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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 , 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 , 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 , 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...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer at SA AIDS: Talking Points and Takeaways Grassroot Soccer (GRS) joined thought leaders, scientists for the ninth-annual SA AIDS Conference in Durban

It was with great excitement that Grassroot Soccer (GRS) joined thought leaders, scientists, medical practitioners, and influential stakeholders for the ninth-annual SA AIDS Conference in Durban. The biannual conference is the second-largest HIV conference in the world and brings together more than 3,000 people, 25% of whom represent countries other than South Africa. During our time at the conference, GRS had the privilege of sharing two poster presentations.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Philanthropists give over R1.7 billion to 11 local universities Research reveals severely skewed distribution
Many South Africans and South African organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs). The challenge is to better understand this discrepancy, and to address how historically disadvantaged universities (HDIs) can attract more funding.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative Woolworths and the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, aims to empower one million young SA's by offering paid, quality work experience.

Woolworths is pleased to announce the official launch of its first intake of candidates from the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, a government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society which aims to empower one million young South Africans by offering paid, quality work experience.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Rotary Club of Claremont welcomes new president Tsie Mogoje newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Claremont

“I am honoured to take over the helm of this extraordinary club,” said Tsie Mogoje newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Claremont at her inauguration on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Tsie will take over the reins for the 2018/2019.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: WORD WARRIOR COMPETITION SHARPENS LITERARY SKILLS READ Educational Trust’s annual Word Warrior Competition

READ Educational Trust’s annual Word Warrior Competition has always drawn attention to the creative young wordsmiths in South Africa, and last year’s competition proved no different!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Addiction & Substance Abuse
Image: Celebrating sobriety on International Day against Drug Abuse While statistics indicate that 10% of the population are addicts, the rest of us are also affected in some way.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is celebrated on June 26, directly or indirectly impacts on all of our lives.  While statistics indicate that 10% of the population are addicts, the rest of us are also affected in some way, as we all have a family member, friends or colleagues that has been inflicted by addiction at some point in their lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment #WORLDREADY Formal Education Alone is Not Enough to Equip Youth to Succeed in Life

As South Africa celebrates Youth Month, the largest international youth achievement programme, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, known locally as The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) is calling attention to the significant role non-formal education is playing in equipping youth to succeed in life.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image:  Microsoft pushing Team Dimension Data to new heights Microsoft South Africa is proud to announce that it is the official cloud partner of Team Dimension Data (Team DD).

The sponsorship aims to transform the world of cycling by using cloud capabilities to unlock new opportunities for Team DD in this ever-evolving world of digital transformation. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is Africa’s first and only registered WorldTour cycling team competing at the highest level in all of cycling’s showpiece events.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join us for our Mandela Day 2019 campaign YOUPSA invites you to join in our campaign

With Mandela Day around the corner on 18 July 2019, Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA invites you to join in our campaign, giving our children a future where they can flourish.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Seychelles leads action on marine protected areas. Seychelles is one of 12 countries that has stepped forward to lead ‘action groups’ under the Blue Charter
'Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: MYSCHOOL SUPPORTS LEARN TO EARN’S GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is funding the essential upgrade of the hardware and software for the Learn to Earn Graphic Design Training course.

Learn to Earn, which offers unemployed, disenfranchised  people a hand up, not a hand out, runs 14 market-relevant training programmes across four Western Cape campuses. The short, intensive skills programmes are aimed at the holistic development of the students providing them with opportunities to gain scarce skills, financial acumen and vital preparation for the world of work.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Makhanda prepares for the National Arts Festival The National Arts Festival is an event on the SA cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent

The banners, posters and flags are going up as Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) prepares to host the 45th National Arts Festival, 11 days of amazing, in a feast of arts, culture and free entertainment. This year the Festival is on from 27th June till 7th July.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Day Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans

Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Busiswe Mkhungo a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Reflecting on the significance of 16 June in our country’s history, Busisiwe advises the country’s youth to focus on the real world and stop putting all their energy into boasting on social media.  “I’m really concerned about social media because it’s stealing people’s dreams.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference The event was a free, two-day virtual conference called Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO)

Cape Town-based not-for-profit (NPO) and social impact organisations recently had the opportunity to learn about fundraising, change management and innovation from some of the world’s best.   Read More...




Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image: Freedom Day with meaning for youth - GunFree SA ALEXANDRA – Alex youth on a mission to silence the guns.

Freedom Day 2019 was a worthy cause to Alex Youth who partnered with GunFree SA to fight the alarming gun violence in their community. This was through sports, arts and other forms of entertainment at the Alex Mall and off the street where they are exposed and recruited into crime.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company, were among the recipients of the Commonwealth's Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: YOUNG ACTIVISTS WALK FROM DURBAN TO CAPE TOWN FOR DISABLED YOUTH Walk aims at raising investment for inclusive and equitable quality education in SA

Youth-led non-profit organisation, Enabling Disability Education Nationally (EDEN), is preparing for the second edition of its Walk For Youth Disability Education (#Walk4YDE19), a charity campaign for the benefit of South African youth with disabilities.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: SHIPMENT OF 300,000 CHILDREN’S BOOKS A BOOST FOR READING Book donation to benefit thousands of children nationwide

Children cannot learn to read, or love to read, if they do not have access to books and stories. That’s why the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and FNB have teamed up with Books For Africa and logistics company DSV to get books into the hands of approximately 80 000 children across the country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Woman diver reaching new depths in TNPA One of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.

Coming nose to snout with a great white shark would be enough to turn most trainees away from a diving career – but not Makhosazana Sengo. Being one of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, Sengo is well versed in overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Our 2019 year has started with a bang! We have been busy ... WELCOMING OUR 2019 YEAR BEYOND PROGRAMME VOLUNTEERS

Our wonderful YEBO programme continues to flourish! In February, we welcomed our new group of volunteers:   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Penreach Play Day 2019 “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”- Fred Rogers

Penreach experiences the transformative power of play for young children on a daily basis, in preschools and homes across the region. But once a year, we celebrate the power of play on World Play Day by bringing together thousands of 4-year olds at Mbombela Stadium, and playing our hearts out the whole day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  42 days to Mandela Day  ... What difference will you be making ?

Spend your 67 Minutes on the 18th of July creating high impact & vital 'Calming Kits' for classrooms in the conflict ridden Cape Flats. In addition, your contribution will raise funds to support trauma training and mentoring of teachers to ensure that every child has a caring adult in their life.   Read More...




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Image: Adele Kirsten advocates for a gun-free South Africa

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Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image: There should be no guns for private citizens - Minister of Police Bheki Cele Ban guns for private citizens, says Bheki Cele as 30,000 weapons are destroyed

Minister of Police Bheki Cele says in the future he hopes to see a South Africa where only law enforcement officers would carry firearms. There should be no guns for private citizens, Minister of Police Bheki Cele said at Arcelor Mittal Steel in Vereeniging on Wednesday, where 30,000 firearms were destroyed.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Proudly SA company Smergos champions the needs of the disabled Specially designed bags that fit neatly on any wheelchair, giving the user a way to carry their belongings.

When Nicholas Smit was out looking for a birthday gift for his wheelchair bound friend, Nicole Vergos in 2012, he struck on the idea of a wheelchair bag, as he saw that she often struggled to keep her belongings on her lap when propelling herself in her chair. But Nicholas struggled to find what he was looking for locally and imported products were exorbitantly priced. And so Smergos was co-founded by both, born out of Nicholas’ idea and Nicole’s need.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES
Image: Woolworths partners to boost innovative recycling villages In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  The new initiative is a trial that will upgrade two existing WILDLANDS recycling villages and open three additional recycling villages in popular KwaZulu-Natal shopping centres where there are Woolworths’ stores.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: How Seniors And Their Caregivers Can Ensure They Stay Healthy And Sharp In Their Golden Years

On reaching the age of 65, the risk of developing dementia doubles after every 5 years, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians. This has proven to be a problem that negatively affects the elderly in South Africa. They are increasingly becoming fraud victims, due to their decreased cognitive functions. Thankfully, a healthy diet and increased physical activity can protect the elderly from such incidences. How so?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards: Meet the winners Supplier development is becoming an increasingly important strategy for many corporates

Supplier development is becoming an increasingly important strategy for many corporates, not only from a scorecard compliance perspective, but also as a means of growing the economy and increasing job opportunities. The Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards recognise companies who are making significant strides in their supplier development initiatives by acknowledging those who go beyond the scorecard, fostering learning, showcasing best practice and encouraging collaboration.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child Relationships in South Africa The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop, announced the results of a multi-country research project.

The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organisation behind Takalani Sesame, announced the results of a multi-country research evaluation of Play Every Day, a program designed to shift parent and caregiver perceptions about the educational value of play and to encourage play that contributes to children’s early development and learning outcomes.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community creche transformation made possible by SRSA investment SRSA donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche.

Manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche near Ladysmith.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: World Hunger Day - Help Us Feed A Future! Did you know that more than 3 million children in South African experience chronic hunger every day?

Also, 66 million primary school children across the developing world attend classes hungry, 60% of which are girls.    Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Here’s the incredible, super human story of Riad Masoet How do you honor a hero who embodied the limitless boundaries of human potential?

A survivor of MS (multiple sclerosis) for 22 years, a brain cancer survivor for 8 years, a disabled crusader for human inclusion, universal access and social justice.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: A Better Version of Oneself The Story of Xhantilomzi Jacob

Xhantilomzi Jacob is just 25 years old and has lived to tell the tale of a short life marked by alcohol abuse, toxic patterns of masculinity and a random accident in his childhood that left him bedridden and uncertain about his ability to ever walk again.   Read More...



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