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Image: Embrace Mother’s Day Connect Honours 4500 New Moms Embrace honoured new mothers across the country this past Mother’s Day through a programme launched four years ago known as Mother’s Day Connect.

The purpose of the initiative is to offer support to new mothers and help them adapt to motherhood within the first 1000 days after given birth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: RISK AND REPUTATION FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight.

This is according to Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood, a social impact online platform that connects people to causes. Hadfield recently moderated a panel discussion on employee volunteerism programmes, at the Trialogue Business in Society 2019 Conference.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Menstrual Hygiene Day to Shine Spotlight on Period Poverty Prof. Thuli Madonsela is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential SA women, led by Prof. Thuli Madonsela, is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education for young girls in SA.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Slow Food Launches an Action to Save the Bees Today’s species are facing extinction rates 100 to 1000 times higher than normal due to human impacts.

Slow Food launches an international “Slow Bees” action, aiming to rise in defense of pollinators and provide greater resonance, outreach and visibility to the threats bees and other pollinators, plants and biodiversity face today.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCES ‘21 YEARS OF GIVING BACK’ WINNERS 21 charities and schools across the country received cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.

In celebration of its 21st anniversary last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes.  Supporters were invited to nominate any South African charitable organisation or school that matters to them, even if they were not yet beneficiaries of the programme.  This has enabled 21 charities and schools across the country to each win a cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.     Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Post-elections: Addressing youth issues should be a priority We all have a responsibility to raise this generation, whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote or not.

Whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote in the May 8 national elections or not, issues such as skills training, jobs and poverty still need to be addressed urgently by Government, civil society and business. We all have a responsibility to raise this generation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: AFRICA SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION SUMMIT 2019 Leveraging on technology to achieve inclusive education!

Every individual deserves to receive a quality education. Education is a fundamental human right and a social good.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common?
All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: Raising the voice of the young womxn voter The top four political parties were put to the feminist test, in a lively #YVote4U Hot Seat event.
Moderated by Kaya FM Uncaptured presenters, Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo, the panel of party representatives responded to pertinent questions from the audience on womxn representation, empowerment and rights.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: RISK AND REPUTATION FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING Recent Trialogue research for the 2017/2018 financial year, revealed that 80% of corporates had formal employee volunteer programmes in place in 2018.

Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight given the positive impact it has on staff morale and community involvement at many of South Africa’s largest corporations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Kindness is easy...Shiloh Relief meets people's need The most successful project at the moment within Shiloh Relief is the Medical Project

We do not even need to advertise our medical services, because it is done by word of mouth through various institutions such as Radio Tygerberg, Bok Radio, old age homes, hospices, clinics and hospitals who refer patients to Shiloh Relief.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship The partnership will see a minimum of 25 containerised tyre fitment operations established across KZN, creating employment for approximately 100 youth

In an effort to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd  manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken Tyre brands has partnered with the KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and iThala Development Finance Corporation in KZN.    Read More...




Education, Skills Development
International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open !

Applications for the 2019 International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open! Please make sure to select the course/programme in the dropdown menu in the application  -  APPLY HERE ....   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Arming Learner Leaders At Sweet Pea Youth Development Youth Café RCL (Student Leader’s) training launch which took place on the 30th March 2019.

Sweet Pea Youth Development (SPYD) launched its leadership project at Krystal Beach Hotel in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at the weekend (Saturday 30 March).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Funding
2 ND CYCLONE - rush your first donation toward emergency assistance efforts for the vulnerable people with the devastation of cyclones IDAI & KENNETH

After Cyclone Idai impacted nearly 1.5 million children, a second cyclone has just made landfall in Mozambique. Vulnerable children and families – many of whom have already lost everything to one of the worst disasters to hit their country in decades – need our help more than ever.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: THE SOUL CITY INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE The top four political parties were put to the feminist test last night, in a lively #YVote4U Hot Seat event. Moderated by Kaya FM Uncaptured presenters, Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo, the panel of party representatives responded to pertinent questions from the audience on womxn representation, empowerment and rights.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Port of Durban Appeals for Public Support in Fighting Plastic Pollution The debris included large logs that posed a threat to the safe navigation of the harbour craft which are used to guide vessels safely in and around ..

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port of Durban has commenced a major clean-up to remove the large volume of waste and vegetation from the port after the recent heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. The adverse weather caused the usual deluge of plastic and other debris to flow into the port, leaving behind an unsightly scene just days after World Earth Day was observed globally on 22 April.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers, teachers, end GBV The Trialogue Business in Society Conference brought together more than 400 stakeholders in development to discuss sector challenges

Business has an obligation to adapt its corporate social investment (CSI) to changing needs and conditions rather than doggedly following an approach which may no longer be relevant. Speaking at the 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg today (SUBS: Wed 17 04), Ms Takalani Netshitenzhe Chief Officer Corporate Affairs Vodacom Group, said that Vodacom has allocated R500 million to education, gender empowerment and sanitation in schools over the next five years.
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HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Secretary-General calls for climate action as new cyclone devastates Mozambique The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her profound sadness at the devastation caused by Cyclone Kenneth which has ravaged Mozambique today. She said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, the strongest cyclone yet to have hit the country.   Read More...


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