Educating the Innovators for Community Mental Health Promotion

While there’s far more focus than there has ever been on the importance of mental health; worldwide, the majority of people with mental health concerns do not access the care they need to transform their lives. This is particularly the case in South Africa, where the need is staggeringly high and exacerbated by widespread chronic poverty, crime, unemployment, violence, disease, discrimination and domestic abuse.

Common Good: Head of Education


Common Good is a Christian faith-based, not-for-profit organisation founded by Common Ground Church in 2005, working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.

Molteno’s mobile libraries promote a love of reading among children

As we mark Youth Month in June, there is greater reflection on the numerous challenges affecting our young people and children. One major issue they confront is a high illiteracy rate.  South Africa was placed last out of 50 countries in the most recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) in 2016. The study found that 8 out of 10 Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language. Reading is the basis for all other learning, so if children can’t read, they will struggle throughout their schooling and be much less likely to achieve academic and career success.

UJ honours NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, aged 100

Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) received an honorary degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday evening at the age of 100. 

Her work contributed to efforts to put the first men into space and eventually the moon.

To read the article titled "UJ honours NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, aged 100" Click here

Unique centre for adults with autism

When it comes to autism, most interventions focus on children. But what happens when autistic children become adults and have to make their own way in the world?

Some children on the autism spectrum grow up to function independently as adults, with careers and families of their own. Others do not.

To read the article titled "Unique centre for adults with autism" Click here

Ramaphosa hands over three new schools in KZN

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a new model used to build better schools in the country will help in eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity.

Ramaphosa was speaking in Dannhauser in northern KwaZulu-Natal, at the official handing over ceremony of three new schools.

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