Engen’s Arno Brown running to raise funds for CHOC

Engen April 15, 2024, 1:56 p.m.

Engen has pledged support to CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, after Arno Brown used the company’s Employee Community Partnership Programme to raise funds for the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO).

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Promoting access and equity for people affected by rare diseases

wcc-admin March 11, 2024, 6:19 p.m.

Johannesburg, 26 February 2024: The Third Biennial Rare Diseases Conference, Rare X 2024, took place at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg from 14 to 17 February

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Sustainable food choices and healthy eating: a pathway to wellness.

Woolworths Feb. 19, 2024, 1:35 p.m.

More than 90% of Woolworths food products are locally sourced. Woolworths works closely with farmers via its regenerative agriculture programme called Farming for the Future.

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SAMRC university study highlights urgent need to curb e-cigarette & hookah advertising & marketitngi

wcc-admin Feb. 15, 2024, 12:42 p.m.

Durban, 15 February 2024 - South Africa is currently faced with an alarming rise in the prevalence of e-cigarette and hookah use among university students, exacerbated by aggressive advertising and …

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Engen Driver Wellness records over 1 000 successful health screenings.

Engen Dec. 8, 2023, 8:28 a.m.

Commercial truck drivers across South Africa recently participated in Engen's annual Driver Wellness programme, receiving over a thousand free voluntary health screenings.

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A mobile health clinic is officially being handed over to service communities.

wcc-admin Dec. 1, 2023, 9:04 a.m.

Tshikululu Trust partners with Anglo American Platinum and the EC DOH to bring quality healthcare to children in the Eastern Cape

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Gauteng communities to engage on Tobacco Control Bill

wcc-admin Nov. 24, 2023, 10:44 p.m.

Consultations in Gauteng on 24-26 November mark the midway point in the national Public Consultation process on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill hosted by the Parliamentary …

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How collaboration can help South Africa to build a better healthcare system

wcc-admin Nov. 20, 2023, 10:51 p.m.

Johannesburg, 20 November23: As various players in South Africa’s health arena give input into the National Health Insurance, and the form it should take, they are agreed on one thing: …

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Collaboration key to address SA’s fatal diabetes-linked cardiovascular disease burden

wcc-admin Nov. 15, 2023, 11:28 a.m.

Johannesburg, 14 Nov: Only concerted multi-disciplinary collaboration and research will stem the tide of diabetes and diabetes-linked cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Sanofi Celebrates National Children’s Day by Raising Awareness of Gut Health

wcc-admin Nov. 3, 2023, 10:53 p.m.

Johannesburg, 3 November23: Sanofi, a global leader in healthcare, joins the nation in celebrating National Children’s Day on 4 November, a day dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights and …

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Closing nutrition and education gaps that are stunting South Africa’s youth

wcc-admin Oct. 26, 2023, 8:38 a.m.

A staggering 21.18% of children in South Africa will be stunted by 2025, according to the Shoprite Group’s newly released Food Index.

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Rotary Club Elevates Paediatric Dentistry in South Africa

wcc-admin Oct. 22, 2023, 7:52 a.m.

First Paediatric and Special Needs Dental Care Unit. This initiative, is a result of the efforts of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), …

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Bayer Promotes Healthcare with Unjani Clinics in Limpopo and Soweto and a Nurse Sponsorship.

wcc-admin Oct. 18, 2023, 10:02 p.m.

Earlier this year, Cluster Head for South East and West Africa at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Colin Tyrer, took on the gruelling eight-day ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race to raise …

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Thousands of brave men and boys run cancer outta their hoods around SA

wcc-admin Oct. 14, 2023, 1:41 p.m.

MORE DAREDEVILS THAN EVER BEFORE - Men and Boys run around SA to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer.

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Dress donation brightens lives of women affected by cancer

wcc-admin Oct. 13, 2023, 1:09 p.m.

In a remarkable display of true sisterhood, almost 1 000 ‘gently worn’ dresses have been donated by South African women to others who are struggling to cope with the hindering …

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Citizens voice strong support for Tobacco Control Bill, countering Tobacco Industry objections

wcc-admin Sept. 27, 2023, 1:42 p.m.

Public hearings on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill (B33-2022) hosted by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health reflect strong support for the proposed new tobacco control …

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World’s top heart specialists to train locals

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 7, 2023, 9:33 a.m.

The SA Heart Association's annual congress will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from October 27-29. It will include hands-on training sessions led by leading cardiologists.

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Local Documentary 'Get Me to 21' based on the Jenna Lowe story premiers on M-Net

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 8, 2023, 7:50 a.m.

‘Get Me to 21- The Jenna Lowe Story’ is a compelling 90-minute documentary that will broadcast on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Saturday, 12 August at 20:30.

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AFRICA HEALTH: Continent's largest healthcare gathering returns to Gallagher Estate in October

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 12, 2023, 8:52 a.m.

Africa's healthcare landscape is evolving. Harnessing a plethora of digital advancements, Africa Health Congress 2023 is setting a new direction.

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Professional diabetes support is just a WhatsApp chat away

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 12, 2023, 12:43 p.m.

Are you struggling to cope with your diabetes? Are you battling with your glucose levels and managing your diet?

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Joint policy-in-action event highlights the fight against TB

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 5, 2023, 1:56 p.m.

Proactive measures taken by the Implants Group to support the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) have resulted in an annualized TB incidence rate far below that of the national average

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Mobile Health Clinics teams up with Bayer SA to launch a new Schools Health Programme in Gauteng

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 29, 2023, 1:45 p.m.

Mobile Health Clinics, an NPO that operates mobile health clinics for children in no-fee schools, has announced that it will be introducing a new programme, the Integrated Schools Health Programme …

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Impala Rustenburg donates 5 000 HIV test kits to Tapologo Hospice

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 10, 2023, 11:21 a.m.

Impala Rustenburg has continued with its support of the health of surrounding communities by donating 5 000 rapid HIV test kits to Tapologo Hospice. Tapologo, as a non-profit organisation, gives …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - listen to your gut

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 7, 2023, 6:58 a.m.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 77 men, and 1 in 132 women in South Africa …

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Rare. We are many - advocating for patients with rare diseases

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 27, 2023, 10:02 a.m.

Rare Disease Day falls on 28 February each year to raise awareness amongst the public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.

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A Dialouge with Professor Andries Baart

info@klassikdigital.co.za Jan. 23, 2023, 12:56 p.m.

Join Doctor Rayne Stroebel in a dialogue with Professor Andries Baart as they discuss new perspectives on dementia.

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Health NGO calls on men to circumcise this summer

info@klassikdigital.co.za Dec. 15, 2022, 11:34 a.m.

Right to Care, the non-profit organisation that provides prevention, care and treatment for HIV and associated diseases, is calling on men to get medically circumcised this summer.

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The inadequacy of being a man in today’s society

info@klassikdigital.co.za Dec. 12, 2022, 8:16 a.m.

By Ntsikelelo Mzibomvu, visual artist and community activist, Activate Change Drivers The subject of men’s mental health is one of the most difficult challenges facing society and will continue to …

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LOCAL LUGGAGE RETAILER DONATES TO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CHARITY

info@klassikdigital.co.za Dec. 5, 2022, 3:25 p.m.

Leading specialist retailer of quality branded luggage and leather goods.

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Sanofi promotes access to health care and a healthy lifestyle on World Diabetes Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za Nov. 15, 2022, 5:45 a.m.

World Diabetes Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of diabetes as a global public health issue and what needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis, …

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Thinking Global, acting local, with youth in mind

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 31, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

Image credit: Total Shape Young people will not be able to cope with the pressures of adulthood if they do not have access to more mental health services in their …

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COMMITTED TO HEALTH FOR ALL WITH REACH52 IN SOUTH AFRICA

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 31, 2022, 9:52 a.m.

This week saw a ground-breaking agreement signed between a global pharmaceutical company, two NGOs and a global tech social enterprise to improve healthcare in South Africa.

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Do employers have a health and safety responsibility for employees who work from home? They certain

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 26, 2022, 2:58 p.m.

Do employers have a health and safety responsibility for employees who work from home? They certainly do, if their home is a workplace.

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Transalloys’ sponsored Sinqobile Clinic opens its doors to the Vosman community

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 10, 2022, 12:23 p.m.

The new Sinqobile Primary Healthcare Clinic was officially opened by Transalloys in partnership with the Department of Health.

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Public Health Strategies for Managing Covid-19 and Future Pandemics in Africa

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 7, 2022, 12:13 p.m.

Testing and quarantine are largely considered the best methods for preventing, identifying, and controlling pandemic outbreaks.

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WITH POOR MENTAL WELL-BEING, SOUTH AFRICA MUST PRIORITISE MENTAL HEALTH

info@klassikdigital.co.za Oct. 6, 2022, 11:42 a.m.

With South Africa being the lowest-ranked country based on mental wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness Month in October provides an ideal opportunity to intensify public education about this invisible illness.

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SA must make up for lost time in preventing cervical cancer due to Covid-19

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 28, 2022, 9:26 a.m.

September is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, NGO Rhiza Babuyile is working to dispel the misconception that cancer only affects white people or non-black people & is urging women from age …

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Wear a ribbon to show your solidarity with those who are grieving

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 26, 2022, 8:36 a.m.

The Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) is calling on its community and citizens of South Africa at large to wear a ribbon on their right wrist on Saturday 8 October …

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The GbetsRocks Cricket Team Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 21, 2022, 10:42 a.m.

Based in Paarl at Boland Park, The GbetsRocks Professional Cricket Team with JP Duminy, a former Protea player, as their Head Coach visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital …

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Join our Virtual Fitness Challenge, presented by CHEP

Christel House South Africa Aug. 16, 2022, 2:54 p.m.

Our Virtual Fitness Challenge is live! Whether you are a regular runner, love to cycle or just enjoy taking the occasional stroll through your neighbourhood, we need YOU to participate …

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Addressing maternal mental healthcare in Africa

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 16, 2022, 2:15 p.m.

Affecting around 20% of pregnant women in LMICMental health issues like depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy and the first year after birth, with consequences for both mothers and …

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FIRST SA HEALTHCARE INNOVATION THINK TANK TO BE SET UP

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 9, 2022, 7:52 a.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed major issues for the South African healthcare system, including resource depletion and staff shortages, a lack of access to care, and a need for healthcare …

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Help us green the Helderberg Hospital

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 28, 2022, 11:32 a.m.

We've partnered with Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health to establish a fynbos garden at the 83-year-old Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West.

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CHARTING A PATH FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 21, 2022, 10:18 a.m.

The role of digital health and health technology in achieving a sustainable health system in Africa will be one of the key themes at this year’s Africa Health Conference, set …

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SUPPORT SADAG’S FUNDRAISER – SIMPLE AND FAST!

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 15, 2022, 1:16 p.m.

“Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are on this Mandela Day”, says SADAG Founder Zane Wilson.

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Comforting Winter Goodness

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 13, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

We're dreaming of cosy July feasts with family and friends this month! Invite your favourite people over and seat them around your table to shake off the winter chill with …

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R5M State of the art clinic to relieve public health burden in Diepsloot

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 8, 2022, 9:46 a.m.

Rhiza Babuyile opens R5 million community clinic to provide accessible, advanced and quality primary healthcare to Diepsloot Community.

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Why do we feel Anxious and Panicky? Panic Awareness Day - 10 July 2022

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 8, 2022, 9:25 a.m.

10 July marks Panic Awareness Day. In order bring awareness about panic and help people have better control of their stressful day-to-day situations, SADAG will be sharing more about understanding …

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Africa’s Largest Healthcare Event Gears up for a Return to In-Person Business in 2022

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 28, 2022, 10:02 a.m.

With Africa’s economies and health systems beginning to recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s focus must once again return to meeting the healthcare goals and standards set out …

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Saving lives through lung cancer awareness

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 31, 2022, 8:55 a.m.

Early detection and prevention initiatives are imperative to combat and increase survival rates of the leading cause of cancer-related deaths - lung cancer.

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Global Surgery Day - Please Donate to the Surgical Recovery Project at Groote Schuur Hospital

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 26, 2022, 9:14 a.m.

Today, 25th May 2022 is Global Surgery Day and so I challenge Johnson and Johnson to equal or better Augustine Medical’s donation of R10,000 to the Surgical Recovery Project at …

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Newly Launched Initiative Seeks to Boost Global Health by Unlocking Women Leaders in Healthcare

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 24, 2022, 9:47 a.m.

Andre Hoffmann, Co-Founder of civic and social organisation InTent and Vice-Chairman of Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche, joined senior healthcare executives, Eva McLellan and Kaye Vitug, to launch Unlocking Eve.

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Patta X Tutu Tygers exclusively brought to you

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 20, 2022, 11:09 a.m.

Out of love and necessity rather than profit and novelty, Patta opened its doors in 2004. Situated right in the city heart of Amsterdam, the store became the centre of …

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Fr Patrick Naughton - Passing of a Legend

Salesian Institute Youth Projects May 3, 2022, 5:25 p.m.

Fr Pat (81), who stepped down as the CEO late last year, sadly died on Wednesday 23 March 2022. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January this year. Fr …

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World Malaria Day 2022: Urgent call to prioritise achieving 2030 elimination targets

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 26, 2022, 9:16 a.m.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2021 Malaria Report shows that the disease continues to be a significant health concern for the African region, which accounted for 95% of all global …

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Joy is Always Possible

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 26, 2022, 9:01 a.m.

It’s been 21 years since Madiba first had the vision to help one South African child access the specialist facial reanimation surgery she so desperately needed – a move that …

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Perinatal Mental Health Project

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 22, 2022, 9:17 a.m.

Our mental health service at the Midwife Obstetric Unit (MOU) in Hanover Park is starting to resemble a working environment similar to that of pre-pandemic.

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A long walk to fitness freedom

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 22, 2022, 9 a.m.

Priest and fitness entrepreneur set to embark on marathon walk to highlight importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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Vergelegen sunflower celebration seeds R5000 donation

The Sunflower Fund April 20, 2022, 8:40 a.m.

A shared appreciation for bright yellow sunflowers has led to Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West donating R5000 to DKMS Africa, an organisation which provides blood cancer patients with a …

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Mobile maternity transport service m-mama set to expand Tanzania as new $10m investment launch

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 11, 2022, 9:51 a.m.

Mobile transport for pregnant and postpartum women will be rolled out across 15 regions in Tanzania, Vodacom has announced.

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INMED celebrates World Health Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 7, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Today, 7 April, millions of people around the world are highlighting the significance of World Health Day.

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80 children from greater Pietermaritzburg gifted with free spectacles and a movie

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 29, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

World Optometry Week was celebrated in style, with 80 kids with compromised vision who are unable to afford eye care, each receiving a free pair of prescription spectacles thanks to …

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THE FAMILY COUNSELLING CENTRE – EMPOWERING COMMUNITY MINDS

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 10, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) was founded in response to the overwhelming need for counselling support to assist with a myriad of social issues (family related trauma, sexual trauma, addiction, …

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How technology can transform cancer care and support in South Africa

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 8, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

Johannesburg, South Africa – 08 March 2022: Microsoft South Africa and NPO Living with Cancer have partnered to build and strengthen the capabilities of South Africa’s first patient-led cancer registry …

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THE CONGENITAL DEFECT THAT CAN BE TREATED

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 23, 2022, 4:55 p.m.

World Birth Defects Day takes place annually on the 3rd March. It is a day that unites people and organisations working in the field of birth defects – also known …

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BOOST PRIMARY HEALTHCARE FOR THE POOR TO EASE THE BURDEN ON HOSPITALS

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 22, 2022, 8:03 a.m.

Investing in accessible primary healthcare for townships will relieve the growing burden posed by long-term illnesses on the public healthcare system.

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Sanofi partnership strengthens mental health service delivery in SA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 3, 2022, 11:43 a.m.

Sanofi SA has partnered with the National Department of Health, the Foundation for Professional Development and the World Association of Social Psychiatry to upskill health workers.....

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PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CANCER IS NOT JUST FOR THE TERMINAL

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 3, 2022, 11:33 a.m.

This 4th February is World Cancer Day. According to data collated from members of the Hospice Palliative Care Association, at the end of 2021; no fewer than 5,120 people were …

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Record number of healthcare hero entries received for Doctors’ Day

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 3, 2022, 11:14 a.m.

“She brings humanity, humility, understanding and – dare I say it – love into her practice.”

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GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL, GIFT OF THE GIVERS ON A MISSION TO CLEAR SURGERY BACKLOG

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust Jan. 25, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

The NGO has challenged South Africans and businesses to match its R5 million donation to the Surgical Recovery Project - in order to ensure these operations can happen and patients' …

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Groote Schuur Hospital needs R60 million to clear surgical backlog

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust Jan. 25, 2022, 12:50 p.m.

Gift of the Givers is partnering with Groote Schuur Hospital to relieve the pressure of surgical backlogs. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)

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Momentum Multiply embraces the future of healthcare with DNAlysis

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 24, 2022, 9:47 a.m.

Partnership offers Momentum Multiply members a more precise, predictable and preventative way to manage their own health.

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Cape Mental Health was chosen as the 2nd-prize winner in the (ICT) 4 Inclusion Challenge

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 18, 2022, 7:35 a.m.

Cape Mental Health has been chosen as the 2nd-prize winner in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) 4 Inclusion Challenge: Africa Edition 2021 organised by Atos and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale …

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Engen supports CHOC for the 5th consecutive year

Engen Jan. 12, 2022, 10:59 a.m.

Engen has again pledged its support to the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC).

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BE SOMEONE’S TOMORROW THIS FESTIVE SEASON

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 14, 2021, 8:49 a.m.

This festive season many families will find themselves gathered around a hospital bed of a loved one diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disorder in need of a stem cell transplant, …

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The global epidemic that is still with us

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 1, 2021, 10:02 a.m.

World AIDS Day on 1 December shines a spotlight on a virus that has been a subject of scientific research and debate since the virus was identified in the 1980s.

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Diabetes Month #DiabetesOvercomers: Karen, Gert, Pieter and Dr Ken

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

About 4.6 million South Africans have diabetes and to raise awareness of this common, serious, and chronic condition, to help people get diagnosed and manage it,......

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Grass-roots solutions that are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

The current shortage of healthcare practitioners in South Africa poses a substantial threat to the adequate provision and delivery of healthcare. Many in the healthcare sector believe that this shortage …

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CLUBFOOT – THE TREATABLE DISABILITY-CAUSING BIRTH DEFECT

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Clubfoot, the most common musculoskeletal birth defect globally, is very prevalent in Southern Africa. More than 11,000 children are born with clubfoot each year and approximately 2,000 of these children …

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MTN’s Kindness culminates in a donation to South African Depression and Anxiety Group

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 15, 2021, 8:22 a.m.

MTN has donated R500,000 to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, after its successful Share Kindness campaign that ran over October for World Mental Health month.

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EthiQal-OHH partnership achieves 500 life-changing, pro bono surgeries

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 4, 2021, 8:10 a.m.

EthiQal, South Africa’s first homegrown professional medical indemnity insurance provider, has partnered with Operation Healing Hands (OHH) for a third year running, to provide life-changing and life-saving surgeries in the …

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Can you rock a Waves for Change tracksuit?

Waves For Change Oct. 27, 2021, 12:32 p.m.

This year's mental health awareness day carried the theme "mental health in an unequal world". Children in under-resourced communities experience excessive trauma and have little access to mental health services.

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Engen pledges another R1.25m to Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative

Engen Oct. 22, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

Another 5 768 female learners across South Africa will receive feminine hygiene hampers this month courtesy of a R1.25m investment by Engen, ensuring that no school days are missed due …

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Group activities can help reduce depression in young men

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Oct. 20, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

Peer networks with group activities play a strong role in alleviating depression in young men, a research study with a major youth network in South Africa has found.

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New podcast series maps the journey and purpose of modern psychiatry and mental wellness

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 20, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

A new podcast series that maps not only the practical aspects of psychiatry, but also its purpose and shares a broader view on the service and outcomes that the discipline …

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There’s no better time to say ‘Thank You, Doctor’

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 20, 2021, 5:05 a.m.

Doctor’s Day is celebrated on 16 November to acknowledge and thank South African doctors for the exceptional services they deliver on a daily basis.

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Moving Forward Together for Global Handwashing Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 15, 2021, 5:24 p.m.

How can public-private collaboration address sanitation and hygiene? To answer this question for Global Handwashing Day, we’re showcasing the results of such partnerships in the Eastern Cape.

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#RollUpYourSleeves South Africa and vaccinate today!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 15, 2021, 6:27 a.m.

#RollUpYourSleevesSA, get vaccinated so that we can get back to living!

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Take control of your mental wellbeing with DNA testing

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 13, 2021, 5:13 a.m.

October is Mental Health Awareness Month - an ideal time to gain understanding of your unique genetic makeup

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South African entrepreneur launches AI Solution designed for breast cancer identification

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 12, 2021, 5:10 a.m.

Breast cancer remains the highest rate of mortality in South African women and those living in rural areas face multiple barriers in screening.

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World Mental Health Day - Mental Health in an Unequal World

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 10, 2021, 5:35 a.m.

The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day and this years theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

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Young South African shares important mental health lessons learnt on her entrepreneurial journey

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Oct. 8, 2021, 5:28 a.m.

Entrepreneurship can be quite taxing and, literally, depressing. It's an isolated journey that one has to walk through to fully understand.

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SIOC-CDT’S COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS SEES PROVISION OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 5, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

South Africa has recently focused on several pressing healthcare issues such as ‘Eye Care Awareness’, ‘Oral Health’, ‘Heart Awareness’ and ‘National Month of Deaf People’.

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Nazareth Care Africa Newsletter

Nazareth House Oct. 5, 2021, 6:40 a.m.

Nelson Mandela once said; “Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation.”

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New paradigms needed in Alzheimer’s care

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 21, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

The occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease is on the rise worldwide, and South Africa is no exception when it comes to what this means for healthcare.

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Therapy is now in Session

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 20, 2021, 9:20 a.m.

Did you know? Every year, Waves for Change delivers around 72,000 individual surf therapy session, for free.

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Imperial and Stellenbosch University collaborate on real-world healthcare and climate change

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 16, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

Imperial has embarked on a high-level collaboration with Stellenbosch University (SU) to address real-world problems related to healthcare, as well as climate change in Africa.

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Did you know that oral health is a window to general health?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 14, 2021, 6:22 a.m.

Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health – and that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Testing for genetic …

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Truck Drivers roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated at Engen Highveld 1-Stop

Engen Sept. 9, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

Engen is again helping to bring health to the front seat for our country’s truck drivers, this time by providing them with easy access to the Covid-19 vaccine.

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World Suicide Prevention Day - Creating Hope through Action

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 8, 2021, 11:38 a.m.

World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated on 10 September to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide.

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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL | POP UP FLY EVENTS | OCTOBER 2021

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 6, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

Fly your kite anywhere and anytime in support of the 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival between 2 and 31 October, because #EveryoneDeservesToFly.

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Hollard Daredevil Run 2021

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Are you ready to run cancer outta your hood?

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FIGHTING SA’S DEADLY DUO WITH THE POWER OF POTATOES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 3, 2021, 10:44 a.m.

As September marks the start of Heart Awareness month, health experts note that powerhouse vegetables such as potatoes are essential for protecting yourself against the deadly combination of COVID-19 and …

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PEPSICO ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION SAFE WATER INVESTMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 31, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading food and beverage company, PepsiCo, has launched a new $1 million program with leading NGO and long-term partner, WaterAid to bring safe …

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Our month of generosity at Mugg and Bean

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 31, 2021, 6:58 p.m.

September is the month of generosity. It’s childhood cancer awareness month, and we’re doing our part to support kids with cancer. Will you help us support them?

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Engen contributes to new sensory room at Sparrow Foundation School

Engen Aug. 27, 2021, 10:40 a.m.

Engen has stepped up to support Sparrow Foundation School by contributing to an innovative new sensory room that will provide disadvantaged learners with cognitive learning difficulties with the opportunity to …

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Tintswalo hospital takes matters into own hands to get rural citizens vaccinated

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 25, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

After a bumpy start, when COVID-19 vaccines finally began to rollout across the country, South Africans breathed a sigh of relief.

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CDI Creative Exchange on 25 August

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 24, 2021, 8:15 a.m.

Worldwide one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than 673million people still don’t have access to adequate sanitation, according to the United Nations.

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“You have the power to save my life by registering to be a blood stem cell donor”

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 17, 2021, 5:45 a.m.

11-year-old Kyra Ramdin urges South Africans to register with DKMS Africa and become blood stem cell donors this bone marrow and leukaemia awareness month.

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WIMPY SUPPORTS COVID-19 VACCINATION ROLLOUT WITH A FREE COFFEE FOR EVERY VACCINE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

South Africa’s favourite breakfast destination, Wimpy, has heeded Government’s call for South Africans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by giving the nation another good reason to get vaccinated, with the …

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HOW RARE DISEASES SOUTH AFRICA FULFILS ITS NATIONWIDE MISSION THROUGH CROWDFUNDING WITH GIVENGAIN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2021, 8:13 a.m.

Like so many non-profits around the world, Rare Diseases South Africa isn’t just a charity – it’s a personal mission for its founder.

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PROTECTING BREASTFEEDING IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2021, 7:54 a.m.

Breastfeeding is the recommended, ideal, natural and sustainable food for the healthy growth and development of infants and young children.

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July Cleft Lip & Craniofacial awareness, Fitness Fanatics and other heroes

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2021, 7:36 a.m.

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, we aim to raise awareness of children living with these conditions.

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#EveryoneDeservesToFly at the Hybrid 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival 2 - 31 October 2021

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

It is said that imagination is the highest kite one can fly, so this October Cape Mental Health invites you to rise against the wind and join us at the …

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DKMS Africa sets aside R2m for blood stem cell treatment for SA’s child cancer patients

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2021, 12:14 p.m.

MANDELA DAY IS ABOUT GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, AND DKMS AFRICA, THROUGH ITS THE STATE PATIENT SUPPORT PROJECT, HAS SECURED MORE THAN R2 MILLION TO FUND BLOOD STEM CELL …

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The newly launched Grief Handbook donates R10.00 of every sale to the Hospice Palliative Care Associ

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2021, 1:36 p.m.

Bridget McNulty, author of the Grief Handbook, lost her mom very suddenly in 2019 and had no idea how to handle grief. Her mom had been perfectly fine, and just …

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Imperial donates R1 million to Unjani Clinics for wireless ultrasound devices

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 29, 2021, 11:10 a.m.

Imperial is proud to continue its support of the Unjani Clinic network (Unjani Clinics) in South Africa through the donation of R1 million towards the purchase of 15 wireless handheld …

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‘Use heart to act now on angina’: Be your own advocate for angina to save lives

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

International pharmaceutical group Servier, together with the World Heart Federation (WHF) and Global Heart Hub, which represents people with heart disease, have launched the ‘Use heart to act now on …

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Teacher Wellness Workshops a big win during Covid

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

As teachers face the ongoing pressures of parent concerns, challenging student behaviours and routines and the drive from the education department to achieve better academic outcomes, maintaining physical and mental …

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The last mile is hardest – the complexity of vaccinating 19m South Africans who live in rural areas

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 9, 2021, 11:29 a.m.

South Africa has vaccinated just 1% of the population, the majority of whom are healthcare workers whose job it is to arrive at healthcare facilities.

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Infertility challenges during COVID-19? Help is available!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 2, 2021, 5:45 p.m.

June is World Infertility Awareness Month, a time dedicated to heightening awareness about infertility – a medical condition often not widely spoken about yet something which affects a surprisingly large …

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Focusing on Adolescents This Mental Health Awareness Month

Grassroot Soccer May 30, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a dedicated time to raise awareness, advocate for support systems, and help break the prevailing stigmas associated with mental health.

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How medical advancements in rural settings are possible through volunteers

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 27, 2021, 9:12 a.m.

When Dr Mary-Anne Hartley arrived at Tintswalo Hospital, a 423-bed public hospital located in Acornhoek in Mpumalanga, as a volunteer with the Tshemba Foundation, the organisers of Dr Hartley’s visit, …

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Vaccine literacy is key to address fears and dispel myths

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers May 11, 2021, 9:33 a.m.

South Africa urgently needs programmes to address vaccine hesitancy and dispel myths around the COVID-19 vaccines in particular, such as the fear that they will make you seriously ill, disabled …

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THE ART OF LIVING AND DYING

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 28, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

Dedicated to the holistic treatment of life-threatening diagnoses, as well as to the care of end-of-life patients, those in the palliative care sector are experts in promoting quality of living …

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FIRST TOUR OF FREE EYECARE PROJECT ALREADY CHANGING LIVES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 21, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

SIOC-Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT), rolls out vision care project to communities in the Northern Cape.

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How two days of medical volunteering can change the lives of 40 people

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 15, 2021, 9:38 a.m.

Like many things in SA, there’s a wide gulf between the private healthcare sector and the public healthcare sector, with some of the immediate differences ranging from the facilities and …

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Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools

Engen April 8, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

On April 7th, 550 learners at Kanana Secondary School in Orkney in the North West Province and 323 female learners at Tshedimosetso Secondary in Klerksdorp received hygiene hampers, ensuring that …

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SABMR PARTNERS WITH AFRICA’S BIGGEST CORD BLOOD BANK TO IMPROVE DONOR MATCHES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 8, 2021, 8:02 p.m.

The SA Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) has joined hands with Netcells, the largest and longest established private cord blood bank in Africa, who will be making cord blood available to …

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Making dreams come alive in the face of incredible challenges

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 29, 2021, 8:04 p.m.

While business losses during the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown have been well documented, NGOs and charities have been similarly affected given that their fundraising efforts were largely put on …

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Doctors who take a Leave of Purpose are giving back to South Africa’s most vulnerable communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2021, 9:27 p.m.

When ophthalmologist Dr Sachin Bawa chose to spend a few days in 2019 volunteering at Tintswalo District Hospital, a 423-bed public hospital located in Acornhoek in Mpumulanga, it was because …

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‘The Clock is Ticking’ On Combating One of the World’s Deadliest Infectious Killers - World TB day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

Just today, all across the world, nearly 4000 people lost their lives to Tuberculosis (TB) and close to 28 000 people have been newly infected. TB is one of the …

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WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES WATER WEEK WITH R2M COMMITMENT TO SCHOOLS’ WATER SECURITY

Woolworths March 17, 2021, 2:53 p.m.

Washing hands frequently remains a key strategy in preventing COVID-19 infection and transmission as we enter the second year of the global pandemic.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DRIVING EYE CARE IN SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITIES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 4, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

SIOC-Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT), rolls out vision care project to communities in the Northern Cape.

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The One Health approach – critical in preventing the next pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 4, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the health of humans and animals are inescapably linked. This isn’t a new revelation, though.

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World hearing day - why it’s important to protect your hearing at any age

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 2, 2021, 9 a.m.

The ability to hear and communicate well plays a critical role in our wellbeing as naturally sociable creatures.

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Zoetis SA, Paws 4 U spread some love to under-recognised healthcare workers this Valentine’s Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 18, 2021, 5:29 p.m.

COVID-19 hasn’t only impacted the daily lives of working families and school kids. Health and medical facilities have shut their doors to visitors to keep their patients and frontline healthcare …

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Why doing good is good for your mental health

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 17, 2021, 8:10 a.m.

Last year was unexpected for many: personal and professional disruption forced most of us to re-evaluate our priorities, what we value and where we find purpose. And an interesting trend …

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INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY (15 FEBRUARY): EARLY DETECTION CAN SAVE LIVES!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 12, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

Of the 800 to 1 000 children that are diagnosed with cancer in South Africa each year, more than half tragically go undiagnosed.

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Impala donates additional life-saving equipment worth R1,37 million to Rustenburg communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

The life-saving gift of ventilators, valued at R1,2million rand has been given to the Department of Health by Impala Platinum Rustenburg.

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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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Innovation in the air

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 18, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

As South African healthcare workers struggle to contain a second wave of COVID-19, some hope is at hand with the formal licensing approval of a simple, efficient, portable and cost-effective …

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DAVID BECKHAM TRAVELS TO THE FUTURE TO ANNOUNCE THE END OF MALARIA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 9:16 p.m.

A striking short film video featuring David Beckham was launched today to help reignite hope that collectively, we as global citizens are capable of uniting to defeat the world’s oldest …

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Adcock - The Next Generation of Brave: Meet Pharmacist Assistant Appearance Sibuyi from Limpopo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 7:54 p.m.

This Pharmacist Assistant in training, mentored under the helpful hands of pharmacist Rex Dlamini, has a hunger and a passion to master his field. Appearance Sibuyi is a Pharmacist Assistant …

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World AIDS Day: How South Africa is fighting back

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 1, 2020, 7:23 p.m.

The world’s attention in the past year has been focused overwhelmingly on COVID-19, but as we commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December, it’s a stark reminder that there are …

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Seeing Stars, Changing Lives: A Very Special Invite!

Grassroot Soccer Dec. 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.

Grassroot Soccer is excited to bring you our sixth annual World AIDS Day Gala. This virtual event will combine the best of our prior live events while opening up the …

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Why HIV-positive patients in 2020 still don’t take their medicine

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2020, 4:15 p.m.

South Africa has the largest antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in the world and we have seen a significant reduction in mortality and HIV transmission as a result.

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It’s the Gift that Keep On Grinning

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 27, 2020, 8:39 p.m.

We are on an unstoppable mission to help the hundreds of children that are still awaiting their surgeries since Lockdown.

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Meet Karabo Seema nursing student Karabo Seema from the SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 27, 2020, 8:24 p.m.

Adcock Ingram - The Next Generation of Brave: Meet nursing student Karabo Seema from the SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria. This nursing student is an advocate for human rights.

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Please give SADAG help this Festive Season

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 26, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

As the holiday season approaches, SADAG would like to thank both our public and our professional communities, who have helped us to accomplish so very much this year.

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Meet North West University Pharmaceutical Student Tebogo Monoto from Limpopo

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 24, 2020, 4:08 p.m.

Meet Tebogo Monoto, a 2nd year Pharmacy student at NW University, has a passion for psychopharmacology and neuroscience.

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Meet Cameron Joseph MbChb Student at UCT in Cape Town

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 13, 2020, 8:44 p.m.

MbChb student, Cameron Joseph understands that a good doctor treats a disease, but a great doctor treats a patient. Growing up with two parents in the healthcare industry, Cameron Joseph …

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Meet Julian Sheldon - Masters student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from CT

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 13, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

Julian Sheldon is a Masters student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, who loves learning in order to help those around him. His friends applaud him for the perseverance and determination he has …

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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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Celebrating our healthcare heroes

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 5:23 p.m.

EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, has launched yet another year of its Doctor’s Day initiative and calls on all South Africans to join them in celebrating our …

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The Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan, a PhD candidate in Pharmacy at the Univ. KZN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 9:02 a.m.

"Bravery isn't just doing. It's courage with action. It's persevering when there's resistance." This is the lesson that Vivian Chengalroyan, a PhD candidate in Pharmacy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, …

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The Next Generation of Brave: PHD student Veneshley Samuels aims to combat infectious disease in SA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 6, 2020, 4:31 p.m.

"As a South African woman from a previously disadvantaged background, I aim to develop tools that can be useful to combat diseases that are endemic in our country - and …

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The Next Generation of Brave: Meet UCT Medical Student Sibongumenzi Mtshali from KZN - Nominee 1

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

“If I am not pouring into myself, what can I give to my patients? ...You can’t pour from an empty cup” These are the words of the first nominee out …

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Yvonne Chaka, PJ Powers and Jessie Duarte unite to thank our frontliners

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 4:58 p.m.

With Covid-19 infection rates still climbing in South Africa our frontline workers are doing all they can to help provide essential services during the pandemic.

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Honour the “brave”: celebrating the next generation of healthcare professional - Season 2

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 30, 2020, 3:45 p.m.

Season 2 of ‘Sponsors of Brave’ is now open for nominations - calling all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world …

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To gargle or not to gargle? What a question!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 26, 2020, 12:56 p.m.

Gargling should be a daily habit – for many and varied reasons, and there is a mouthful of scientific evidence to prove why. But the topic is fraught with dental …

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Understanding the mental toll of lockdown and isolation

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Oct. 19, 2020, 10:37 a.m.

People are so caught up in acquiring new skills under lockdown, or saving their businesses or just surviving, that they are not acknowledging the mental health issues brought about by …

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Honour the “brave”: celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 16, 2020, 6:08 a.m.

The 2020 Sponsors of Brave campaign – a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 – aims to celebrate the unsung heroes and brave professionals in healthcare.

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#HopeOnTheRise at the virtual 26th Cape Town International Kite Festival

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 12, 2020, 8:21 p.m.

Everyone everywhere is invited to fly with Cape Mental Health and keep #HopeOnTheRise at the virtual 26th Cape Town International Kite Festival from 10 to 31 October 2020.

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Holistically Sustainable

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 28, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

If you ask trend researchers, they are convinced that our actions, now and in the future, will be guided by a move towards greater sustainability.

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation and WaterAid join forces to reach vulnerable communities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 23, 2020, 10:37 p.m.

As the international community prepares to mark Global Handwashing Day on 15 October 2020, the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation has lent a shot-in-the arm to the international charity WaterAid in its …

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Angina can express itself in many ways - are you listening to the language of your heart?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 21, 2020, 8:25 a.m.

29 September marks World Heart Day when the global spotlight falls on all things relating to heart health.

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SPECIAL SONG MARKS 1.2 MILLION STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS ON WORLD MARROW DONOR DAY (19 SEPTEMBER)

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 17, 2020, 9:06 p.m.

A special song has been composed to mark 1.2 million blood stem cell transplantations worldwide and to say “thank you” to donors for saving so many lives around the world …

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Are you suffering from itchy, inflamed skin and #scratching for answers?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 8, 2020, 6:51 p.m.

14 – 18 September is National Eczema Week. This week is dedicated to improving the awareness and understanding of atopic eczema and showing respect to those living with the illness …

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Imperial responds to Covid-19 through health education in underprivileged schools

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 7, 2020, 5 p.m.

Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading integrated market access and logistics provider, is proud to announce the re-opening of its road safety programme, Be safe.

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Understand the 10 warning signs and symptoms of dementia

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 2, 2020, 5:31 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and this September, for World Alzheimer’s Month, Livewell aims to encourage understanding, reduce stigma, and raise awareness around this common, …

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Betadine® products prove 99.99% effective against COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 1, 2020, 5:20 p.m.

Three Betadine® products, known and used in many homes, hospitals, and dental clinics across South Africa, have proven effective against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.

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HIKERS TO SUMMIT SA’s HIGHEST PEAK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BLOOD DISORDERS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 28, 2020, 5:48 a.m.

Two courageous hikers will scale the mighty Mafadi – SA’s highest peak – between 7 and 9 September to say “thank you” to the countless donors who have saved lives, …

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Diabetes during COVID-19 #ACTNOWFORDIABETES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 19, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

People with diabetes are more vulnerable to the severe effects of COVID-19; if you are diabetic, don’t skip your medication. What happens when COVID-19 brings in-person visits with your doctor …

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Diabetes telemedicine attracts local investment as COVID-19 surges

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 4, 2020, 6:52 p.m.

COVID-19 is a serious risk for the estimated 4.6 million people with diabetes in South Africa as high blood sugar levels increase the mortality risk posed by the pandemic.

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Food security for children starts at the breast – support breastfeeding

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 7:37 p.m.

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Not because women do not understand the importance of breastfeeding for their children but because women face a …

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Mandela Day-inspired intervention

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

Ninth-grader Sibonelo Radebe has lived for years with prominent keloids on both ears. They have impaired his hearing and damaged his self-esteem. Wearing a hoodie to hide them became a …

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CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT COMMUNITY CARE WORKERS LAUNCHED

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2020, 7:06 p.m.

Masked Heroes, a national campaign to protect and support community care workers (CCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic has officially launched, and has started delivering personal protective equipment to community based …

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7 tips for protecting the emotional wellbeing of the elderly during COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

The COVID-19 lockdown locally, and worldwide, has disrupted people’s lives immeasurably and people’s anxiety levels are skyrocketing.

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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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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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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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URGENT CALL FOR DONORS TO SIGN UP AS BONE MARROW REGISTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on many industries and has now also taken its toll on the treatment of blood disorders and stem cell transplantations worldwide – …

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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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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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The Sponsors of Brave campaign – twelfth nominee – Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman from Umhlanga, KZN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:14 p.m.

Meet Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman who is driven by his passion to give back and is uplifting his community with the assistance of his four-legged furry friend Humphrey.

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WOOLIES DONATES R 700 000 WORTH OF PRODUCT TO PUBLIC HEALTH CARE

Woolworths June 10, 2020, 6:41 p.m.

As lockdown measures have started to ease the Department of Health is gearing itself up for the anticipated increase in Covid 19 patients which will result in a shortfall of …

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12 Million South Africans will be over 60 by 2050: how will we care for them?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 7:41 p.m.

It takes a well-equipped healthcare system to provide proper care for older adults. Developed countries such as the USA are already panicking about how to do so as the Baby …

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WOOLIES COMMITS OVER R34 MILLION TOWARDS COVID-19 SUPPORT

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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Meningococcal Meningitis is a devastating illness with a high mortality rate

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 21, 2020, 8:12 a.m.

World Meningitis Day is on 24 April and the theme for 2020 is #DefeatMeningitis. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Meningococcal Meningitis in particular, a disease …

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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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We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 7, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.

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WOOLIES AND MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCE R500 000 DONATION FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

Woolworths March 30, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision …

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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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Equinox update and free counselling service over the next 3 weeks

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 5:53 p.m.

We are fully supporting what our president and country have put in place to work towards curbing this scary virus that has created the pandemic.

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Novartis announces broad range of initiatives to respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 20, 2020, 6:20 a.m.

Creates USD 20 million global fund to support impacted communities

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Plans for 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

The world is closed! That’s how it feels today as I am writing this. We’re in the middle of Stage 4 Load Shedding (I’m in South Africa and writing the …

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Park Care safe guards elderly and frail

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 6:13 a.m.

As the country deals with the impact of Covid-19, we are reviewing the situation closely.

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Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project gives hope

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 5:32 a.m.

Reach for Recovery is appealing to South Africans to support their Ditto Project. Launched in 2011, the project raises funds for external silicone breast prostheses that are provided free of …

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Love in the time of Corona…

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 12:51 p.m.

A response from the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest to President Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national disaster due to Covid-19.

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PEPFAR COMMUNITY GRANTS funding opportunity

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 8, 2020, 8:20 p.m.

South African community based organisations are invited to apply for PEPFAR Community Grants.

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Trek4Mandela benefits Northern Cape school girls

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 14, 2020, 5:39 a.m.

Over 150 girls at the Moshaweng Secondary School in Loopeng, will have a greater chance of staying in school to reach their full potential, thanks to the efforts of legal …

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Engen pledges the first R2.5m to help eradicate pit latrines at schools

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2020, 6:49 a.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has heeded a call from government and pledged an initial R2.5 million in support of Sanitation …

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World Cancer Day - tackling the stigma of Breast Cancer

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 4, 2020, 5:27 a.m.

World Cancer Day is marked around the world on 4 February to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care.

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How can you make a difference in the fight against AIDS?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 17, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Because HIV makes it difficult for the immune system to fight infections, it’s important for everyone to get vaccinated against infectious diseases (e.g. the flu) and help curb opportunistic infections …

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Silverstar changes girls’ lives in Krugersdorp with donation of reusable pads

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 4, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Silverstar Casino (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino) has positively impacted 652 school girls’ lives with a donation of reusable sanitary protection products at Thathulwazi WR High School in Krugersdorp in October.

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TNPA donation brings Squint Surgery Saturdays to life at St John’s Eye Hospital

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 22, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Children aged two to five years old who are on the government waiting list for Strabismus (squint eye) surgery will now benefit from the St Johns Eye Hospital’s Squint Surgery …

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Slow Food: 30 Years of Projects Around the World

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 14, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

The international campaign to celebrate the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in December 1989 has been launched: a chance to talk about our many past successes and …

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What every parent should know about PVC, BPA & phthalates!

Africa Center for HIV/AIDS Nov. 2, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Vegware is an environmentally responsible packaging manufacturer and supplier of “PLASTIC FREE” and "BPA FREE" food packaging and catering disposables “all made from plants” that are biodegradable and compostable.

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Garden Route Casino raises funds for breast cancer!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 31, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, painted its casino floor pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The popular Power of Pink promotion included two draws.

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