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ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: SA Teen Entrepreneur/SOSA promotes Youth Entrepreneurs.-Profile We are excited to announce that we will be flying the entrepreneurship flag high at Sage’s Africa Summit Tour 2017

SOSA Investments, a team of young, innovative entrepreneurs, will be exhibiting their new invention, Project Light/Solar Puff, at this 3-day event.  The team from SOSA completed the 10-week entrepreneur course in 2010, and we are extremely proud of what they have gone on to achieve.  Well done, guys!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Many local, under-funded non-profit organisations (NPOs) are struggling to deliver much-needed goods and services under tough economic conditions

But a lifeline could be found in a welcoming office in Woodstock, Cape Town. Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, has a Funding Finder service which enables grant seekers to easily access details of nearly 1100 South African donors.  In addition, Inyathelo offers the opportunity to reach over 108 000 foreign donors. It is a member of the US-based Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network – one of only two organisations in Africa with this status   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Educational excursions top of mind at Cape Town NGO Educational activities that allowed the youngsters to learn about different animals such as sheep, rabbits and ducks took place throughout the day.

“The beautiful summer day was perfect to spend outdoors with the children. Most importantly, they were taught how to look after the environment,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director at Mustadafin Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool SHINE light on young readers Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool embark on a special drive to raise funds to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need.

Over December 2016, up until Christmas Day, R420 000 was raised for Shine Literacy simply by customers swiping their MySchool and linked Woolies cards at till points.  These funds were over and above the usual support for customers’ own selected beneficiaries, which already amounted to R5,39milion in the month of December.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: What if the rains don't come? I used to think that Capetonians were preoccupied with water: lack of it, ways to save it, or even wilful belief of “Water problem, what water problem ?. A trip to Windhoek made me realise that if things don’t change, preoccupation with all things H20 will ratchet into overdrive-very soon.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image:  TSiBA student : “Failing is not the end of the world, get up and journey on” Sipho Sithole - For many privileged youth in South Africa their career challenge is simply figuring out what to be when they grow up.

For others the challenge is simply figuring out how to achieve the dreams they were certain about from a very young age. One of these determined youngsters is Sipho Collen Sithole, 23 years of age, from Langa in Cape Town. Sipho was born and bred in Soweto, Gauteng, but left his family and everything he knew to move to Cape Town in 2014 to pursue his lifelong dream of one day owning his own business.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project rolls out in the Eastern Cape The Siyasizana Daycare Project is being rolled out across the country and is rallying support in communities and making a visible difference.

SASKO’s programme launches in Mdantsan. Thembisa, Soweto, Mitchells Plain, and Khayelitsha & in January 2017 it landed in Mdantsane Eastern Cape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths store receives SA's first green building rating  Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star rating certified by the Green Building Co

Since opening its doors in 2010, the food market store has always been ground-breaking when it comes to advanced green building features. The Palmyra store set the benchmark within the Woolworths property portfolio, meeting the requirements for a platinum rating of the Woolworths SA Real Estate Division’s own green assessment programme. This is an internal rating system that is independently audited by Ernst & Young (EY) each year.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Capitec Bank continues to invest in Motshegofadiwa Primary School Stinkwater Hammanskraal, Motshegofadiwa Primary School will receive their second handover of maths and science equipment to the value of R 94 500.00

This is part of the continued support from Capitec Bank, who has committed to donating R10 from every ticket sold at the 2016 The Color Run Pretoria event, which has to date raised R 177 500.
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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image:  Eastern Cape kids get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity High School learners given first experience on a plane and of London in a charity school exchange.

Twelve students from Ntafufu Senior Secondary School, located in the community of Lusikisiki, in rural Eastern Cape, will be flying to London this evening, as part of a London-based student exchange charity called BOTH (Broaden Out Their Horizons). For all of the learners it will be their first time getting onto a plane, not to mention travelling overseas.
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: The sweetest way to save a child’s life There’s no easy way to deal with a child being diagnosed with cancer, but a group of ‘Cupcake Angels’ are putting their love of baking to good use.

Their objective is to make a difference in the lives of child cancer patients in South Africa.
Cupcakes of Hope, a non-profit company dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer in South Africa, will channel its love for baking into the fight against cancer ahead of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on 15 February 2017, by hosting and facilitating fund-raising events, hospital visits and their signature ‘Party of Hope’ around the country.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: CANCER AWARENESS CAN SAVE A LIFE Amina was always full of energy and loved playing outside with all of his friends, but a few months ago his mom started to notice how tired he was becoming. He was also experiencing some pain in his legs. They went to a private doctor, who referred them to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: DREAMWORKER : Link of Love programme – helping unemployed parents find work within schools Tania Bownes, one of the Directors of DreamWorker NPO was interviewed on Cape Talk Radio ....listen to the interview

A Cape Town NGO is helping the poor and unemployed persevere.

The Dreamworker organisation started in 2008 through a small job creation project in Hout Bay. Since then it has grown to incorporate offices in two provinces and has generated over R350 million in wages for the previously unemployed.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Donations to the Cape Town Science Centre are tax-deductible. The last day of the South African Tax Season 2016/17 is 28 February 2017

The Cape Town Science Centre operates under the auspices of the Interactive Science Foundation, a registered Non-Profit company (031-701-NPO) and registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO: 18/11/12/2663) in terms of the Section 18A of the Income Tax Act of South Africa. The Interactive Science Foundation will issue a tax certificate for any donation. You will then be able to claim a portion of this donation back with your South African tax return.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Emperors Palace presents R1.7-million to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Educat

During this past festive season, Emperors Palace Garden of Lights has raised R1.7 million which was donated to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Education Trust.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Back to school: Educare Centre in Philippi saved and transformed Structurally unsound and unfit for providing education, the Nolufefe Educare Centre needed to be shut down

However, thanks to the Rotary Club of Claremont’s Injongo Project, made possible by the generous support from the Lewis Group, the school has been transformed into a safe and secure place for pre-school learners as they start the 2017 school-year with zest.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: The sweetest way to save a child’s life “It gives us joy to bring communities together in the fight against childhood cancer and make a difference in so many children’s lives,” says Sandy.

There’s no easy way to deal with a child being diagnosed with cancer, but a group of ‘Cupcake Angels’ are determined to put their love of baking to good use to make a difference in the lives of child cancer patients in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sport
Image: Stay safe ahead of the world's largest timed cycling event The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycling event in the world, will be taking place in Cape Town on Sunday, 12 March 2017. This year the event celebrates its 40th birthday, with 35 000 cyclists participating. It is around the corner and the number of cyclists on Cape Town’s roads are on the increase; Rotary Club of Claremont reminds all cyclists to stay safe this Tour season.   Read More...


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