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).

read more
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

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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

read more
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 …

read more
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: …

read more
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).

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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), …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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?

read more
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

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more

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

Leading specialist retailer of quality branded luggage and leather goods.

read more
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, …

read more
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 …

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more

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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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.

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more

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, …

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more
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.....

read more

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 …

read more
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.”

read more

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' …

read more
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)

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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).

read more

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, …

read more
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.

read more
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,......

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
#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!

read more
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

read more
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.

read more
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’.

read more
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.

read more

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’.

read more
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.”

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more

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.

read more
Hollard Daredevil Run 2021

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

Are you ready to run cancer outta your hood?

read more

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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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?

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
“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.

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
#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 …

read more
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.


read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
‘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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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, …

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
‘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 …

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.....

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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, …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
#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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more

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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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, …

read more
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.

read more

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, …

read more

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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more

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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more

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 – …

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more

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 …

read more
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 …

read more

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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more
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.

read more
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

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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 …

read more
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 …

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more