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HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Sport
Image: LAUREUS SAYS YES TO YOUTH LEADERS OF TOMORROW Cape Town, April 25, 2014 - The 2014 Laureus Youth Empowerment Through Sport (YES) programme kicked off in Cape Town from 21-27 April with a “Bringing Out the Champion Within” -themed week for the 35 participants aged 18-25.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Social & Community, Sport
Image: New Partnerships, Programmes and Record Attendance Since reopening on the 16th January, we are stoked to report average daily attendance of 150 youth per day across Masiphumelele and Khayelitsha programming. We are also proud to announce the opening of several new programmes for 2014.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Social & Community, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer plays with Barclays Legends at BPL Live Event On March 29th-30th Barclays British Premier League Live made its debut in Johannesburg, with many fans in full kit, lots of sunshine and tons of soccer. Thirty thousand excited soccer fans came through Zoo Lake Park over two days for the ultimate fan experience, and Grassroot Soccer was excited to be a big part of the action!   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: GRS Coaches Participate in Global Money Week - a worldwide celebration to empower the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens

March 10th-17th marked Global Money Week, a worldwide celebration to empower the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. Coordinated by one of our partners, Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), Global Money Week focused on the active involvement of youth in over 80 countries through 400 organizations.   Read More...

Social & Community, Sport
- a national non-profit company that inspires, empowers and enables vulnerable children, youth and communities

Khulisa Social Solutions is a national non-profit company that inspires, empowers and enables vulnerable children, youth and communities to unlock their potential and develop skills towards a positive future.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Saved by the beach: Dimza's story. "Survivor of a mob justice attack, "Dimza"'s life has been transformed by the beach and Waves for Change.

Vuyani Makebe spent his on the beach, working as a newly qualified lifeguard.  Why is this significant? Firstly, but for the timely intervention of a police officer 18 months ago, Vuyani Makebe would now be dead. Secondly. Vuyani dropped out of school in grade 4. Now 22 years old, the beach, quite literally, has saved his life.   Read More...

Image: PfP has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of this year’s 99er This is your chance to be a PfP Champion!

The Annual 99er Cycle Tour and Mountain Bike Challenge is less than a month away and the Partners for Possibility (PfP) team is gearing up to participate in the Cycle Tour and the Fun Walk.   Read More...

Image: From KFC to Surf Coach Waves for Change co-founder Apish Tshetsha. The real story behind the cover of AMAZA Vol 2

The man you see sliding onto a clean Muizenberg face is Waves for Change co-founder Apish Tshetsha. Just 2 years ago Apish's life was on a very different path, slipping between unemployment and stints as an expediter at the KFC branch in Fish Hoek. In 2011, if you ordered a Zinger Tower Burger, odds are it was put together by Apish.   Read More...

HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Sport
Image: Partnering with the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation

Laureus have supported Waves for Change since our beginnings in April of 2011. Through our partnership, we have seen Waves for Change develop from a grassroots programme into a fully fledged, community owned sport for development programme, using surfing to fight HIV and develop young leaders in some of South Africa's largest townships.

Image: Laureus Celebrates South Africa's 2013 Graduation 2013 marks the 2nd year of this program which trains youth leaders to harness the power of sport to inspire & transform their communities
Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Edwin Moses, and Chairman of Laureus South Africa, Morné du Plessis, congratulated an inspirational group of Cape Town youth leaders who have successfully graduated from the Laureus Youth Empowerment Through Sport (YES) Programme.   Read More...

Health, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Celebrates Opening of FIFA Football for Hope Centre in Alexandra, South Africa

Grassroot Soccer (GRS), FIFA, and streetfootballworld are pleased to announce the opening of the Alexandra Football for Hope Centre in Johannesburg on 12 November.  The centre will be managed by Grassroot Soccer and will provide education and public health services to Alexandra, particularly to its young people.   Read More...

Image: Shining the spotlight on some of South Africa’s most deserving sports talent Sports tournament for rural kids finishes with an inspiring award ceremony
The prestigious Transnet Rural and Farm Schools Tournament was a huge success with learners, coaches, and sports officials. But what made the event so special and a humbling experience for all involved was seeing first-hand the excitement on the faces of the youths. “Coming from a rural area, the children were so excited to be in the city. For some, this was their first time here” said BakamelaRai, a teacher from Mabela Intermediate School.   Read More...

Image: Contribute for the Love of the Game Rugby fans are urged to contribute to the Players Fund by SMSing messages of support to the Boks to 40776 from 18-26 September
The official charity of the Springbok Rugby Team, The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, steps in to offer help and hope when rugby players suffer catastrophic and serious rugby injuries.   Read More...

Image: VELOKHAYA BENEFITS,  YET AGAIN, FROM PICK N PAY  SUPPORT The Pick n Pay LikeBike fundraising campaign was back again this year, bigger and better than before

 This year’s LikeBike Plus campaign aimed to build on the success of last year’s initiative   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community, Sport
Image: AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. and Oliver Kahn Foundation Partnering to develop a innovative new coaching curriculum
The 6th of June marks the start of an exciting 5-year cooperation between the Oliver Kahn Foundation and AMANDLA EduFootball e.V.   Read More...

They just raised R 58 000.00, on a tandem!

Anton & Brigitte De Waal  -    They just completed the Cape Epic, on a tandem!  We are humbled by their accomplishment. 

In doing so, they have raised R58,000.00 for BEN. We welcome everyone interested in supporting their great accomplishment -

You can sponsor their cause here...

For more information on BEN



Once again, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series got off to a flying start in South Africa.

One of the youngest events in the 37-year-old worldwide Series, Johannesburg is exceptionally vibrant and reflecting of its emerging business landscape. It celebrated its 10th running on a beautiful, blue-sky night with a capacity crowd of 13,110 entrants from 207 companies. It is the largest crowd in the event history and it also drew a star-studded collection of supporters.   Read More...

Image: Raising funds for BEN  ... on a tandem!!  - cycling the Cape Epic together.

"Madness" is what people generally say when you say that you are attempting arguably one of the toughest events in the world, The Cape Epic. But we have managed to make it even harder. We are going to do it as a couple on a tandem and have only trained for 8 weeks.



Afrika Tikkun calls on all 6-12 year old children to ride in their name on Saturday 9th March.

To help them continue their inspiring and life changing work with children and their families in South African townships, Afrika Tikkun an NPO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African townships, recently launched the brand new ‘Cycle Stars’ campaign to encourage riders to raise funds on their behalf while participating in the Cycle Tour and Junior Tour 2013.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: Riding the Tour D’Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town.

With raised eyebrows we listened to Tessa’s story and could not help but being inspired by her passion and eagerness to make a difference in a poverty stricken continent.



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