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Image: Zip Zap Circus School recognised for stellar community work “Zip Zap is daring children who do not have much to dream,” says Ian Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Claremont

 “When we see how many young people have taken hold of those dreams and turned them into a reality with Zip Zap’s help over almost 25 years, awarding the founders with the Paul Harris award was an easy decision.”   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: 16 Days of Activism : Initiative to tackle Human Trafficking At the annual 1000Women1Voice luncheon in Midrand the focus this year will not only be on domestic violence, but on a far more insidious form of violence against women and children. For most people human trafficking evokes dramatic images from thrillers or TV series and not something happening right under their noses. Yet in South Africa human trafficking is a terrible fate for thousands of victims.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka meets Kylemore learners A big day for 158 people in Kylemore in Western Cape province. Tthey will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles

This distribution will see 100 grade 6 and 7 learners at PC Peterson Primary School receiving bicycles, as well as 47 grade 11s from Kylemore Secondary, eight Wildlands staff and three Kylemore  Secondary staff. These learners and staff members are part of a Qhubeka project called SHIFT Education, run in partnership with Wildlands. Other parties involved include the Stellenbosch Municipality, the Western Cape Department of Transport and local bicycle shop, BMT, which has been providing safety and maintenance support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Lavender Hill children receive their first surfing lesson The Rotary Club of Newlands gave local Lavender Hill NPO, Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) the much-needed boost for its surfing programme.

Young ones from PAB can now look forward to exhilarating surfing lessons thanks to the generous donation of new surfboards from The Liberty Wharf Trust. PAB is a community based organisation in Lavender Hill which works with local children, women and elderly people who have been victims of abuse.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves" - William Shakespeare The current political climate around the world is creating a line in the sand and an "us" versus "them" mentality.

These past few weeks have been a tumultuous time for many. This  is being adopted by many, dividing humanity in a time where it is so crucial for everyone to come together to fight for change. Regardless of your political beliefs, now is a time to find a common ground, a more crucial moment than ever before to start conversations, rather than shutting them down and turning to hate or indifference.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wine auction raises over a quarter of a million Rand for sea rescue Another Rotary success

“We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful support shown by the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay for the last 21 years,” says Krista Lazzari, NSRI Fundraiser. “Thanks to the generous donations, sponsorships and money raised through these auctions, we have been able to kit out a number of our rescue stations with new vehicles, rescue craft and other much-needed rescue equipment,” adds Lazzari.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join Mustadafin Foundation in spreading joy this festive season The festive season is around the corner and Western Cape non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation is calling on the community.

Help put a smile on children’s faces by donating gifts to the less fortunate. The Foundation plans on making the festive season holidays a memorable one by providing age-appropriate gifts to 1000 children, between the ages of one and 18 years old, who are part of their Isibindi Child Care Programme in Tafelsig.   Read More...




Education, Social & Community
Image: A ‘gentle way’ out of poverty In an area where alcohol abuse, illiteracy and school drop outs are widespread, Goedgedacht uses a variety of activities and programmes.

This is to guide children away from a life of despondency and offer them opportunities to put an end to generational cycles of poverty through their POP (Path Out of Poverty) programme. One of the many avenues they use is Judo, otherwise known as ‘the gentle way’.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wola Nani fund-raising book sale at Howard Centre Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at the pop-up fundraiser : Monday October 24th to Sunday 30th.

Proceeds will be going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the Aids crisis.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Netcare implements trauma injury prevention (TIP) training workshops with Qhubeka TIP training workshops improve cycling safety within communities where Qhubeka distributes bicycles in partnership with World Vision.

Qhubeka is registered non-profit organisation that uses bicycles to help people and communities move forward. To achieve sustainable success in using bicycles to improve people’s lives, the organisation believes it’s important to teach bicycle beneficiaries how to use their bicycles safely.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pensioners enjoy surprise day trip with Rotary Members of the Rotary Club of Claremont treated a group of 44 pensioners from Arcadia Place Old Age Home in Observatory to a surprise day out.

The trip was arranged to coincide with International Older Person’s Day, celebrated on 01 October annually; however, we ought to care for the elderly, and often lonely, members in our communities every single day of the year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Celebrating 30-years of service in the Western Cape Key stakeholders of the Foundation attended the Gala Dinner, including sponsors, donors and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille.

“It has been an incredible journey, especially when one looks back at how we started and what we are now able to do today. We believe in creating self-sufficient, self-reliant and independent citizens; we achieve this through extensive and high-calibre programmes run by our volunteers and staff,” explains Johnstone-Cassiem.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Informal Traders Have Their Say

A meeting of informal traders in the Philippi East area has given traders an opportunity to express their views on the impact of changes coming to the area that are likely to affect their business operations in the near future.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Spring clean with Friends of Valkenberg

Please support the recovery of people with mental illnesses by donating your unwanted goods to the Friendly Shop at Valkenberg.

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Social & Community
Image: The Clothing Bank Market Day On Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9 am til 1 pm

The Clothing Bank is having a Market Day at the Observatory Community Hall on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9 am til 1 pm.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Six Reasons to join Rotary We all want to contribute to a positive society, but with a plethora of NGOs and charities to choose from, how do you select the right one for you? How about considering joining Rotary International?   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) fights poverty one bicycle at a time 500 bicycles from the United Kingdom arrives at the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)’s Muizenberg premises

In areas where poverty is rife, skills development, entrepreneurship and safer transport can make a big positive difference. The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) in and around Cape Town understands this and sets out to make a positive difference in the lives in the communities in which they operate. The Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BEC), which forms part of the BEN, are run by individuals from the communities who have been trained in bicycle repair and maintenance. They receive tools and a supply of bicycles, enabling them to start their own community bicycle workshops.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pop-up Street store to assist homeless people with clothing Street Store initiative aims to make life less arduous for the homeless and less privileged

With the winter cold and rain making life more arduous for the less privileged, Pam Golding Properties is making a difference by co-ordinating a street store initiative that will offer everything from free clothing and food to yoga classes and the chance to mark the occasion at a photo booth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Backstage with Zip Zap Circus School co-founder and CEO Laurence Estève This women’s month Zip Zap Circus School puts the spotlight on its co-founder and CEO Laurence Estève

“When you see a child succeed, overcome a fear or a disadvantage, or just smile, things become simple,” says Estève, reflecting on what has driven her passion to co-found and lead one of the first social circus schools in the world for the past 24 years. “I have persisted because I’ve seen how it has helped so many children and how much joy it has brought to so many people,” she adds.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: PepsiCo gives back to the community of Tembisa Ubuhle Bezwe Child Care Centre in Tembisa, established in 2000 by Barbra Mthimkhulu, a retired qualified nurse and counsellor who trained through POWA

Barbra saw a need in her community when she came across a day-old baby boy at the hospital where she worked and whose mom had passed away a few days after giving birth to him. The baby, together with his two siblings, were the first children Barbra took in.   Read More...



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