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Image: Community Chest Donor Appreciation Dinner Donors recognised for support

The Community Chest of the Western Cape held its equivalent of the Oscars last month recognising the people and companies that have helped it restore hope in the province.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Impact on local community

South Africa urgently needs businesses to contribute in innovative ways to the social and economic problems that we face as a country.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Government, Social & Community
DED’s encourages responsible tourism

The Dinokeng Project, which is run by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (DED), demonstrated sustainable tourism in action to delegates at Meetings Africa, SA's premier conferencing and meetings expo.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Soccer's Calendar Girls Grannies ‘Jet’ off

 Jet Club donated 46 sets of soccer kit, balls, and shin guards in February 2011, to Vhakhegula Vhakhegula (‘grandmothers grandmothers’ in Tsonga), a ladies soccer team of women over the age of 60 who hail from Senwarabane Village in Buchu, Polokwane.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty, Social & Community
Le Quartier Français is top StreetSmart restaurant

Top Franschhoek restaurant Le Quartier Français is leading the pack by raising nearly R50 000 in aid of StreetSmart South Africa, the non-profit organisation dedicated to the social upliftment of street children.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Avis helps kids jump for joy Jumping Kids fundraising drive

Avis' recent fund raising drive for Jumping Kids, which provides prosthetic limbs to disadvantaged children who have lost limbs, was centred on Avis' annually hosted Travelbags Fundraising event - held this year at Madame Zingara in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Community Chest’s Carnival A celebration of 60 years

One of Cape Town’s iconic events, the annual Community Chest Carnival, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Community radio station raises R3 million in one day

101.9 Chai FM, a Jewish community radio station that broadcasts to the greater Johannesburg area recently raised a whopping R3.6 million, in one day, for a nonprofit ambulance service.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: R1 million for Red Cross burn's unit Engen charity golf day delivers results

A few years back Engen committed to donating funds through the organisation's sports sponsorship initiatives to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The aim was to raise R1 million come the end of 2010 and to inject addition power and further fuel this fund raising drive, The Engen Charity Golf Challenge in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Burns Unit took place on 9 December 2010 at the King David Golf Course in Bellville, Cape Town.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: 'Movember' raises money for cancer Hairy ad men the winners in charity drive

The extremely competitive advertising industry recently joined forces for a whole month in an unusual display of camaraderie - moustache growing. The initiative was the global annual 'Movember' fundraising campaign by the CANSA Foundation to raise money for men’s health, every November month.   Read More...

Social & Community, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES
Image: Red flag on gender violence Outdoor advertising raises awareness

South Africa is a society currently characterised by excessive levels of violence and abuse, being directed primarily at our women and children.


ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
CANSA salutes its volunteers

International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2010 offered volunteer organisations and individual volunteers the opportunity to make their contributions visible and for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), it was a day to recognise and honour loyal CANSA Volunteers.   Read More...

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Image: Annual toy run Bikers show heart over Christmas

The annual Motorcycle Toy Run is a tradition that dates back to 1983: a day where burly bikers show how big their hearts are by uniting to ride for the biggest motorcycle charity event in the world.   Read More...

Social & Community
Image: Annual Fundraising Dinner raised R503 000 The Amy Biehl Foundation held gala dinner

Through the wonderful support of all our sponsors, entertainers and the guests on the evening, the Amy Biehl Foundation managed to raise R503 000-00 during their gala dinner on 20 November held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Michael Mol was MC, Joey Burke a true entertainer as auctioneer and performances by Aviva Pelham, James Bhemgee, Sans of Time, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Mtika and the Amy Biehl Foundation children, kept the guests entertained.   Read More...

Social & Community
Image: Jet brightens festive season for kids in need bringing much-needed Christmas cheer

In partnership with the Nashua Children's Charity Foundation, Jet Stores has spent the past few weeks bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to many orphaned and abandoned children at care homes across the country.     Read More...

Social & Community
Good Hope and Media24 Toy Toy together

Nigel Pierce and the rest of the Good Hope FM breakfast team spent Monday morning Toy Toy-ing at Media24 to get toys for less fortunate kids and they were not disappointed.     Read More...

Environment & Bio-diversity, Skills Development, Social & Community
Cargo Carriers paves the way in logistics

Sustainability is gaining traction as the world begins to take more notice of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment.   Read More...

Social & Community
"Civil society has to ensure that champions are built in all sectors.”

Civil society needs to move swiftly to make itself relevant to the government in power, unions and business and to be able to review this within a year. This was the essence of the closing speech by Jay Naidoo, a Minister of State in the first South African democratic government and chairperson of the Development Bank of South Africa and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, to the Our World Our Responsibility Donor conference today in Cape Town.    Read More...

Social & Community
Opinion piece by Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo

Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo-The South African Institute for Advancement argues that the capacity of philanthropy to serve as the engine room of social change is critical, with philanthropists not answerable to the market or to voters, but having the capacity to take risk with new concepts, cutting edge ideas and social change.     Read More...

Social & Community
Philanthropically-minded people and entities to transform the country’s socio-economic landscape.

 Major weaknesses exist in South Africa’s civil society movements and its citizenry as a result of decisions taken by government in 1994 when it demobilised NGOs and civil society, making people “passive bystanders in their own lives”. Now a new challenge existed: to deepen organisation to give communities the power to negotiate improvements in their lives.   Read More...

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