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Image: Corporates, Philanthropists and Higher Education Working together for better universities

Registration has opened for the Inyathelo-Kresge Leadership retreat in November which brings together Vice-Chancellors, philanthropists and business leaders from across South Africa. It's the first time ever that such a group will gather in a structured forum to try and resolve some of the current challenges facing higher education. Find out more about the retreat by listening to this podcast broadcast on Fine Music Radio or by reading this opinion piece published in Business Report.     Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: The Teacher Who Made The Difference Competition Celebrate World Teachers’ Day on 5 October and acknowledge the important role teachers play in society
This year, Woolworths is celebrating the 4th year of their "The Teacher who Made a Difference" competition. The competition encourages learners to show their appreciation by nominating a ‘teacher who made the difference’, someone who has positively impacted their young lives.   Read More...



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Image: Last Month to Eat Well & Do Good Treat your tastebuds to the last Celebrity Chef masterpiece for 2013 and make a difference
Lights, camera, pizza! Introducing the Pizza Challenge Live winner, Jade Fairbrother. She will be donning the apron as Col’Cacchio pizzeria’s August Celebrity Chef with her award-winning Hollywood Scene pizza.   Read More...



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Image: Celebrating and Honouring The Young People Of The Western Cape The AMY BIEHL YOUTH SPIRIT AWARD 2013 in Association with UWC, Cape Community Newspapers, Damelin and Central Technical College

The Amy Biehl Foundation will be hosting the 6thAnnual Youth Spirit Award event on 27thAugust 2013. Nominations for this annual award are based on evidence of the nominee’s initiative and dedication in service to others. The Award goes to young people who are already making a difference. Our hope is to challenge them to greater heights of service through the recognition of the Award and exposure to Amy Biehl’s life and work.     Read More...




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Image: The So-Called Charitable-Industrial Complex 29 July 2013 - Philanthrocapitalism
Warren Buffett’s son Peter is a decent musician and a fine fellow. He has written a useful book about the personal challenges of being born into a wealthy family, and how to escape unrealistic life expectations to find fulfillment. If only his op-ed in the New York Times on July 27th had been so well thought-out and useful.   Read More...



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Image: Creating shared spaces for a philanthropy support industry There is an expanding global philanthropic sector and philanthropy support industry, internationally and locally.

Yet very little is known about the sector as a whole, the different service providers that work in this space and where areas of commonality exist. Against this backdrop, Inyathelo led the first philanthropy service providers meeting on Tuesday 30 April 2013.   Read More...




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Image: Collect-a-Can provides new opportunities on Mandela Day Reading is set to unlock the door of possibilities
Used can recovery company, Collect-a-Can partnered with Nelson Mandela Square to host an annual pre-Mandela Day collection drive of books and non-perishable food at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City earlier this month.   Read More...



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Image: Warning over dodgy fracking European environmental activists have warned that the oil and gas industry “cuts corners” when drilling for shale gas through fracturing in SA

Friends of the Earth (Foe) activist Darek Urbaniak from Poland said this during a meeting with Barry Wuganaale, the newly-elected chairperson of the local anti-fracking organisation, Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) at a meeting in Salt River last Thursday evening.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Wildlife & Conservation
Image: Second skin graft on poaching survivor Poaching survivor, rhino Thandi, received follow-up treatment and further skin-grafts at Kariega Game Reserve on Monday morning, 22 July 2013
Following her skin graft procedure one month ago, Thandi underwent a follow-up procedure this week in which doctors and surgeons undertook to assess which of the three skin graft methods applied in June had worked best, as well as to apply further grafting treatment.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: CAN DO! Scene helps promote small township businesses Over 800 taverns, pubs and clubs around the country are enjoying free publicity for their gigs, events and promotions thanks to the CAN DO!
The CAN DO! Scene rewards these outlet owners for choosing the most environmentally friendly form or beverage packaging – CANS – by promoting their establishment in traditional and digital media – for FREE!   Read More...



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Image: Mustadafin Foundation and Pick n Pay fill 6000 hungry bellies on Mandela Day Both organisations cooked and distributed food to nine areas around Cape Town
International Mandela Day was a memorable occasion in Cape Town as Pick n Pay employees accompanied Mustadafin Foundation to cook and distribute food to nine areas around Cape Town.   Read More...



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Image: Transnet Mandela Day Transnet is committed to giving back 365 days of the year
Today, the company along with thousands of employee volunteers will unite with the rest of the world to honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy and charitable works.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: ARA-Perdeberg wine project receives approval for funding The project is designed to address social issues such as alcohol abus
The ARA-Perdeberg wine project will continue until 2015 following the alcohol industry’s approval for funding with plans to expand the project into the Robertson wine region.   Read More...



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Image: Fracking Activist Wins International Environmental Prize SA environmental campaigner Jonathan Deal was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in the fight against hydraulic fracturing
Each year, the Goldman Environmental Foundation selects grassroots activists from around the world to honour them for their work. With an individual cash prize of $150 000 (close on R1.5m), it is the largest award for grassroots environmental activism in the world.   Read More...



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Image: Charity: Water,  Warby Parker, Popchips, Catchafire and Taproot Makes a Difference Social Good Companies Making a Difference
Of all the advancements that social media has provided in communication, entrepreneurship, and innovation, one of the greatest gifts that its given us is the ability to build communities of change on a global scale.   Read More...



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Image: Is Philanthropy just another word for Charity? Equally critical for consolidating our democracy is the philanthropy that supports this work

Philanthropy lies at the heart of each of us seeing ourselves as part of a bigger whole, as engaged citizens, where the good health of our communities is shaped by and dependent on the levels of individual involvement and will to contribute towards social development.   Read More...




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Image: Mandela Day is almost upon us Many South Africans will, once again, donate some of their time to honour Nelson Mandela to the enhancement of our country
Just like Mandela, we at Symphonia for South Africa, believe we all have a role to play in making our collective future better. To this end,Symphonia for South Africa;calls on all segments of the population – from the NGO sector to business and;government- to work together to improve education, one of South Africa’s most pressing problems.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER, HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: MISS EARTH SA National Finalists Week Greening Cape Town and Beyond
The newly announced National Semi-Finalists of Miss Earth SA have jetted off to Cape Town last week to celebrate and join in the green spirit with through a series of school projects, beach clean ups, recycling initiatives,as well as volunteer sessions at SANCCOB Marine Bird Rehabilitation Centre.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Skills Development
Image: Tony Leon joins Symphonia for South Africa as a patron for the PfP Program This well-known politician and parliamentarian has made an invaluable contribution to democracy in South Africa

“Your contribution to democracy is enormous; you have more support for all you have done than you might ever read about.”

- Nelson Mandela about Tony Leon in 2007
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CHANGE MAKER, HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Social start-ups: Not For Sale Challenges that bring opportunities
A group that set out to fight modern slavery has found it has much to offer in a far wider field, all because of how it looks at challenges and assets.   Read More...


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