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Just in time for winter... a donation that makes all the difference.

During the month of February Edcon donated 125 pairs of much-needed school shoes to the children of Hlakaniphani Primary School in Dlamini, Soweto.   Read More...




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A major award and international recognition at the first World CSR Day.

Symphonia for South Africa received the Blue Dart Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for Social Entrepreneurship at a ceremony on 18 February 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India. The Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dr. M Veerappa Moily presented the global CSR awards, which was part of the first World CSR Day.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Our children must receive the best education possible...

South Africa will not be able to realise its development goals as long the majority of its children are excluded from accessing tertiary education, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday when he addressed the Presidential Address Golf Challenge fundraising dinner at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Engen's schools fuel abilities, hopes, ambitions…

During the 2011 academic year, matriculants who were part of Engen Petroleum’s long-running Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) continued to produce positive resultDuring the 2011 academic year, matriculants who were part of Engen Petroleum’s long-running Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) continued to produce positive results.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: PetroSA funds schools programme The better pupils know about their world, the better they will be able to protect it.

PetroSA is to fund an eco-schools programme aimed at encouraging environmental responsibility among the youth to the tune of R4.5m.   Read More...




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Image: Pupils! Enter the SKA competition... ... and stand to win some super prizes!

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is calling on pupils in Grades 4 to 11 to enter a competition aimed at raising awareness of South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.   Read More...




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Mobilising citizens and communities to partner with teachers to educate our children

 The organisers will be launching various Leadership Circles around the country over the next few weeks. This means that business leaders are committing to work with school principals as part of a co-learning & co-action partnership.   Read More...




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A dozen previously disadvantaged learners are to have their work showcased in two leading publications from next week. The Learn to Earn graphic design students were challenged by RamsayMedia to create an advert for Foodbank SA.

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UK swimmer takes on icy Robben Island crossing

A UK swimmer working in South Africa is attempting her first ever icy long distance swim - 7.5km from Robben Island to Blouberg -- to raise funds and awareness for an organisation helping to educate talented but disadvantaged youths.


Open water training between 10 and 15 degrees
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There is widespread agreement that Education has to be a National priority for South Africa!  Every one of us have a role to play - for the sake of our children!    Read More...




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The Cape Region launched two Responsible Trader Mass Education Rallies in the region on the 16th of August 2011 in Cape Town and the 24th of August 2011 in Port Elizabeth.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community

In July, retail giant Edcon delivered over 3500 Kommunity Desks to underprivileged schools throughout Southern Africa. In collaboration with the Kommunity Desk Company, handovers were conducted in various regions ensuring that individual learners have access to a portable writing surface.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community

 It should come as no surprise that children have an interest in colour, as colour plays such an important role in them exploring and learning about their environment. They should always be surrounded in a beautiful physical environment, which fosters optimal growth and development, however for many of the thousands of South African children who attend crèches on a daily basis this is often not the reality.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Skills Development

Learners and teachers of 17 schools in underdeveloped communities in the Eastern Cape are taking their first steps to join the digital age. They now have access to the latest news from News24, online encyclopaedias, a dictionary in multiple languages, e-mail, curriculum based worksheets and a host of other teaching and learning tools.   Read More...




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Media Release

Intoxicated customers, underage drinking, driving under the influence, as well as pregnant women and drinking, are some of the issues dealt with in a radical new programme aimed at promoting the responsible trading of alcohol, launched in the Western Cape, today, by The South African Breweries Limited (SAB).   Read More...




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ARGO honours unsung heroes

 There is no doubt that education is the key to future possibility, that it is the means to achieving a better end and that it has the power to change our world. On the 23rd June 2011, The Education Roundtable table in Johannesburg, comprising of 100 delegates - all key action leaders in all sectors of education took place.   Read More...




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Image: Johnson & Johnson Bridge To Employment Program Launched

Students, parents and educators from Zwaanswyk High School in Retreat, joined employees from Johnson & Johnson and the National Business Initiative to celebrate the launch of the very first Bridge to Employment Programme (BTE) in Africa … right here in Cape Town.   Read More...




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Development & education focus

The Artscape youth Jazz Festival celebrates its nineth year with legendary Jazz Trumpeter, Ian Smith conducting the Delft Big Band. Young soloists, who are already making waves in the jazz arena, will join the band in an evening of music.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: A cup of coffee for an education? TBWA\South Africa supports Room 13

 Can you give up coffee for a day? No? Well TBWA\South Africa launched the first No Coffee Project on 13 April 2011, with staff giving up coffee for 24 hours in order to raise funds for Room 13.   Read More...




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South Africa’s children at risk

Following an article, “Shock figures shows crippled youth”, on the breakdown of family life in South Africa, which appeared in the Cape Times on 5 April 2011, NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) has expressed grave concern about the effects of unstable families and child-headed households on children and young people.   Read More...



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