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Image: Celebrating the freedom to learn, this Africa Day On 25 May 2018 we celebrated Africa Day; a day marking the independence of 28 African countries

While South Africa only became part of the original organisation in 1994, our country became the founding member of the African Union, officially launched in 2002.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Literacy NGO gives out 100,000th book READ to RISE celebrated handing out their 100,000th OAKY book at Cascade Primary School in Mitchells Plain.

The organisation visited the school to conduct their programmes to inspire the Grade 2 and 3 learners to read. As part of the programme, each of the 344 learners received a brand new OAKY book to take home. The organisation has been visiting the school for the last 5 years. “We believe that book ownership can ignite a love for reading and it is important to keep encouraging children to read.” says Executive Director Taryn Lock.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: Working towards making sexual offences courts a reality The RSJC ‘big idea’ is that South Africa can reduce the number of rapes committed by increasing the conviction rates of these crimes.

The RSJC ‘big idea’ is that South Africa can reduce the number of rapes committed by increasing the conviction rates of these crimes and achieving stronger sentences for perpetrators. We believe that this goal can be achieved through the planned rollout of specialised sexual offences courts, which is why we advocate to hold our government accountable to the rollout of these courts. We believe that these specialised sexual offences courts are the key to restoring faith in the criminal justice system by decreasing the secondary victimisation of rape survivors, and in so doing increasing conviction rates for rape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 100 new bicycles to improve safety and create jobs in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) prepares to host 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, the official Hosting City is distributing 50 Bicycles

This will be matched by a further 50 from Volkswagen South Africa. The bicycles are being distributed at a ceremony in front of the Port Elizabeth Town Hall, hosted by Mayor Athol Trollip. The bicycles funded by NMBM are for 50 new city ambassadors who will act as “peace officers”. The additional 50 bicycles from Volkswagen SA will be distributed to 30 beach officers and 20 tourism ambassadors. The aim of this public private partnership is to empower the community to support and protect tourists, visitors and cyclists through bicycle patrols, and in the process to create jobs and alleviate poverty.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: CHILD PROTECTION WEEK - 27 May to 03 June 2018 Birth to Twenty Plus Study: Analyzing Effects of Violence in the Lives of SA Children : Prof Shanaaz Mathews talks about findings of the recently published Birth to Twenty Plus (BT20+) study—which followed more than 2000 children in Soweto from birth to 22 years old (also known as Mandela’s Children)—shows that 99% of these children have been exposed to some form of direct or indirect violence during this period.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Retailer brings fight against hunger to its doorstep Community food gardens to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday (18 May) to raise awareness ahead of World Hunger Day - 28 May

As part of its broader strategy to fight hunger, the Shoprite Group believes in partnering with local community organisations in the fight against hunger. The Group’s vision is to enable communities to feed themselves in an independent and sustainable manner. It is the second time that community food gardens will be selling their excess crops at Checkers stores across South Africa   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum to enable sustainable engagement.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre earlier this month. The Forum was intended to enable sustainable engagement between Japanese and African business communities and to accelerate private-sector-led economic growth.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen Libra helps transform children’s lives at Tjhabelani Primary School Eleven years ago the rural Tjhabelani Primary School was just a dream.

Today, Engen Libra Motors has helped it grow offering its learners the kind of educational opportunities they never thought possible. The school, which opened 11 years ago in Bainsvlei, 15km outside Bloemfontein, has blossomed, thanks in no small part to the partnership with Engen Libra Motors. Not only does the dealership sponsor daily transport to school for the 125 children to the tune of R60 000 annually, but also assists with donations such as clothing and food.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: IkamvaYouth wins R25 000 in Trialogue Donor’s Den Some 140 learners in Grahamstown’s Joza township will be better prepared to access tertiary education and job opportunities, thanks to a project pitch

This was presented by a passionate young fundraiser at a responsible business conference in Johannesburg. IkamvaYouth fundraising coordinator Balisa Ntloko has returned to the Eastern Cape with R25 000 from the Eskom Development Foundation, following the 11th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time Gaborone, Botswana: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent. These are just some of the top level results from the research conducted by Reputation Matters for African Public Relations Association (APRA) on African ethics and reputation.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization
Image:  "The Roots of the NGO Crisis in South Africa: A Look Beyond the Surface" Frank Julie, in his penetrating book, provides a careful analysis of historical aspects of South Africa’s NGO sector.

He then discusses the lessons learned from history on the political front and on the leadership learning front, alluding frequently to the ways in which the dialogue in South Africa was influenced by the dialogue in other parts of Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Child Protection Month - May 2018 To date 25 children have been murdered in the Western Cape since January 2018

May is Child Protection Month and there are loads of ideas for how you can run your child protection campaigns.  We encourage each organisation and church to participate in the child protection week in order to spread awareness and  initiate response in  every community across The Western Cape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: Work4You focuses its attention on people with intellectual disabilities aged 18 to 30 Work4Uou acts as a bridge between the end of special needs education and supported employment

D’Alton says they boast high commercial employment rates, thanks to their skills and personal development programme, which is delivered by a team of professionals. Although Engen has spent five years supporting Work4You, a Cape Town based NGO that prepares people with intellectual disabilities for permanent jobs, the bursaries are new – and the results have been phenomenal.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Tech underpins new wave of Indian Corporate Social Responsibility “There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world. The issues you are dealing with in South Africa are so similar to the ones we are going through in India.” So says Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures in India, addressing delegates at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg recently.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Gender Violence, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the Diepsloot GBV (Gender Based Violence) Forum Eradicating GBV in SA is no small feat. Helping each victim of women and child abuse and addressing existing systemic gaps is a massive undertaking.

Try as we might, LvA cannot do it alone.  Neither can our partners, which is why the Diepsloot GBV Forum was founded.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 350 more bicycles for Bergville Schoolchildren The children are part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme implemented in the region by World Vision South Africa.

350 children from Tholithemba, Qhozo, Ubulinga, and Maqoqa schools in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, received Qhubeka Bicycles, funded by Volkswagen South Africa.  The bicycles will help them to travel to school more quickly, easily and regularly.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Putting People First - April 2018 Capacity building workshops to empower NPO leaders – December 2017/March 2018

People First Foundation, in partnership with the Master Fundraising Mentoring Forum, hosted a series of capacity building workshops between December 2017 and March 2018. These workshops focused on the empowerment of NPO leaders in various departments of NPO management such as fundraising, labour legal compliance, how to build an NPO from scratch, developing an NPO funding strategy, how to manage funding gaps, partnership and client relationship building. Various facilitators offered their expertise and time voluntary in the service of the NPO leaders.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Change dialogues at upcoming Festival of Learning With this year’s political transformations raising the hopes and expectations of the Nation, the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations.

the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations around the theme, ‘The Power to Create Change’.  The programme of interactive talks and panel discussions is aimed at exploring how the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching can lead to individual and group transformation for the betterment of society.  The Festival of Learning breaks with tradition when it comes to presentation format by focusing on generating dialogues and conversations that directly and meaningfully connect the festival-goers and presenters.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Hey NGO's, Become a Beneficiary! this is your Organization's chance to be benefit from this awesome event. APPROX. 100 PEOPLE, IN 1 DAY, RENDERING A SERVICE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

The Amazing GRace is an event in which contestants (the Cape Town community) race around Cape Town in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Your_Organization" at the end of each phase of the race to complete obstacles and to deliver services to your organization.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Social and Emotional Learning Centre We have kicked off our Social and Emotional Learning Programme with the principles of Early Childhood Development Centres in low-income areas.

These principals are part of the Grow with Educare Centres project, whereby the principals and teachers are thoroughly trained and provided with a full curriculum, operating system, teachers’ guides, daily programmes, educational materials, toys, equipment, posters, books, policies and procedures, business skills and mentorship (a ‘school in a box’).   Read More...



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