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Image: Community Chest’s Carnival A celebration of 60 years

One of Cape Town’s iconic events, the annual Community Chest Carnival, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Community radio station raises R3 million in one day

101.9 Chai FM, a Jewish community radio station that broadcasts to the greater Johannesburg area recently raised a whopping R3.6 million, in one day, for a nonprofit ambulance service.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: R1 million for Red Cross burn's unit Engen charity golf day delivers results

A few years back Engen committed to donating funds through the organisation's sports sponsorship initiatives to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The aim was to raise R1 million come the end of 2010 and to inject addition power and further fuel this fund raising drive, The Engen Charity Golf Challenge in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Burns Unit took place on 9 December 2010 at the King David Golf Course in Bellville, Cape Town.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: 'Movember' raises money for cancer Hairy ad men the winners in charity drive

The extremely competitive advertising industry recently joined forces for a whole month in an unusual display of camaraderie - moustache growing. The initiative was the global annual 'Movember' fundraising campaign by the CANSA Foundation to raise money for men’s health, every November month.   Read More...




Social & Community, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES
Image: Red flag on gender violence Outdoor advertising raises awareness

South Africa is a society currently characterised by excessive levels of violence and abuse, being directed primarily at our women and children.


 
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ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
CANSA salutes its volunteers

International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2010 offered volunteer organisations and individual volunteers the opportunity to make their contributions visible and for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), it was a day to recognise and honour loyal CANSA Volunteers.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Annual toy run Bikers show heart over Christmas

The annual Motorcycle Toy Run is a tradition that dates back to 1983: a day where burly bikers show how big their hearts are by uniting to ride for the biggest motorcycle charity event in the world.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Annual Fundraising Dinner raised R503 000 The Amy Biehl Foundation held gala dinner

Through the wonderful support of all our sponsors, entertainers and the guests on the evening, the Amy Biehl Foundation managed to raise R503 000-00 during their gala dinner on 20 November held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Michael Mol was MC, Joey Burke a true entertainer as auctioneer and performances by Aviva Pelham, James Bhemgee, Sans of Time, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Mtika and the Amy Biehl Foundation children, kept the guests entertained.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Jet brightens festive season for kids in need bringing much-needed Christmas cheer

In partnership with the Nashua Children's Charity Foundation, Jet Stores has spent the past few weeks bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to many orphaned and abandoned children at care homes across the country.     Read More...




Social & Community
Good Hope and Media24 Toy Toy together

Nigel Pierce and the rest of the Good Hope FM breakfast team spent Monday morning Toy Toy-ing at Media24 to get toys for less fortunate kids and they were not disappointed.     Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, Skills Development, Social & Community
Cargo Carriers paves the way in logistics

Sustainability is gaining traction as the world begins to take more notice of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment.   Read More...




Social & Community
"Civil society has to ensure that champions are built in all sectors.”

Civil society needs to move swiftly to make itself relevant to the government in power, unions and business and to be able to review this within a year. This was the essence of the closing speech by Jay Naidoo, a Minister of State in the first South African democratic government and chairperson of the Development Bank of South Africa and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, to the Our World Our Responsibility Donor conference today in Cape Town.    Read More...




Social & Community
Opinion piece by Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo

Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo-The South African Institute for Advancement argues that the capacity of philanthropy to serve as the engine room of social change is critical, with philanthropists not answerable to the market or to voters, but having the capacity to take risk with new concepts, cutting edge ideas and social change.     Read More...




Social & Community
Philanthropically-minded people and entities to transform the country’s socio-economic landscape.

 Major weaknesses exist in South Africa’s civil society movements and its citizenry as a result of decisions taken by government in 1994 when it demobilised NGOs and civil society, making people “passive bystanders in their own lives”. Now a new challenge existed: to deepen organisation to give communities the power to negotiate improvements in their lives.   Read More...




Social & Community
Awards acknowledge, celebrate and profile Philanthropists making a difference in South Africa

At the annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards held in Cape Town yesterday evening (15 November 2010), fifteen exceptional people were honoured for their philanthropic efforts in South Africa. See the Gallery for photos...   Read More...




Social & Community
Ask Afrika Trust Barometer 2010 included the NGO brand category for the first time

GreaterGood South Africa was ranked in the top ten most admired and trusted NGO brands in the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer, an independent and objective measure that rates corporate trust and reputation. Started formally in 2004, GreaterGood SA has rapidly established its reputation as a trusted player in the social investment arena.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Just the first of a series

Clover's Clean Up 2010 campaign amongst its 22 regional office staff to clean up local communities has resulted in large amounts of waste being collected by the appropriately named teams, CSC Green Factor, Grasshoppers, City Deep Organic Mechanics and the Carbon Warriors. The teams collected 15 640 refuse bags of waste, weighing in at 37 860 kilograms during June, July and August 2010.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Seven community-based organisations honoured for their contributions to community upliftment

JOHANNESBURG: Edcon's flagship CSI programme, the annual Jet Community Awards, honoured seven community-based organisations for their contributions to community upliftment at a ceremony at the Edcon Retail Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, 10 November 2010.   Read More...




Social & Community
TFG once again supported the Drive by generously donated toys

During a LIVE BROADCAST of the Good Hope FM/Nigel Pierce Toy-Toy Drive, staff of Fashion Lifestyle Retailer, TFG once again generously donated toys by the boxful to the following 6 beneficiaries, all of whom are supported by one or more of the various Trading or Service Divisions that make up the TFG Group. The Toy-Toy Drive is but one initiative in support of these beneficiaries as the staff support them all year round.   Read More...




Social & Community, Sport
another extreme, ultra swim -- one of my most challenging to date

I am about to embark on another extreme, ultra swim -- one of my most challenging to date. I am raising funds to help teach children to swim, and to assist disadvantaged swimmers through the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust.   Read More...



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