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Image: GRS Champions League Builds Community Among Young Men “Nobody trusted me in my family because I used to drink and smoke. Nobody gave me money and they complained a lot about how I was eating too much because I am always at home. Now they entrust me with house keys.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Sport, Youth
Image: City partners with sports development project The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has partnered withWaves for Change, a youth development programme, to positively impact the lives of young people in Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele. The programme started in 2012 when 40 youngsters were taught how to surf. It has become so popular that, by the end of this year, the programme will have reached more than 400 young lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Cape Town Funny Festival Fundraising Evening The event will be hosted at the Baxter Theatre, and hosted by stage, TV and film star, Shaleen Surtie–Richards.

Newkidz are excited to be selling tickets for the Jive Funny Festival Tues. evening 17 June, as a large percentage of the ticket sale will go to Newkidz on the Block charity to promote awareness of orphans in SA. !! WOOP WOOP!!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Youth
Image: A view from the street Empowering communities through active co-design

The Cape Town Partnership has asked Rory Williams, Cape Times columnist and writer on urban issues, to look at our work and see what he finds. His ‘outside view’ will be presented in a series of articles that will explore the human side of our projects. We hope they will stimulate some necessary conversations.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Education, Employment, Youth
Image: Elections and youth unemployment - we are sick and tired of recycled empty promises!   It is that time again! Calls for our votes, empty promises by political parties, many recycled from the not too distant past. The unemployed are promised jobs, and millions of it! These promises were made before. They will be made again. Few people are aware that South Africa is one of the worst in the world when it comes to youth unemployment.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Youth
Image: Microsoft Youth Spark A year of helping young people create and capture opportunity
Today's youth face an opportunity divide – a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not. With more than 75 million unemployed youth around the world, we must work together to close this divide in order to secure the future of our youth, and of our global economy.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Little smiles last longer in Durban The boys and girls from Abalindi Children’s Home smiled brighter this festive season thanks to the efforts of the Durban community

Inanda, Durban: Smiles were brighter this festive season for Abalindi Children’s Home in Inanda, north of Durban, thanks to Energizer, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Rotary Club of Mount Edgcombe.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Youth
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GR Collection teamed up with premier online retailer World Soccer Shop to offer a line of Grassroot Soccer branded gear. A perfect gift for the soccer player or fan in your life, or a treat for yourself.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Double Deal Battlefield Kids Ultimate Laser Tag & Cape Town Science Centre

Action without the pain! Enjoy a full day of ultimate laser tag at Little Streams, Constantia, PLUS get an entrance ticket to the CTSC to be used any time during the Summer school holidays. Usually you have to be a large group to visit Little Streams laser tag, but now individuals and small family groups have the opportunity to join up as the CTSC team.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: ORT SA CAPE Walk-in Robotics 9 – 22 December 2013 & 6 – 14 January 2014 Cape Town Science Centre

Enjoy the super cool world of robotics with ORT SA CAPE in their Walk-In robotics centre based in the Cape Town Science Centre   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Youth
Image: The Foschini group and Hands of Honour - Regeneration of City and Soul This is a great achievement and would not have come about were it not for Cheryl Harper from We Can Change
We are pleased to inform you that Hands of Honour's Regeneration of City and Soul, is to be recognised in the official programme of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014). Exceptional projects that demonstrate scale, impact and/or a contribution to the WDC 2014 vision have been selected to form part of the programme.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Tuition-free opportunity for hundreds of deserving students in South Africa From University of the People

University of the People President and founder Shai Reshef is arriving in South Africa this month to recruit hundreds of deserving students for Microsoft’s 4Afrika scholarship. UoPeople aims to expand access to tertiary education in Africa, and in turn assist in increasing and accelerating economic development in the continent. To date, students from 138 countries have been accepted with 1000 more expected from Africa specifically in 2014.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Impact Of Entrepreneurial Families: A Legacy For The Next Generation SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation is a registered NPO Trust

According to Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey released on 29 October 2013, the unemployment figures for quarter 3 of this year in South Africa though declining is still at a staggering high. The survey revealed an unemployment rate of 24.7% a decline of 0.9% from the previous quarter. The figures are derived from the working age population of South Africa comprised of people aged 15 – 64 years.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health, Youth
Image: Sea Harvest’s 2013 Kids Campaign focuses on keeping SA Children Safe In South Africa unintentional accidents, like drowning or burn wounds, claim the lives of more than 8000 children every year
The sad fact is that these accidents often occur because adults are uninformed and unaware of the dangers of ordinary household appliances to a small child - such as a boiling kettle or a bucket of water left unattended.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Youth
Image: North West social enterprise piecing lives together South Africa has approximately 3 million orphans, a number that is anticipated to increase drastically in the next two years

A study conducted by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) estimates that by 2015, there will be more than 5.5 million orphans in SA. The study also found that South African families would rather provide foster care than adopt them.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Pinotage Youth Development Academy Showcasing and recognising talented, inspiring people in the wine industry

 On Wednesday 16 October we hosted our “Diamonds in Wine event” at Oude Molen, Stellenbosch. The purpose of the event was to showcase and recognise some of the talented, inspiring people we have come across in the wine industry. A further purpose was to give the industry another opportunity to engage with our students as potential new generation employees at the end of the programme. Jan Boland Coetzee, one of our three South African Patrons who include Reuben Riffel and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, attended in support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Celebrate World Space Week at the Cape Town Science Centre These dates commemorate two events

 We are joining the global celebration of World Space Week 2013. World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: RRT targets youth Career road shows held in August

Statistics SA figures for the third quarter of 2012 show that 71% of the unemployed are aged 25-34 and the unemployment rate among youth is 36%. This essentially means that about 3, 3 million youth aged 15-34 are not employed or studying in South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Skills Development, Youth
Image: Libraries and schools receive book boost of close to 200 000 books from Nal'ibali and Wimpy We are now looking forward to sharing a special guide to reading for enjoyment with all Wimpy customers
The South African National Library Service and The National Professional Teachers' Organization of South Africa(NAPTOSA) recently received a book boost of 172 200 books for distribution across South African libraries and schools from Nal’ibali, a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, in partnership with Wimpy.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Newkidz on the Block - Please come and JOIN US! There is no such thing as an unwanted child, just an unfound family
This is an invitation to you, your company, your family, church groups and your friends to take part in one of the biggest beach clean-ups that Cape Town has ever...   Read More...


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