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Image: Volunteers for FoodBank SA - FoodBank SA invites your Company and staff members take part in our Mandela Day hamper packing event.

To commemorate former president Nelson Mandela and the sacrifices he made for South Africa and its people, FoodBank South Africa will be holding a hamper packing day at 2 of our warehouses in Cape Town and Johannesburg   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Buy a plant for a child in Lavender Hill - support the workshops with the Lavender Hill children as part of the New World Foundation Holiday programme.

Our social investment budget is running low for this year and we don't want THAT to stop us from enabling education workshops. A workshop consists of teaching children the uses of lavender in their home - medicine, cooking, relaxation etc. They are then taught the essentials of how to plant and maintain a lavender plant.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Transformation
Image: Moving from Charity to Intentional Development - Understanding Collective Impact By: Lorenzo Davids, National CEO
One of the great challenges of our time is the need to understand the true cost of what it will take to impact the education, health and employment challenges we have in our society. We are all aware of the burgeoning pressures these issues are placing on our  economic survival.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Inspiring change In this story we meet Sinethemba, a former gang member who shares his journey of how he became a number ‘28’ and how he turned his life around.

Sinethemba Gewae, 29, grew up in Khayelitsha, ‘my parents were only 19 when they had me, so from a young age I lived with my grandmother. Not to have a mother or a father figure was hard but we did had some good times. The hardest was to live in a small shack with 10 people, we were seven grandchildren what made it impossible to have any personal space.’   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Pollsmoor inmates take to the stage! - in their ground –breaking play THE OUTSIDERS at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

The media describes Pollsmoor, as “the famous yet infamous prison known by many in our communities as a place where offenders graduate to Number gangs, a place where hope is seen as myth and rehabilitation programmes as a mirage in the desert”.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community

Cape Town — "It's a lot of work", says Mama Lulama Jim as she takes respite from the wind in a makeshift container kitchen. She pauses to study her notes made during an early morning inspection of the current crops of cabbage, carrots, spinach, brinjal and spring onion.   Read More...




Education, Social & Community
Image: Meet Patrcik Rukundo - It is never too late for education 30 stories in 30 days: Story Twelve

Being a foreigner is difficult, but somehow manageable when you know that you always can go back home to your family. For Patrick from Rwanda, this is not a possibility. His drive towards getting an education and the reality of his home country has kept him moving forward.   Read More...




Social & Community

Webber Wentzel's Pro Bono Practice has successfully represented a single mother in a damages claim against the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (Minister).    Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Social Media movement to “#ShareTheHappy” by raising up to R500 000 for charity Sunlight video-shari Sunlight, one of South Africa’s most trusted household brands in conjunction with mobile social network, Mxit, have launched a nation-building charity initiative using social media sharing to raise funds.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Meet Amanda Brand - The science behind success 30 stories in 30 days: Story Eleven

Amanda Brand, 28, from Strand is a successful scientist who is a member of several scientific and associations. Her success has not come easily, coping with the loss of her father at 15 and supporting her mother whilst studying, Amanda shares with us her journey to success and what it took to get to where she is today.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Youth
Image: CASUAL DAY YOUTH AMBASSADORS CHALLENGE Casual Day needs YOU!
Casual Day Youth Ambassadors are challenging the youth of South Africa to volunteer to raise donations for Casual Day. Nicole Laxton, Khumo Moyane and Patrick Mashegwana have been volunteering for Casual Day.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance , Social & Community
Image: Meet Ashwin Du Plooy - Forgiveness will set you free 30 stories in 30 days: Story Nine

Growing up in a community rife with drugs, violence and gangs is a common environment for many South African youth. For Ashwin Du Plooy, 18, he saw in this despair the possibility to serve, inspire his peers and care for the elderly. Ashwin is the personification of a servant leader. Today he shares what he has learnt in his short life journey.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
A lush, organic haven in the heart of Gugulethu

It’s a warm autumn morning, and Nyanga Junction is a bustle of comings and goings set to an erratic heartbeat of taxi horns. This vibrant ambience forms the backdrop of Asande Food Garden, nestled in the school grounds of Guguletu Comprehensive School on the Cape Flats. Whatever energy the plants in this garden take from this atmosphere seems to add to the quality of the veg - the beans are possibly the sweetest and most tender I’ve ever tasted. The lush garden positively glows under a fine sprinkler mist.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Cape Cookies donates 250 bags of cookies to The Children’s Hospital Trust

On Tuesday, 3 June, The Children’s Hospital Trust was the recipient of 250 bags of delicious cookies thanks to the generous support of Cape Cookies. In 2014, the Children’s Hospital Trust is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a fundraiser for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image: Walk on the wild side at Kirstenbosch The Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkaway
The affectionately named “Boomslang” or Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is now open to the public and offers visitors an unusual and unique view from amidst the treetops.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
A Cover Art Competition was launched in early 2014
In the spirit of World Design Capital 2014, Paperight (#WDC227), a network of independent copy shops that print books for customers quickly and legally, wanted to inspire talented young creators around the city to try their hand as book cover designers.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Tell us, Manelisi We couldn’t help but follow him to his home in Gugulethu to photograph his lush vegetable patch.
“I first say, you must give love to your plants, because they won’t survive if you don’t give them love.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: JUNE IS YOUTH MONTH! June is Youth Month and in honour of Youth Day (16 June 2014) we encourage you to wear your Amy Biehl Foundation bracelet as a symbol of your support in the development, empowerment and education of our youth.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Shopstar celebrates a year of supplying an E-Commerce solution for Designed to allow anyone to effortlessly create and manage their own online shop
WDC 2014 recognised project Shopstar, an E-commerce platform designed to allow anyone to effortlessly create and manage their own online shop, has recently celebrated its first birthday.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Glitz and Glamour at the Le Vin De Francois Annual Wine Auction MAD CHARITY™ learner's paintings of prominent trees auctioned at some of Stellenbosch’s most established wine estates,

MAD CHARITY™ was so proud to be selected as a charitable beneficiary again this year at the exclusive auction held by Chateau Naudé Wine Creation.   Read More...



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