Mandela Day brings people together

Painting, knitting and cooking: Mandela Day brings people together

By Fazila Olla 19-07-23 11:00

Painting an animal clinic in a township, passing down knitting skills, soup kitchens and medical students volunteering services to the elderly are just some of the ways South Africans marked Mandela Day. GroundUp attended a few events in Cape Town and Durban. Cape Town Charity organisation Ladles of Love hosted a variety of crafts activities. Volunteers […]

A new look for animal sterilisation clinic in Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha animal clinic needs assistance on Mandela Day

By Fazila Olla 12-07-23 11:46

Mandela Day is an international initiative started by the United Nations in 2009 to honour our former president’s spirit of self-sacrifice. If you’re keen on rolling up your sleeves to do your bit for 67 minutes this Mandela Day, but aren’t quite sure what to do, Mdzananda Animal Clinic needs your help to paint their […]

Remembering President Mandela

Citizens urged to help the less fortunate in honour of Madiba

By Fazila Olla 11-07-23 11:05

As South Africa joins the world in commemorating Nelson Mandela Month this July, the government has called on citizens to continue to spread the magic of Madiba by turning the tide against food insecurity and climate change in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), in a statement, described former […]

Larry Nyoni, Barrister Turned Hero

Barrister turned hero, needs your help

By Fazila Olla 06-07-23 12:22

Larry Nyoni (28), a dedicated father hailing from Yeoville, Johannesburg, and working as a barrister for the Just Darling coffee van, has emerged as a true hero after demonstrating exceptional courage in the face of a life-threatening situation at Marist Brothers Linmeyer. It was a fateful day on Friday, the 23rd of June 2023, the […]

Keep a township pet warm

Help to keep a township pet warm by packing a Wagging Winter Shoebox

By Fazila Olla 06-06-23 11:33

Winter has set in Cape Town with icy temperatures and heavy rains. The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha says that the pets of Khayelitsha township are feeling its effect. To make a difference in the lives of these animals, the organisation has created an easy way for the public to help keep Khayelitsha pets warm. […]

Friends Rally to Restore Hearing for Beloved Krugersdorp Property Professional

Friends rally to restore hearing for beloved Krugersdorp resident

By Fazila Olla 31-05-23 11:00

Krugersdorp, South Africa – Cindy Duplessis (42), a  resident of Krugersdorp, along with a group of friends, has launched a heartwarming crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to help Roelien Homan, a beloved member of the community, purchase new hearing aids. Roelien, a well-known property professional with a deep passion for animals, lost her hearing after battling […]

FoodForward SA implements new initiative to fight malnutrition in SA’s children

NPO implements new initiative to fight malnutrition in SA’s children

By Fazila Olla 18-05-23 11:49

  Registered NPO FoodForward SA (FFSA), launched its Mother and Child Nutrition Programme, this week in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The child-centred food intervention will be implemented in collaboration with Philani Nutrition Centre and is aimed at addressing the growing problem of malnutrition, especially during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, in food-insecure households. […]

KZN Department of Health

KZN Department of Health receives R5.4m worth of assistive devices from church

By Hennely Nel 04-05-23 13:07

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has distributed assistive devices to more than 3 300 beneficiaries, thanks to a donation by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ALSO READ: Disabled people in Musina lack adequate housing The church handed over a variety of assistive devices worth more R5.4 million that will be rolled out to the […]

Gift of the Givers bring much-needed water to Makhanda homes

Gift of the Givers bring much-needed water to Makhanda homes

By Fazila Olla 21-04-23 11:02

Donkey carts, vehicles and scores of people with young children from Makhanda, Eastern Cape have been queuing to fill their containers at a water tanker provided by the Gift of the Givers on Thursday. Donkey carts, vehicles and scores of people with young children from Makhanda queued to fill their containers at a water tanker […]

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