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Image: EDCON sponsorship adds R27m to Casual Day coffers for disability sector Top performers in the Casual Day campaign for 2015 in KZN were announced to the project’s awards breakfast at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

Sponsored by the Edcon Group and supported by a number of corporates, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA). The function was organised by a team from KZN APD whose director, Cheryl Naidoo, thanked all the attendees for their contribution towards the project.   Read More...




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Image: Wamkelekile!  -  Waves for Change A special edition to announce results of our 2015 study to investigate the impact of Waves for Change on young people in Cape Town's most violent town

We're excited to bring a special edition of our newsletter to announce results of our 2015 study with the University of Cape Town, to investigate the impact of Waves for Change on young people in Cape Town's most violent townships.   Read More...




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Image: Get involved in our BIG 5 Goals for 2016! our motto for 2016 is “revived to thrive”… and it’s with this in mind that we present our big goals for 2016.

As we look to 2016 we believe that God has called us to thrive – to see much fruitful work done to impact the lives of many disadvantaged young people across the city of Cape Town. And we are fully committed to work hard towards this goal. However, we also recognise that it is not simply our hard work, our great strategy, or having the necessary resources that will ensure a thriving organisation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Social & Community
Image: Marlene le Roux takes on CEO role at  the Artscape Theatre Centre Hands-on, result-focused and a visionary leader with an extensive track record in Culture, the Performing Arts and Education

History has been made as Marlene le Roux takes on the challenging role of Chief Executive Officer of the Artscape Theatre Centre.She is the first woman and black person to fill this role since its inception in 1971.Hands-on, result-focused and a visionary leader with an extensive track record in Culture, the Performing Arts and Education, Marlene is focussed and inspired to take Artscape to new heights in the coming year.   Read More...




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Image: Project Playground - 5 Year Anniversary We celebrated our 5 years anniversary in September 2015 and arranged a big event at our center in Langa in November.

Invitations went to our colleagues, partners, supporters and friends all over the world. The response from our guests showed that they had just as much fun as we had and the children and youth entertained all night with astonishing performances, all in line with our theme of the evening; Self-Esteem.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community, Wildlife & Conservation
Image: The Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative is now into its sixth year. To date R1.3 million has been donated by Sea Harvest to The Children’s Hospital Trust for projects at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Youngsters can help upgrade the ICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Children can help make a difference to the lives of other children. The Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative, which runs annually from November to February, is now into its sixth year. A portion of the sales of selected Sea Harvest crumbed fish products* are donated to The Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Rotary Club-Newlands, donates Emergency Response Vehicle With all the recent fires, the donation of the multi-purpose Isuzu truck couldn’t have been timelier. After two and a half years of negotiations, fundraising and engagement with sponsors and partners, Colin Burke, President of the Rotary Club of Newlands’ dream of donating an emergency vehicle to the Emergency Assistance Volunteer Support (EVS) on the South Peninsula became a reality.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Barloworld’s meal packs brings relief to 20 crèches in Alexandra The success of the project is due to a partnership between Stop Hunger Now South Africa and the Barloworld Group

Full tummies for hungry children, fire extinguishers in an environment often ravaged by shack fires, toilets in places where basic sanitation is not always forthcoming – these are just some of the legacies of a food project playing out in Alexandra thanks to corporate backing from companies such as Barloworld.
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pen Bev sponsorship benefits communities where Rotary operates A great portion of the park’s operational proceeds are donated to Rotary.

There’s a new attraction in Cape Town and a first for the country – an outdoor synthetic ice rink has been installed at the Rotary Blue Train Park in Mouille Point. Now children can enjoy gliding around an outdoor ice rink on the most glorious hot summer days providing hours of guaranteed fun with spectacular views of mountain and sea to top off the one of a kind experience.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolworths supports "Keeping Kids Safe Over The Holidays" Childsafe maintains South Africa’s only paediatric injury database for admissions of injured children to the Red Cross Children’s hospital.

Childsafe, an initiative of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA), have joined forces with Woolworths to launch a poignant communications campaign that aims to raise the awareness of child care-givers as to the increased risks to children over the summer holiday.  While South Africans welcome the relaxation and fun of the holiday season, few are aware that this is the most dangerous time of year for children.    Read More...




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Image: Christmas Party fun at St Joseph’s with staff from PenBev 120 chronically ill children from St Joseph’s in Montana, Cape Town celebrated at a special Christmas party

There were many smiles of delight, singing and dancing as 120 chronically ill children from St Joseph’s in Montana, Cape Town celebrated at a special Christmas party with staff from PenBev (the local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Make a new holiday tradition with Emperors Palace at the Garden of Lights Step into a festive season wonderland at the spellbinding Garden of Lights, located in the gardens at Peermont D’orealeGrande Hotel.

The magical event, featuring dazzling lights and colourful characters, has delighted over 800 000 visitors and promises to welcome countless more between 5 December and 3 January 2016.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Nebo Primary School celebrates the end of the year The celebration coincided with an official ceremony to thank The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (in partnership with PenBev) and TIP Technologies for the

There were screams of delight as the children of Nebo Primary School in Ravensmead celebrated the end of a successful year with a party hosted by Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – the local bottler of the Coca-Cola products in the Western and Northern Cape), together with Expro. A jumping castle and clown on stilts provided great entertainment for the children who kept cool in the summer heat taking turns on the water slide and drank ice cold refreshments. They enjoyed lunch and refreshments before leaving school with a goodie bag of treats and a Just Juice.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung meets children they have helped to fund Africa’s first UCI registered Pro Continental cycling team – rode to raise funds for 5,000 bicycles for Qhubeka, World Bicycle Relief’s programme.

With the help of their supporters, sponsors and fans around the world they have been able to fund over 4,500 bicycles through the #BicyclesChangeLives.   Read More...




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Image: Project Playground - Update on Activities At the beginning of the month we were lucky enough to have a big group from DHL with us for one day

DHL Global Volunteer Day
At the beginning of the month we were lucky enough to have a big group from DHL with us for one day. They chose to spend their yearly Global Volunteer Day with us and cleaning, collecting garbage and gardening was on the schedule. Our staff had a great time, Thank You!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Skills Development, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - Award Winners Again! In November, Waves for Change won the coveted Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham Award, in October, the Beyond Sport 'Sport for Health' award. Both awards recognised Waves for Change's pioneering work bringing the sport of surfing to some of South Africa's most violent townships to improve the wellbeing of young people effected by violence and abuse.   Read More...



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Image: Zip Zap marks World AIDS Day with concert in Khayelitsha Concert will feature performances by children from Zip Zap’s projects in Khayelitsha

Zip Zap Circus School in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will entertain locals at an action packed, free concert on World AIDS Day, Tuesday 01 December 2015 at the O.R. Tambo Hall, Mew Way, Site B. in Khayelitsha from 12:00.   Read More...




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Image: Mustadafin Foundation aiming to implement project for underprivileged children this festive season Non-profit embarks on task to provide food to Cape Flats communities - and this year will be no different.

We call on all Capetonians to be the change in these communities and help make the festive season a special one for all these children. Something I will never forget is when we gave a little boy a second-hand soft turtle toy – his first gift ever. He forgot about his food and cherished the toy the whole day. The impact of such a small gesture is immense in a child’s life,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director of Mustadafin Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: MySchool-MyVillage-MyPlanet in partnership with Woolworths Financial Services fund Edible Garden Chapel Street Primary School Edible garden now yields nearly 10kg of fresh produce every day.

Today Chapel Street Primary School celebrated the first harvest from their recently installed edible garden, with a harvest table of dishes created by chef and ex-MasterChef contestant, Sue-Ann Allen.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Mustadafin Founder wins Annual Award Ghairunisa Johnstone, winner of the Community Builder of the Year Award has faithfully served the Cape Town community. “At Mustadafin Foundation we inspire people to reach self-efficiency, self-reliance and independence. We are very proud of this award, as it represents exactly what we are aiming for – to build, uplift and grow the communities we operate in,” says Johnstone.   Read More...


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