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Image: ORIBI Village helps entrepreneurs achieve social change

A non-profit co-working space and ‘collaborative incubator’ dedicated to social entrepreneurship, ORIBI Village, has opened in Cape Town. ORIBI, which is situated in Gardens, will hold its opening event on March 5 2019 from 10am to 12pm. Hosting a wide range of events promoting local projects, ORIBI aims to promote social entrepreneurship as a tool for economic and social development in Cape Town and surrounding townships.   Read More...




Skills Development
Image: ORIBI Village: The Home of Changemakers

Not just your average co-working space: Cape Town shared workspace to launch exciting new business incubator set to bring waves of change to communities through its innovative, socially conscious programmes. ORIBI Village, a brand new GROUPE SOS Pulse non-profit company, officially launched in Cape Town last week, with a vision to boost social entrepreneurship and positive impact in local communities.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: Women's Legal Centre - 20th Anniversary Celebrations The Women’s Legal Centre is an African feminist legal centre that advances women’s rights and equality through strategic litigation, advocacy and partnerships. We aim to defend and protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized women -in particular, black women- and to promote their access to justice and equitable resources.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Women Empowerment
Image: Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards Women entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa acknowledged for their leadership and innovation

Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF which celebrates the five-year anniversary of its benchmarking annual Conference and Expo this year. The Awards take place on the last evening of the two-day event, 29-30 October, in Cape Town.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: If you can see it, you can be it. It’s a simple idea that can change the world.

Young people need to see a healthy future for themselves. They need to see themselves in the leaders of today so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: This Women’s Day we celebrate a Chemical Engineer from Motherwell Sinothando Tiso is one of many young women whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen.

Women’s Month is a special month for Engen as it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Youth
Image: Penreach says YES to youth empowerment Unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”

In his recent state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the 50 per cent unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”, which requires urgent, innovative and coordinated solutions.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: What the youth need the most: skills to help themselves Young people outlined exactly what they need from business and government in order to succeed

In a recent panel discussion held with youth activators from ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a national NPO focused on empowering the youth of South Africa to create meaningful change in their communities, young people outlined exactly what they need from business and Government in order to succeed: practical education and skills training; experience; encouragement; acknowledgement; and to be heard.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: West Coast celebrates high breastfeeding rate As we observe World Breastfeeding Week (01 – 07 August), we celebrate the progress South Africa has made

A recent Dare2Care project conducted in Saldanha Bay revealed that 76 per cent of mothers who participated have breastfed their children and 40.4% breastfed for six months and longer – eight per cent more than the national average*.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Growing challenges, not enough solutions at Eskom Eskom’s dismal annual results for 2018/19 show an unstable utility struggling to control costs and spending more to deliver less.
Government must urgently implement the promised reform of the electricity sector. “Whether we like it or not, Eskom has to be unbundled. We need comprehensive, well-structured and well-thought out plans,” says Ronald Chauke, OUTA’s Portfolio Manager for Energy.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Thuli Madonsela to lead trekkers up Kili Thuli Madonsela Women’s Day Executive Climb for Dignity & Social Justice up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Professor Thuli Madonsela will head up a group of 25 intrepid adventurers who will be given a heroes’ send-off at OR Tambo International Airport this Sunday as they depart for the Thuli Madonsela Women’s Day Executive Climb for Dignity & Social Justice up Mount Kilimanjaro.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Engen kits out Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School’s drummies To raise morale at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

Principal Charlton De Morney reached out to local businesses to help raise funds for uniforms and props (pom poms, flags, maces and batons) for the school’s new drum majorette squad.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Embracing Mandela Day spirit Getting into the spirit of Mandela Day 2019 #ActionAgainstPoverty

Getting into the spirit of Mandela Day 2019 #ActionAgainstPoverty, over 600 staff members from LexisNexis South Africa’s six regional offices put their hands to a variety of different projects in honour of our national hero, Nelson Mandela’s birthday.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: OUTA demands Tshwane provide clean drinking water to Hammanskraal Contaminated water may pose a danger to babies
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has issued a letter of demand to the City of Tshwane calling for immediate action on the substandard potable water supplied by Magalies Water to Hammanskraal residents.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Port Employees Take #ActionAgainstPoverty TNPA once again called upon its employees to nominate worthy causes, particularly any for which they volunteer in their personal time.

Employees from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) marked the tenth anniversary of Nelson Mandela International Day at numerous charitable organisations ranging from youth centres, schools, children’s and old age homes, palliative care organisations, informal settlements, hospitals and more.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Mandela Day classroom donation to make matric learning easier

The learning environment is about to become a lot more comfortable for matric learners at the Bhekinthuthuko Secondary School, Doornkloof near Ladysmith.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: UN report on the progress towards Zero Hunger According to the UN, the number of people in the world who suffer from hunger continues to increase, with Africa the most-affected continent.

Slow Food - "We need bolder policies to combat poverty, inequality and marginalization that adopt an agroecological, inclusive and socially equitable model of food production."   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Proudly SA and SACTWU respond to imported formal suits worn by Bafana Bafana en route to Egypt

Proudly South African and the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) have noted with dismay the photos of Bafana Bafana travelling to and from Egypt for their recent AFCON campaign wearing wholly imported suits sponsored by Damat.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: New commitment to cross collaboration in the waste management industry solidified

“The purpose of the MoU is to ensure increased cross collaboration between government, the IWMSA, and the private sector within the waste management industry in South Africa. The signing of the MoU will allow the Regulator and the Institute to collaborate on and debate matters of mutual environmental interest and find workable solutions to benefit the entire industry role players.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Uber partners with Old Mutual to bring driver-partners financial literacy sessions Driver-partners in South Africa are extremely important to Uber and for this reason

Uber is proud to bring back the Old Mutual Financial Literacy Sessions for driver-partners at no cost to them. The education sessions, which will run weekly for the next 24 months, kicked off at Uber’s Green Light Hub (driver support centres) in Johannesburg where a number of drivers attended.    Read More...



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