Fighting corruption is a job for us all

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers April 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Corruption is the dimmer of hope in South Africa. It is not just the looting of funds; it is in the number of people going to bed without food; it …

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Engen supports Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative at Bakwena and Lesele Secondary schools

Engen April 3, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

134 learners at Bakwena Secondary School in Brits in the North WP and 151 learners at Lesele Secondary School in Boons, North West received hygiene hampers, ensuring that the girls …

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Engen steps up again to support Gugulethu school for differently abled learners

Engen March 31, 2021, 8:12 p.m.

Engen has again stepped up to support Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Education Needs, this time by contributing to the renovation of the school’s play area and soccer field.

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Time to unite as we rebuild South Africa

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers March 29, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

A year on after the Covid pandemic reached South African shores, we have yet to see the full impact of Covid lockdowns on South Africans, especially on young people whose …

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Life Choices - Our 2020 Annual Reports are here!

Salesian Life Choices March 23, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

What a year!!! We can probably all agree with this statement. Despite all the challenges that COVID brought to our personal and professional lives, overall, Life Choices held strong.

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Creating employment opportunities through digital skills March 17, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

According to a UCT study, “the government solely depends on B-BBEE compliance from ICT businesses to assist in bridging the digital divide of the country.

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Rising above the challenges - Engen applauds top EMSS matrics

Engen March 17, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matric class of 2020 achieved stellar results, proving yet again the crucial role played by the Engen supported supplementary maths and science classes.

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Salesian Institute Youth Projects 2021 Reaching for Success

Salesian Institute Youth Projects March 4, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

We start 2021 with great enthusiasm. The Learn to Live School is now fully engaged in Project-based learning (PBL) as the foundation of our teaching methodology.

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SA youth: Corruption is stealing our future

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Feb. 28, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

South African youth believe that endemic corruption in South Africa is stealing their futures and destroying their dreams.

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Careerbox receives global award for training and developing 35k youth and women Feb. 23, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

Leading African Impact Sourcing agency Careerbox receives the 2021 Global Impact Sourcing Award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for work done to advance and promote Impact Sourcing.

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Human Factor 3 – Young people open minds Feb. 10, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

In her essay “In memory of who we are”, which opens the third issue of the DG Murray Trust’s (DGMT) Human Factor, social justice activist Lovelyn Nwadeyi writes: “We often …

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Afrika Tikkun - Welcome Back Jan. 21, 2021, 6:29 a.m.

For many, the New Year chimes were tantamount to peering tentatively around a corner labelled 2021. We completely understand this caution but at the same time, feel incredibly excited about …

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It Takes A Village – A Container Village Provides A Safe Haven for Children Jan. 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Lack of access to basic human rights is wreaking havoc for the children of Parkwood Estate.

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Youth portal launched to drive employment and entrepreneurship

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Dec. 10, 2020, 6:32 p.m.

Zimele Africa, a youth news portal to assist young people with understanding business and preparing them for the workplace, or to start their own businesses as entrepreneurs, has been launched …

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READ to RISE Dec. 3, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

Read to Rise is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting youth literacy in schools in South Africa's under-resourced communities. As the name indicates, we firmly believe that children need to …

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Hungry Lion brings KING-SIZED smiles to the Grade R pupils at local Primary School

Hungry Lion Dec. 1, 2020, 7:43 p.m.

There were KING-SIZED smiles and joyful singing all around when the Grade R pupils at Simondium Primary School were treated to a yummy Hungry Lion lunch on Tuesday 3 November …

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Changing the narrative on youth in South Africa

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Nov. 25, 2020, 7:36 p.m.

“We are who we’ve been waiting for”. This is the inspirational message on the cover of a book released this month by NGO, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, to showcase the stories …

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MTN-Trialogue R300 000 cash prize for child support programmes

Trialogue Nov. 18, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

A not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that provides country-wide support for orphaned, vulnerable and at-risk children can now strengthen and better monitor its much-needed programmes, thanks to a R300 000 cash prize.

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Christel House South Africa Nov. 16, 2020, 4:23 p.m.

Four schools in Cape Town who enroll students from various communities across the wealth spectrum, hosted the first of a series of Derby Day events on Saturday, 14 November.

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International Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November)

Community Keepers Nov. 16, 2020, 3:40 p.m.

The 2020 World Children’s Report1, published by the Jacobs Foundation notes that the aspects of life that children rate highest in most countries were their family, their home and the …

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Salesian Institute Youth Projects November 2020

Salesian Life Choices Nov. 11, 2020, 9:09 a.m.

This Newsflash is brought to you by the Salesian Institute Youth Projects. Please visit our website for information about our programmes and opportunities on how you can make a difference …

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South African society longs for young entrepreneurs

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Nov. 5, 2020, 5:25 p.m.

With economic disruption worldwide brought on by pandemic lockdowns, the future looks bleak for young job seekers unless a culture of entrepreneurship is encouraged and supported right from high school …

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South Africa's borders are open! Nov. 3, 2020, 7:15 a.m.

South Africa has opened its borders and allows travellers from all over the world to visit the country again.

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Answering the Call in Khayelitsha

Grassroot Soccer Oct. 30, 2020, 6:16 p.m.

A new outbound call center in Khayelitsha, South Africa, is helping adolescents in Grassroot Soccer (GRS) programming continue gaining the life-saving skills they need to live healthy lives.

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#YourFreedomYourFuture Youth Competition Oct. 7, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

Here’s an opportunity for learners and students to win sizeable cash prizes in the Progress SA #YourFreedomYourFuture Youth Competition.

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Community Keepers partners with NDA to provide Gender Based Violence programmes!

Community Keepers Oct. 1, 2020, 7:08 p.m.

Trauma, and its debilitating consequences on mental well-being, is still a major construct in addressing the short term need of children, especially in marginalised communities.

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Community Keepers proves resilience during Covid-19

Community Keepers Sept. 30, 2020, 7:56 p.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a few curve balls at development organisations, especially those who work from schools. School closure and social distancing meant that these teams had to quickly …

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Happy Heritage Month - Afrika Tikkun Sept. 28, 2020, 6:26 p.m.

In September we honour our heritage. In celebrating our differences and many beautiful cultural traditions, we come to understand and appreciate our uniqueness on the continent and global stage.

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What does nationhood and culture mean for South Africans in these times?

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Sept. 25, 2020, 5:45 p.m.

Lockdown has forced us to reimagine a world with the coronavirus. It has brought economic challenges and discomfort and saw us divided as a nation. But even as it almost …

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Reflections on the fall of those on whose shoulders we stand: A young Activist’s tribute to George B

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Sept. 15, 2020, 7:24 p.m.

"There comes a time in the life of every person when you either succumb or you fight." - George Bizos While many young activists can resonate with this quote, it …

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Showcase how your organisation is improving its youth programming based on insight gained from your

Trialogue Sept. 3, 2020, 6:13 p.m.

Be part of the Trialogue Donors' Den 2020, presented in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation at the upcoming Trialogue Business in Society Virtual Conference.

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Community Keepers aims to shift attitudes and behaviour around Bullying, Harassment and GBV

Community Keepers Sept. 2, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

Community Keepers has been appointed by the National Development Agency as an implementation partner for the period 2020/21 to roll out a multi-faceted awareness campaign on #bullying and gender-based violence …

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The Beast breaks new ground Aug. 25, 2020, 1:29 p.m.

Husqvarna South Africa, together with ex-Springbok rugby player Tendai Mtawarira and his wife Kuziva, recently rallied together to ‘green’ the spaces at Salt Rock’s Sizani School and offer other vital …

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Salesian Life Choices Aug. 12, 2020, 7:36 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, old and young alike. Suntosh Pillay, a clinical psychologist working in the public sector in KwaZulu-Natal, has described the pandemic as “an …

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Salesian Life Choices Aug. 4, 2020, 6:40 a.m.

The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP), an NGO working with youth from at-risk communities in Cape Town in the field of education and skills training, has witnessed this first hand.

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Communicating effectively under lockdown

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers July 30, 2020, 7:25 p.m.

Kim Barlow is the Communications Manager for leading youth development NGO, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, one of the largest youth networks in South Africa.

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Community Keepers reaches 100 000 milestone

Community Keepers July 2, 2020, 6:54 p.m.

2020 has brought with it a number of changes and challenges for school learners and the non profits who support them. We are extremely concerned about the second pandemic of …

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Youth empowerment – Why Momentum Metropolitan Foundation is invested? June 22, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

Charlene Lackay, CSI Manager at Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, spoke to us about the organisation’s support for youth through non-profit partnerships that work to empower young people.

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Life Choices #30stories - Abongile Tywala: 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

Salesian Life Choices June 16, 2020, 2:22 p.m.

Abongile was just a child when her mother’s descent into mental illness changed life as she knew it and forced her to shuffle back and forth between family members who …

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Salesian Life Choices June 16, 2020, 10:05 a.m.

In June 2014, Salesian Life Choices launched a ’30 Stories in 30 Days Campaign’ to celebrate South Africa’s National Youth Month.

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Youth Day under lockdown

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers June 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

How are the youth using their voices under lockdown to amplify current social issues? This was the question posed to a panel of youth by non-profit ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, the …

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Engen’s Simone Leeuw says happiness and success are a choice June 15, 2020, 11:25 a.m.

Simone Leeuw, who matriculated from Fairvale Secondary School and grew up in Wentworth, South Durban, an area known for its many socio-economic challenges is an inspiration to many in her …

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South African National Child Rights Coalition. An advocacy and communications coalition

Give a Child a Family June 11, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

As you may know or not know, we at Give a Child a Family have always been a promoter of collective, collaborative work, and networks of organisations.

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BRAND South Africa and ACTIVATE! Change Drivers join forces to launch their Youth Month Campaign

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers June 4, 2020, 6:08 p.m.

Inspired by the idea that all South African youth must know about the Constitution and what it means for them.

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Growing up in rural Pongola, Kwa-Zulu Natal, I used to listen to my grandparents telling folktales such as How the Rock Rabbit Missed Having a Tail, amongst many others. I …

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This month Nal’ibali – South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign – is launching a Siswati edition of its popular bilingual newspaper story supplement for children and their caregivers.

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Due to the uncertainty of the 2020 academic year, many parents are anxious that their children are falling behind with their schoolwork and have taken it upon themselves to homeschool …

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Resilience and well-being in these times of uncertainty

Mamelani Projects April 16, 2020, 6:46 p.m.

The advent of Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges. We realise our work cannot be business as normal, and it's okay when we have those moments of uncertainty and fear …

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Call to youth to become active citizens through leadership opportunity

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers March 3, 2020, 9:18 a.m.

Youth non-profit Activate, a leader in transformative youth programmes in South Africa, has issued its annual call for youth to apply to its leadership training and mentoring programmes. This opportunity …

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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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Investec awarded for its strategic corporate social investment in 2019 Dec. 9, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Trialogue, a responsible business consultancy, has conferred its annual Strategic CSI Award on Investec, for its support of Promaths.

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How the NDP can give young South Africans a hopeful future

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Nov. 22, 2019, 10:03 a.m.

A summit to discuss the policies of the National Development Policy framework convenes in Gauteng this week. This is what one NPO would like to see emerge.

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Penreach says YES to youth empowerment Aug. 29, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

Unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”

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Engen kits out Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School’s drummies Aug. 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

To raise morale at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

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If you can see it, you can be it.

Grassroot Soccer Aug. 29, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

It’s a simple idea that can change the world.

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Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Day June 19, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Busisiwe shares her journey and offers some advice to SA's youth.

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