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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?

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).

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.

Companies Making a Difference
Ikemeleng Multipurpose Centre has been in operation for 15 years (established in 2002) and assists the community of Bohlokong.

Winners of the 2017 Santam Child Art competition overwhelmed and inspired judges with originality & interpretation of the ‘Bursting with colour’ theme

This is according to recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of SA’s wealth triangle.

They are targeting their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative to raise R300 000 for Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

“We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

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

A crowdfunding philanthropy platform, is empowering South Africa’s sporting community to contribute towards change in our country.

“Assisted Learning Schools that tackle these challenges holistically have significant impact,” Van Niekerk says.

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

To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, EMBRACE, together with Cape Town organisations will host annual "Kids @ The Centre" event on 18 November 2017

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Loretta Burgers Joseph    
New Chairperson-The Wheat Trust


I grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats. I am an Activist with compassion, spirit and perseverance to restore socio-economic and political injustices. I am self- driven, I am practical, I am a self-starter and motivated by positive energy. I create my own needs based realities       ...  read more









Hope House is a non-profit organisation that offers counselling, addiction recovery support and training in psychosocial intervention education in Cape Town. Our services are open to everyone, regardless of age, identity or religious affiliation  ...     read  more




2nd Harvest (NPC) aims to support communities, ECD’s, NGO’s & existing soup kitchens with nutritionally balanced meals
Vision: To Feed a nutritionally balanced meal to children & elderly in poor communities. HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT BE TAUGHT....   read more






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“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”
— Nelson Mandela















































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