Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Education & Training] Hillbrow is a neighbourhood clouded by misconceptions. It’s had many lives over the years, from being a segregated area during apartheid to becoming the mix of nationalities and cultures it is today. Over time, it has developed a reputation for crime and violence. For Gerard Bester, it’s home. “There are many negative stories about Hillbrow,” he says. Bester uses theatre as a safe space for children to overcome issues they face, such as xenophobia and drug abuse. On stage, they take back the narratives surrounding their town.

Read Gerard Bester's full story here.
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Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Education & Training] Chalk-covered hands grip neon holds. Legs stretch across ledges to keep balance. One slip and you drop the ground. But the frustration of falling only fuels Glenn Moncrieff’s motivation. There’s a peak to reach – it’s just a matter of figuring out the route. He knows all too well the obstacles that come with climbing. Moncrieff has been doing it for 10 years, and relishes the process. “The unpredictability and challenges of a climbing wall mirror life,” he says. Because of this parallel, Moncrieff is showing the ropes to vulnerable youth.

Moncrieff cofounded the NPO DreamHigher to bring climbing to children living on the street. The sport requires resources and access. By opening it up to kids in Cape Town, Moncrieff is bridging social divides.

Read Glenn Moncrieff's full story here.
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Leago Monareng
CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations

CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations[Leago Monareng] CSR has evolved over the past few years as more and more organisations take a larger role in actively participating in social and community projects...

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Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Education & Training] The township of Masiphumelele is nestled between the rolling hills of the Cape Peninsula. This is where Songezo Jim restarted his life after loss. Orphaned at the age of 14, the road ahead didn’t look good. “I kind of felt hopeless in a way,” Jim says. Until one day, the Cape Town Cycle Tour riders flashed past his house. “I didn’t even know how to ride a bicycle,” Jim says. Yet something stirred inside him. Inspired, Jim picked up the sport and started racing towards a better path.

Read Jim's full story here.
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Sindy Peters
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups[Sindy Peters] SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

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Eugene Yiga
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks[Eugene Yiga] 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...

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Sindy Peters
Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda

Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda[Sindy Peters] Launched in August this year, Cartoon Network Africa's Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards is just about ready to draw to a close...

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

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark[Sindy Peters] 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.

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

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT[Sindy Peters] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje[Sindy Peters] What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

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

#5ForChange: OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for SA learners[Sindy Peters] Maths intimidates a lot of people. Even into adulthood many of us shudder at the mere mention of trigonometric identities...

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Sindy Peters
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange[Sindy Peters] Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

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Hugh Tyrrell
Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour

Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour[Hugh Tyrrell] The use of behavioural science together with communications to help people in communities and organisations act in more sustainable ways is increasing worldwide...

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Sindy Peters
#WomensMonth: Nation Builder takes lead in driving high-impact social change

#WomensMonth: Nation Builder takes lead in driving high-impact social change[Sindy Peters] Celebrating Women's Month on Biz, we chatted to Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director of Nation Builder, to find out more about the women empowerment space in SA...

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Sindy Peters
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight[Sindy Peters] ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

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Leigh Andrews
#Mandela100: The Madiba magic of mentoring

Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi.
Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi.
[Leigh Andrews] Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi explain the importance of being both a mentor and mentee...

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

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS[Sindy Peters] Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

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Robin Fredericks
Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes[Robin Fredericks] About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

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Lynn Joffe
How storytelling rocked behaviour change in Bali

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[Lynn Joffe] It's always quite intimidating to attend a conference in a foreign land...

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Shan Radcliffe
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes[Shan Radcliffe] 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.

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