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Image: I have hope because someone cared about my future… The Community Chest is a proud supporter of Early Childhood Development

The Community Chest is a proud supporter of Early Childhood Development. In the last financial year we invested over R1,5 million rand into the sector.  Help us do more than just put a smile on the face of a child this festive season.  Your investment in Early Childhood Development will enable us to:   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: 16 charities to benefit from Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile A total of R550, 000 is shared between the charities affiliated to the runners

A total of R550, 000 is shared between the charities affiliated to the runners, whose finishing positions determine how much each will take home. The charity tied to the winner will receive R100, 000 down to R20, 000 for the charities represented by the last five horses past the post. Some of the most touching moments of the year in racing can be seen at Turffontein on the first Saturday in November every year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Car Competition Accelerates for Disability (WCAPD) has just launched our annual car competition!

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (WCAPD) has just launched our annual car competition! This is our chief fundraising event, bringing in over R500 000 per year, and generating a large portion of our income.  The aim this year is to increase that by 20%.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Report on June Holiday Programme - Reminiscing about the holidays, often bring back fond memories

Reminiscing about the holidays, often bring back fond memories of fun, laughter and adventure.
Sadly this is not the reality for most underprivileged children in South African, furthermore depending on where they grow up holidays can be nothing to look forward to…   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Community Chest invests R30-million into communities As part of the Community Chest’s on-going celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa, the organisation plans to invest up to R30-million into communities in the form of operational and project funding during the 2014/20115 financial year. Community Chest Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Davids said that the Community Chest will this year provide R16-million in direct financial support to Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) working in the education, health, community development, and income generation sectors.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image: Cape Town CBD’s investment guide receives International Downtown Award An investment guide published annually on the economic climate of the Cape Town CBD has won a coveted merit award at the 60th annual International Downtown Association Conference held recently in Ottawa, Canada. The award was made in the category of Economic and Business Development for “developing successful marketing efforts and strategies that have recruited new businesses or improved retention efforts in a downtown.”   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Wear a ribbon to help and honour children fighting cancer - your contribution will go towards CHOC’s Childhood Cancer Awareness month

Talk of ‘ribbons’ immediately brings to mind medals earned for achievement – valour in a war, a decoration for excellence in sport…    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: TFG CEO’s challenge to benefit rural schools  Doug Murray, CEO of TFG, has used the ice bucket challenge nomination by Woolworth’s Ian Moir

Doug Murray, CEO of TFG, has used the ice bucket challenge nomination by Woolworth’s Ian Moir as a platform to highlight issues around water sanitation in South Africa, this as global leaders meet in Stockholm for World Water Week.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Swirl, sip and spit for NSRI - at this year’s Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay’s annual wine auction

Don’t miss out on one of the most successful and fun wine auctions the Western Cape has to offer. Stock up with your favourite wines at this year’s Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay’s annual wine auction, confirmed to take place on Thursday, 02 October 2014 at the Table Bay Hotel.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Cape Cookies joins Habitat for Humanity SA to build homes for the needy - with the aim of building no less than 67 houses

Cape Cookies joins Habitat for Humanity SA to build homes for the needy. To achieve their ambitious target, Habitat required the community’s support, both in helping to raise the necessary funding as well as volunteering their time on site to build the 67 houses.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Mandela Day letter of thanks from Clean C - our Mandela Day activity in Joe Slovo Park

One month ago we had the privilege of having your team from The Westin Hotel join us at our Mandela Day activity in Joe Slovo Park. This was the start of the Clean C Mandela Year Project which has been a huge success for the last month. The idea behind Mandela Year is to create a longer term (more permanent/continuous/sustainable/community involving) project where people and companies have the opportunity to engage with Clean C and any community to do more CSI community upliftment projects as well as getting your staff out into communities to see first-hand the difference that they are making. #LeaveALegacy
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HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Following a wave of violent crime in Khayelitsha - a transformed Masande brings a multi-coloured message of hope
Located on the Cape Flats and nestled in the busy township of Khayelitsha, a little educare centre called Masande, received two upcycled 6 metre container classrooms, a kitchen and an ablution block, on Tuesday 5th August. As part of last month’s globally celebrated Mandela Day, the radiantly coloured containers stood on display at the V&A Waterfront’s Clock Tower Square.   Read More...



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Image: Miss SA 2014 Rolene Strauss shows support for Casual Day - Miss SA recently visited a Casual Day participating school for children with disabilities

By lending her voice to those of the millions of South Africans who participate in Casual Day, she is making a big impact on the lives of persons with disabilities all over the country. She said, “Bring out the bling for Casual Day – and wear your sticker!”   Read More...




Social & Community
Mustadafin Foundation and Pick n Pay partnered to give back to the Cape Town community.

Around 6000 bellies were fed in six areas across the mother city as part of the national 67 minutes initiative for positive change. Despite the rain and cold, Pick n Pay employees teamed up with local non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation, to cook and distribute food to disadvantaged areas across Cape Town.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Casual Day ambassadors on Rolling Inspiration cover Casual Day is on Friday 5 September 2014

Casual Day ambassadors Khumo Moyane and Bernadette Rigney are on the July/August cover of Rolling Inspiration magazine. The cover is appropriately celebratory and shows of Casual Day’s Bring out the Bling theme. Casual Day celebrates its 20th birthday this year. Casual Day fans are encourage to put on their dancing shoes and dress up, not down – and to dazzle for disability. Casual Day is on Friday 5 September.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Social Media movement encourages SA to “#ShareTheHappy” and effect positive change

Sunlight, one of South Africa’s most trusted household brands launched an online video clip of US Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams’ hit song turned global YouTube phenomenon Happy. For everyone who shares the video, Sunlight has committed to donating R10 to the SA Ubuntu Foundation. The video has already received over 840 000 views since launching last month and urgently requires the support of the nation to reach its goal of 50 000 shares to secure the R500 000 donation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Casual Day welcomes new ambassadors on board Remember, remember Casual Day is on Friday 5 September

Casual Day last week welcomed nine new ambassadors aboard to raise awareness around the project and its aims. The launch, where each ambassador signed a pledge to represent Casual Day, took place at the project’s offices in Edenvale. They are ready to ‘Bring out the Bling’ for the project’s 20th birthday.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
-Tata Madiba’s birthday with the children

Spirits were high at the Durbanville Children’s Home last Friday (18 July 2014) when Peninsula Beverage Company’s (PenBev) Human Resource Department celebrated Tata Madiba’s birthday with the children. The festivities kicked off with the little ones singing and dancing before the PenBev team rolled up their sleeves to make the lively bunch smile even more.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 67 minutes for Mandela Future Leaders of Climate Change got together to clean Amanzimtoti beach last week in honour of the late Nelson Mandela

The Team from Fry’s together with Miss Earth South Africa and Future Leaders of Climate Change got together to clean Amanzimtoti beach last week in honour of the late Nelson Mandela. As part of Mandela Day, an International Day launched in recognition of his Birthday, which seeks to inspire the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s injustices.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: One Million Lights for brighter futures - light is a scarce commodity for many, often disrupting daily life and education due to limited study time.

With 1.45-million people, representing 11% of South African households, living without electricity and a further 3.6% of households accessing electricity informally*,  light is a scarce commodity for many, often disrupting daily life and education due to limited study time.
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