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Launch of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018

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We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability...

We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards.

These awards invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation that benefit women and youth, people in rural areas or people with a disability. We find, support and scale social innovations – through challenge funding and tailored mentorship – which can directly and indirectly improve quality of life.

We call on all entrepreneurs to enter the 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards now. Read more about the awards and get to know some of our current entrepreneurs in this newsletter.

SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards

The Social Innovation Awards are aimed at innovators/social entrepreneurs/institutions/social enterprises with prototypes or early stage businesses that can solve a social problem.
 
The Disability Empowerment Awards are aimed at innovators/social entrepreneurs/ institutions/social enterprises whose innovations focus on providing solutions for people with disabilities.
 
We’re especially keen to create opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs and innovators, who are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Project Responsible Workshops

During the month of October the Market Responsibility Team from District Cape Inland hosted a series of Project Responsible Workshops.  The workshops, arranged in partnership with the NGO FASfacts, the Western Cape Liquor Board, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and representatives from the respective SAPS, were held with liquor license applicants in Bishop Lavis, Elsies River, Ravensmead, Fisantekraal, Delft, Vredendal, Kraaifontein, Paarl East and Robertson.

 

 

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District Cape Inland - CSI

On the 8th of October 2011 DCI MRO Garnett Kallis assisted the Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch and SAPS by sponsoring their community outreach initiative.  The initiative was to paint the walls in a park used by the children in the community.  The walls were in a state of general neglect and covered in gang graffiti.

Garnett provided the neighbourhood watch with 50 litres of paint, hotdogs and cooldrink for the initiative and joined them in the painting.  He was also given a certificate of thanks from City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee member JP Smith for his participation in the project. 
 

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March Against Substance Abuse - Robertson

On the 6th of October, DCI MRO Enzo Prins joined the Robertson community in their ‘March against substance abuse’.  The march took participants through the streets of Robertson to the sports field where they listened to speeches from MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato, the deputy mayor, SAPS and SAB.
 

The event was aimed at the children of the community and around 250 took part. At the sports field they were entertained with singing and dancing activities and given a nice hot meal.
The event was profiled in the Robertson community newspaper.   

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DCI – Haven Night Shelter Christmas Party 

On Tuesday the 20th of December, District Cape Inland hosted their annual Christmas Party for the Haven Night Shelter in Kraaifontein.  All the residents at the shelter were served a scrumptious Christmas meal by the district.

In addition to the annual party, the district also renovated the bathrooms and installed several showers to enable the residents to have better ablution facilities.  

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Khayelitsha Community Safety Campaign 

On the 9th and 10th of December SAB was invited to participate in a community safety campaign in Khayelitsha facilitated by Eskom.  The theme of the campaign was ‘Be Safe, Be Smart and Stay Alive this Festive Season’.

Sisa and Sam from the District Cape Peninsula Market Responsibility Team did a great job in encouraging the community members present not to abuse alcohol during this festive period, to be safe on the roads and not to drink while you are pregnant.  
 

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CSI Movember Campaign

We are proud to announce that the CAPE REGION has raised R14 000 for CANSA through the ‘Grow Your Mo’ campaign.  Well done to everybody who sent in a ‘Mo’ or who voted.  Here are a selection of photos that were sent in

 

 

 


 

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World Aids Day – Getting Zero.

On the 1st of December SAB Cape Region celebrated World Aids Day.  The event also coincided with the employee wellness day and ‘16 Days of Activism’.  General Manager at Newlands Brewery, Diarmaid De Burca, gave a fantastic speech about how this year was the 20th year after Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV and that this proved living positively with HIV is not a death sentence. Remember to ‘Get tested’ and lets get to zero new infections! 

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DCP Project Responsible Workshop

On the 29th of November the District Cape Peninsula Market Responsibility Team held a Project Responsible workshop at the Newlands Brewery.

The 37 traders who attended were transported on buses to Newlands where they went on a brewery tour.

In addition to the brewery tour Leana Olivier (CEO of FARR) and David Frost (Safely Home Programme Manager) presented on the harmful effects of alcohol.

David’s breathalyser was used to test the traders breath alcohol levels at the end of their tour after the beers they had consumed in the pub.  Many expressed surprise that they were over the limit to drive despite ‘only having two beers’. 

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DCI Market Responsibility Team – Stakeholder Braai

On Sunday the 27th of November the DCI Market Responsibility Team hosted a braai for their stakeholders at the Bellville Depot. 

The braai was arranged to say thank you to the SAPS, Western Cape Liquor Board and Community Policing Forum members that have assisted the team throughout the year.

The stakeholders also thanked SAB for the support they have received in crime fighting initiatives.     

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Caledon Beer Festival

On the 5th of November the District Cape Inland Market Responsibility Team ran a ‘Regret Nothing’ campaign at the Caledon Beer Festival.

The team provided consumers at the event with purified drinking water, and promoted the ‘Regret Nothing’ campaign with caps, t-shirts, water bottles and lanyards.

Consumers were also encouraged to test their breath alcohol levels with  disposable breathalysers before driving.   

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World Food Day

On the 14th of October SAB & the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Matzikama Local Municipality celebrated World Food Day at Doringbaai on the West Coast. During the event a food mountain made up of contributions from the staff of the Department of Agriculture, the World Food Bank and SAB were handed over to various beneficiaries of Doringbaai.

During his speech the MEC for Agriculture Gerrit van Rensburg thanked SAB for getting involved and taking the upliftment of impoverished communities seriously.

Our thanks goes out to Deidre Esau (Acting Market Responsibility Manager – DCP) for taking the time to represent SAB at the event.

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DCI – Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch   

On the 21st of September, Garnett Kallis of the District Inland Market Responsibility Team hosted the Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch volunteers on a tour of the Newlands Brewery.

The tour forms part of his efforts to build good relationships with the communities he works in.



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DCI – Elsies River and Bishop Lavis Neighbourhood Watches

Garnett Kallis also donated bibs, balaclavas, and gloves to the Elsie’s River and Bishop Lavis Neighbourhood Watches.  The donation will make them easily identifiable to the community at large and help reduce crime.

 

 

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Stakeholder Relations – B.A.C Golf Day 

On the 30th of September, Corporate Affairs sponsored the 14th hole at the Business Against Crime golf day.  B.A.C has been one of our key stakeholders in the Responsible Trader Programme.

A huge thanks to Fallon from the Events Team for arranging the Castle Lite stand and the ice cold beers for all the golfers.     

 

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Kickstart

The Kickstart class of 2011 have been attending business skills training workshops in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.  31 young business men and women are attending these training sessions.  The sessions run over a period of 4 weeks and will end early in September.

In addition to the training, the top 6 Kickstarters from last years classes attended the adjudication for the National Kickstart  Awards .  Lets hope the Cape Region can have the same success as last year and take home first prize again.      Read More ...

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The Responsible Trader - Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony for the pilot phase of the Responsible Trader Programme took place on the SAB Oval on the 3rd of August.  The more than 200 traders from the Western Cape who participated in the pilot phase of the programme attended the graduation.  Also in attendance were members of the liquor board, Business Against Crime and SAPS.

An evaluation of the pilot showed an increase in traders’ knowledge about how to trade responsibly in their outlets. Traders rated the programme highly on applicability of knowledge and skills for themselves, their business and immediate communities. More than 95% of participating traders were committed to applying the knowledge and skills received within their outlets. Traders were also positive about their role in contributing towards the role of alcohol abuse harm in communities.      Read More ...

 

 

 

 


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DCI – Women in the Making

The Market Responsibility Team from DCI hosted a Women in the Making workshop for women’s month.  Female liquor traders from the Wallacedean area attended the workshop that was hosted at the Wallacedean Community Hall.  The workshop focusing on reducing harm from alcohol, reducing domestic violence and encouraging entrepreneurial skills, was run in partnership with the local SAPS and Community Policing Forum.

The event was a huge success and those present made the following resolution:
“The changes we have seen in the Liquor industry in the Western Cape has created new challenges for us as liquor traders, and the communities we trade in and belong to. It has become evident that it’s our duty as the custodians of the liquor trade to adapt to the transformation by adhering to responsible trading practices.” 

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DCP – CSI Initiative

On the 19th August, the DCP MRO team donated blankets to the Elukhuselweni Orphanage in E section, Khayelitsha. This project was part of a partnership with the CPF and tavern owners who were present to hand over the blankets.   

 

 

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 67 Minutes for Mandela

Three districts completed their 67 minutes for Mandela.  The Market Responsibility team from DCP distributed blankets to destitute people living on the streets and to the Wynberg Homeless Shelter.  The Market Responsibility Team from DCI distributed blankets to the Robin Hood Crèche and to community members in Wallacedean, Robertson, Elsie's River, Delft, Strand and Paarl. In some areas this was done in partnership with SAPS.     

 

 

 

Finally the licensing team from District EP created soup kitchens, in and around Port Elizabeth, at the Walmer Dumping Site and Airport dumping site.  Employees bought ingredients, made soup and distributed at the soup kitchen.  The soup kitchens were part of FAWU and COSATU’s Nelson Mandela celebrations.

 

 
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DCP – CSI Day

Well done to DCP for giving the Shawco Home for the Aged in Nyanga, as well as the centre hosting the Youth for Change in Nyanga, a face lift for their CSI Day.

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