Little Saints of Bethany: a place called home

  • 07 November 2013 | Opinion

Little Saints of Bethany (Bethany) was founded in 1989 to rehabilitate abused women and reintegrate them into society.

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The value of the community voice

  • 07 November 2013 | Jolene Shaw | Insight

One of the most resilient anti-apartheid forces in the late 1970s through to the 1980s was the grassroots civic association. Stokvels, burial societies, youth and church groups rallied together, meeting in churches, homes, and streets to discuss their challenges and decide on plans of action. They played an instrumental role in building defiant communities capable of effecting change. Their success lay in the fact that they were not solely focused on political action, but also on community development.

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Teamwork is vital for mining to benefit all

  • 30 October 2013 | Tracey Henry | Opinion

South Africa’s beleaguered mining sector needs to foster greater co-operation with all stakeholders, including civil society, labour unions, the government and the private sector, in order to achieve mutual benefit for all parties concerned, writes Tracey Henry.

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Dealing with barriers to learning

  • 29 October 2013 | Phillip Methula | Opinion

It is a well-known fact that basic education is a fundamental driver for human development. MIET Africa has been contracted by Tshikululu to work with 20 schools in KwaZulu-Natal, to provide capacity for school management and teachers to have effective strategies to support learners in overcoming learning barriers. This is a pilot programme supported by the FNB Fund.

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Columba Leadership promotes youth activism

  • 28 October 2013 | Opinion

Columba Leadership is a non-profit organisation with area of focus in offering leadership academy programmes for learners in disadvantaged schools.

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Empowering communities and the vulnerable

  • 23 October 2013 | Beatrice Watermeyer | Opinion

With the support of the 1st for Women Trust, administered by Tshikululu Social Investments NPC, LifeLine Pietermaritzburg’s dedicated counsellors and community ambassadors are making a difference in the Bergville area of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Intensifying public awareness of the world’s hunger problem

  • 17 October 2013 | Opinion

“Every day, over 842-million people go hungry in a world of plenty. That’s roughly one in every eight people in the world. This fact alone should be cause for moral outrage and concerted action,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Food Day.

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Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa measuring the quality of care

  • 11 October 2013 | Graeme Wilkinson | Opinion

The Hospice Data Management System (HDMS) of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) was initiated by and developed with funding from First National Bank (FNB). The seed was sown at the HPCA Annual Conference in August 2006 by the then FNB fund manager at Tshikululu Social Investments, who thought it would be a good idea to develop an information management system that could report on the care provided by all hospices, particularly the 20 hospices funded by FNB at the time.

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De Beers PPC Kimberley clinches field band championships in style

  • 10 October 2013 | Opinion

The Wanderers Stadium, usually associated with the roars of fans egging the much-loved Proteas on to another victory, was recently the scene of celebration in song and dance of another sort: over 1 000 young aspirant musicians participating in the annual Field Band National Championships.

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Tshikululu specialist interviewed by eNCA about land

  • 08 October 2013 | Opinion

Silvester Hwenha, a research and knowledge-sharing specialist at Tshikululu and also an agricultural economist, was recently interviewed by Diana Neille of eNCA for a feature on land, legacies, and farming in South Africa.

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