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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Why palliative and hospice care matters

  • 03 October 2013 | Graeme Wilkinson | Opinion

Significant gains have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other chronic disease through palliative and hospice care – and we should mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day next week by learning more about, and raising funds for, those who support people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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A day in the life of a home-based care worker

  • 02 October 2013 | Opinion

Commitment to helping those in need often goes unnoticed – but the dedication of home-based care (HBC) workers such as Francinah Ndileka Mjanyelwa quietly transforms lives, and whole communities.

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Global Social Service Workforce Alliance helps those who help others

  • 23 September 2013 | Opinion

Those in Tshikululu’s health sector are familiar with a USAID initiative called CapacityPlus, a global alliance of healthcare workers and those assisting them in order to realise the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Now an equivalent global alliance for the social service sector has been formed, called the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.

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