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.
15 February 2019
Wildlife lovers and conservationists have accused Zambia’s government of scheming to make money from trophy hunters after officials revealed plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation.
An official at the tourism ministry, who did not want to be named, said a five-year cull of hippos in a park in eastern Zambia would start in May.
“Currently the hippo population in the South Luangwa National Park stands at over 13,000, but Luangwa can only cater for 5,000 hippos,” he said
School was out, but on an afternoon in rural Benin, 11-year-old Ambroise rushed to a tree-shaded parking lot, his day's learning not yet done.
Parked beneath the cola trees was a lorry trailer loaded with computers -- the kind of technology that few students in the West African country had ever seen, much less touched.
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.