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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...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wola Nani hosts fund-raising book sale as a Helping Hands charity initiative.

Wola Nani (Xhosa for ‘embrace’) is a non-profit organisation devoted to helping people living with HIV/AIDS to help themselves. A three day book/DVD/CD sale starts 19 March at Howard Centre as part of mall’s annual “Helping Hands” charity outreach.   Read More...




Social & Community

Mhani Gingi’s 10‐year anniversary was celebrated at a welcome breakfast, held on 25 October 2014, at Villagio restaurant in the Howard Centre in Pinelands – Cape Town. Guests were entertained by live music provided by opera singer Lynelle Kenned and
accompanist Albert Combrink.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Are YOU ready to make a difference during Employee Volunteer Week? - volunteer in activities directed at uplifting communities and building a more caring and equitable nation

The 2014 World Giving Index published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation in the UK confirms what many South Africans already know -- that South Africans are generous with their time and their money. Impressively, 4.5 million more South Africans volunteered their time to good causes in 2013 than in 2012.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pen-Bev support festive celebrations for young ones at Holy Cross Children’s Home Holy Cross Children’s Home is doing exceptional work in our community

Energy levels were high at Holy Cross Children’s Home last Friday (12 December 2014) when Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) celebrated the festive season with the youngsters.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: ARESTA Conducts The Training of Peace Monitors in Delft. ARESTA continues its efforts to encourage peace between refugees and their local communities.

ARESTA continued with its relentless efforts of encouraging social cohesion and local integration of refugees and asylum seekers into the local communities by embarking on the training of Peace Monitors in Delft.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and Ola’s Paddle Pop spread joy just ahead of Christmas “Laughter is brightest where ice cream is best”, a play on the Irish proverb rang true in the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital as Ola’s Paddle Pop and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (LTLF); distributed Paddle Pop ice creams to children and their families today.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Christmas comes early to those in need - Macedonian Feeding Scheme opens its kitchen in the Cape Flats

Twice a week the Macedonian Feeding Scheme situated in the Cape Flats opens its kitchen for more than 385 impoverished and unemployed youth, homeless people, the elderly  and school children from the surrounding areas of Heideveld, Cathkin, Valhalla Park and Manenberg.   Read More...



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