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Activate! Change Drivers hosts youth leadership, GBV response imbizo

NGO Activate! Change Drivers recently hosted an imbizo in the Free State, focusing on ‘Youth leadership and accountability in the gender-based violence response’. According to Nkokheli Mankayi, Activate! project coordinator: gender, justice and equality, despite the National Youth Policy 2020 recognising the vital role young people play in building South Africa, the youth are disproportionately …

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MAMAS Alliance – inspiring youth through sport and equipping them for a more resilient future

Sport has a significant role to play in a community’s culture, economy and education. In underprivileged sectors, the provision of recreational activities can have enormous benefits in making youth less susceptible to crime and drug use. Besides the physical benefits, community sporting programmes can aid social, emotional and mental development, teach the importance of teamwork …

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Hunger Month 2021 – Food Lover’s Market & partners aim to exceed 2020’s 1 million meals

Food Lover’s Market and partners have launched the fifth consecutive Hunger Month campaign with the goal of exceeding the 1 million meals contributed in 2020. The supply of food to vulnerable persons in South Africa is under pressure, with 30 million food insecure.  14 million is the estimated number of vulnerable persons in South Africa …

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Miss Soweto’s project to give disadvantaged kids dignity and pride at school

Reigning Miss Soweto Thobile Steyn knows first-hand what it feels like to not be able to start the school year on the right footing. Her mother Thabile, who convinced her to enter the White Star-sponsored beauty pageant, would often struggle to find enough money to make sure her daughter went to school with the proper …

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organisers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry. This year’s theme for the International …

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Game-changing initiative to curb unemployment in informal settlements

With youth unemployment on the rise, plastic waste destroying the environment, and a general lack of skills keeping our youth out of the labour market, South Africa was facing multiple crises before the COVID-19 pandemic. The most vulnerable are hardest hit As the pandemic continues to ravage the economy, the vulnerable youth and women living …

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