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Image: Freedom Day with meaning for youth - GunFree SA ALEXANDRA – Alex youth on a mission to silence the guns.

Freedom Day 2019 was a worthy cause to Alex Youth who partnered with GunFree SA to fight the alarming gun violence in their community. This was through sports, arts and other forms of entertainment at the Alex Mall and off the street where they are exposed and recruited into crime.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company, were among the recipients of the Commonwealth's Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards.   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...




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...




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 , 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...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Robben Island Museum celebrates Africa Month by recognising African languages Robben Island served as the ideal setting for Africa Day 2019 by hosting the annual celebration of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity
Celebrating 25 years of democracy and freedom. Year of indigenous African languages. Each year the Africa month initiative encourages us to rethink what it is to be African and this year we are challenged to question the notion of categories of Africans divided along lines of culture and language.   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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ALL THE NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment’s Fourth Annual Cycling Tour YOUNG INMATES CYCLED 240 KM IN THE WESTERN CAPE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF CRIME

The only cycling trip in the world where incarcerated youth cycle alongside free citizen youth and happened 25th to 29th of March 2019. The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) has brought together 22 cyclists; 12 incarcerated youth,  2 youth from Die Herberg Kinderhuis and 8 leaders from Correctional Services (7) and Die Herberg Kinderhuis (1) to cycle 240 km through the Breede River Valley area in the Western Cape. Members of the South African Police Services and the Department of Correctional Services provided support throughout the week.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Shiloh Food  -  Who benefits? Every morning the delivery vehicles line up at Shiloh Food, ready to load more than a thousand piping hot stews, fresh sandwiches and other treats.

Our food production plant is equipped with Industrial food processing equipment and walk-in freezers. To produce these meals, we use some 800 kg of potatoes and 600 kg of meat per month, not to mention the large quantities of veggies, rice, samp, lentils and dry beans. Sounds too good to be true? Then pop in to come and see for yourself!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Prof Jonathan Jansen visits our campus Just last week we had a special visit from transformational education veteran and Stellenbosch University Professor, Jonathan Jansen.

Jansen came to see first-hand how Christel House magically works towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Jansen was expressly moved by the fact that we admit students from Cape Town’s most impoverished communities and give them a tangible opportunity to rise above their circumstances.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Community Chest celebrated a remarkable milestone in 2018 as we commemorated 90 years of service Our service focus remains to improve the lives of all South Africans to fulfil their potential and continue on innovative projects and programmes.s

In keeping with the objectives of South Africa’s National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 and the United Nations global Sustainable Development Goals, our key strategic focus areas - education, health, income generation, and community development - remain the foundation upon which we build our activities.
 
Together with our donor and beneficiary partners, we strive towards more effective and efficient outcomes that positively change the trajectory of the lives of our most vulnerable citizens with the ultimate aim of creating a nation of fully active citizens. None of the above is possible without the unwavering support of our committed partners and donors. We thank each and every one of you for your generosity and dedicated commitment to the Community Chest and the work we do.
 
We deeply appreciate your endorsement and we eagerly look forward to continuing the spirit of UBUNTU with you into 2019.   Read More...




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Image: Getting the most from your gap year Taking A Gap Year? Explore And Make A Difference To The World

98% of all study-abroad students confirm that their gap year helped them grow as a person and 97% say that it increased their maturity and college readiness, according to a recent survey by Gap Year Association. Taking a year off before college is a great opportunity to learn practical life skills and decide which direction you want your life to take. It is a prudent chance for you to experience independence and build on your resume.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Uber Eats gives back throughout the festive holidays The team visited the Johannesburg Children's Home, ER24 paramedics branch in Bryanston, DARG (animal rescue centre) and a Fire Station

Uber Eats recently visited various locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg as part of their give back campaign to treat modern day superheroes who were on duty during the festive holidays while we were all away resting . As part of this give-back campaign, the Uber Eats team visited the Johannesburg Children's Home, ER24 paramedics branch in Bryanston, DARG (an animal rescue centre) and the Fire Station situated in the Cape Town CBD.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: IMPLEMENTATION OF ZERHO WATERLESS TOILETS The Zerho Toilet is a fast, cost-effective and permanent intervention, which can be implemented wherever safe & sealed waterless sanitation is needed.

“There is currently a large backlog of more than 2 million (homes needing sanitation), especially in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and rural areas. Thus the DWS prioritised using less water.”  (Household Sanitation Technology Assessment and Evaluation Protocol Presentation and Minutes - Sanitation Suppliers Workshop, 29th June 2015 – presented by DWS and Dept of Science and Technology).    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: National campaign to create awareness of reckless and negligent driving Young people launch shock campaign to highlight the consequences of irresponsible driving during the holiday season.

Every year the carnage on South Africa’s roads during the holiday season leaves thousands of families without loved ones and breadwinners, and maims and cripples many whose lives and futures are damaged for ever.   Read More...




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Image: Unjudge Someone – The Human Library Facebook Live Series SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) in partnership with the Human Library SA is hosting a Human Library Facebook Live book series.

Running weekly until 12th December, book titles include “A Domestic Violence Survivor”, “Living HIV+” and “Living with Depression”. 
The Human Library™ is where the books are people with incredible life stories and the readers get to ask the books questions. It’s a positive and safe space in which stereotypes are challenged and prejudices broken down through dialogue and understanding.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Championing breastfeeding support in the workplace “Breastfeeding plays a significant role in contributing to the optimal health and development of a child” said Sue Jones, Chairman of SACSoWACH

This morning, the South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH) hosted a roundtable discussion to encourage better implementation of the Code of Good Practice for breastfeeding in the workplace, in an effort  to create enabling environments for breastfeeding in the workplace. The event comes after a recent discovery that while women constitute close to half of the South African workforce (44%), the vast majority do not receive adequate maternity protection, support or facilities to promote breastfeeding.*   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Clover Mama Afrika Mamas spread Joy to the less fortunate this Festive Season The Mamas from Clover’s CSI project collectively care for over 13 000 children and 1 800 elderly people in their various communities

For most people, the festive season symbolised a time to slow down, unwind, rest and recuperate in preparation for the coming year. However, In the true spirit of giving, the Mamas from Clover’s CSI project, Clover Mama Afrika, who collectively care for over 13 000 children and 1 800 elderly people in their various communities, focused on giving back to the members of their communities.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: The SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 The winners of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 were announced on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at a ceremony i

During the evening, the SAB Foundation awarded a total of R12.5 million, with the overall Social Innovation Award winner walking away with R1.3 million and the overall Disability Empowerment Award winner walking away with R1.2 million. Several other grants, ranging from R200 000 to R900 000, were also awarded on the night.   Read More...



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