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Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Roundtable discussion on Halfway Houses - 16 July 2015

On the 16th July, the SACBC Parliamentary Liaison Office together with NICRO, the Western Cape Department of Correctional Services as well as the Prison Care and Support Network, ‘Beauty for Ashes’ and ‘Realistic’,  all organizations working with ex-offenders, held a roundtable discussion on ‘ Halfway Houses’ focusing on what happens once an offender is released.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: The Sozo Foundation opens new centre in Vrygrond, Cape Town

On Saturday 19th September 2015, the Sozo Foundation will officially open its new centre, a two-storey youth and education facility in the heart of Vrygrond, Cape Town.   Read More...




Social & Community, Videos
Image: Project Playground - Mapanya Sogoni TEDx Talk

Mapanya Sogoni, manager at Project Playground Langa, speaks at UniTED, a TEDx conference at University of Cape Town, South Africa, April 25th 2015.   Read More...




Social & Community

Interns:
International students from around the globe are coming to Mhani Gingi to do their internships. With their diverse backgrounds and fields of study, varying from business management and entrepreneurship to development studies, each intern brings a unique
contribution to the organization.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Imperial Primary School celebrates World Clean Up Month The school is competing in a Clean Up and Recycle Competition arranged by Peninsula Beverages

To celebrate World Clean Up Month learners at Imperial Primary School are collecting and recycling as much plastic, paper and glass bottles as possible. The school is competing in a Clean Up and Recycle Competition arranged by Peninsula Beverages (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) and facilitated by [dot]GOOD, a leading for good marketing agency.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Adults rise above daily challenges through the gift of literacy Mustadafin Foundation is helping adults in gang ridden areas in the Western Cape to rise above daily challenges through their adult literacy programme

In communities where struggles and poverty are rife, learning to read and write later in life takes a certain amount of courage and will-power. Originally implemented as far back as 1988, Mustadafin Foundation’s adult literacy programme has helped over 1000 illiterate adults aged from 17 to 60 years in Athlone, Crossroads, Montrose Park, Philippi and Heinz Park to read and become more confident and independent.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Education, Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Fringe: a spark to set children’s imaginations alight Family-friendly fare is part of the programme on offer at this year’s Cape Town Fringe arts festival and ranges from the deliciously absurd to the ele

MAGICAL productions aimed at igniting children’s imaginations are on the programme of this year’s Cape Town Fringe arts festival, which runs from 24 September to 4 October. Motivated by a desire to develop new audiences, this year’s Fringe programme has been carefully crafted to appeal to broader and younger audiences than those that traditionally frequent theatres.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: An Insightful & Vibrant Heritage Birthday Celebration Join us at The Novalis Ubuntu Institute's Heritage Birthday Celebration. Our Heritage, Ubuntu & Human Rights event will be an insightful and vibrant c

Starting at 10h00 and concluding at 15h00 on Tuesday, September 22nd, the day will be a thought provoking, transformative and vibrant celebration including insightful topics and emotive creative expression.
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Volkswagen Amarok Social Test Drive The journey to reach Zwanani Combined Primary School in a rural KwaZulu-Natal and back took roughly four hours.

The first Social Test Drive started at Midbay Motors Volkswagen in Richards Bay. The journey to reach Zwanani Combined Primary School in a rural KwaZulu-Natal and back took roughly four hours.
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HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: GIVING FOR GOOD - 2015 Target: + 100 000 gift boxes ! The Santa Shoebox Project kicks-off on the 1st of September - the goal to collect 100 000 gifts for underprivileged children across the country and Namibia this year. Over the past nine years, this non-profit organisation has collected almost half a million (456 004) ‘Santa Shoeboxes’ for children from vulnerable social backgrounds.   Read More...



Education, Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: What do you think the ideal South African Youth Policy would look like? Was the National Youth Policy(NYP) 2014-2019 written for government officials or for the Youth of South Africa? Niki Alexander takes a deeper look.

The National Youth Policy recognises that young people are not passive, but are champions of their own development who need space to actively participate in their own growth and development as members of society. This may be a positive step forward by government, but The NYP does not illustrate of “how” platforms will be made available to young people in order to demonstrate their potential.   Read More...




Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Government opens halfway house for parolees

CAPE TOWN - The Department of Correctional Services has launched its first halfway house in the Western Cape, as part of a project to ensure proper support for ex-offenders before they are reintegrated into society. The initiative follows a pilot project in Gauteng.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Casual Day ambassadors to be honoured Four Casual Day ambassadors will be honoured at the upcoming Tributes Excellence Awards, which honours women with disabilities

Our Casual Day ambassadors will be honoured at the upcoming Tributes Excellence Awards, which honours women with disabilities. Lois Strachan, Jabulile Ngwenya, Terry Ann Adams and Bongi Mdluli have been selected as some of the extraordinary women with disabilities whose achievements will be celebrated at the three-day event to be held in Mangaung from 26 to 28 August 2015.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Peermont celebrates community projects In order to improve the matric pass rate, learners are sponsored at Star Schools with extra lessons in Mathematics, English and Physical Science.

The Peermont CSI programme consists of 4 pillars and projects will be recognized under each of the following pillars: Education, Youth Development, Environment Enrichment and Entrepreneurial Enrichment.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: Keeping Our Young Girls in School As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and

As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and hidden continuous struggle:  the struggle of the menstruating girl-child.  The Community Chest is tackling this problem head-on by making sure it is addressed and researched.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: SAMSA CEO gives back Initiative that supports child headed households affected by HIV/AIDS

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele gave back to his community and challenged his Executive Committee members do the same during a visit to his community in Bophelong in the Vaal on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Winter Blanket Drive Children touched by City Mission sleep a little warmer this winter

Thanks to our main sponsors of winter blankets this year, Pep Stores and the Claremont Congregational Church, the children of hundreds of families touched by City Mission, sleep a little warmer this winter.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Sometimes it’s the smallest deeds that can change a life Mvuyisi determined share his story and change the lives of young men and women

Mvuyisi Kilimani, more fondly known as Hani, is currently a student at Signa Academy studying Business. He has a passion for computers and wants to pass the skills he has learnt on to young boys in his community.   Read More...




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...



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