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Image: New wheels for Zip Zap Circus School Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.

Zip Zap is a social circus that was founded to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes help protect children against the social ills, such as drug abuse, that often plague their communities. Many of the children who enter Zip Zap’s doors go on to become professional circus performers gracing the international stage.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: Empowering communities one computer course at a time The course forms part of Reputation Matters’ AfriCAN initiative. It is currently in a pilot phase to empower community members

Over the last eight weeks, 43 community members from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg attended a basic computer skills part time course at the Sijongo-Phambili Community Learning Centre in Hout Bay.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Entrepreneurship Day - Friday 02 November 2018 The Living Link – Cape Town is hosting an Entrepreneurship Day to support their trainees

Bring some money and support our trainees as they learn business and money management skills!

Please feel free to pass on this information.

For more information about The Living Link you are welcome to visit our website www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Tell A Friend Or Apply: 60 Spots Available To Top Entrepreneurs SAB Foundation is again embarking on their most ambitious search yet for SA’s most promising and determined entrepreneurs.

Only 60 places are available nationally for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme, which typically achieves an annual growth rate per business of 47.2% and long-term survival rates of 87%.   Read More...




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Image: EFFECTIVE MENTORING AND COACHING FOR NPO LEADERS Order your Coaching manual now !!!

Frank Julie is an organizational development practitioner and consultant with a Masters’ Degree in the Philosophy of Adult Education and Development obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT) He has been involved in development work since the late 1970s with organizations all over Southern- and East Africa and acts as strategic adviser to many.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika receives yet another pestigious award Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the ‘Play Your Part’ Award at the 2018 South African Premier Business Awards which took place in Sandton

This award recognises business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.  The South African Premier Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.   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...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: SACAP Social Impact SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’

SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’ students recently celebrated their graduation from SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology). The event marked another significant cohort of qualified and work-ready counsellors and coaches entering the field in order to make a positive impact in South African communities and workplaces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: Young performers shine for the first time on the Zip Zap stage Zip Zap Circus School celebrated 25 years with a fantastical show last Saturday.

“The children from our Simunye programme who featured in the show were overjoyed and amazed at the response from the audience,” says Brent van Rensburg, Co-founder and Artistic Director at Zip Zap Circus School. “Our mission is to inspire and empower these young performers, and Saturday’s show did just that, it was spectacular,” he adds.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: ZIPZAP Circus : 25 Years - An acrobatic walk down memory lane It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa

Their goal at the time was simple and noble: to inspire and empower ordinary kids and to create a sense of team. Little did they know, they were just at the beginning of an incredible journey of helping kids ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever wins ‘best innovation in skills development’ award Unilever was recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa

Unilever has been recognized for their efforts in skills development at the CHIETA 2015/16 National Recognition Awards Ceremony. The FMCG giant received the ‘Best Innovation in Skills Development’ award for the Unilever and Wits University Engineering Program which was launched in January of 2016.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Engen boosts Supply Chain development Their commitment to supply chain development and transformation has seen an investment of R78 million over the past four years

As part of Engen’s transformation agenda and in pursuit of contributing to socioeconomic development, Engen implemented a Supplier Development pilot programme at their Engen Prosperator facility in Durban. The programme has experienced some exciting results.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever: tapping into South Africa’s top talent Investing in South Africa's youth and paying particular attention to their skills development is key to the country's future economic growth

South Africa is renowned for its natural beauty and rare earth minerals. However, the nation’s real wealth lies in its young people, especially millennials - people born between 1984 and 1996 – who are digital natives accustomed to employing technology to do more in less time by using fewer resources. By tapping into the potential of this national treasure and continually investing in the development and growth of the youth of the country, organisations and the country at large will be able to achieve the prosperity it is destined for.

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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: MAD Leadership Foundation supporters We are almost half-way through the year already and have lots of exciting news to share with you:

Our brand new website launched in April. Find out who we are, what we do, how you can be the difference, and catch up on our upcoming events and read up on our leadership news. Thank you to the team at OFyt for their hard work in bringing this site to life.   Read More...




Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Brownies & Downies

Walking into this little lunchroom, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. I was greeted at the door and offered a table, a standard at any restaurant. But what makes this spot so unique are not the blue-painted walls or the quaint, minimalist décor. Rather, it’s the staff – 25 young adults –who either have Down syndrome, Autism, or an intellectual disability.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Applications now open : opportunities for disabled Entrepreneurs 2016 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme - CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2016

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Free State’s Clover Mama Afrika Mama wins Business Woman of the Year at Smarties Week

Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has announced Mama Florence Nyakiso as Business Woman of the Year at an award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held in Johannesburg. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: CLOVER MAMA AFRIKA wraps up another successful Smarties Week  Of the 41 mamas appointed, 20 mamas gathered together in Johannesburg for a week of training & skills building to see them sharpen their skills.

Since the project was founded, Clover Mama Afrika has chosen 41 Mamas around South Africa who assist disadvantaged people in their communities, such as children and the elderly, many of whom have been abused or are homeless. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg Each new year gives us the opportunity for a Fresh Beginning, and this year Clover Mama Afrika has decided to get an early start.

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg this year and runs from 31 January to 5 February 2016, concluding in an awards evening where the Clover Mama Afrikas will be rewarded for the previous years’ work and commitment to their respective communities.   Read More...



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