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Image: World Move for Health Day - May 6th 2011

On May 6th 2011, Mamelani hosted its very own Move for Health Day. The inspiration for the day came from the World Health Organisation's Global Move for Health Day which was celebrated on May 2nd.   Read More...

Social & Community, Sport

 It has been a busy and productive month here at the River Club. Both the conference and golf departments have been undergoing large changes.                             Read More...

HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
New Companies Act provisions impacts on returns

The new Companies Act was finally made effective on 1 May 2011 and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is now operating in place of CIPRO. One of the provisions of the new Act impacts the non profit sector: section 21 companies and non profit companies (NPC's).   Read More...

HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
New UCT Unilever study reveals consumer pressure

The vast majority of South Africans are continuing to live like they are in the midst of a recession, according to research due to be released by the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
The Amy Biehl Foundation honours youth

The Amy Biehl Foundation will be hosting the fourth annual Youth Spirit Award event in August 2011. Nominations for this annual award are based on evidence of the nominee’s initiative and dedication in service to others.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Education, Skills Development
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...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2011

Do you know someone in your community who deserves national recognition for all the good work they do? Inyathelo is urging you to nominate your philanthropy champion for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: ‘Creatives unite for Japan’ The One Club & Art Directors Club unite to rebuild Japan

NEW YORK – In the wake of 2011’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, The One Club and the Art Directors Club, in partnership with AKQA, have joined together to empower the creative community to unite in the rebuilding of Japan. The program ‘Creatives Unite for Japan’, urges the creative community to come together to raise funds for Japan.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Sanlam encourages South Africans to get involved, to save

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recently said that South Africans aren’t saving enough. And Sanlam – a leading financial services provider – agrees, citing statistics from its recent Employee Benefits Benchmark Survey* that indicated 38.3% of active members said they are lagging behind to meet their future financial goals.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Environmental Affairs educates consumers Z-Card selected to carry the message

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has again made use of PocketMedia Solution’s compact Z-Card to generate awareness and educate community members. This time its message is all about green living.


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...

Vision Mission Project travels to Bloem

Ster-Kinekor Theatres will continue to give the gift of clear sight when their Vision Mission Eye Care Project travels to Bloemfontein.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: In aid of the Red Cross Around the World in 34 Days

TNT Express Southern Africa and the children of Lambano Sanctuary have put together a handmade authentic South African quilt that will be sent to Brazil and onwards as part of a global relay in aid of the Swiss Red Cross. The relay is part of TNT’s latest communications campaign entitled “Around the World”.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
BASA rewards arts projects

The world of art has always played an important role in stimulating thought and generating dialogue and now it has a crucial role to play in environmental awareness.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Education, Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty, Safety & Security
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...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Warnings about claims

Google “greenwashing” and the proliferation of sites educating and warning consumers about false “environmentally-friendly” claims, and blacklisting offending companies and products, shows that companies can no longer hide behind a green PR-spun façade prettily erected around their products and services.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Blue Hand Caring

 As a Blue Hand project, a preschool care centre in the Villiersdorp district received more than a lick of paint from the Capespan Foundation recently.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards Call for nominations

The Inyathelo Award for the Support of Philanthropy in the Media recognises individuals who have done exceptional work in covering philanthropy, or initiated campaigns to encourage philanthropy, and sustain a high media profile for philanthropic giving in support of social development. Nominations for this award are now open.

COMPANY NEWS , Corporate Governance , Skills Development, Social & Community
Leadership Insight 2

WeCanChange recently collaborated with leading social investment consultancy, GreaterCapital, to bring you the latest developments in Corporate Social Investment (CSI). Cheryl Harper from WeCanChange attended their Social Investment Leaders Forum hosted every 2nd month in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The forums are designed to spark debate and share common challenges faced by CSI practioners.    Read More...

Image: Goodyz4Charity Goodyz Media launches mobileapp

Goodyz Media, in partnership with Cape Town based MobiZAR, has launched a unique new version of its popular Goodyz mobile phone software, that allows users to support a charity of their choice at no cost – simply by downloading and running the free Goodyz4Charity application on their mobile phones, from www.goodyz4charity.co.za.    Read More...

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