‘Made for More’ is a Non Profit Company (NPC Registration no. 2016/038814/08) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO no. 930055257) that aims to serve and empower people with disabilities. Our vision is to see restoration, revival and hope in disabled communities. Their mission is guiding and empowering disabled communities to discover their abilities, worth and divine purpose through disability sport, whole life coaching, leadership, sports camps and community projects. On the 4th of November 2017, the Made for More Golf Day Fundraiser will be held at the Scottburgh Golf Club. “We are looking for individuals, companies and the community to get behind us and get involved by entering a four ball, sponsoring a hole or donating prizes. You can also request to have your own golf hole prize such as nearest the pin or the longest drive. We want to create a really festive atmosphere on the course that is colourful and full of life,” commented Director: Made for More, Julia Morris (Scottburgh). The following opportunities exist - sponsor a hole for R500; the clubhouse area as well as Holes 1 and 10 will cost R1000 to sponsor as they are the most visible on the course. Please contact Julia@madeformore.org.za should you wish to be a part of this day. Tee off times will be from 11am to 1pm. The format is a four ball alliance, with two scores to count. Please book with Linda at 039 9760041 or e-mail email@example.com There will be a Bring and braai after the golf and prize giving with salads and pap provided. Golf: R200 per person (R800 a four ball) *Golf carts are available by request at the Pro shop on 039 976 0041. Please book in advance to secure your cart for the day. ‘Made for More’ is a Non Profit Company (NPC Registration no. 2016/038814/08) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO no. 930055257) that aims to serve and empower people with disabilities. Our vision is to see restoration, revival and hope in disabled communities. Our . . .
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with the City of Cape Town ended ‘women’s month’ by announcing that United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed would deliver the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, under the theme of “Centering Gender: reducing inequality through inclusion and sustainability” The Foundation’s Chief Executive Sello Hatang said the institution’s selection of Mohamed was part of its commitment to addressing the various types of inequality. “Following the 2015 annual lecture the Foundation thought it important to highlight the links between poverty and inequality and gender. Since then we have had numerous initiatives to respond to this challenge.” Mohammed said via a video message from the United Nations headquarters that she was looking forward to joining South Africans on 25 November this year to help continue Madiba’s vision. Madiba was a true champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment in word and in deed,” she said. The issue of reducing inequality through inclusion and sustainability “Is truly my passion, it drives me to do more now and every day, until we reach that goal,” Mohamed said. “Empowerment and the meaningful participation of women and adolescent girls are essential to realising peace, rights, prosperity and a life of dignity”. The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes to honour its founder, Nelson Mandela, and to raise topical issues affecting South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. It encourages both local and international dialogue – often about difficult subjects – as a means to address complex challenges that face the world today. ‘We are honoured that Ms Mohammed accepted our invitation to deliver this year’s Annual Lecture,” Hatang said. “She will no doubt leave us with insights that will help shape the discourse and our ability to find sustainable solutions.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 23 August 2017 – Servest recently donated R 10,500.00 to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in support of the phenomenal work being done by the hospital. Servest staff and management selected the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital as the beneficiary of the donation and on the 27th of July 2017 visited the hospital for a tour and to hand over the donation. Xolani Zuma, MD Servest Integrated Solutions commented " As a proudly South African company with a strong commitment to the communities we operate in we are delighted to grow our relationship with the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital and will continue to support the great work being done by the team." In July 2017 Servest released the 2017 South African Facilities Management Research Report that looks at trends, forecasts and predictions in the facilities management (FM) sector. Servest made the research available free of charge to all role players in the industry and as part of the Servest Group’s Mandela Day fundraising initiative the company pledged R 50.00 for every person who registered and downloaded the research. The 24 page report zones in on the latest FM outsourcing trends, the challenges and expectations between buyers and providers, progressive local and global innovations for facilities service delivery and the major game changers and outlook for FM services in South Africa over the next five years. Servest was appointed an integrated facilities management services contract in late 2016 and was managing all facilities management services on site at NMCH until the opening of the hospital on the 21st June 2017. Since going live in June 2017, Servest are appointed as the provider managing all technical services at the Hospital. "There are a number of ways that you can remember Mr Mandela, he was a statesman but at his core, he loved children and we are proud to be associated with Mandela’s legacy” commented Steve Wallbanks, Servest CEO CLICK HERE to . . .
SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorships and events manager Alan Stapleton was recently given a sobering insight into the challenges mobility impaired people face in everyday life. As part of the SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday initiative by the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Stapleton spent four hours in a wheelchair to gain insight into their world. With Denver Smith his faithful driver, his first task was to visit a retailer and buy bottled water from the top shelf of the fridge. "It was impossible to reach," said Stapleton. "I was able to stretch and tip a bottle off the shelf below, but I could not have my product of choice." Returning to his vehicle, Stapleton discovered just how difficult it was to move in and out of the car as he headed for his next assignment - having a document stamped at the nearest police charge office. "The staff at the Kabega station were very friendly and accommodating," he said. He then had to go to a post office to buy a stamp and found that the terrain caused moments of anxiety. "The steepish decline down to the building gave me a bit of a fright, and my soft ‘office' hands would need to toughen up," he admitted afterwards. Drawing money from an ATM left him feeling equally vulnerable. "I felt so low and exposed and could not prevent ‘lurkers' from seeing my pin number. It was not easy to see the keyboard and should someone have wished to mug me, I was a sitting target." The next assignment to use a public toilet created some fresh challenges. "This was unbelievable as the passage was very narrow," he recalled. "There was just enough space and my elbows were knocking against the wall. "To get access, you needed a R2 coin, which I didn't have. But I couldn't turn the wheelchair in the passage so had to reverse and call for help." His next stop, at a pharmacy, was equally daunting. "I was very wary of knocking delicate stuff off the shelves, although the pharmacist was friendly and . . .
Myself and Bryan Gibson recently took part in the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. We both completed the race to raise funds for the Oasis home, which Midcomp Giving assists monthly. The race was on Sunday, 20 November at Riversands and throughout the buzzing streets of Johannesburg. We made it through the heat and persevered till the end. – By Delta Choshi, Goodwill Ambassador of Midcomp CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The 110 children at Ipopeng Daycare Centre in the dusty streets of Zandspruit were delighted to receive a visit from Add Hope ambassador, actor and presenter Sthembiso Khoza, and KFC team members. As the visitors helped serve nutritious meals and enjoyed playtime with the healthy, energetic children ranging from babies to pre-schoolers, it was easy to see the difference that Add Hope donations make. Ipopeng is supported by HOPE worldwide SA, one of the 137 NGOs that receive funding from the Add Hope Trust to run sustainable feeding schemes in impoverished areas, ensuring that young children receive the nutrients they need to thrive. HOPE worldwide SA reaches 12 260 children in need through 183 ECD centres like Ipopeng. “I grew up in streets similar to this and I understand the challenges these children face,” says Khoza. “Spending time at Ipopeng has been one of the most humbling moments I’ve had this year. What happens in early childhood lasts a lifetime, and too many children in South Africa are going to school hungry every day. Adding hope is a simple way to help give children in these impoverished areas a better start in life.” Like many other KFC cashiers across the country, Thabang Nkosi is on the front line for Add Hope, asking customers if they would like to add R2 at the till. “Now I can see where the money goes and how important it is. It is good to see the children in this community, close to our KFC, benefiting. I’m grateful to those who donate as those R2 donations really do add up.” Thabo Malatetja runs creches in Zandspruit, including Ipopeng, with his sister. “We make sure the children eat balanced food – protein, calcium and vitamins, in order for them to grow physically and mentally. They love coming to school because of the food they receive here, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without Add Hope,” says Malatetja. “We really appreciate the help, it enables us to reach more children and focus on taking good care of them.” Dr. Marc . . .
Siyanda Kakana, a 25 year old mother with "daddy issues", displays her strength by being vulnerable in her self-published book, Nudes: Addressing and undressing my truth. In her book, Siyanda reflects on her 10 year journey to forgiveness of the men who betrayed, abused and mistreated her. She wrote her book to inspire and encourage women to own their stories, acknowledge their pain and to forgive. She's an authentic writer who reflects on personal accounts of abuse, lack of self-worth and relationships. Forgiveness saved her from the pent up anger and bitterness that almost destroyed her. Her book, is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com for $3.99 where she offers a collection of poems, prayers and prose. As a woman of prayer, Siyanda hopes that her book will lead her readers closer to God, teach them to love their neighbour and to pray for their enemies. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days. Milk for Change has already reached an audience of 5,66 million South Africans and delivered 140 000 servings as the push via the SMS line (“Milk for Change” to 40380) and i-Pay (via milkforchange.co.za) reaches its climax. “We raised 35 000 litres of long life milk,” says Liesl Gruber, marketing director at Tetra Pak South Africa. “And this campaign has already shown me that South Africans are a can-do nation. While the world and our own country are beset by technology-driven business disruption and economic uncertainty, ordinary people are getting on with looking after one another where it matters. We’re proud to be playing a role in making a better future a reality for all South Africans, starting with the children.” Milk for Change announced its intermediate success at an event in Alexandra to hand over collected milk to Feed SA on August 8, 2017. Genevieve Nathan, director of FEED SA, says: “As a non-profit, we cannot survive without the help of communities and corporates that help us get the tens of thousands of rands per month we need to give our kids the most important meal of the day – breakfast. We know that children cannot achieve their full academic potential, the key to their future success, without a nutritional, balanced breakfast, the most important meal of the day, which is why #MilkForChange resonates so strongly with our own vision. It is not easy growing up in Alexandra or being one of the nine million South Africans who don’t get the food they need each day, but with the long life milk from the #MilkForChange campaign we can make sure it’s not quite so hard.” Tetra Pak South Africa MD, John Strömblad, says: “Milk for Change is . . .
MAKE MORE IMPACT WITH YOUR CSI BUCK “If companies spent their full 1% of net profit after tax on one Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative instead of spreading it across many different projects - which make the investment insignificant - they could make a more profound impact in South Africa,” says Ramona Kasavan, CEO of Mimi Women. Kasavan says it makes more sense for sectors that are legally compelled to contribute to voluntary social development activities to focus their attention on one project that they are passionate about, rather than spending it in a fragmented way. “In this way, companies can make a deep impact rather than applying plasters to several problems. “Imagine the bearing an entire sector could make on enterprise development, infrastructure, education and health if they focused their full CSI spend on one significant project that would uplift the communities they operate in.” As a social entrepreneur and founder of Mimi Women, South Africa’s first black female-owned sanitary pads company, Kasavan is committed to helping girls and women in some of South Africa’s poorest areas to empower themselves. She understands how one idea can lead to another and how her initial mission to supply sanitary pads to disadvantaged girls was just scratching the surface of the many social issues in the country. That’s why her company continues to evolve, always with a view to empowering South African women. “I realised that what initially started off as a fund-raising process to raise money for a massive sanitary pads drive needed to become a more sustainable venture,” she says. This insight saw the company, formerly known as Happy Days, transform into a for-profit operation aimed at supporting what then became its non-profit arm, the Mimi Foundation, which keeps girls in school through donated sanitary pads. In addition, a direct selling and distribution arm was established to provide business opportunities for women in impoverished . . .
Port employees from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) heeded the global call to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by being of service to others. This year the Authority encouraged employees who volunteer for causes in their personal time, to nominate organisations they wished to support through TNPA’s Mandela Day activities. TNPA’s activities impacted more than 15 organisations and thousands of disadvantaged individuals across schools, old age homes, palliative care organisations, informal settlements and many more. Staff from TNPA’s Johannesburg head office - including some of the national executive committee – cleaned cooked and repaired at the premises of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa. Head Office staff also visited Alexandra Malebese Home to deliver grocery donations and spend time with the children in the care of the home. The Port of Durban team partnered with SAI Feeding Scheme to provide meals for close to 3,000 vulnerable people in and around Durban, visiting Wilson’s Wharf and the Raffia Road and Welbedacht informal settlements in Chatsworth. Holy Cross Hospice in eMoyeni was where Port of Richards Bay employees chose to volunteer their time. The Port of Cape Town team painted and cleaned at Shiloh Education Centre and donated groceries to Douglas Murray Home Retreat and Thandokuhle Arthur Makubo Foundation. They also cleaned up and painted at Zanemfundo Primary School in partnership with Beautiful Gate South Africa. Employees from the Port of Saldanha visited the biggest NGO on the West Coast, Siyabonga Care Village, alongside other companies and government organisations. The centre provides health, social welfare, disability and early childhood development (ECD) services to the West Coast community. TNPA donated non-perishables and spent the day with the residents. Fun recreational activities included a record-breaking attempt, music, games facilitated by the Western Cape Government’s Department of . . .