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Image: TOUR DE FRANCE TO FUND A PELOTON OF QHUBEKA BICYCLES FIRST 30 BICYCLES TO BE DISTRIBUTED - ASO is funding 176 bicycles (the number of riders who started the Tour de France) for Qhubeka’s programmes.

In 2018, the world’s most-watched cycling event, the Tour de France, saw 176 cyclists line up to tackle the event. Now, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organiser of the event, has agreed to fund one Qhubeka Bicycle for every rider – a full peloton of bicycles to help change lives for people in South Africa. The first 30 of these bicycles are being distributed today through a programme operated by Qhubeka implementation partner, JAG Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Can Do Attitude this Mandela Day 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools joined volunteers in constructing a massive Nelson Mandela Day mosaic made of food cans.

This was set to be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic consists of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools, invited the public to join them at this event “to help us continue providing quality education to all our learners.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Dreams have no gender Grassroot Soccer! Ensuring young people can become agents of change

It’s so important for men and boys to be advocates for gender equality. By supporting the work of Grassroot Soccer, you’ll be enabling boys and young men to develop positive perceptions of themselves and their female counterparts; to rethink what it means to be a man; and to promote healthy and protective behaviors around sexual violence, substance abuse, power, and other sensitive topics. You’ll also be strengthening the educational and sexual and reproductive health assets of girls.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 67 young people take action against poverty by getting work-ready In celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership hosted an innovative, collaborative volunteer event to help combat youth unemployment.  Going beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, the event, which took place on Saturday, 14 July, gathered 72 volunteers to help youths from local youth development organisations to change their stars.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Social & Emotional Skills Group : Teenage Girls & Boys (13-16 yrs) This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery.

This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery to help teenagers develop authentic and meaningful connections within themselves and their interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Holiday workshop for Gr 1’s and 2’s Knowing me, Knowing you and Getting along too !! - This programme is facilitated by Child Counsellor, Kirsten McLeod.

The workshop provides children with a warm and nurturing environment that teaches them about feelings, empathy and fostering healthy and positive relationships.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Mandela Day - A Can Do Attitude for LEAP Science & Maths Schools This Mandela Day, 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools will join volunteers in constructing a Nelson Mandela mosaic made of food cans.

This will be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic will consist of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. “We invite everyone to join us for 67 minutes or more, in what is sure to be a historic event that will ultimately help us to continue provide quality education to all our learners,” says John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction Justice System Set to Improve with Donation from 1st For Women will contribute to the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust’s advocacy work

A 2017 report titled Rape Justice in South Africa, by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority, revealed that only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction while the 2016/17 Crime Statistics published by the South African Police Service showed 49 960 reported sexual offences.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Pre-call for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda

The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda of growing the economy and creating jobs, particularly amongst our youth. We believe that small businesses are at the heart of economies that grow and we have not only a responsibility to help, but a duty to improve the lives of people in communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Bye Bye, Plastic India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.

This is one of the most ambitious commitments to tackle plastic pollution in the world. (Habitat)   Read More...




Funding, Social & Community
Image: This July, have fun making a difference for Qhubeka July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month at Qhubeka Charity, but the organisation is making it easier to support its its bicycle programmes.

“We picked the name because you can really do anything you like for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director Tsatsi Phaweni. “Over the years, our supporters have come up with some really creative ways of fundraising for us. But for many other people, although they want to make a difference, fundraising can be intimidating. It might be difficult to know where to start. With ForQhubeka, we’re making it easier for people by giving them five potential types of fundraising activities to try, and all the tools they’ll need to get started.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Bracing for impact: Rotary Club of Claremont welcomes new president

“I am honoured to take over the helm of this extraordinary club,” said Dr Malcolm Dodd, newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Claremont at his inauguration on Saturday, 30 June 2018. Dodd takes over the reins for the 2018/2019 term and already has plans for what he wants to achieve during his term.   Read More...




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Image: Nederburg presents : Stories with Phil Liggett Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment.

Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment via the distribution of bicycles within vulnerable communities. Giving bikes to needy South Africans increases the distance and speed at which they can travel, whether for work, school or community. Bicycles let riders carry more books, more goods for sale, and more medicines and other supplies they can distribute amongst communities. That’s why Qhubeka can rightly make the claim that “bicycles change lives”.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Here's what you NEED to know about the Carbon Tax. The South African government has committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025.  The carbon tax will help them meet these reduction targets and is currently scheduled to come into effect from January 2019.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Food Lover’s Market’s “Hunger Month” campaign raises 730 000 meals for vulnerable South Africans This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised

FoodForward SA in partnership with Food Lover’s Market, Tru Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots and Simpl. Fruit Juices raised R579,152.53 during the Hunger Month campaign in May. That’s enough money to feed 733 179 vulnerable South Africans. This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised, which facilitated the provision of 280 000 meals.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Anna Foundation - Our Youth, their Rights and Responsibilities - May June 2018 EDUCATION - For the May training the faciliitators learned various methodologies to improve learner discipline.

Resources such as reflection sheets, merit lists and task lists were introduced. Techniques such as breathing methods, clapping, playing games like ‘Simon Says’ that could be used to refocus learner attention, or to calm or quieten down the learners were demonstrated through role play.
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HEADLINES, Education
Image: New education programme creates more employable youth South Africa’s youth unemployment problem has consistently been ranked as one of the worst in the world.* As we observe World Youth Skills Day on 13 July 2018, it is difficult to overlook the fact that 64% of our young people are currently unemployed. This shocking statistic can be attributed to a wide range of socio-economic factors such as poor levels of education and lack of mobility.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: “SANTA SHOEBOX PLEDGING OPENS ON 1 AUGUST 2018” The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved children’s charity.

It is South Africa’s best loved children’s charity and has touched the lives of 762 594 underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Funding
Image: FoodForward SA launches Second Harvest to feed more hungry South Africans 50% of edible agricultural production is wasted due to specification requirements, cold-chain and processing inadequacies as well as access to markets. This nutritious food goes to waste while 14 million South Africans go hungry every day. FoodForward SA is launching Second Harvest, a programme that sources and collects surplus fruit and vegetables directly from commercial farmers across South Africa.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Miles4Hope Miles4Hope is an opportunity for individuals to fundraise for the Sunflower Fund through any sporting endeavour/challenge that they plan to take on.

We appreciate the fact that dedicated athletes are limited with their time and effort which is why the Miles4Hope campaign has been specifically designed to be as quick and simple as possible.  Participating athletes are provided with all the necessary tools to approach their personal and work databases and rally the support of their colleagues, clients, friends and family to sponsor them per mile covered or as an overall donation.   Read More...



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