U.S. CARES Act offers hope for local NPOs, universities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 5, 2020, 8:33 a.m.

Many South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) and universities are struggling due to diminished funding – but a change in United States tax law offers a glimmer of hope for some.

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Ministers welcome Commonwealth interventions to rebuild hard-hit sport sector

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2020, 2:45 p.m.

Commonwealth collaboration is vital to the recovery of the sport sector which has suffered a crushing blow from essential measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 26, 2020, 5:54 p.m.

Africa celebrates Mandela Day every July 18th to honour Madiba’s birthday and encourage everyone to give just 67 minutes of their time or 67 Rands to a good cause.

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A brave new world: Building back better from COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 21, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

COVID-19 is a human tragedy that has irrevocably impacted on the day-to-day lives of vast swathes of humanity. By early July 2020, almost 13 million cases of the disease had …

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18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: Inequality Defines Our Time

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 18, 2020, 5:41 p.m.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation partnered with the United Nations (UN) today in hosting the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the theme Tackling the …

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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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How to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a hunger epidemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 21, 2020, 6:37 p.m.

Before COVID-19, 135 million were experiencing hunger so severe that it threatened their lives and livelihoods. Now with COVID-19, that number could double by the end of 2020.

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World must continue to fight the invisible infection of corruption - Secretary-General

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 17, 2020, 7:14 p.m.

Countries’ response to Covid-19, their long-term development and the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all threatened by the “invisible infection” of corruption, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has warned.

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Commonwealth academies statement on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2020, 6:12 p.m.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across the globe, affecting health and health services, impacting the global economy, and exacerbating social and economic inequalities.

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The McKenna-Travers Award for Compassionate Conservation - Call for applications 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 5, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

International wildlife charity Born Free is delighted to announce that applications for the McKenna-Travers Award for Compassionate Conservation (MTA) 2020 are now being accepted.

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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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Commonwealth Secretary-General urges breaking the silence on International Day against Homophobia, B

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 19, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia takes place on 17 May.

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What Now, of the Kilimanjaro Mountain Crew?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 28, 2020, 3:57 p.m.

How a tiny African non-profit and its Partner climbing companies are taking steps to help the lives of thousands of Kilimanjaro guides and porters during this virus crisis.

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