19 February 2019
Connecting South Africans around motherhood: Three strategic insights that have shaped the mission of Embrace
Embrace is a national movement to help create connected, supported and celebrated motherhood journeys for all women in South Africa. In this learning brief, we explore key lessons that helped Embrace evolve from a programmatic, city-wide initiative into a national movement for motherhood.
South Africa’s Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) do invaluable work uplifting communities and benefiting underprivileged people across our country. Sadly, most of these entities do not have the resources to ensure that they are fully tax compliant.
However, the tax status of a SARS approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) is crucial to its ability to raise funds and attract donors, who along with wanting to be philanthropic, are attracted by the tax deductions that come with donations to such organisations.
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated on 21 February each year with the overall aim of promoting linguistic diversity and multilingual education. This year, the day will be framed by the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, so the IMLD theme is: “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation.”
The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high quality early childhood development centres (ECD) in under-resourced communities of Cape Town and Gauteng over the next two years. With funding of almost R5 million, this is one of MySchool’s biggest commitments to a single project to date.
COMMENT FROM INYATHELO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NAZEEMA MOHAMED
20 February 2019
The World Day of Social Justice, 20 February, has been marked since 2009 by the United Nations. The 2019 theme is: If you want peace and development, work for social justice.
This year’s State of the Nation Address may have radically changed South Africa’s prospects for education and economic growth. For the first time, there is a clear commitment to early childhood development (ECD), which is globally recognized as the most powerful investment in human capital that a country can make., At last there is real opportunity to get things right for young children, whose cognitive and emotional development has been sorely neglected by the democratic State.
14 February 2019
Following a four-hour miraculous rescue of the trapped baby, a picture of two women, labelled as the baby's mother and grandmother, started doing the rounds on social media on Wednesday.
14 February 2019
It's not just load-shedding you have to worry about, the city of Johannesburg has warned. You could also be in for water cuts.
The metro warned that water shortages could follow load-shedding.
"As we continue to experience load-shedding across the country, Johannesburg Water is working alongside City Power to ensure that residents do not have to face water cuts as well," said MMC for environment and infrastructure services Nico de Jager.
A relative of a grade 8 victim has shared the video of the attack to highlight the terror and trauma of bullying in schools. It was filmed at the Duvha Combined School in Witbank. The video has since gone viral.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, the boy's mother said the incident happened on January 30.