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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...

ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
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...

Social & Community, Videos
Image: Sozo Partners with Animation Studio to present The Sozo Story

The Sozo Foundation recently partnered with local animation studio, Studio Bolland, to help tell Sozo’s story through animation.

The 3-minute video introduces viewers to Vrygrond, a little-known township near Muizenberg, Cape Town, expands on the social development needs within the community, and shares how the Sozo Foundation are working to see transformation in the area.   Read More...

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Image: Ailments of disadvantaged soothed by non-profit’s healthcare workers

The homebased care workers at Western Cape non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation’s Delft and Tafelsig centres provide bedridden and frail members of these gang ridden areas much needed healthcare support.   Read More...

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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...

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, 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

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.  

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.

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...

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