Redefine Properties unveiled its first retail urban rooftop farm at the Kenilworth Centre on 23 November. The HandPicked CityFarm initiative is being developed in partnership with the HandPicked programme of the Mr Price Foundation.
More than 80 individuals cleaned Durban's Blue Lagoon Beach on 8 September. The clean-up was organised by Restonic iDream Beds and attended by Durban's youngest environmentalist, Romario Valentine and representatives from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) and St James Durban school with their teachers.
Unicef South Africa and the National Department of Social Development have partnered with Momentum Insure to add youth-friendly activities to safe parks.
The first activation took place in Klipspruit Safe Parks Centre last week to highlight the safety concerns of Soweto residents, especially those affecting children and to demonstrate the transformative power of safe parks.
Momentum Insure staff members planted vegetable gardens, painted the park's fence, and incorporated painted handprints of all participants and kids, as well as played jenga, monopoly and chess with them....
At just 10 years old, Gertrude Fefoame began experiencing vision loss. Four years later, she went blind. Living in Ghana, she endured stigma and discrimination which people with disabilities are regularly subjected to.
“There is a misconception in most parts of Africa that one would have a disability as a result of one's ill deeds,” Fefoame says. She internalised this prejudice, feeling gradually isolated. But after attending a school for people with blindness and meeting others with similar experiences, she gained new confidence and belief in herself. Now, Fefoame has dedicated her life to making the world more accessible for people with disabilities....
Hyundai Automotive South Africa and the Hyundai Motor Company, in collaboration with the Imperial and Motus Community Trust, donated a library and information centre to Thulasizwe Primary School in Boksburg this week.
Leoka Engineering and Anglo American ran a Winter Drive on 15 June. Rustenburg's Bothibelelo Primary School, Khayalethu Secondary School, Motlhare Mokaute Secondary School, B.F. Morake Primary School and Monakato Primary School received winter uniforms to prevent students from missing classes due to bad weather. Learners also received new school shoes and tracksuits.
As part of World Water Day on Tuesday, 22 March, GrandWest employees cleaned the Elsies River Canal. Valhalla Secondary School and Bellville High School students also participated in the clean-up.
World Water Day is an initiative of the United Nations (UN). It was first observed in 1992 to highlight the value of water.
After another challenging year, Santa has new helpers who will spread festive cheer and help vulnerable communities at the same time. Thirty Pick n Pay asap! drivers in red Santa's uniforms joined forces to deliver groceries to a local non-profit organisation for distribution to vulnerable citizens.
The beauty of the Garden Route area has attracted more and more holiday-makers over the years, causing guest houses to spring up everywhere. Wilderness lover, Olivia Lawrence, runs Wild Spirit Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. She and her colleagues have chosen not to follow the trend of more is better, promoting conscious consumerism and ethical tourism.
They have created an environmentally-friendly space that rewards guests for taking care of their surroundings. Travellers are encouraged to trade in a few hours spent gardening or clearing alien vegetation for a wholesome meal.
Read more about Wild Spirit Backpackers...
Insurance company MiWay worked together with its staff to provide 600 food parcels to families in Lenasia, Tembisa and Soweto in response to the Nelson Mandela Foundation's call "for us all to take action to end poverty".
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