 years old arrived at our Epping branch in a terrible state...

He was super thin; undernourished; scared and had a skin problem. He has since blossomed into a loving and healthy boy and he has truly crept into all our hearts. All that Billy needs now is the purfect place called home! Please click HERE to see more about Billy's transformation.

Be that special person who takes Billy home by contacting EPPING Robert on adopte@aacl-ct.co.za or 071 000 1557   Read More...



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