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Retailers are holding thumbs for a bumper time of year and so are thousands of charities and environmental organisations. Shoppers too, are looking for ways to make their holiday and gift purchases count by helping those in need during this time. Thanks to all the cardholders around the country, R 70,319,673.21 has been raised this year for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations.

At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.

The group of learners and NCVT staff walked through the streets of Diepsloot on Friday, 25 November 2016, singing and shouting boisterously. The learners held up placards that read, “Protect us from abuse!” and “We are the leaders of tomorrow”. They were marching to the Diepsloot Police Station to hand over a memorandum of concerns as part of 16 Days of Activism.

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Swat clean-up crew to ensure beach-goers on January 2 and 3 were not greeted by piles of rubbish on arrival

On 3 December, Edcon hosted this event at the Mall of Africa for raising R3,09million for Casual Day

Three teams from Old Mutual were recently “admitted” to Valkenberg to help the Friends of Valkenberg get reading for Christmas at the hospital.

The national construction industry is adversely affected by the depletion of skills most notably caused by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

A big day for 158 people in Kylemore in Western Cape province. Tthey will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles

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Thank you for your support and Ignitying Opportunity with us during 2016 .... and beyond !

For all the SARDA volunteers it is time to sit back and raise a glass to themselves for a wonderful and amazing effort this second half of 2016.

The parties teach children the gift of giving from a young age - All profits and donations received are spent on Rotaract’s service projects

There is tremendous power when women work together; there is even a bigger power when a community works together.

Amazing achievements this year from a successful fundraiser hosted by a Leaders' Quest group, to our New Ventures Incubator businesses.

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Meet the dazzling &  dynamic Karen Smit

Long before having my own family, from the age of 3 years, I have had to overcome many physical and attitudinal barriers.

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The Friends of Valkenberg Trust collaborates with staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. This vital work means people can get back to their lives - their families, their jobs and their communities - better equipped to continue their recovery journey. ....       read more                     


Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme

Two of Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme participants selected, Waydene and Carly were selected to represent Mamelani at the #Alternativecare2016 conference in Geneva, Switzerland.





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I know I am not seeing things as they are. I am seeing things as I am.


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“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



The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban</span>The first cities in Africa to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry, are Durban, Cape Town, and Tshwane.
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ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of renewable energies in Senegal.
ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of renewable energies in Senegal.</span>ENGIE has signed a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country.
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Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big pollutersAccording to the Southern Africa arm of the Environmental Resources Management group, some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints.
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Image source: [[wwwpixabay.com]]</span>Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner.
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Resource Alliance to host IFC Pop-Ups in SAThe Resource Alliance will host three one-day International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop-Up events in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban this year.
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