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Image: SHIPMENT OF 300,000 CHILDREN’S BOOKS A BOOST FOR READING Book donation to benefit thousands of children nationwide

Children cannot learn to read, or love to read, if they do not have access to books and stories. That’s why the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and FNB have teamed up with Books For Africa and logistics company DSV to get books into the hands of approximately 80 000 children across the country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Woman diver reaching new depths in TNPA One of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.

Coming nose to snout with a great white shark would be enough to turn most trainees away from a diving career – but not Makhosazana Sengo. Being one of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, Sengo is well versed in overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Our 2019 year has started with a bang! We have been busy ... WELCOMING OUR 2019 YEAR BEYOND PROGRAMME VOLUNTEERS

Our wonderful YEBO programme continues to flourish! In February, we welcomed our new group of volunteers:   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Penreach Play Day 2019 “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”- Fred Rogers

Penreach experiences the transformative power of play for young children on a daily basis, in preschools and homes across the region. But once a year, we celebrate the power of play on World Play Day by bringing together thousands of 4-year olds at Mbombela Stadium, and playing our hearts out the whole day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  42 days to Mandela Day  ... What difference will you be making ?

Spend your 67 Minutes on the 18th of July creating high impact & vital 'Calming Kits' for classrooms in the conflict ridden Cape Flats. In addition, your contribution will raise funds to support trauma training and mentoring of teachers to ensure that every child has a caring adult in their life.   Read More...




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Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image: There should be no guns for private citizens - Minister of Police Bheki Cele Ban guns for private citizens, says Bheki Cele as 30,000 weapons are destroyed

Minister of Police Bheki Cele says in the future he hopes to see a South Africa where only law enforcement officers would carry firearms. There should be no guns for private citizens, Minister of Police Bheki Cele said at Arcelor Mittal Steel in Vereeniging on Wednesday, where 30,000 firearms were destroyed.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Proudly SA company Smergos champions the needs of the disabled Specially designed bags that fit neatly on any wheelchair, giving the user a way to carry their belongings.

When Nicholas Smit was out looking for a birthday gift for his wheelchair bound friend, Nicole Vergos in 2012, he struck on the idea of a wheelchair bag, as he saw that she often struggled to keep her belongings on her lap when propelling herself in her chair. But Nicholas struggled to find what he was looking for locally and imported products were exorbitantly priced. And so Smergos was co-founded by both, born out of Nicholas’ idea and Nicole’s need.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES
Image: Woolworths partners to boost innovative recycling villages In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  The new initiative is a trial that will upgrade two existing WILDLANDS recycling villages and open three additional recycling villages in popular KwaZulu-Natal shopping centres where there are Woolworths’ stores.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: How Seniors And Their Caregivers Can Ensure They Stay Healthy And Sharp In Their Golden Years

On reaching the age of 65, the risk of developing dementia doubles after every 5 years, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians. This has proven to be a problem that negatively affects the elderly in South Africa. They are increasingly becoming fraud victims, due to their decreased cognitive functions. Thankfully, a healthy diet and increased physical activity can protect the elderly from such incidences. How so?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards: Meet the winners Supplier development is becoming an increasingly important strategy for many corporates

Supplier development is becoming an increasingly important strategy for many corporates, not only from a scorecard compliance perspective, but also as a means of growing the economy and increasing job opportunities. The Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards recognise companies who are making significant strides in their supplier development initiatives by acknowledging those who go beyond the scorecard, fostering learning, showcasing best practice and encouraging collaboration.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child Relationships in South Africa The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop, announced the results of a multi-country research project.

The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organisation behind Takalani Sesame, announced the results of a multi-country research evaluation of Play Every Day, a program designed to shift parent and caregiver perceptions about the educational value of play and to encourage play that contributes to children’s early development and learning outcomes.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community creche transformation made possible by SRSA investment SRSA donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche.

Manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche near Ladysmith.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: World Hunger Day - Help Us Feed A Future! Did you know that more than 3 million children in South African experience chronic hunger every day?

Also, 66 million primary school children across the developing world attend classes hungry, 60% of which are girls.    Read More...




Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image: Alex youth take on gun violence - GunFree SA Shacks and flats along the avenues that make up Alexandra township are laden with high levels of violence.

In 2017/18, 90 people were murdered, up from the year before; the past year also saw an increase in other serious and violent crimes, including attempted murder, aggravated robbery, rape and sexual assault.

“It’s not nice walking around feeling unsafe or like something bad can happen to you at any minute. It’s exhausting and it’s time to bring change to Alex” Maryann Nobele – Youth Organiser   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: A Better Version of Oneself The Story of Xhantilomzi Jacob

Xhantilomzi Jacob is just 25 years old and has lived to tell the tale of a short life marked by alcohol abuse, toxic patterns of masculinity and a random accident in his childhood that left him bedridden and uncertain about his ability to ever walk again.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: #Beating air pollution on World Environment Day 2019 This coming Wednesday, 05 June 2019, is World Environment Day, themed #BeatAirPollution.
The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) has recognised that this theme has come at a time that is specifically relevant to South Africa as a new Carbon Tax Bill which will come into effect as of 01 June 2019. The IWMSA is taking the opportunity to shed some light of this new piece of legislation and how it will affect business, consumers, and the environment.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Technology lends a helping hand to special needs schools MiX Telematics donate Apple iPads and other technology equipment

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchoolAfrica, continues its commitment to empower teachers and learners with classroom practices and educational technology that assist learners to overcome some of their learning difficulties. MiX Telematics donated Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance learning and working environment

Manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche near Ladysmith.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Sinenjongo High School Sinenjongo High Schoolone of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.

Caring4Girls visited the Cape Town school this month to provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. 

 
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