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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Elixesha Youth Development Centre for Khayelitsha City Mission will soon be launching its new Elixesha Youth Development Centre in Khayelitsha.

"The youth aged 15-24 currently account for 20% of the total population— that’s around 10 million Youth!"   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: Creating meaningfulness by #InspiringChange It’s within our power to do the greatest good that humanity has ever seen. Every person on this planet has inestimable value

I receive an SMS from the always inspirational, always positive and ready to change the world (what does the man eat for breakfast?), Kevin Chaplin, of the Amy Biehl Foundation.  It’s a busy Friday on 3 July, so I don’t get around to replying.  Eventually, it’s Friday evening, just before 9pm, and I remember that I still haven’t replied to Kevin’s message.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Videos
Image: "That Wave" : Waves For Change Up to 20% of young South Africans are effected by Post Traumatic Stress

Up to 20% of young South Africans are effected by Post Traumatic Stress. Waves for Change is pioneering a winning formula of surfing and evidence-based therapy programming which breaks the cycles of violence that keep South Africa's youth from their true potential.
We believe in the power of the Ocean. We want to see surf therapy programmes on every beach around the world. As the J-Bay pro rolls into South Africa, lend us your voice and let's get people talking...

Enjoy the short and we encourage you to share freely on your social networks
Tags associated: #wavesforchange #thatwave #surftherapy @wavesforchange   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Happy Birthday EDUCO AFRICA

The 4th of July, 21- years ago, Educo Africa opened its doors. Join us as we celebrate this landmark moment, by taking a moment to remember how Educo Africa has impacted your life or the lives of people you know. Furthermore, most of us are out in the field running courses over the June/July holidays, so think of us out in the mountains with young inspiring people realising their potential and their greater selves (and maybe put an extra jersey two on for us as well!!…)   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: New President for the Rotary Club of Newlands Colin Burke was inducted as the new President for the Rotary Club of Newlands for the 2015/2016 year, at a prestigious gala dinner

Outgoing President of the club, Wybe Meinesz, handed over the baton to Burke at the ceremony. Burke is ready and excited to take on his duties, and shared his goals for the year with the guests at a prestigious gala dinner hosted at the Wild Fig Restaurant on Friday evening (19 June 2015).   Read More...




Social & Community
June is Lollipop Month!

The sweet time of year has arrived again folks – June is Lollipop Month!
Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities’ (WCAPD) Lollipop campaign is all about kids helping kids   Read More...




Social & Community

The well-known car competition hosted by the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (WCAPD) has a winner!
We are proud to announce that Mr Pieter Coetzee was the owner of the lucky ticket drawn from thousands of tickets.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Mr & Miss Varsity College crowned for Charity Proceeds will go to purchasing a mobile library for disadvantaged school in the Western Cape.

Lights, camera, action! The 16 gorgeous models who participated in the recent Varsity College Cape Town Mr and Miss VC, held at Tiger Tiger, brought their ‘A’ game when they took to the ramp. Their elegance and confidence charmed the judges. Caylin Petersen (1st year General BA) was crowned Miss Varsity College and Michael Austin (3rd year BCom) was crowned Mr Varsity College 2015.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join Cake Drive and make everyone’s mom feel special Tsogo Sun upping their pledge in 2014 from 2000 to 3000 cakes this year.

For thousands of moms in old age homes across the Western Cape, Mother's Day is just another day - sometimes their families can't get to them because they live too far away, and sometimes they are just not thought about.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Friendly spaces take shape - constructing new spaces for our childeren Reconstruction of the first new wards, Sweet Basil and Daisy, is far advanced. The official opening is scheduled for 29 July.

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Health, will conduct the official opening, while a representative of the funder and Peter Hughes, Board Chairman, will cut the ribbon. Guests will be taken on a walkabout, experiencing the new and innovative child and eco-friendly designs in both the new wards and the new rehabilitation facilities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Celebrating our First Event - celebrating 80 years of vision, vasbyt & innovation - Whats happening at St Josephs

On Human Rights Day, our first event to celebrate 80 years of healing was held. More than 120 former patients and staff joined the reunion. A special Mass was also held to commemorate this special occasion. Children of SJH sang three songs and spiritu-al dances were performed in the chapel.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image:  WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A SOUTH AFRICA SUCH AS THIS? Xenophobia/Afrophobia is our worst nightmare – it signals a slide to complete lawlessness. Without ‘law and order’ South Africa will degenerate into anarchy. We have heard of threats from terrorist groups and African government threaten to close South African business, surely all this will not create Financial opportunities for local communities, rather deteriorate our communities.   Read More...



Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Message Academy in Cape Town!

The Message South Africa hosted our first Academy Team from the UK in March. We were so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet 11 amazing individuals! The Academy consisted of a group of gifted individuals in the arts, who used their gifts not for their own selfish ambition, but to serve and bring glory to God who gifted it to them in the first place.   Read More...




Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: A Match to Remember !

One of our goals in 2015 was to introduce monthly events to bring together ex-offenders from all over the Cape. On Saturday 28th March we had 19 ex-offenders come from all over Cape Town to play a soccer match against a Message Trust selected team. The game was a fantastic spectacle and ended up as a 6-6 draw!
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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: Egoli settlement dwellers receive much needed waterproof roof covers A Johannesburg-based community donor observed the plight of those living in these conditions and saw an opportunity to help those in need.

Caption: Photo 1 (on the left): As winter is on its way, the informal settlement community of Egoli in Cape Town can rest easier as 100 homes were recently fitted with Ikaya waterproof roof covers thanks to Mustadafin Foundation and generous donors. Photo 2, from left to right: Ismail Moola (representative of the project sponsor); informal settlement dweller and recipient of the Ikaya roof cover; Ameer Samsodien (Mustadafin Foundation).   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Together we can make a difference - one box at a time! - make a difference to not only a child at school, but their family as well, by your sponsorship of only R200

Preparing for Grade R or any new grade is, or at least should be an exciting time for any child and parent.  Misha* is a mother of 4.  For her, it has been an extremely stressful and worrying time. “Mama, when am I getting my books ; Mama, I need crayons”. “Ms Misha, please send stationary to school for your daughter.”  Many of us know this all too well !   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CITY MISSION & STOP HUNGER NOW City Mission will be hosting a ‘Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event’.

Last year many volunteers and friends of City Mission packed 10 000 meals in under 3 hours.  The volunteers ranged from teens as young 14 years up to the ages of around 75 years of age.   Read More...




Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Raising up Generations of Urban Heroes

On February 25th we gathered around 250 people at Jubilee Community Church to share what God is doing through Message South Africa. This year’s Vision Night marked one year since we launched The Message Trust in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: The City Bowl’s favourite charity booksale, Wola Nani, returns to Gardens Centre from Monday 27 Apri The NGO’s pop-up fundraiser will run for nine days until Tuesday, May 5.

Wola Nani’s legendary book sale is a curated event offering not just current best-seller fiction but also cult, classic and covetable tomes for bibliophiles, collectors and passionate readers.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: NICRO 24-Hour Hotline to Tackle the Challenges of Drunk Driving NICRO Chairperson, Judge Nathan Erasmus, has the following message to all South Africans: “At this time of year when we enjoy a break from work and getting together with family and friends, NICRO strongly supports responsible drinking. Don’t drink and drive. Be Safe. Be Responsible. Arrive Alive!”   Read More...


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