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Foster builds a network of support

Our first Women's Month story features Lesley Ann Foster, who started the Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre.. This facility enabled her to grow personally as she helped others.
Towards gender equality in SA

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

Employers should check the National Child Protection Register before they hire people to work with children, which would help to prevent abuse by those...

Just a little TLC

The Love of Christ Children's Home has a champion in endurance runner, Jeffery Long; this year he aims to beat his 2012 R30 000 fundraising pot for the organisation by competing in the Ironman South Africa race.

Call for harsher sentences for abusers

Call centre to help victims of gender violence

South Africa's Department of Social Development, in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation, has launched a pilot 24-hour call centre offering counselling and assistance by trained personnel to victims of gender-based violence in the country.

Asilweni: Cleaning up the streets

Cherlyn Tshabangu is determined to get drug dealers out of Krugersdorp, and rehabilitate and educate drug-addicted underage sex workers and reunite them with their families.

Samsung brings solar health to Africa

A solar powered mobile clinic has been added to Samsung's interventions in Africa. It will offer health services to the rural poor across the country, with plans for expansion to the north of the country.

Dream It. Work On It. Be It

The Phumlani Nkontwana Foundation aims to foster an enabling educational environment in South Africa by capacitating teachers and inspiring scholars from under-resourced public schools to excel.

South Africa’s substance abuse helpline

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group has partnered with the government in launching a toll-free substance abuse helpline - 0800 121314 - to increase access to help, support and treatment for substance users.

Penalties for UIF defaulters

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has gone fully electronic - but less than 10% of South Africa's employers have supported its move to a database system, and complied with the law, by forwarding their employees' particulars to the Fund.


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