The Sozo Foundation Newsletter

SOZO Foundation April 17, 2024, 4:59 p.m.

Let's recap what's been happening at Sozo in the past few months.

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MTN SA Foundation “Women in Digital Business Challenge” finalists focus on youth upliftment

wcc-admin Feb. 29, 2024, 5:51 p.m.

The journey to prosperity for Aasiyah Adams, the founder and CEO of Abaguquli4IR and one of the Top 10 finalists in the MTN Foundation’s Women in Digital Business Challenge, has …

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MTN SA launches innovative Skills Academy to bridge the digital skills gap and empower SA youth.

wcc-admin Dec. 12, 2023, 9:13 a.m.

MTN South Africa has taken a major step towards bridging the digital skills gap by launching the MTN Skills Academy.

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Sozo Foundation : Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators

SOZO Foundation Dec. 7, 2023, 9:13 a.m.

The Sozo Coding Space is where we unlock the potential of code and inspire the next generation of innovators.

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Give a ‘Gift of Character’ and change a boy’s life

The Character Company - NGO Nov. 20, 2023, 11:07 p.m.

As the holiday season approaches, South Africans are gearing up for the traditional end-of-year and festive gift-giving, there's a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact through The Character Company's …

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Shoprite Group recognised for transformative youth employment initiatives at ESG Awards - 06October

wcc-admin Oct. 6, 2023, 9:15 p.m.

South Africa’s largest private sector employer, the Shoprite Group, has been honoured for outstanding contribution to ‘Social’ component of ESG at the Youth Employment Service (YES)’s inaugural Environmental, Social, and …

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YISS turns 7 in Women's Month - a double celebration!

YISS Sept. 11, 2023, 9:43 a.m.

On 22nd August 2023, YISS celebrated our 7th birthday, in conjunction with honouring our elderly ladies within our Hanover Park community, our NPO partners, who are predominantly women, and also …

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Calculator boost for South Durban Basin Engen learners

Engen Sept. 1, 2023, 11:56 a.m.

Worley, a global professional services company in the energy, chemicals, and resources sectors, donated 177 scientific calculators to Engen Maths and Science (EMSS) learners at the Fairvale EMSS center for …

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Engen provides study support to help Bakgatla learners ace matric

Engen Sept. 1, 2023, 10:59 a.m.

Engen recently partnered with Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mines (SBPM) to help 220 matric leaners in the North West province prepare for their upcoming preliminary and final exams.

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Innovators Trust Youth & Vodacom Foundation: Impact on Youth Unemployment

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 27, 2023, 1:38 p.m.

A recent impact report of the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), run by the Innovator Trust in partnership with Vodacom Foundation, shows the progress the programme has made in its mission …

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Mandela Day Collaborations

Salesian Institute Youth Projects July 27, 2023, 1:29 p.m.

This is to express our immense gratitude for your role in the Salesian Institute Youth Projects Mandela Day event on July 18.

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Lapalala Wilderness School: Inspiring South African Youth

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 7, 2023, 10:04 a.m.

The Lapalala Wilderness School (LWS) supports 39 schools, 370 educators and approximately 10,874 learners through the Sustainable Schools Programme which is part of the school’s Outreach project.

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Celebrating Youth - Engen’s Thaba Tukela is determined to stay on the positive side of life

Engen June 26, 2023, 12:17 p.m.

“Youth Month is an opportunity to celebrate and amplify the voice of young people who can make an impact on the world…but we must strive for a supportive and inclusive …

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Celebrating Youth - Engen’s Cameron Lupke says life will humble you quickly so be respectful

Engen June 26, 2023, 12:03 p.m.

“Youth month is an opportunity to highlight and focus on the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.”

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Celebrating Youth - Engen’s Tawfeeq Adams says never stop learning

Engen June 22, 2023, 1:33 p.m.

Athlone’s Mohamed Tawfeeq Adams believes that knowledge is power. “The late great Nelson Mandela said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, which is …

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Vodacom Youth Academy making big strides on journey to ambitious 2025 goal

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 20, 2023, 11:35 a.m.

The Vodacom Foundation’s Youth Academy is well on the way to meeting its goal of training 4 000 young South Africans by 2025 with important Information and Communications Technology (ICT) …

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Meet Coach T – the man responsible for turning dreams into gold medals!

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 20, 2023, 11:28 a.m.

In the realm of sprinting, Thabo Matebedi’s name towers above the rest in Gauteng.

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Youth Day Inspiration: Meet Fred Junior who plans to help feed the children of SA

Engen June 12, 2023, 11:59 a.m.

Fred Junior MacCarthyis a 12-year-old farmer who harbours dreams of helping feed the children of South Africa.

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South African Educators and Community Workers Equipped with Essential Life Skills Coaching

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 15, 2023, 9:32 a.m.

May 2023, at the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus. The event was attended by 35 educators, youth, and community workers from various TVET Colleges, High Schools, and Community Organisations …

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GOOD NEWS - New kicks for Soweto NPO basketball academy

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 18, 2023, 11:20 a.m.

Sun International donation has Soweto Basketball Academy shooting for the stars

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Renault South Africa brings the gift of reading to Soweto children

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 24, 2023, 7:04 a.m.

Renault South Africa, in partnership with the Motus Imperial Trust, has donated the second of two mini-libraries that have been specially designed for use in junior schools in underprivileged areas.

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OPPORTUNITY: Join a youth led national network of Change drivers

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 7, 2023, 7:09 a.m.

By: Zamayirha Peter Young people in South Africa can be a positive force for development when provided with the knowledge and opportunities they need to thrive.

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Caffeine high - Engen empowers unemployed youth with Barista training

Engen Dec. 5, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

Twenty unemployed South Durban residents will soon be brewing cappuccino and espresso like pros after undergoing barista training, courtesy of a community development partnership between Engen and the Blue Roof …

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Black Management Forum (BMF) leader, Loyiso Ngqwemla, has co-founded the TooMuch Foundation

info@klassikdigital.co.za Nov. 15, 2022, 4:58 a.m.

A non-profit company focused on community engagement and values-based leadership training for disadvantaged township communities.

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Key interventions needed to facilitate youth employment

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Nov. 4, 2022, 8:29 a.m.

by Baby Obuhle Sihu, Youth Activist, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Street entrepreneurship eases the burden of unemployment in countries across Africa, and should be encouraged by government and society.

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Caring4Girls and Engen visit Khayelitsha schools

Engen Oct. 17, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

Engen has extended its support of the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls initiative that seeks to provide female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles, …

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Mzansi’s youth say Engen is South Africa’s ‘Coolest’ Petrol Station

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 20, 2022, 11:26 a.m.

Thank you, young South Africans! Engen is over the moon to have extended its golden run in the Sunday Times Generation Next after being voted South Africa’s ‘Coolest’ Petrol Station …

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Caring4Girls and Engen visit Kimberley schools

Engen Sept. 16, 2022, 8 a.m.

Engen has extended its support of the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls initiative that seeks to provide female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles, …

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Uncover our #YAPUntoldStories

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 14, 2022, 10:48 a.m.

Many of us do not know what we want to do with our lives when we complete high school. Some of us might be fortunate enough to have someone to …

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Engen visits Witbank Schools and pledges another R1.5m to Caring4Girls

Engen Sept. 13, 2022, 3:05 p.m.

Engen has extended its support of the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls initiative that seeks to provide female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles, …

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Project Playground : together we make a difference

info@klassikdigital.co.za Sept. 2, 2022, 9:27 a.m.

Project Playground’s work is made possible by your support. Without you, we would not be able to create holistic and sustainable change for children and youth in severe vulnerability and …

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United Nations trains SA youth leaders in key civic skills

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Aug. 26, 2022, 8:32 a.m.

Providing the youth with the necessary civic and leadership skills to engage government structures to drive meaningful change within their communities, was the subject of a recent workshop hosted by …

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Empowering Youth through FoodForward SA’s Supply Chain Internship

FoodForward SA June 16, 2022, 11:11 a.m.

To address youth unemployment, while steadily removing the huge barrier to entry for underprivileged youth, FoodForward SA, with the support of Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation.

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Young people being engaged in positive activities with Uthando on the Cape Flats

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 13, 2022, 11:23 a.m.

During the month of May many communities across the Cape Flats were badly affected by an escalation in gang violence. It is a sad and tragic reality that so many …

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Applications are open: CDI Youth LaunchPad

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 24, 2022, 11:43 a.m.

The CDI is calling for applications from businesses for a new round of its Youth LaunchPad project, a unique programme that places interns in SMMEs in the creative industries to …

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Kgabo has a bright future and we're determined to get him there

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 23, 2022, 8:18 a.m.

Kgabo Matli, a 16-year-old pupil at KwaBhekilanga Secondary School in Alexandra, describes his family as well as Afrika Tikkun as constant pillars of support in his life and academics particularly.

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Upgraded Woodcraft Centre for Learn to Live School of Skills

Salesian Institute Youth Projects May 3, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

The Salesian Institute Youth Projects has experienced both highs and lows during the past few months, opting to embrace it all. We are happy to report that our programmes are …

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Changes at Life Choices'

Salesian Life Choices March 29, 2022, 11:18 a.m.

I am sure we can all agree that the past two years have been quite unpredictable, and that the events on a global as well as a local level have …

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Kroonstad youth selected for agriculture training

info@klassikdigital.co.za March 25, 2022, 8:28 a.m.

The lives of 20 young people in Kroonstad will soon be transformed thanks to the generous support from Woolworths.

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From youth activists to politicians: Young SA bringing positive change in their communities

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Nov. 30, 2021, 10:02 a.m.

A group of young social activists, who not only voted in the recent local government elections, but also stood as councillors and won a seat.....

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In the November Spotlight at Zip-Zap

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 4, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

November will see the final "Show & Tell" of 6 programmes, while the Zappers and D2D prepare their December production SLAPSTICK under the watchful supervision of the MOYA team.

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Hope Africa Collective Graduates New Life Development Process Class

Hope Africa Collective Oct. 29, 2021, 10:14 a.m.

Hope Africa Collective graduated 19 students from its Life Development Process (LDP) on Friday 21 October, sending newly-equipped and empowered youth back into their communities and the marketplace.

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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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Salesian Institute Youth Projects October News Update

Salesian Institute Youth Projects Oct. 15, 2021, 6:23 a.m.

Entering the final quarter of 2021 seems almost surreal as the year flew by at such a speed.

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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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SACAP TEACHERS’ WEBINAR SPOTLIGHTS TEEN IDENTITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 14, 2021, 5:57 a.m.

Social Media and Adolescent Identity is the topic for an upcoming SACAP (South African College of Applied Psychology) Teachers Webinar which will be hosted by Academic Dean and Counselling Psychologist, …

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Project Playground's turns 11 years today!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 3, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

The journey we embarked on 11 years ago is filled with so many incredible memories and people. Today we celebrate over a decade of supporting and changing children and youth’s …

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Awesome August celebrations with The Chaeli Campaign

Chaeli Campaign Aug. 31, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

August is our birthday month and we are celebrating 17 years of making a difference in the lives of disabled children, young adults and their communities.

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MARLENE LE ROUX TO BE HONOURED WITH “CHARLOTTE MAXEKE” AWARD

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 30, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

Artscape CEO, Marlene Le Roux will be one of the prestigious recipients of the Bring Her Up : Women Of Firsts Awards.....

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What is your Hug Worth

Boys and Girls Club of South Africa Aug. 24, 2021, 8:29 a.m.

Many children long for a caring touch in their daily life and its absence can cause loneliness, insecurity, and stress.

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Engen Monte Vista supports Step-by-Step school shoe project

Engen Aug. 24, 2021, 8:21 a.m.

Famed for its superior customer service and going the extra mile for its customers, Engen is committed to ensuring it consistently delivers its enduring brand promise, ‘With us you are …

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#LeanOnMe - Lives of our youth endangered by a crippling monster

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 18, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

It only takes a mixture of cough syrup and a fizzy drink to create a substance that can have serious effects on the brain.

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Boys and Girls Clubs SA Half Year Review

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 17, 2021, 6:13 a.m.

Let's keep our Clubs running!

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Cycling: Celebrating Fabio Aru

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 15, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

Team Qhubeka NextHash’s (www.TeamQhubeka.com) Italian star rider Fabio Aru has confirmed on the eve of the Vuelta a Espana that he will retire from professional cycling at the conclusion of …

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Brand SA has announced the winner of the Youth Empowerment Category

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 13, 2021, 12:56 p.m.

Brand South Africa has announced the first winner of the ongoing Play Your Part Awards, in the Youth Empowerment category.

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How Mandela's legacy impacts the Mamas of Clover Mama Afrika

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 13, 2021, 11:27 a.m.

During July many individuals and communities came together and stood in unity for Mandela Day with the unrest that was seen in our country. The Clover Mama Afrikas took this …

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South Africa ranks 131st on a leading index that measures the state of youth around the world

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 10, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

South Africa is ranked 131st on the 2020 Global Youth Development Index which measures the status of young people in 181 countries around the world.

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CAPITEC #MAKEADIFFERENCE FOLLOWING THE UNREST IN SA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 10, 2021, 5:25 p.m.

To help rebuild South Africa, Capitec visited Tumelo Home and Hospice Centre and Bula Mahlo Home and Day Care, in collaboration with philanthropist BI Phakathi and musician K.O. Both NGOs …

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Evolution of Surf Therapy!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 5, 2021, 8:11 a.m.

Provide a child with access to mental health services through Surf Therapy!

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Are the youth too woke to dream?

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers July 30, 2021, 7:01 a.m.

South Africa is exhausted. With high unemployment and few prospects, the youth are hopeless. Perhaps what we need is to regroup and dare to dream again.

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CareerBox challenges corporates on the continent to employ more young people

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2021, 2:29 p.m.

Skills and employment development organisation joins global call to promote impact sourcing as a proven approach to tackle youth unemployment.

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EMPOWERING THE YOUTH OF HOUT BAY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2021, 2:14 p.m.

Unemployment, gangsterism, substance abuse, food insecurity, crime, teen pregnancy, and HIV are just some of the challenges facing many of the young people living in the Hout Bay area every …

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Bridging the Digital Divide this Mandela month

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 28, 2021, 1:57 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing crises and made it more challenging to meet the demands of social justice.

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Corporate Bursaries are opening doors to a brighter future for SA Youth

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 17, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Despite the economic hardships presented by COVID-19 restrictions, constant lockdowns and South Africa’s high unemployment rate, the private sector is stepping in to ensure young South Africans are equipped with.....

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Youth Month - was an exciting time for the Disability Connect team!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 13, 2021, 9:13 a.m.

Along with our partners, Momentum and PIC, we launched our 2021 Workplace Readiness Programme at two schools for the physically challenged.

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MAMAS ALLIANCE OFFERS ADVICE TO CORPORATE SOUTH AFRICA AHEAD OF MANDELA DAY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 13, 2021, 9:05 a.m.

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many Mandela Day CSI initiatives for the second year running, CSI Agency MAMAS Alliance has some advice and guidance to offer corporates this year.

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Cape Town City players take a shot at financial education

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 9, 2021, 8:56 p.m.

It is estimated that nearly R1billion is spent annually on financial education in South Africa yet household debt remains stubbornly high and savings levels are amongst the world’s worst.

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Hippo Toy Brings Winter Smiles to Vulnerable Kids

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 9, 2021, 8:36 a.m.

Comparison platform Hippo.co.za has delivered handmade Hippo Toys to nearly 300 children in local homes and projects, continuing the positive message of the brand’s popular CSR initiative.

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R1-million goes to NPOs in MTN Awards for Social Change

Trialogue July 4, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Trialogue and the MTN Foundation encourage good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices through the annual MTN Awards for Social Change.

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NEW ISLAND AND NEW PROGRAM!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 4, 2021, 6:25 p.m.

While our App is getting ready for the Google Play store, our fantastic Game Design Team is busy with developing our 8th Island of Love Land.

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Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season - nominee 7: Khanya Pharmacy in Dobsonville, Soweto

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 2, 2021, 11:35 a.m.

Meet the team of Khanya Pharmacy Watch as the community of Soweto shower the team of Khanya Pharmacy with gratitude. Khanya Pharmacy continuously serves the community of Soweto with endless …

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National project to build youth resilience

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers June 24, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

The mental wellbeing and resilience of the youth is at the forefront of a national initiative to build capacity and create a network of youth leaders to respond to the …

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SAKHIKAMVA FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 4iR STREAM LABORATORY TO BUILD 4iR SKILLS ALONG GARDEN ROUTE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 23, 2021, 1:36 p.m.

One of the most pressing concerns about our fast-changing, tech-driven world is whether our slow-moving education system can effectively equip our children with the skills they need to thrive as …

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#MyColCacchio CELEBRATES COMMUNITY SPIRIT & UPLIFTMENT WITH THE HOMESTEAD YOUTH

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 23, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

As part of the #MyColCacchio initiative, celebrating local flair in communities, a group of South African youths came together to enjoy a unique pizza-making and lunch event at the Foreshore …

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Engen reflects on helping tomorrow’s leaders shine this Youth Month

Engen June 22, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

Unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, are arguably the most pressing issues facing our country. It is why Engen is firmly committed to playing its part in uplifting and creating opportunities …

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Bright future beckons for go-getting Engen trainee

Engen June 18, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Gretchin Davids says her secret to success is understanding that when things don’t work out, you must learn how to pick yourself up and try again.

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The role of business in helping to build back better at the Trialogue Business in Society Virtual Co

Trialogue June 17, 2021, 11:46 a.m.

The Trialogue Business in Society Virtual Conference 2021 brings some big names to the virtual stage to debate pressing responsible business and developmental issues for post-pandemic recovery.

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Celebrating Youth - No matter what, Engen’s Beatrice keeps moving forward

Engen June 17, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Youth Month allows Engen to reflect on the ongoing assistance it provides gifted South Africans like Beatrice Moteoli who is fast developing into a business leader of tomorrow via the …

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Celebrating Youth – Armed with a plan and ambition sets Engen’s Anelisa on his way

Engen June 17, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

Youth Month allows Engen to reflect on the ongoing assistance it provides gifted South Africans like Anelisa Gazi who is fast developing into a business leader of tomorrow via the …

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African Bank to help little learners beat bullies this Youth Month

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 14, 2021, 10:50 a.m.

Youth Month is set to leave a lasting impression with primary school learners in three Gauteng schools who were paid a visit last week by African Bank employees to help …

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Youth voices must be included in strategies to stop GBVF

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers June 10, 2021, 7:15 p.m.

It is critically important that the voices of young people are heard in decision-making and policy structures when it comes to dealing effectively with gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in …

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Do Not Take Your Blessings For Granted - Vuyani Kunelisi

Salesian Life Choices June 6, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

Vuyani Kunelisi has learnt that every decision counts in the bigger scheme of things and that taking the time to carefully think about the choices one makes, is a big …

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New grant and 3 languages in the Love Land app

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 2, 2021, 3:01 p.m.

When we started with the idea of a mobile app to promote the health of young people, we could count on the support of two foundations. When we receive the …

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South Africa’s Youth, From Victims to Victors

Salesian Life Choices June 2, 2021, 2:43 p.m.

In June 2014, Life Choices launched the ‘30 Stories in 30 Days Campaign’ in order to amplify the voices of South Africa’s youth.

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Dala - to move or act with great courage

Mamelani Projects May 25, 2021, 8:46 a.m.

The young people at Mamelani recently made me reflect on the colloquial Cape Flats term dala which means “to move or act with great courage”. We often think of courage …

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Peer Pressure Online - no charge - 20 May 18h00-20h00

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2021, 6:43 a.m.

Social Justice has been pioneering dispute settlement through conciliation, mediation and facilitation since 2006. We use a unique multi-tiered and managed process that is simple, innovative and integrates seamlessly with …

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Tech in our schools - goIT Challenge announces 2021 winners

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 11, 2021, 8:06 a.m.

After a successful launch last year of the goIT Challenge in South Africa, Tata Consultancy Services and STEAM education specialist....

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In the May Spotlight at Zip Zap

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2021, 10:09 a.m.

We are still catching our breath from MOYA - Acrobatic Art film virtual screening this past weekend. Zip Zap took a giant leap onto the world stage with viewings from …

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Standing Ovation for Love Land

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 7, 2021, 9:43 a.m.

When you perform a Love Land workshop on sexual and reproductive health with 60 teenage girls and you get a standing ovation at the end, then you get the strong …

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The children always comes first!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 6, 2021, 9:39 a.m.

We have come through the first quarter of 2021, the second year now of the pandemic that has disrupted lives and livelihoods across the world.

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Art is an essential element for mental and physical well-being

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 30, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

The past few months have been filled with so many world-opening experiences for the YOUPSA children. Art is an essential element for mental and physical well-being and is a regular …

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Honouring Freedom Day while safeguarding democracy

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers April 28, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

Low voter turnout among young people is due to dissatisfaction with institutions of power, not only voter apathy, according to dialogue within the 4,500-strong ACTIVATE! Change Drivers’ youth network.

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Fighting corruption is a job for us all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Time to unite as we rebuild South Africa

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

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

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Life Choices - Our 2020 Annual Reports are here!

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

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

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Creating employment opportunities through digital skills

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

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

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Rising above the challenges - Engen applauds top EMSS matrics

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

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

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Salesian Institute Youth Projects 2021 Reaching for Success

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

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

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SA youth: Corruption is stealing our future

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

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

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Careerbox receives global award for training and developing 35k youth and women

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 23, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

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

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Human Factor 3 – Young people open minds

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

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

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Afrika Tikkun - Welcome Back

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 21, 2021, 6:29 a.m.

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

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It Takes A Village – A Container Village Provides A Safe Haven for Children

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

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

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Youth portal launched to drive employment and entrepreneurship

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

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

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READ to RISE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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Changing the narrative on youth in South Africa

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

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

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MTN-Trialogue R300 000 cash prize for child support programmes

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

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

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SCHOOLS JOIN FORCES AT FUN-FILLED DERBY DAY TO BRIDGE THE WEALTH GAP

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

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

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International Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November)

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

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

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Salesian Institute Youth Projects November 2020

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

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

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South African society longs for young entrepreneurs

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

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

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South Africa's borders are open!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 3, 2020, 7:15 a.m.

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

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Answering the Call in Khayelitsha

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

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

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#YourFreedomYourFuture Youth Competition

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 7, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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Community Keepers proves resilience during Covid-19

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

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

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Happy Heritage Month - Afrika Tikkun

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 28, 2020, 6:26 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Beast breaks new ground

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 25, 2020, 1:29 p.m.

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

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HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS THE SALESIAN INSTITUTE YOUTH PROJECTS’ LEARN TO LIVE SCHOOL OF SKILLS

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

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

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HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS THE SALESIAN INSTITUTE YOUTH PROJECTS’ LEARN TO LIVE SCHOOL OF SKILLS

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

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

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Communicating effectively under lockdown

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

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

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Community Keepers reaches 100 000 milestone

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

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

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Youth empowerment – Why Momentum Metropolitan Foundation is invested?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 22, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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30 STORIES IN 30 DAYS

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

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

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Youth Day under lockdown

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

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

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Engen’s Simone Leeuw says happiness and success are a choice

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 15, 2020, 11:25 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTHER LANGUAGE: PRESERVING AND CELEBRATING SISWATI

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 6:11 p.m.

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

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NAL’IBALI ADDS SISWATI TO STORY SUPPLEMENT LINEUP

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

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

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MAKING READING AND WRITING FUN AT HOME

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

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

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Resilience and well-being in these times of uncertainty

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

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

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Call to youth to become active citizens through leadership opportunity

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

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

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NOT ALL IS DOOM AND GLOOM ON THE CAPE FLATS

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

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

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Investec awarded for its strategic corporate social investment in 2019

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 9, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

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

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How the NDP can give young South Africans a hopeful future

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

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

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Penreach says YES to youth empowerment

nwabisa@quirky30.co.za Aug. 29, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

Unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”

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Engen kits out Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School’s drummies

nwabisa@quirky30.co.za Aug. 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

To raise morale at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

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If you can see it, you can be it.

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

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

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Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Day

nwabisa@quirky30.co.za June 19, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

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

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