Come one, come all – to the grandest Casual Day of all. Join the party parade – like you’re ten feet tall! It’s never too early to start planning your Casual Day campaign. The date is Friday 6 September. Put this in your diaries and start putting together a big outfit. Because the theme for 2013 is Go Big. The organisers have announced a that this year they are pulling out all the stops to create a Casual Day that is bigger and better than ever, inviting all companies, government departments, schools and organisations, to join in the fun, because Casual Day puts the fun into fundraising. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), a public benefit organisation mandated to improve education, accessibility and social inclusion for persons with disabilities. Last year Casual Day raised a record amount of R22.2 million. “This year we aim to make a big, if not massive, impact with our Go Big campaign - so whether you wear big hair, big glasses, a big tie, big shoes, or just go big on the number of stickers you wear, anything goes, as long as it’s big. Funds are raised R10 at a time and a tremendous effort goes in, throughout the year, to do fundraising in this way. Not only do the beneficiaries have the immediate benefit of the money they raise, but their donations also help other organisations for person with disabilities all over the country,” says Casual Day project leader Celeste Vinassa. Partner organisations and companies who bulk order their stickers, shirts, caps and marketing collateral should consult the Casual Day website www.casualday.co.za - to see what is in store for them this year. It is time to put in your orders by filling in the forms on the website and making sure the office has your form. Casual Day 2013 takes place in continued partnership with its main beneficiaries and 300 participating organisations dedicated to advancing the rights of and rendering services for . . .
Most people who are not wealthy are forced to navigate their way through the civil legal system alone, too often with negative consequences. This is true for financial reasons but also because persons who cannot afford a lawyer may not even know that they have legal rights or how to get legal assistance. LegalAidServices.co.za provides its readers with free legal knowledge ranging from civil, labour and criminal matters, to information about acts and laws, to help the general public know their rights. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2013 – Johannesburg, South Africa – LegalAidServices.co.za - a brand new website just launched to provide its readers free and easy-to-understand, frequently updated information about the laws in South Africa, their legal rights and their options for legal assistance. According to a report by Statistics South Africa entitled “Monthly Earnings of South Africans 2010”, 60% of the population earns under R2800 on average a month, 25% of the population earns an average of R6500 a month and only 20% of the population earn an average of R12000 and above. Therefore legal needs can impose substantial financial burdens onto the low and medium income group in South Africa. In criminal cases, a defendant facing the risk of incarceration is entitled to an attorney even if he or she cannot afford one. In most civil cases, however, a person is not entitled to an attorney, even though civil legal proceedings can affect things we hold - custody of our children, our physical safety, our ability to work and need for shelter, just to name a few. The LegalAidServices.co.za website aims to make the South African legal system more accessible to the general public. With the high cost Attorney fees and people struggling to make their lives in a volatile economy, LegalAidServices.co.za is definitely a tool for people to research relevant legal information and understand their legal rights in South Africa. In offering this service, the goal is . . .
The Twitter Blanket Drive (TBD) is a uniquely South African, community-driven response to the needs of the poor during the winter months of the year. Initiated in 2010 by Founder, Melanie Minnaar, the Twitter Blanket Drive started with a single tweet: What if each person on Twitter donated a blanket? Since then, the Twitter Blanket Drive movement has grown exponentially. In 2012, 13 000 blankets were collected by the Twitter Blanket Drive and donated to organisations who assist the needy, homeless and indigent. Events take on the form of a “Tweetup”, whereby Twitter users tweet about donating their blankets and all enjoy a meal or drink at the collection point. For 2013, events will be held across the country on 25 May (and on 26 May in some regions). Johannesburg - Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Melrose Arch Durban - Wakaberry, Durban North - Shop 3, 41 MacKeurtan Avenue, Durban North Cape Town - Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Tamboerskloof How can you help? 1. Attend a Twitter Blanket Drive event in your town. 2. Make a cash donation to the Twitter Blanket Drive, at the event. Donated funds will be used to purchase more blankets. 3. Like Twitter Blanket Drive on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TBDZA 4. Follow Twitter Blanket Drive on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tbdza or https://www.twitter.com/TBDAfrica and use the hashtag #TBD2013 5. Help with the transport of the blankets from events to beneficiary organisations. 6. Corporate sponsorship packages are available. The Twitter Blanket Drive attracts a lot of national attention on social media channels during the run-up to the event, and your organization will be highlighted on the TBD social media channels and website. Contact - Cape Town: Merentia van der Vent - via Twitter @merentia | Durban: Fred Felton via Twitter @fredfelton | Johannesburg: Jodene Shaer via Twitter @Jodenecoza URL: http://www.tbdafrica.co.za Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tbdza Facebook: . . .
Tekkie Tax is a new fundraising project for a vast selection of NGO’s in the country. For the first time ever you can pay “tax” for a good cause. Tekkie Tax invites corporates to take hands with the project by getting their company and employees onboard. Mechelle de Jager, Company Liaison stated that “we urgently need the support of companies around South Africa to ensure the success of the 2013 project, we firmly believe that as a group of motivated individuals and organisations, we can achieve greater things for each of us than the sum of our individual efforts combined” For the first time ever, South Africa will have an annual fundraising event where you can choose which welfare sector you want to benefit as a result of your donation. Animals Basic Community Welfare Children Disability Education The first Tekkie Tax campaign will take place on 31 May 2013. Members of the public are asked to get a Tekkie Tax sticker for a R10 donation from any of the participating outlets or participating welfare organisations. You could also order what you need directly from their website. There will be 5 different kinds of stickers, each representing a beneficiary sector. People will be able to choose which of the 5 sectors they would like to support (Animals, Basic community welfare, Children, Disability or Education) by buying one of those sector's stickers. It's as easy as… Get permission from your office to participate in the Tekkie Tax campaign on Friday 31 May 2013. Promote the campaign with our free publicity material: posters and brochures to ensure that each person in the office will know about the campaign and gladly participate Choose the beneficiary sector/s you and your colleagues would like to support and get the appropriate stickers: Animals, Basic community welfare, Children, Disability or Education. Ensure that each of your colleagues have one. Wear your tekkies! Now that you each have a sticker, show the world where your heart lies by wearing your . . .
Memories of District Six are a new series of conversations that will be held at the Homecoming Centre on Buitenkant Street once a month. Guests will be able to meet some of the people who were an integral part of the District Six landscape and enjoy their colourful memories. District Six was home to so many talented people and through the museum, artists, musicians, poets, writers and academics will share their memories over tea and Koeksuster. First in the series is on Saturday May 11 and features artist Sandra McGregor – known fondly as Onse artist of District Six. Details: “Memories of District Six Series - A conversation with Sandra McGregor: Onse Artist in District Six” Venue: The Homecoming Centre, 15 A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town (The old Sachs Futeran building) Date: Saturday 11 May 2013 Time: 2pm to 4pm Entrance fee – R50 including coffee/tea and koe’siester Programme: Sandra talks to Nancy Richards, Question time followed by tea Bookings: 021 466 7200 The book “Sandra McGregor- Onse Artist in District Six” published Print Matters (www.printmatters.co,za) will be on sale at the special price of R199 Issued on behalf of District Six Museum by HIPPO Communications For further information please contact Beryl Eichenberger 021 556 8200/021 556 5597 082 490 6652 email@example.com URL: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communictions. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Happy Sindane laid to rest in style Bataung donates a memorial tombstone worth R70 000 for Happy Sindane, The initial stone was supposed to be for R30 000 but the Life happy lived deserved a better send off and the CEo Lebohang Khitsane raised the stakes and decided that the gift has to be bigger, more stylish and of a new design. It took almost a day to manufacture the new tombstone in our Katlehong factory in the east of Johannesburg, the pressure was on since the family approval was only received on Thursday afternoon. Our deadline was tight, the team worked overtime to ensure that the tombstone was installed before the 10am funeral in Tweefontein cemetery in Mpumalanga on Saturday 6th April 2013. The tragedy of happy Sindane has truly touched the Bataung Memorials family and we will be donating a tombstone free of charge to the Sindane family. This is a tragedy for the Sindane family, in their time of mourning our prayers are with them. Lebohang Khitsane owner and founder said “This our little way as Bataung Memorial of trying to ease the pain of the family and console them with a dignified memorial tombstone to remember Happy by.” Contact details: Lebohang Khitsane 083 522 1931 firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.bataungmemorials.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/iksouthafrica Facebook: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrMukansi11 Author: lebo mukansi from Inventors Kitchen Brand Strategy Agency. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Casual Day, South Africa’s most-loved fundraising initiative for persons with disabilities, raised a record amount of R22.2 million in 2012, beating the previous year’s tally by more than R2 million. The final audited amount was recently announced at a roadshow function at the Jaipur Palace in Durban to honour Casual Day’s top performers in KZN. The Association for People with Disabilities (APD) KwaZulu Natal, was named the top performing participating APD in the country, raising donations for over 26 000 stickers. APD KZN Director Sheryl Naidoo received the accolade, thanking all participants for their hard work. Tongaat Hulett received a special award for their support of the APD’s Casual Day campaign. “This is really an incredible achievement,” said Project Leader Celeste Vinassa after the function. “Funds are raised R10 at a time and a tremendous effort goes in, throughout the year, to do fundraising in this way. Not only do the beneficiaries have the immediate benefit of the money they raise, but their donations also help other organisations for person with disabilities all over the country. Our fundraising model is a collective effort that shows that if everyone does something small, it has a huge impact.” APD KZN was one of 300 energetic and dedicated organisations whose fundraisers have brought in over R170 million over the past 18 years. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), an NPO mandated to improve education, inclusivity, accessibility and social integration for persons with disabilities. The funds are the lifeblood of its national beneficiaries - Epilepsy SA, SA Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation SA, SA National Council for the Blind and Disabled People South Africa, each of which participate in raising funds from sticker donations, and sales of caps and shirts. Mac Mia, treasurer of NCPPDSA, explained that fans should take note of exciting changes at . . .
PRETORIA. 13 MARCH 2013. Casual Day, South Africa’s most-loved fundraising project for persons with disabilities, raised a record amount of R22 million during last year’s campaign, a ten percent improvement on the previous year’s tally. This was announced at a recent roadshow function in Pretoria celebrating Casual Day’s top performers. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), an NPO mandated to improve education, inclusivity, accessibility and social integration for persons with disabilities. Alma School in Pretoria, a school that provides special education for children with disabilities between the ages of three and 21, was the top performer in Gauteng during last year’s Casual Day campaign – raising donations for 27 482 stickers. “The learners, parents, teachers and friends of Alma School worked extremely hard throughout 2012 to become the top achiever in Gauteng. Not only do they have the immediate benefit of the money they raise, but their donations also help other organisations for person with disabilities all over the country,” says Casual Day project leader Celeste Vinassa. Casual Day is the lifeblood of its national beneficiaries that include Epilepsy SA, SA Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation SA, SA National Council for the Blind and Disabled People SA, each of which also participate in raising funds from sticker donations, and sales of caps and shirts. After a warm welcome from Dr BT Naidoo, immediate past chairman of the NCPPDSA, he handed over to Mr Mac Mia, treasurer of NCPPDSA, who thanked outgoing Casual Day sponsor Absa. At the same time he announced that leading SA clothing, footwear and textiles retailing group, Edcon, has come on board as the main financial sponsor of Casual Day. After his opening address Mia explained that Casual Day was undergoing some exciting changes that fans of Casual Day should take note of, saying, “You may be aware that the . . .
The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) partners with the Public Culture CityLab (African Centre for Cities, UCT) on Thinking the City, from 12-15 March 2013. This series of talks and discussions seeks to strengthen thinking and practice at the intersection of culture and public space, particularly in Cape Town. These sessions will take place at the Infecting the City Festival Centre (6 Spin Street) from 10:30 – 12:00 daily, from 12-15 March 2013, and are presented as part of the Africa Centre’s annual Infecting the City Public Art Festival. Cape Town has a long history of public art and culture, and has more recently embraced the notion of a ‘creative city’. This is an exciting prospect for creative practitioners, yet the question of ‘creative city for whom?’ keeps bubbling to the surface of public debate, as different interest groups lay claim to the creative expression in, and of, public space. Thinking the City will contribute to the Infecting the City programme by unpacking a series of examples and contested territories related to cultural practice in the city, in order to foster a more critical dialogue about creative practice in public space. It will comprise four presentation and discussion sessions. Led by Public Culture CityLab co-convenor, Rike Sitas, and Oddveig Nicole Sarmiento (Centre for African Studies); the opening session Public space, festivalisation and contested cultural expression will take place on Tuesday 12 March. It aims to unpack questions of cultural expression in the increasingly prevalent phenomenon of public events and festivals. The Kaapse Klopse Minstrel Carnival in Cape Town is simultaneously the most popular and one of the most critiqued public space events in Cape Town. Discussing this case in the context of Infecting the City, the speakers raise questions about the problematic popular culture vs ‘high’ art binary, asking us to rethink cultural claims to expression and knowledge production in the . . .
PORT ELIZABETH, EASTERN PROVINCE. 28 January, 2013. The top performers in the Eastern Cape in the 2012 Casual Day fundraising campaign were announced earlier this week at a roadshow function in Port Elizabeth. The Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Nelson Mandela Bay, was named the top performing participating NGO in the region – and in the top ten in the country. Mr Brian Bezuidenhout, the organisation’s executive director who was there to receive the accolade, thanked his team for their hard work. Buli G Ngomane, General Manager, Corporate Affairs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, did the honours and treated the audience to a moving song during the proceedings. This was one of a series of functions to thank participants and get people excited about the theme and plans for 2013. Last year’s theme was ‘Get on Board’, and judging by the attendance of 120 people, the Eastern Province certainly did that, dressing up on 7 September - as sailors, pirates, mermaids, captains, sea creatures of all descriptions. They supported Casual Day by not only wearing strange outfits, but by also wearing the official Casual Day sticker. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), an NPO mandated to improve education, inclusivity, accessibility and social conditions for persons with disabilities. APD Nelson Mandela Bay was among the many energetic and dedicated organisations whose volunteers have raised over R170 million over the past 18 years for Casual Day and its beneficiaries. The 2012 campaign has broken all previous records, breaking the R22 million barrier. Mr Jakkie Pieters, Chairman of the Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Eastern Cape, thanked outgoing Casual Day sponsor Absa. At the same time he announced that Edcon, leading southern African clothing, footwear and textiles retailing group, has come on board as the main financial sponsor of Casual Day. Edcon has . . .