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Image: Tony Leon joins Symphonia for South Africa as a patron for the PfP Program This well-known politician and parliamentarian has made an invaluable contribution to democracy in South Africa

“Your contribution to democracy is enormous; you have more support for all you have done than you might ever read about.”

- Nelson Mandela about Tony Leon in 2007
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CHANGE MAKER, HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Social start-ups: Not For Sale Challenges that bring opportunities
A group that set out to fight modern slavery has found it has much to offer in a far wider field, all because of how it looks at challenges and assets.   Read More...



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Image: Mandela Day Event The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Breadline Africa invite you to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela
In honour of Mandela Day, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Breadline Africa invite you to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela. Zolani Mahola, of Freshly Ground Fame, will open the event,takes place today at the V&A Waterfront, Clocktower Square. Please see further information below and confirm your attendance.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: Eco-Logic Awards 2013 Are you an eco-champion?

 Do you help to protect and preserve the earth? If so - then we want to recognise and support you!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: Celebrating 67 minutes for Mandela Day What freedom and Nelson Mandela means to the youth
In honour of Mandela Day, which is celebrated globally on 18 July, the V&A Waterfront, in conjunction with the Robben Island Museum, has teamed up with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and two local NGOs, Breadline Africa and the Lalela Project, to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela. Launching on 01 July, a Mandela container library will be placed in the V&A Clocktower Square until 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: Leveraging Latent Capital to Foster Sustainability What are the options available to pursue sustainability?
Non-governmental organisations worldwide continue to struggle to sustain their key development programmes due to lack of foreign donor funding.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: The civil society landscape Guidelines for good partnerships between business and civil society
Inyathelo's Executive Director Shelagh Gastrow was invited to address the 6th annual ‘Making CSI Matter’ conference in Johannesburg at the end of May.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: ONE Launches a Campaign to Make Possible “Bottom Up” The main objective of the ‘You Choose Campaign’ is to engage Africans from all walks of life on what the new MDGs should focus on
In January 2013, two years away from the expiry of the 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Post 2015 agenda has already created a buzz in Monrovia and Johannesburg. As Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hosts the United Nations High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development framework this week, I was privileged to have joined an energetic group of ONE Africa staff, friends, partners and members at the launch of ONE’s new post 2015 SMS and social media campaign called ‘You Choose Campaign’.   Read More...



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Image: Spread the bread on National Soup Day Breadline Africa will Spread the Bread on National Soup Day which is celebrated across the country during Child Protection Week on 31 May
In a show of support for the national campaign, a container soup kitchen, refurbished and placed by the local NGO, will help feed more than 500 Lost City, Mitchell’s Plain, residents, of which 300 are children. Food hampers will be distributed to elderly residents attending the event.   Read More...



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Image: Changing the world one family at a time The world’s wealthiest to dedicate more than half of their fortune to philanthropy
Launched two years ago by American billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, The Giving Pledge is a global effort to support social development by inviting the world’s wealthiest to dedicate more than half of their fortune to philanthropy.   Read More...



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Given our socio-economic challenges from Cape to Cairo, Africa can certainly do with more philanthropy because it makes a huge difference

The recent laudable pledge by mining magnate and self-made billionaire Patrice Motsepe to give away half of the income generated from his businesses to charity will hopefully act as a catalyst for more Africans to do more for each other.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Arts & Culture, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: V&A Venue named for International Charity Fundraiser Shimmy Beach Club to rock The Global Party
Cape Town’s shiny new venue, Shimmy Beach Club, has been chosen as one of the 360 hottest spots in over 120 cities that will host The Global Party 2013 (TGP) at the end of June. Conceived as a charity fundraiser, TGP will host 360,000 of the world’s VIP’s, celebrities, jetsetters and high-rollers at glamorous events that link luxury with philanthropy. The announcement was made at a press conference in London on Wednesday night.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Jonathan Jansen calls for leadership – and new leadership styles Jansen call for better leadership at the national level and different leadership from business
As part of its ongoing series of Thought Leaders’ events, Accelerate Cape Town, together with Vodacom, recently hosted Professor Jonathan Jansen, of the University of the Free State, at a breakfast for the business leadership of the region.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Arts & Culture, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: South African artists generously contribute to charity Jansen van Vuuren auctions works, for 2 select charity foundations, at Chefs Who Share
Prominent Cape Town artist, Louis Jansen van Vuuren’s works have placed him on the international map as a contemporary artist of our time.   Read More...



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Former Zimbabwean journalist launches a NGO in a bid to amplify women’s voices

Edinah Masanga, who worked as a journalist for a decade, has launched the Women Empowerment Foundation Scribes Africa (WEFSA) in Zimbabwe in a bid to amplify women's voices.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Four bikers ride 15,000km for Quality Education for South Africa On 10 December 2012, four intrepid bikers departed Cape Town for Kampala, Uganda, on a long-haul ride in support of quality education in South Africa.
The foursome reached their goal destination, Kampala on 31 December 2012 and now, four weeks into their journey, Peter Pretorius and Gerhard, Oscar and Rosca de Waal are in the final stages of their trek back to Cape Town. The adventure, dubbed SA2UGANDA, was undertaken to raise money for QE4SA (Quality Education for South Africa).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Launch of GIBS social insight blog, leading change.

Looking for practical help in starting or growing a social initiative?   Interested in being more involved in the conversations around social change in South Africa?    Want to keep on the cutting edge of new thinking and ideas in the global sphere? 
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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
The Big Give Challenge is now open!

We are looking to raise £2,000 through online donations. If we succeed, the Big Give will double it! We are raising funds to support the Waves for Change centres opened with the funds you raised, right here, last year! Make a big splash this morning and bring surfing and HIV education to more SA Townships in 2013.
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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Corporate Governance
Image: Stricter BEE codes will crush non-profit sector Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is warning that the proposed amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment code could have a serious impact on charities and the non-profit sector as a whole. The revised Code of Good Practice says only companies that donate to organisations with 100 percent black beneficiaries will qualify for full points on the socio-economic development element of the Code.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Innocent victims could be coloured, Indian and white children, adults and the disabled of those races.

Charities, reports IOL could face ruin over a government proposal that firms could lose black economic empowerment (BEE) points if they donate to charities that do not have 100% black beneficiaries.   Read More...



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