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Image: Entrepreneurs and youth a key focus for Rotary Geraldine Nicol has handed over the District Governor chain to Ian Pursch

Rotary International’s District 9350, which comprises of the Western Cape, Namibia and Angola, has a new District Governor (DG). Rotarian Ian Pursch takes over from current DG, Geraldine Nicol, whose year term comes to an end at the end of June 2016.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Young Zama’s quest to better teenagers’ lives this Youth Month Help us renovate our girls home

Having recently secured premises to develop an independent communal living space for 20 young women between the ages of 18 and 22 transitioning from orphanages, O Grace Land young MD, Philani Zama (26) is one step away from bettering lives this Youth Month.   Read More...




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Image: Creating second chances for children at Zip Zap   For many children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town, a trip to the circus is a pipe dream. Zip Zap is changing that, one child at a time.

Earlier this month, 67 Grade 3 learners from Elnor Primary School in Elsie’s River travelled in a sponsored Golden Arrow bus to the Zip Zap dome in Cape Town for a fun and educational outing where they learnt basic circus skills. At the end of the workshop they were given a short performance by the instructors where they could see what hard work and years of circus training can bring.   Read More...




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Image: Life Choices: 30 Stories in 30 days: Story 16 Noxolo Magengenene. A Guiding Hand

Raised by visually impaired parents, Noxolo Magengenene has never viewed herself as less loved or cared for. While she admits that her life is different, her parents have taught her a great lesson in overcoming impediments. Raised in the Cape Town township of Nyanga, Noxolo is the only child to two loving parents. Hers is an average township family; the only thing that stands out is that both parents are blind.   Read More...




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Image: Life Choices: 30 Stories in 30 days: Story 11 Sisipho Mafrika - My Sister’s Keeper

16-year-old Sisipho Mafrika believes that forgiving the people who have hurt her has opened the door to a life of peace and happiness for her. She tells us how she has overcome childhood neglect by being a role model to her younger sister.   Read More...




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Image: Land: What's the plan for you? South Africa recently celebrated 22 years of democracy, but while there is a lot to celebrate?

Recent activities throughout the country have seen the emergence of questions regarding the inequalities and social injustices that have not changed or improved throughout the years – especially regarding the land question and the transformation of our economy.   Read More...




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Image: "We've Gone Platinum!" Grassroot Soccer is one of first organizations to receive the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

Grassroot Soccer is one of the first organizations to receive the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. GuideStar recently launched the Platinum participation level to help nonprofits celebrate their results and impact. By sharing these metrics, they help the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: #ActivateImbizo: Democracy in Action The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled”

The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled” , through the #ActivateImbizo Project-an initiative of the ACTIVATE! Network Connect Team.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Skills Development, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - Award Winners Again! In November, Waves for Change won the coveted Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham Award, in October, the Beyond Sport 'Sport for Health' award. Both awards recognised Waves for Change's pioneering work bringing the sport of surfing to some of South Africa's most violent townships to improve the wellbeing of young people effected by violence and abuse.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Success Story: Siphosihle Xoki Speaking Her Way To Success

Siphosihle Xoki, 17, a Grade 11 student, has a shy disposition, making it hard to believe that she recently represented the Western Cape at a national public speaking competition hosted by the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation.   Read More...




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Image: Winter Blanket Drive Children touched by City Mission sleep a little warmer this winter

Thanks to our main sponsors of winter blankets this year, Pep Stores and the Claremont Congregational Church, the children of hundreds of families touched by City Mission, sleep a little warmer this winter.   Read More...




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Image: Sometimes it’s the smallest deeds that can change a life Mvuyisi determined share his story and change the lives of young men and women

Mvuyisi Kilimani, more fondly known as Hani, is currently a student at Signa Academy studying Business. He has a passion for computers and wants to pass the skills he has learnt on to young boys in his community.   Read More...




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Image: Elixesha Youth Development Centre for Khayelitsha City Mission will soon be launching its new Elixesha Youth Development Centre in Khayelitsha.

"The youth aged 15-24 currently account for 20% of the total population— that’s around 10 million Youth!"   Read More...




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Image: Francois Pienaar’s MAD Foundation Rebrands The charity, affectionately known by its supporters as MAD, will now be known as the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation

On Friday 31 July, at a gala event in Cape Town, former Springbok Captain Francois Pienaar announced the rebrand of MAD Charity, the nonprofit organisation of which he is the founding Chairman.   Read More...




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Image: WC youth take ownership of their communities this Youth Day

’I believe I can make a difference, therefore I have a responsibility to do so’ is the motto of Mustadafin Foundation’s Youth and Mental Health Development Programme. Gangsterism, dropping out of school, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy are some of the many social issues our young people need to contend with on a daily basis.   Read More...




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Image: News from the Nelson Mandela Foundation: Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Foundation CE Sello Hatang at last year's Habitat for Humanity week-long build in Pelican Park. The 2014 Mandela Day activity saw over 70 houses built. What are you doing to make every day a Mandela Day?    Read More...




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Image: Proof that Every Move Matters - Dinner with a Champion “Don’t prepare to win. Develop yourself and grow to become better”

Pawns, the least powerful pieces on a chess board, has the ability to become the most powerful through persistence. This is exactly what Mitchells Plain Chess Player, Kenny Solomon became.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Sbaragli in for Pauwels as MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung take on Fjords The Tour des Fjords is a 5 day stage race that is categorised with a UCI 2.1 ranking and the race consists of 5 road stage races.

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will get its 2nd week of racing in Norway underway when the Tour des Fjords begins tomorrow in Bergen.   Read More...




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Image: Local Cape Town NGO combats rise in teenage pregnancy The non-profit organisation has various health programmes that help educate community

Caption: The Department of Basic Education recorded 20 000 school pregnancies in 2014, 223 of which were primary school learners.*To actively contribute to the fight against this concerning rise in teenage pregnancy in South Africa, Mustadafin Foundation launched a teenage pregnancy awareness campaign at its community centres in Tafelsig and Delft which will run during May 2015.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Youth
Image: SOETWATER ENVIRONMENAL EDUCATION CENTRE The SEEC’s programme is based on the approach of Environmental Education through Fun and Adventure.
Delighted learners from Ottery Road Primary School attending the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre (SEEC) in Kommetjie were excited to be the first recipients to make use of the 40 backpacks generously donated by the Rotary Club of Newlands. The youngsters thanked the Rotarians with a wonderful dance show.   Read More...


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