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SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'
#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'

No listicle of incredible South African women would be complete without Professor Elain Vlok, founder of the Clover Mama Afrika project...

By Sindy Peters 22 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg
#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg

Refiloe Seseane is the founder of 18twenty8, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women through educational and personal development...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark
#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark

Founded in 2009 by international volunteers Tom Walsh, Philippa (Pip) Wheaton and Kathryn Maunders, enke enables young South Africans who are passionate about driving social change to become the masters of their own destiny and make their mark.

By Sindy Peters 25 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT
#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT

CRSP dsgn is one of this year's five beneficiaries of the 5 For Change black tie event set for Saturday, 27 October, at The Station in Newtown, Joburg...

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#5ForChange: OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for SA learners
#5ForChange: OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for SA learners

Maths intimidates a lot of people. Even into adulthood many of us shudder at the mere mention of trigonometric identities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

The Pizza Hut African Literacy Project launched in Cape Town yesterday, in collaboration with the READ Educational Trust - marking the first leg in the pizza franchise's mission to get more of Africa's children reading.

By Shan Radcliffe 5 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes...

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal
#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal

CarmiƩn Tea, through its social upliftment arm The Mouton Foundation, has contributed R17m towards community upliftment over the past decade...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools
#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools

Nedbank recently launched a new Schools Healthy Lifestyle Programme, offered in partnership with Colgate, Futurelife, the ICRD Group Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Education and Health...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: How Smile 90.4FM uses the power of radio to make a positive difference
#CSIMonth: How Smile 90.4FM uses the power of radio to make a positive difference

To end off its recent Winter Wish programme, the Smile 90.4FM team went to meet with the children of The Learning Vine Tutor Centre, delivering boxes of stationery and toys to the value of R10,000...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: DJ Sox, Mama Elphia Ngalo 'bead' down the competition in the annual Relate challenge
#CSIMonth: DJ Sox, Mama Elphia Ngalo 'bead' down the competition in the annual Relate challenge

The judges had a tough time of it in selecting the winning duo in this year's Relate Trust beading challenge, but DJ Sox and Mama Elphia Ngalo eventually came out tops...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change
#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change

WNS SA has four key initiatives that form part of its CSI strategy, one of which is its Youth4Change Movement which aims to assist young South Africans bring about positive change within their schools and communities...

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development
#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development

Founded by Phillip Shapiro in 2006, Build the Future is a non-profit organisation that facilitates early childhood development through learning and nutrition programmes in informal settlements in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Protect your non-profit from fraud: Four practical tips

You can never be absolutely certain that your non-profit is free from fraudulent activity, but by following the tips outlined in this article, you can safeguard your organisation from some of the most common types of fraud...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Professor Norman Duncan, vice principal of the University of Pretoria, presenting at the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Yale University in 2016.
#WSF2017: How #FeesMustFall presented opportunities for greater student accessibility

At the recently concluded World Sustainability Forum 2017, Professor Norman Duncan noted how the #FeesMustFall protests have highlighted issues around sustainability...

By Sindy Peters 31 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment

South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world between the ages of 15 and 24...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of Free State
Transformation in an angry country

As many political commenters observed, the #feesmustfall campaign was far more than a protest about an increase in tuition fees. It highlighted a far greater dissatisfaction at lack of transformation in the country after 21 years of democracy...

By Nicci Botha 10 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Peter Cowan
Fostering Ubuntu for a brighter future

As early as the 1950s, the term "Ubuntu" has been seen in African literature ... The word encompasses a plethora of social rights movements, simply translating to the most basic action and human kindness...

By Peter Cowan 3 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

No make-up selfie pics could be a social revolution in the making
No make-up selfie pics could be a social revolution in the making

If it weren't for the fact that I very rarely wear make-up, I might have been enticed to also post a no make-up selfie and donate money towards fighting cancer.

By Norma Young 1 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Finding our way together
Finding our way together

There is plenty that is going right in SA education - but it is not enough unless disparate players pull together - and that includes government.

By Dr Francois Bonnici 16 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

New ICT centres for Prestwich Street Primary
New ICT centres for Prestwich Street Primary

New ICT centres were unveiled at Prestwich Street Primary in Green Point last week. The school is situated in an affluent area, but serves mainly underprivileged learners.

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2013

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