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Image: Shortage of Child Counsellors Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.

In the wake of 66 child murders recorded this year in the Western Cape alone as well as a six-month delay in child abuse intervention, Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Social & Community, Sport
Image: What if your training creates a different life for someone?  #Whatif A crowdfunding philanthropy platform, is empowering South Africa’s sporting community to contribute towards change in our country.

Their current #Whatif campaign rewards physical exercise with monetary allocations towards five prominent local non-profits. Those visionary organisations who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to carrying out truly life changing work in communities across the country. Simply registering as an Activist on the Different.org portal ensures that R100 gets instantly allocated to a charity of choice. For an ordinary morning run or ride, an Activist has the potential to get up to R800 allocated to a Non Profit. It’s really that easy - and exciting.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: The power of philanthropy to build resilient democracies and societies What can civil society, business and ordinary citizens do to not only survive but prosper in a context of state and governing party failure, and a lack of trust in democratic institutions, that has long-term repercussions for the economy?   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Recycling your way to the BANK. The Waste Minimization and Recycling Interest Group (WMRIG) had a massive turn out in Philippi, Cape Town, where 80 locally based entrepreneurs where shown how to literally turn their plastic into cash. This initiative was held in October 2017, and involved 3 organizations at the forefront of their industry, Petco (PET bottles), Polyco (other plastics) and PRASA (paper recyclers).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: New school, new hope for bright stars with special challenges “Assisted Learning Schools that tackle these challenges holistically have significant impact,” Van Niekerk says.

A new Gauteng school, set to open in January 2018, will provide unprecedented hope for desperate parents and learners facing challenges that are not necessarily catered for in either mainstream or special needs schools. As an Assisted Learning School, The Bridge represents a much-needed opportunity for children with average to above average ability, whose learning is impacted by challenges such as ADHD, ADD and mild autism or anxiety, or who have been through illness or trauma which has affected their progress until now.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Frontier Inn CSI initiatives Ikemeleng Multipurpose Centre has been in operation for 15 years (established in 2002) and assists the community of Bohlokong.

The centre assists 80-100 children from the community. These include orphaned and vulnerable children from the community as well children with mental disabilities from the nearby Motshepuwa Public School. The following services are provided to the children: provision of home cooked meals, after school activities including homework and sports activities. The centre also assists the children to obtain birth certificates and Identity documents so they could access Government relief services such as grants.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: 12 creative young artists win art competition at Santam Winners of the 2017 Santam Child Art competition overwhelmed and inspired judges with originality & interpretation of the ‘Bursting with colour’ theme

Their artworks will feature in the Santam centenary 2018 calendar. The Child Art project is one of South Africa’s oldest social investments projects and was started in 1963 to develop the notion that art is a valuable aspect of human development. Although the project is aimed at promoting a love of art among youth, it also provides them with an opportunity to express thoughts and ideas creatively.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: There really is some good news at last ! This is according to recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of SA’s wealth triangle.

In just five years, the previously disadvantaged upper class has grown rapidly enough to surpass the white upper class in South Africa by at least 10% and this figure continues to rise. This is according to the recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa’s wealth triangle.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 15 new road bicycles for Masiphumelele youngsters Fifteen avid cyclists from Songezo Jim’s Cycling Academy are excited about trying out the brand new bicycles sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont

Helmets and kit were sponsored by the Pedal Power Association (PPA).

The Academy is run by South Africa’s most famous black cyclist, who hails from Masiphumelele. The new bikes (pictured above) effectively double Songezo Jim’s stock of bicycles which are ridden under his watchful eye by eager young girls and boys who aspire to be like him one day.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sea Harvest are kicking off celebrating National Children’s Day by Helping Young Hospital Patients They are targeting their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative to raise R300 000 for Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Now in its eighth year, the Kids 4 Kids initiative will run from November 2017 through to February 2018. During this time, Sea Harvest will donate a portion of the sales of selected crumbed fish products to the Hospital’s fundraising organisation, the Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with a day of fun in the city To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, EMBRACE, together with Cape Town organisations will host annual "Kids @ The Centre" event on 18 November 2017

With this year’s theme of “My city loves me” EMBRACE continues their mission to make all children feel included and special. By giving back to the children of the city they hope families from across Cape Town will come together to interact, make new friends and enjoy a fun day in a beautiful setting.   Read More...




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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Community Chest and Thales SA enrich the STEM futures of six schools on the Cape Flats. Our investments are premised on 3 critical attributes: Leadership, Partnership and Mentorship

Science and Technology are the drivers that generate ideas and products necessary for economic growth and maximising all human endeavour for accelerated and sustained socio-economic progress and preparedness. The resounding theme throughout South Africa and indeed the world is that modern societies need people with scientific, technological, engineering and maths qualifications in order to grow economies.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley.

Upon arrival golfers received a customised box with essential golf items and branded Swagg Lifestyle shirts. A shotgun start at 12:30 for the four-ball teams was followed by on course activations and some good (and some not so good) golf over 18 rounds. The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day presented by Safari Outdoor, in aid of The Val de Vie Foundation, provides support for a better life for all in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Turn Your Waste Into Nutrient-Rich Soil WHY COMPOSTING IS THE GREENEST THING YOU CAN DO - The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank by 2025 there will be 1.4 billion more people living in cities worldwide, with each person producing an average of 1.42kg of municipal solid waste per day.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Significant growth for black-owned businesses in Saldanha Bay “We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

Welmarie Coetzee, Sea Harvest Procurement Manager, explains: “Long before enterprise development and supplier development were included in calculating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) scores, Sea Harvest was investing in black businesses in Saldanha Bay.” The fishing company, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in March this year, has an overall B-BBEE score of 97%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Celebrating the success of one vaccine on World Polio Day World Polio Day-Tuesday 24 October 2017. With much debate regarding vaccines, and a small but vocal group lobbying against this form of health protection, the Rotary Club of Claremont urges everyone to celebrate World Polio Day by recognising the great success that one vaccine has had towards eliminating an incurable but preventable disease.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies Employees Turn The Soil At Local Schools Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.

In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this iniaitive recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Animal Welfare, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and E.Cape Fires, when kulula.com supported NSPCA disaster teams with flights to the affected areas.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Health
Image: Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation Investing in childhood nutrition is essential for prosperity, particularly in a world where a nation’s greatest resource has become the intellectual power of its people. However, when one in five pre-schoolers is stunted and risks learning difficulties due to malnutrition, where micronutrient deficiencies permanently damage young brains, and where hunger limits the potential of over 3.2 million children’s performance at school – that resource is wasted.   Read More...


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