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ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
Image: U-turn featured on National television for World Homeless day 2018 To honour the day we're asking for the public to please donate clothing and purchase vouchers for responsible giving.

We are very proud to be featured on eNCA today in prime time television as part of World Homeless Day!.
The shops, our skills & work based solution, as well as some of the incredible client stories featured beautifully in the interview. (see the interview video below)

Find more info here to donate clothing and purchase vouchers http://homeless.org.za/get-involved

Feel free to comment and share and thank you for your support to get U-turn to this proud moment!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Poverty
Image: Grow Great Campaign - galvanizing South Africa to achieving zero stunting by 2030. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa.

Johannesburg, 12 October 2018: The Grow Great campaign will be officially launched in Johannesburg on 17 October 2018. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa and will mobilise the nation to achieve zero-stunting by 2030. Given her commitment to maternal and child health and her advocacy for early childhood development, the First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe will deliver the keynote address at the media launch of the Grow Great Campaign.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths Trials Plastic Bag Free Store Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a ‘plastic bag free’ store and reusable bag awareness campaign.
Following the announcement of its commitment to phase out single-use shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial. The trial aims to test whether, given a choice of a more affordable reusable bag, consumers will make the shift away from buying single-use plastic shopping bags.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day: Eliminating the stigma around mental health issues Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - World Mental Health Day and a chance to reflect on what mental health means to society. “One of the greatest challenges we need to address is the stigma around mental health issues,” says Shona Sturgeon, Executive Committee Member of Cape Mental Health and Past President of the World Federation for Mental Health.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: R10m food donation to hungry South Africans The goal is to get the more than 4,2 million packets to 14 different charity organisations across the country.

Cape Town: Food group donates about R10-million worth of instant noodles to stricken communities countrywide as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate the effect of poverty and drought in South Africa.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community organisations to benefit from global outreach campaign The Cape Town team also joined hands with a number of NGOs including Learning in Reach, Dress for Success Cape Town and Philisa Abafazi Bethu.

This October, various charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa are set to benefit from the local roll-out of the annual RE Cares Month. This global community outreach programme is spearheaded by leading content and technology solutions provider, LexisNexis South Africa, through its international parent company, the RELX Group.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Driver Wellness sees Western Cape truck drivers roll up their sleeves and get tested As part of National Transport month, Engen officially launched the annual programme on 1 October.

Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October. Truck drivers in the Western Cape were invited to receive free health screenings at the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 8th; Engen Swartlands on October 9th and Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping Industrial on October 11th   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Alexandra children learn to swim with help from local businesses Since 2011 Super Star Swim School have successfully been teaching toddlers and children to swim

Super Star Swim School in collaboration with Cool (kids’) Cabs and Magical Moments are pledging to teach 45 children and five adults from the Alexandra township to swim by December. The project aims to create greater awareness around water safety and to give the gift of this essential life skill that will have a lasting impression on these children’s lives.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Funding
Image: How FoodForward SA’ Second Harvest Programme Uses Agri Surplus to Boost Nutritious Food Basket. This is yet another example of how partnership makes possible the achievement of reaching several of our Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).

Despite being absolutely suitable for human consumption, agri surplus is often treated as waste. For this reason, at the beginning of 2018, FoodForward SA launched Second Harvest, a specific surplus food strategy to reach out to farmers and growers. Since around 50% of agricultural surplus is wasted, FoodForward SA used this untapped opportunity to recover agri surplus to augment FoodForward SA’s foodbanking model, to more effectively address the growing problem of food insecurity in our country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: Massive New Billboard Campaign Set to Promote Key Opportunities for Early Childhood Development According to Dr. Harrison, political interest in early childhood is growing, but it is yet to translate into proper investment in ECD

The DG Murray Trust and Primedia will together launch one of the country’s largest ever national outdoor media campaigns, demonstrating the power of early childhood development to change the future of South Africa. The billboard campaign will showcase three large-scale initiatives to prevent nutritional stunting and promote early learning and reading – namely Grow Great, SmartStart and Nal’ibali.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Childhood education is the key to the betterment of society. Congratulations to yet another group of ladies who successfully completed their Jubilee Excellence Schools (JES) training.

Teachers are recruited from the community where the school is based, the majority of them being previously unemployed.
The recruited ladies receive 10 weeks of training before they are placed in one of our JES schools. The training focus on holistic development while taking background, context and challenges into consideration and prioritises each person’s spiritual and emotional welfare. After successfully completing their training, the Shiloh Education team offers continuous in-service training and monitoring.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Health
Image: Sunflower Day - rallying support for life-threatening blood diseases.

One of the many ways The Sunflower Fund raises funds and awareness is through campaigns like Sunflower Day. Sunflower Day is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases like leukaemia. Over the past 15 years, it has grown beyond the sale of TOPES to an open source campaign through which schools, corporates, supporters and the general public celebrate Sunflower Day and raise funds for The Sunflower Fund. Sunflower Day (21 September) is on the South African Health Awareness Calendar for 2018.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: Nothing to Lose. Against all odds. For the good of all - Faith is not a feeling, but a certainty! The internationally acclaimed film, Nothing to Lose, based on the life of the founder and spiritual leader of the UCKG

The internationally acclaimed film, Nothing to Lose, based on the life of the founder and spiritual leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), premiered in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 August at the Ticketpro Dome. The weekend events were attended by almost 50 000 people.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Partners for Possibility - 2018 WISE Awards

Partners for Possibility aims to improve the quality of education by capacitating the school principals of under-resourced schools to lead change within their schools and their communities, through connecting business and school leaders. In a country with many challenges more than 670,000 children are already benefiting from support given to adults in more than 850 schools.

This is happening because of you and others in the Partners for Possibility (PfP) community!
On Friday evening it was my privilege to receive the coveted WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award in New York – on behalf of the PfP community.

It is the first time that the WISE Award is given to a South African organisation. We have reason to be very proud J.

I stood on the stage in the United Nations building (picture below) with much gratitude and appreciation for every person who has contributed to PfP over the last 8 years so the main purpose of this message is to say Thank You! None of this will have happened without the support of people in our community.

Please take a moment to acknowledge yourself as part of a WISE Award-winning community.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
2018 is the year of 'Jumping Ahead' at TSiBA, and we are doing so in many ways!

Following significant research and program development, we are submitting an exciting new Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree that will prepare our students to be agile leaders in the future world of work, a world where rapid change will be a constant dynamic. This degree will be offered following the qualification accreditation by the Council for Higher Education (CHE).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Diabetes Camp helps newly diagnosed diabetic tweens and teens MYSCHOOL sponsors children's diabetes camp

Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is  one of the most prevalent diseases in South Africa. Type 1 diabetes which occurs mainly in children and young people,  is an autoimmune disease, where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the bodies own immune system.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: The Community Chest of the Western Cape Announcement - The Board and Management of Community Chest, and the Board and Management of Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, are pleased to announce a merger between Community Chest and Impumelelo.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: A first in Africa: voice-controlled technology for quadriplegics Installation of the VoQol system has recently been completed at three residential facilities in Cape Town, with financial support from donors, including Rotary Club of Claremont. A total of 51 rooms were fitted with the devices at Turfhall Cheshire Home, Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre and Eric Miles Cheshire Home.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Raising SuperHeroes through reading in 2018 In a country of great contrasts and diversity, our focus should be on empowering our young people at all costs.

In a country of great contrasts and diversity, in which the future seems filled with uncertainty, our focus should be on empowering our young people at all costs. What better way to do so, than with helping them discover facts about their world, and most importantly, about themselves, through that one little gift we should be passing on from generation to generation; from child to child: the gift of reading.   Read More...



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