Southern Africa Youth Project wins R300 000 MTN Award for Social Change

Trialogue Oct. 29, 2020, 3:58 p.m.

Southern Africa Youth Project (SayPro), a not-for profit organisation (NPO) that has worked since 2005 to empower youth in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, has won a R300 000 award for the excellent …

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Hyde Park Corner partners with Santa Shoebox initiative once more

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 8, 2020, 8:31 p.m.

Once again Hyde Park Corner has partnered with one of the country’s most beloved children’s charities, Santa Shoebox as the Johannesburg Flagship Drop & Go venue for donations.

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Kagiso Trust survey - Topline results

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 1, 2020, 9 p.m.

Kagiso Trust and the survey team thanks you immensely for participating in the Covid-19 Community Resilience Survey. Thank you for sharing your experience and insights. Here are the Topline Results.

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The Cost of Staying at Home -The psycho-social consequences of the lockdown for families

Catholic parliamentary liaison office Sept. 10, 2020, 6 p.m.

While the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown imposed to prevent its spread have exposed the fault lines of inequality in our society, there has been less focus on the psycho-social …

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Bucket! We love to SHARE more

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 7, 2020, 4:55 p.m.

Hungry Lion is going to feed Mzansi as part of a massive feel-good campaign, called PAY IT FORWARD.

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The Value of Connection in a time of social distancing

Mamelani Projects Sept. 2, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

It was a Thursday afternoon, and we had just delivered 30 food parcels to one of our partners, a support group for senior citizens in Khayelitsha. Standing up from his …

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Innovation will bring lasting change to South Africa

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Sept. 1, 2020, 4:43 p.m.

Futurists and market researchers are calling this pandemic the ‘great reset’ of our society and an opportunity to reimagine a different world.

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Engen brings food relief to Rustenburg community

Engen Aug. 25, 2020, 6:52 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 relief and Personal Protective Equipment …

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Engen brings food relief to Klerksdorp community

Engen Aug. 25, 2020, 6:29 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 relief and Personal Protective Equipment …

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HUNGRY LION HELPS TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 19, 2020, 10:14 a.m.

Hungry Lion has a passion for ‘Fun with a Purpose’ and the staff at the Hungry Lion Head Offices in Stellenbosch eagerly got involved in Slipper Week 2020.

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HELPING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA

Chaeli Campaign Aug. 4, 2020, 7 a.m.

What is #3000in30? A Chaeli Campaign initiative to help children with disabilities, their families and their communities.

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News from Good Hope Volunteers in South Africa

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2020, 3:03 p.m.

"2020 is a year when Good Hope Studies and Good Hope Volunteers sees its quarter century anniversary, and our team was excited to welcome a boom in growth and a …

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MTN complies with zero-rating of approved PBO websites

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 22, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

The DG Murray Trust (DGMT) has withdrawn its court application to compel mobile network operator MTN to zerorate the local educational websites of public benefit organisations (PBOs) that have been …

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Lekela aids COVID-19 fight in local wind farm communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 21, 2020, 1:58 p.m.

Lekela, has helped implement several humanitarian and logistical operations over the last few months to tackle the threat and impact of COVID-19 on communities around its five wind farms in …

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Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 17, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of …

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U-turn's Good News and Mandela Day Ideas

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 8 p.m.

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday this Saturday, by making a lasting change in other's lives. The words lasting change are key.

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67 000 litres of soup equals 268 000 cups of compassion on Mandela Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

67 000 litres of soup is more than just a hearty, nourishing cup of soup for thousands of hungry people – it’s 268 000 cups of kindness, prepared with compassion …

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R67 for 5 Meals on Mandela Day!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 5:21 p.m.

Mustadafin Foundation partnered with other NGOs and Do More Foundation this week for Mandela Week with the goal of providing one million meals in over 50 areas within the Western …

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 2:40 p.m.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to invite you to cover two events planned for Nelson Mandela International Day 2020, namely a Mandela Day activation in Potchefstroom on the morning …

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Chaeli Campaign's #FeedingFamilies initiative

Chaeli Campaign July 16, 2020, 1:54 p.m.

Help us make a difference by getting more involved in supporting The Chaeli Campaign's #FeedingFamilies initiative. "Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We're asking you to …

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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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Join us for our #MandelaDay drop-off on 17 July

Christel House South Africa July 10, 2020, 2:04 p.m.

We are inviting individuals and organisations to spend your #67minutes for #MandelaDay to assemble much-needed COVID-19 goodies for our students.

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Adcock Ingram OTC in partnership with News24 announces winners in the Sponsors of Brave campaign

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 1:45 p.m.

Over the past 5 months the Sponsors of Brave campaign, a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 published 12 heartwarming stories of brave pharmacists, doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

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THE ARK CITY OF REFUGE CELEBRATES!!!!!! 28th BIRTHDAY!!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 1:25 p.m.

It’s been 28yrs with pastors Greg and Hayley Bez at the helm, since we opened our doors in Westlake in Cape Town to hurting, homeless and needy women, children and …

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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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MathMoms: Cultivating Courage

Math Moms June 19, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

As a group we sought solutions to the unique problems the pandemic and the lockdown created in our communities, acting for change instead of only reacting to disaster. This is …

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Five urgent and effective measures to curb the abuse of alcohol

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

In his speech to the nation on Wednesday 17 June 2020, President Ramaphosa stated that, “we will also need to look at further, more drastic measures to curb the abuse …

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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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WOOLIES OPENS ITS KITCHEN AND PANTRY TO PROVIDE MEALS TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST VULNERABLE

Woolworths May 1, 2020, 7:04 p.m.

In partnership with Woolworths, Infinity Culinary Training (ICT) has started serving around 1 000 nutritious meals per day to Cape Town’s most vulnerable communities.

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Food Distribution to Child-Headed Households #Each1Feed1

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 25, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

South Africa is a nation that is perhaps best described as a nation borne out of solidarity. The means by which we overcame our troubled past was by each group …

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Engen fuel retailers bring hope and relief to Diepsloot community with basic supplies

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

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen fuel retailers from Gauteng brought some hope and relief to the people of Diepsloot by distributing …

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Lockdown reality – help Cape Flats families in crisis

Christel House South Africa April 10, 2020, 9:16 p.m.

Christel House SA, a non-profit school based in Ottery, Cape Town, is closed as part of the national lockdown, yet school staff are still hard at work trying to raise …

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Six Dogs Distillery Donates Hand Sanitiser to Curb COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 8, 2020, 9:01 p.m.

An animal rescue group, police services, medical suppliers and a non-profit organisation providing housing for the elderly are not organisations that one would normally associate with an artisanal gin manufacturer …

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Navigating the coronavirus pandemic: 10 tips for NPOs from Inyathelo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 1, 2020, 6:19 a.m.

Many South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) are already on a precarious financial footing, and their financial future is even more uncertain given the coronavirus pandemic.

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DISTELL TO SUPPLY SANITISERS TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs), today announced that it will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products.

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On-site counselling rooms for schools in under resourced areas

Community Keepers March 6, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

Trauma is an everyday occurrence in the lives of many children in South Africa, due to violence, abuse and neglect. These children observe and experience things that no child should …

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Climate crisis is a global human rights challenge

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 27, 2020, 7:28 a.m.

The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world.

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Foundation mourns the passing of its former Chief Executive, Shaun Johnson

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 27, 2020, 6:52 a.m.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Shaun Johnson. For those of us in the organisation who have known him for many years, the news was …

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SHELTERBAG – A PORTABLE SOLUTION FOR THE HOMELESS IN SOUTH AFRICA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 25, 2020, 5:17 a.m.

The homeless are very vulnerable in the current Cape Rainy Season during Winter. Blankets that are issued by various NGO’s, are welcomed by people in these communities, however, the challenge …

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NOT ALL IS DOOM AND GLOOM ON THE CAPE FLATS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 14, 2020, 5:26 a.m.

Gangsterism, gender-based violence and drug abuse along with unemployment are rife on the Cape Flats. Over the past years, Capetonians have experienced devastating and heart-breaking news pertaining these matters, including …

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Happy Valentines - Let's spread the Love

Salesian Life Choices Feb. 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m.

Happy Valentine! Let's Spread the LOVE. You can make a difference in a young person's life right now!

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Foundation hosts families of the 'Mamelodi 10'

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 4, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

During the time of the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Bill Gates in 2016 at the UPM campus, the Nelson Mandela Foundation paid a visit to families who …

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Flood of important legislation opened for public comment

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 14, 2020, 9:45 a.m.

As expected, our government published an overwhelming number of Bills and legislative amendments over the December holiday, with many calls for comment closing before the end of January.

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More good news as #SAINC launches season 2

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 4, 2019, 9:19 a.m.

Having scooped a Gold Loerie and ranked three times, including best 2019 small agency in Africa and the Middle East, Regency Global have launched the second exciting season of their …

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MTN awards non-profits for their contribution to social change

Trialogue Nov. 28, 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) encapsulate a broad range of interests and provide support to some of the most vulnerable in our society.

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR: DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 27, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

As 2019 draws to a close those in the social development and impact investing sectors are reflecting on what the first two decades of the millennium have heralded.

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October outreach campaign benefits local NGOs

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 8, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Throughout October, various charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa were the beneficiaries of the annual RE Cares Month, a global community outreach programme spearheaded by legal technology company, LexisNexis …

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KHOI AND SAN TO SHARE IN BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 1, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

There has been a sea change in the Rooibos industry, following the signing of an Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) agreement between the Rooibos Industry, represented by the SA Rooibos Council …

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Edcon supports celebratory event : International Day for Persons with Disabability

Edcon Oct. 21, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

On 3 December, Edcon hosted this event at the Mall of Africa for raising R3,09million for Casual Day In commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities,

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Kilimanjaro to Grabouw

Cape Span Oct. 21, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

A sponsor partnership between the Foundation of fruit export agent, Capespan and the shipping line, Safmarine, recently made the Siphila Sonke Trust in Grabouw the proud owners of a converted …

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Latest News Blue Hand Caring

Cape Span Oct. 21, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

As a Blue Hand project, a preschool care centre in the Villiersdorp district received more than a lick of paint from the Capespan Foundation recently. Read More...

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Cape Cookies joins Habitat for Humanity SA to build homes for the needy

Cape Cookies Oct. 21, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

- with the aim of building no less than 67 houses Cape Cookies joins Habitat for Humanity SA to build homes for the needy. To achieve their ambitious target, Habitat …

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Cape Cookies donates 250 bags of cookies to The Children’s Hospital Trust

Cape Cookies Oct. 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

On Tuesday, 3 June, The Children’s Hospital Trust was the recipient of 250 bags of delicious cookies thanks to the generous support of Cape Cookies. In 2014,

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World Aids Day 2017

Marang A Letsatsi Oct. 17, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

On the 1st December 2017 Marang a Letsatsi OVC in collaboration with Kuyasa Library and ChildLine commemorated the World Aids Day (WAD) During the programme Mr Lungelo Masiza from Marang …

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A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities

2nd HARVEST Oct. 17, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley. Upon arrival golfers received a …

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Golden Horse Casino rises against hunger!

wcc-admin Oct. 16, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Two teams of Golden Horse Casino employee volunteers, together with Pietermaritzburg corporates, packed 70 000 meals to feed 318 vulnerable children in support of World Hunger Day on Wednesday, 16 …

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2019 IPASA Symposium to Explore Philanthropy’s Role in Building Social Cohesion in South Africa

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 10, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

On 28 and 29 October 2019 the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA) will be holding their annual Philanthropy Symposium with this year’s theme, “Social Cohesion: Towards Building Hope …

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Everyone wins with the Garden Route Casino Charity Slots Tournament!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 10, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, hosted the finals of their Charity Slots Tournament on Sunday, 29 September.

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Embracing Mandela Day spirit

nwabisa@quirky30.co.za Aug. 29, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Getting into the spirit of Mandela Day 2019 #ActionAgainstPoverty

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District Cape Inland - CSI

SA Breweries March 5, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

On the 8th of October 2011 DCI MRO Garnett Kallis assisted the Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch and SAPS by sponsoring their community outreach initiative. The initiative was to paint the …

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Launch of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 201

SA Breweries March 4, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. These awards …

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SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards Finalists

SA Breweries Oct. 27, 2016, 10:02 a.m.

The SAB Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2016 competition, and newly launched Disability Empowerment Awards. The winners for both will be announced at an …

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