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Image: Seychelles leads action on marine protected areas. Seychelles is one of 12 countries that has stepped forward to lead ‘action groups’ under the Blue Charter

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: MYSCHOOL SUPPORTS LEARN TO EARN’S GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is funding the essential upgrade of the hardware and software for the Learn to Earn Graphic Design Training course.

Learn to Earn, which offers unemployed, disenfranchised  people a hand up, not a hand out, runs 14 market-relevant training programmes across four Western Cape campuses. The short, intensive skills programmes are aimed at the holistic development of the students providing them with opportunities to gain scarce skills, financial acumen and vital preparation for the world of work.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Makhanda prepares for the National Arts Festival The National Arts Festival is an event on the SA cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent

The banners, posters and flags are going up as Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) prepares to host the 45th National Arts Festival, 11 days of amazing, in a feast of arts, culture and free entertainment. This year the Festival is on from 27th June till 7th July.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Day Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans

Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Busiswe Mkhungo a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Reflecting on the significance of 16 June in our country’s history, Busisiwe advises the country’s youth to focus on the real world and stop putting all their energy into boasting on social media.  “I’m really concerned about social media because it’s stealing people’s dreams.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference The event was a free, two-day virtual conference called Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO)

Cape Town-based not-for-profit (NPO) and social impact organisations recently had the opportunity to learn about fundraising, change management and innovation from some of the world’s best.   Read More...




Safety & Security, Social & Community
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...



COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: YOUNG ACTIVISTS WALK FROM DURBAN TO CAPE TOWN FOR DISABLED YOUTH Walk aims at raising investment for inclusive and equitable quality education in SA

Youth-led non-profit organisation, Enabling Disability Education Nationally (EDEN), is preparing for the second edition of its Walk For Youth Disability Education (#Walk4YDE19), a charity campaign for the benefit of South African youth with disabilities.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
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...



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