J&J Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Registration by SA Health Products Regulatory Authority

Johnson & Johnson April 3, 2021, 8:31 p.m.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J (the Company) today announced the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has granted registration with conditions for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, to prevent COVID-19 …

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FoodForward SA Feb. 3, 2021, 7:46 a.m.

A pilot initiative between FoodForward SA, Feed the Nation Foundation and the WC Department of Health was launched on Friday, 29 Jan, which will identify and expedite food support to …

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J&J Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 31, 2021, 3:21 p.m.

J&J today announced topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.....

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 18, 2020, 7:32 p.m.

To ramp up prevention efforts in the wake of a second COVID-19 wave, more than 300 000 cloth masks have been distributed to vulnerable communities throughout the Western Cape thanks …

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Latest CAFSA NPO Survey

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 24, 2020, 3:33 p.m.

Today, we are sending out the final survey for 2020, which is looking at the current sustainability of NPOs in South Africa, how helpful support has been during the pandemic, …

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SA social enterprise a leader in global health communications

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that South African social enterprises are among the world’s best when it comes to harnessing tech for health communications and improving people’s lives on a …

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J&J’s Global Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Commences in SA

Johnson & Johnson Nov. 9, 2020, 12:44 p.m.

Johnson & Johnson has announced commencement of the pivotal Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial of its investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa.

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The Future has arrived early, and its yours to claim

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 3, 2020, 6:41 p.m.

John Sanei & Dr Iraj Abedian are mic dropping on South Africa’s COVID-reality with their new, everything-but-fragile, curiously-controversial book release – FutureNEXT

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Calling all compassionate petrolheads to drop a can if you can

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 5:28 p.m.

The first-ever Infinity Foundation Car Show takes place this Sunday, bringing together car and bike clubs, owners of exclusive cars and enthusiasts in a challenge that aims to collect over …

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Put national interest first, advises Business Leadership CEO at Trialogue Conference

Trialogue Oct. 25, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

COVID-19 has exposed just how fractured South Africa’s democracy is and how unequal we are as a society. We need rational, pragmatic choices from government, labour and business, says Busisiwe …

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Time to transform our inequitable society into one governed by ubuntu

Trialogue Oct. 25, 2020, 6:15 p.m.

The COVID-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society into a more equitable, resilient and prosperous democracy that promotes the wellbeing of all …

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COVID Care Package launched to bolster businesses and benefit employees

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 5, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

There is a growing need for businesses to not only be relevant in the ‘new normal’, but also to show that they care for their people.

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Why we’re joining World Mask Week - ONE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 8, 2020, 8:04 p.m.

Community masking is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the science backs it up. Along with social distancing and hand washing, wearing a mask is one of the …

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Dementia caregivers must take care of their own mental health during COVID-19, or risk burnout.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:32 p.m.

For carers of people living with dementia, isolating at home means being the primary (or sole) caregiver around the clock — piling stressor on top of existing stressors, and making …

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Take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day

Salesian Institute Youth Projects July 16, 2020, 8:41 a.m.

Communities across the world are affected by the spread of Covid-19, which has hit every economy, causing new social and economic challenges and exacerbating old ones.

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Engen helps bring hygiene and clean water relief to Mooiplaas community

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 10, 2020, 2:31 p.m.

Engen and Gift of the Givers have joined hands to bring much needed assistance to the Mooiplaas community in Kwa-Makazi in the Eastern Cape.

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Making every day a Mandela Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 9, 2020, 11:49 a.m.

The story of Mabel Maleka exemplifies both the spirit and the purpose of the Mandela Day campaign. Mabel suffers from diabetes and has lost sight in both eyes due to …

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The unanticipated costs of COVID-19 to South Africa’s quadruple disease burden

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 3, 2020, 6:04 p.m.

As of early July 2020, the full force of COVID-19 has yet to strike in South Africa, though it has already impacted the economy further and disrupted the healthcare system.

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Nelson Mandela International Day launch

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 2, 2020, 8:21 p.m.

Nelson Mandela inaugurated Nelson Mandela Int. Day in 2009 as a response to what he saw as a global crisis of poverty and inequality. Covid-19 has brutally exposed the inequality …

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Feed a belly & warm a body

Mustadafin Foundation June 28, 2020, 8 p.m.

Mustadafin Foundation appeals for the destitute communities. As a nation, we share in the anxiety and stress as many are about to lose their jobs and businesses are about to …

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Engen Namibia sponsors fuel to aid COVID-19 screenings

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 28, 2020, 6:55 p.m.

Engen Namibia has donated fuel valued at N$100 000 to the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), who are working closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to help …

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you received any new financial or non-financial support?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 24, 2020, 7:14 p.m.

How is the COVID-19 crisis is impacting your NPO, NGO or Civil Society Organisation?

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The South Africa Coronavirus CivicActs Campaign (CCC) - Solidarity Fund

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 24, 2020, 6:28 p.m.

It has been more than two months since the Solidarity Fund was set up and President Cyril Ramaphosa made calls for people from far and wide to join the fight …

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Mapping the South African response to Covid-1

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 22, 2020, 7 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis in South Africa. The tracking of infections, recoveries and deaths has become a daily feature of the news cycle.

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Uber & Mastercard provide 120,000 trips to frontline workers in MEA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 22, 2020, 6:15 p.m.

The partnership with Mastercard is setting the benchmark for Uber across the MEA region. Mastercard has committed 120,000 free trips and meals to those supporting communities across the Middle East …

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Let the good times roll again

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 21, 2020, 7:18 p.m.

Over the last 10 weeks we have been serving economically active South Africans to find out how they are coping with the COVID-19 lock down.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

As learners across the country prepare to go back to school, more than 3 million will return to classrooms with no desks – a stark reality facing children in so …

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18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:08 p.m.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is proud to announce that the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres on the 18th of July …

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Engen’s Youth Day outreach brings food relief to child-headed households

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 17, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food hampers to 50 child-headed South …

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On Youth Day, when life gives you melons… you make melon curry!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 16, 2020, 5:48 p.m.

Youth Day in 2020 has special significance for a group of culinary students who were brought together by Chefs with Compassion, a surplus-driven movement to nourish those in need.

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CoronaFighter: The Proudly South African – Enterprise Solution for a Safe Return to Work

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 15, 2020, 11:17 a.m.

Mitigating the risk of Covid-19 spread while complying with government regulations is the biggest challenge facing South African companies right now.

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How a leading team of innovators developed Real Global Solutions to the coronavirus crisis

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2020, 6:05 p.m.

Nothing fuels innovation like a crisis, and it was the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the formation of a one-of-a-kind team of international innovators, determined to give the world the …

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Inyathelo June 10, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

Many non-profit organisations (NPOs) have been so busy dealing with immediate humanitarian needs during the pandemic, that they could ‒ understandably ‒ lose sight of some of the basic rules …

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Alliance based on compassion gives rise to surplus-driven movement

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 3, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

An alliance of five local and global organisations, backed by over 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers has stepped in to play a small part in filling the massive need …

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Engen retailers support over 6 000 Diepsloot families with food hampers

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 3, 2020, 6:22 p.m.

Caring Engen fuel retailers from Johannesburg and Tshwane have completed another delivery of food hampers to Diepsloot families, taking their total deliveries of basic necessities over the course of the …

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Uber and Afrika Tikkun come together to help feed vulnerable communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 2, 2020, 6:06 p.m.

As families lose income and work opportunities continue to decline due to the global pandemic, the daily food needs of communities has become a real threat.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 29, 2020, 6:17 p.m.

Newly launched bitcoin donation campaign aims to provide COVID-19 relief & raise awareness about child hunger.

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Mental health: How HR executives can be proactive in the workplace

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 26, 2020, 6:18 p.m.

Before the coronavirus was even a blip on the world’s radar, working from home was considered a perk, one that was used sparingly in South Africa.

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Lockdown youth poetry project inspires South Africa

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers May 25, 2020, 8:22 p.m.

Providing inspiration and hope under lockdown, is what a group of South African youth have done with an online lockdown poetry project, in a series of written and visual presentations …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 24, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

Nederburg Wines is backing the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund established to extend a hand to those restaurants feeding the hungry during the national lockdown.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 6:34 p.m.

The global emergence of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns across the world have ushered in unprecedented mental health challenges.

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Opinion: Dealing with the deadly concoction of disease and disaster

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

Today in India and Bangladesh, millions of people are hunkered down in shelters, many with masks on their faces - a chilling reminder of the COVID-19 outbreak that still grips …

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Vergelegen cooks up a storm for local food programme

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 21, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West has a tradition of 320 years of hospitality – and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, management and staff are staying true to that spirit of …

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Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 20, 2020, 6:31 p.m.

Commonwealth health ministers have agreed to coordinate their response in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

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How an NPO can host a webinar like a pro

Inyathelo May 20, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many non-profit organisations (NPOs) to learn how to share knowledge virtually with a large number of participants.

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Civil society and our youth in the era of Coronavirus

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers May 19, 2020, 7:41 p.m.

The continuing prevalence and global spread of the novel coronavirus, is not only threatening the health of billions across the world; but is also threatening to disrupt human social interaction …

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Public Statement on COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 19, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is the only statutory academy in the country established to provide government and the general public with evidence-based advice on issues of …

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Humanitarian relief continues, will not be affected by debate over draft food relief directions

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 17, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

In response to the COVID 19 lockdown the Western Cape Government has established a humanitarian relief work stream in order to co-ordinate humanitarian relief efforts in the province.

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YES and Uber partner for #Masks4All

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 8:10 p.m.

While lockdown restrictions are eased under level four, the Government has made it clear that wearing masks in public is a requirement for all South Africans leaving their homes for …

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HEINEKEN South Africa donates R1m in PPE to healthcare heroes and COVID-19 impacted communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m.

HEINEKEN South Africa has donated critical protective equipment, and food hampers worth over R1 million to the Gauteng Department of Health and local communities, joining many other industry players who …

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Engen retailers support 4 000 Diepsloot families with food hampers

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 7:29 p.m.

A group of Gauteng-based Engen fuel retailers have again brought much-needed relief to the Diepsloot community, this time delivering food parcels and other essential items to 4 000 families.

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Novartis pledges its support during COVID-19 Pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 6:48 p.m.

Novartis SA has donated R13,3 million to two local NGO’s as its contribution towards alleaviating the socio-economic pressures currently being experienced by South Africans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Helping neighbours in need in South Africa

Christel House South Africa May 13, 2020, 6:18 p.m.

Our staff members have shown just how special they are by not only supporting our students during the COVID-19 crisis, but also extending a helping hand to our neighbours who …

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Finding A Rainbow during lockdown in South Africa

Christel House South Africa May 13, 2020, 6:14 p.m.

The COVID-19 lockdown has brought uncertain and overwhelming feelings for many. In order to ensure that our students’ mental and emotional health are cared for, our counsellors and social workers …

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Uber Eats unites with Kimberly-Clark to support women and children shelters

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge of requests from those in need, including shelters and places of safety. Meanwhile, consumers have rushed to the shops to stockpile, ensuring …

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CTU supports taxi industry in efforts to operate safely during lockdown and thereafter

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

In a bid to assist with containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst allowing taxis to operate and transport commuters as safely as possible.

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#Each1Feed1 Lockdown Food Distribution in Nelson Mandela Qunu Farm

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 10, 2020, 6:21 p.m.

To respond to the increased levels of food insecurity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Imbumba Foundation and Kolisi Foundation have partnered on an initiative called #Each1Feed1.

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Audio clips from #Each1Feed1 distribution in Qunu and Mvezo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 10, 2020, 6:18 p.m.

To respond to the increased levels of food insecurity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Imbumba Foundation and Kolisi Foundation have partnered on an initiative called #Each1Feed1.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 10, 2020, 6:14 p.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen is supporting the fight against COVID-19 by contributing R1 million worth of fuel to the Department …

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#Each1Feed1 Lockdown Food Distribution in Sedibeng and Orange Farm

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2020, 7:55 p.m.

Due to the national lockdown put in place by the President to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are unable to earn an income to feed their families.

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Disaster Response Program, Ward 71, CT

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2020, 7:46 p.m.

The COVID-19 Disaster Response Program W71CT aims to identify and support our neighbours who do not have access to a single meal a day during the Lockdown period. To date, …

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Engen helps educate communities about COVID-19 pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen is supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by branding 35 spaza shops across the country …

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Woolworths April 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34 million to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa.

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