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Image: A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley.

Upon arrival golfers received a customised box with essential golf items and branded Swagg Lifestyle shirts. A shotgun start at 12:30 for the four-ball teams was followed by on course activations and some good (and some not so good) golf over 18 rounds. The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day presented by Safari Outdoor, in aid of The Val de Vie Foundation, provides support for a better life for all in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Turn Your Waste Into Nutrient-Rich Soil WHY COMPOSTING IS THE GREENEST THING YOU CAN DO - The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank by 2025 there will be 1.4 billion more people living in cities worldwide, with each person producing an average of 1.42kg of municipal solid waste per day.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Significant growth for black-owned businesses in Saldanha Bay “We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

Welmarie Coetzee, Sea Harvest Procurement Manager, explains: “Long before enterprise development and supplier development were included in calculating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) scores, Sea Harvest was investing in black businesses in Saldanha Bay.” The fishing company, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in March this year, has an overall B-BBEE score of 97%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Celebrating the success of one vaccine on World Polio Day World Polio Day-Tuesday 24 October 2017. With much debate regarding vaccines, and a small but vocal group lobbying against this form of health protection, the Rotary Club of Claremont urges everyone to celebrate World Polio Day by recognising the great success that one vaccine has had towards eliminating an incurable but preventable disease.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies Employees Turn The Soil At Local Schools Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.

In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this iniaitive recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Animal Welfare, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and E.Cape Fires, when kulula.com supported NSPCA disaster teams with flights to the affected areas.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Health
Image: Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation Investing in childhood nutrition is essential for prosperity, particularly in a world where a nation’s greatest resource has become the intellectual power of its people. However, when one in five pre-schoolers is stunted and risks learning difficulties due to malnutrition, where micronutrient deficiencies permanently damage young brains, and where hunger limits the potential of over 3.2 million children’s performance at school – that resource is wasted.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join the Mamelani Movers Team for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour! We had 30 riders for the last tour who dedicated their race to Mamelani and collectively they raised over R58 000.

Come along for the ride!

This year, once again, we will be putting together an epic Mamelani Movers Team for the Cape Town Cycle Tour!   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Showing hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow today at NGO Mould, Empower, Serve (MES) to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month. MES is one of 137 NGOs supported by Add Hope.  With World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, KFC is aiming to raise over R5 million in Add Hope donations which will go to feeding 120 000 children around the country at NGOs like MES.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Ignition Centre - Access to Market Opportunity for Entrepreneurs We have negotiated a discount for TSiBA Ignition Centre Members.

 As a valued member of the TSiBA Entrepreneurial Community, you can now register as a Premier Member for only R750.00 per annum (normal retail price: R2500.00 per annum)   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Postgraduate Diploma: Child and Family Studies Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.

In their concerted effort, the Department of Social Work to meet current needs of the communities in which they serve by providing knowledge on Early Childhood Development (ECD), substance abuse within the family and developing programmes for family wellbeing, the Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.
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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths celebrates Super Hero teachers in their National Teachers's Day comptetion 19 000 South African learners, like Yestel were inspired to enter their superhero teachers into this year’s competition

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day in October, Woolworths announced that Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of their nationwide competition.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for an underprivileged learner Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children suffer from impaired vision that could be corrected by spectacles.

 Since 80% of all learning occurs through vision, children who cannot afford spectacles are at a major disadvantage in education environments, which can lead to lower earning potential later in their lives. As we observe World Sight Day on 12 October, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) encourages partners in the private sector, civil society, and government to support its efforts to address the issue of impaired vision that affects millions of underprivileged learners in South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com and the Red Cross WMCH launch a radio station for children by children The radio platform will enable the patients to share their experiences, concerns and questions with parents, health professionals and other children.

South Africa’s champion low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town by donating funds to launch a first-of-its-kind radio station by children for children in Africa, RX Radio.
The donation of R150 000 made to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will contribute to the launch of the first child-produced radio station, where patients get trained as producers and presenters to assist other patients in their struggles to alleviate their anxiety and loneliness, whilst spending some time in hospital.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Education
Image: A sense of belonging for children with learning disabilities at the Mary Harding School. Community Chest and the Mary Harding School partnered in 2016 and since then, Community Chest has invested over R120 000 towards the school’s programm

The Community Chest envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through access to world class education, having income stability and by living healthy lives. In this week’s Newsletter we feature one of our beneficiary organisations whose work in the community reflects Community Chest's vision considerably.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day On 10 October 2017, IF joined the celebration of World Mental Health Day by launching our animation "Reclaiming my health", on the importance of mental health and well-being of people living with complex conditions such as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. We want to seize the opportunity to highlight that both mental health and physical health are key to achieve balance in our lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Thank You CareCube.org We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the kindness we received from this public benefit organization.

They have generously helped our Epping branch with a number of upgrades as well as provided state of the art medical equipment to our Hospital. We are able to work more efficiently and effectively due to all the support and donations.   Read More...




Videos

Vision: To Feed a nutritionally balanced meal to children & elderly in poor communities. HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT BE TAUGHT

Our aim is to involve individuals, corporates, small business and NGO’s that can fund these meals. R 500.00 / $45 = 100 meals R 5000.00 / $450 = 1000 meals 2017 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER MONTH IN THE WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2022 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: SA children’s physical development lagging due to hunger Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger, and we need to do more to break this cycle. Statistics SA shows that poverty figures are on the rise, with more than half of the population living in poverty, most of whom are children and African. 13.8 million people live below the Food Poverty Line – an increase of 2,3 million since 2011.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: THE UPSIDE OF CHAOS Forward planning and strong communication can make all the difference when handling a crisis, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo. There’s nothing new about student protests (look to French universities in 1968 and Britain in the 1980s), but the advent of social media means that matters which could previously be contained relatively easily, are now unpredictable.   Read More...


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