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Reading is the key to learning... unlock the door this Mandela Day. International studies have revealed that regardless of nationality, level of education, or their parents’ economic status, children who grow up with books in their homes reach a higher level of education than those who do not.

“A child’s ability to learn is not only affected by the quality of teaching, the state of their classroom and the quality of their books.
As we observe Child Protection Week from 27 May to 02 June, the Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation calls upon government, NGOs and civil society to combine their efforts to protect vulnerable children against neglect, abuse and exploitation. Unless children are properly nurtured and protected from harm, no amount of improvement to schooling will yield better educational outcomes.

The advancement of women in business improves bottom-line performance and strengthens corporate culture, which ultimately drives GDP and socio-economic development. That’s the view of Graça Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Trust. Mrs Machel was delivering the keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

Companies Making a Difference
The SAB Foundation is committed to supporting projects aimed at uplifting people with disabilities and HeePD is absolutely groundbreaking.

A R300 000 donation from their ‘Kids for Kids’ initiative.

“It is a great pleasure to partner with the Injongo Project,” says Johan Enslin, CEO of Lewis Group

NOW OPEN 03 – 25 May 2017 : Prizes range from R150 000 to R1.2 million.

“The Dlulisa Initiative will truly make a big difference for South Africa,” says Radebe, speaking from his digs at the prestigious university.



Latest News
Thieves hide easily in the darkness, preying on those who begin their walk to work before dawn and return after nightfall.

HIVSA, a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services rolled out the first of a series CHOMA Dreams Cafés this wee

Computer literacy is an incredibly important life skill and forms part of the curriculum at the Open Air School.

Story #1 | Darryn August - ADAPTING TO LIFE CHALLENGES

The prestigious annual Beyond Sport Global Awards, in the Best Partnership or Collaboration category.

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Avril Hoepner

My passion in the area of development feeds me daily as I witness the profound rising up of individuals from dark and deep depression and poverty from victim to victorious in their circumstances.   read more...




Educanda is the Southern African partner of choice for all formal learning done through Day Cares, ECD Centres, Nurseries, Pre-Schools, Primary Schools, High schools, Special Needs Schools and parents. We consult to provide solutions that ensure teaching is relevant, age appropriate, inclusive and across all levels of ability ...       read  more




The Rhino Tears range of wines donate R15 from every bottle sold to be used in the war against rhino poaching within South Africa’s national parks (SANParks). Since the launch in 2014 they have already contributed R 1 000 000 to the cause....   read more






Quote of the day

What a piece of work man is! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable!

Hamlet (William Shakespeare)

 Quote :
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”
— Nelson Mandela


Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women AwardsEntries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017.
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Government building achieves four-star Green Star SA Office v1 - As Built ratingWSP has achieved a four-star Green Star SA As Built rating for the refurbishment of the Agrivaal building and the newly constructed adjacent public building, Batho Pele House.
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Cape Town considers implementing further water restrictions
© Jozsef Szasz-Fabian – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>As dam levels remain critically low, rainfall uncertainty great, and consumption levels still too high, the City of Cape Town is preparing for the imminent implementation of Level 4b water restrictions. This would adjust the water usage target downwards to 500-million litres of collective water use per day.
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A man sorting a sea of plastic bottles at one of the Wecycler hubs in Lagos, Nigeria. Most plastic litter from cities ends up in oceans. Photo: Panos/Joan Bardeletti
A man sorting a sea of plastic bottles at one of the Wecycler hubs in Lagos, Nigeria. Most plastic litter from cities ends up in oceans. Photo: Panos/Joan Bardeletti</span>Renowned American oceanographer Sylvia Earle has studied the sea extensively for more than 60 years, and logged more than 7,000 hours researching and filming marine life since her first dive at age 16.
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Cities rally around the Paris deal, a reminder that global problems can have local solutionsWhen President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement, the landmark climate accord signed by 196 nations that came into force in November 2016, the decision caused a significant negative backlash among other signatory countries.
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