When teaching children, repetition is important, the principal of Akani Primary School stressed during a Play Your Part clean-up. Pupils took part in the event, and were reminded of the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.
Volunteers will be joining Play Your Part, GEM Project and Miss Earth South Africa to help clean up Diepsloot on Saturday. Join the initiative and earn a GEM reward for your efforts, or simply spend some time doing some good for others.
Brand South Africa, as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship, has partnered with the GEM Project and Miss Earth South Africa. The three organisations will collaborate and play their part to clean up schools in the Diepsloot community on Saturday 24 October. The aim of the collaboration is to encourage citizens to play their part by cleaning up and recycling in their communities.
The creators of a clean cookstove urge businesses to step in and help out families that have no electricity, as part of their social responsibility. And they promise their appliances are safer than paraffin stoves.
Young women and girls in Diepsloot are giving a chance to build a better life through Girl Ignite Africa, a leadership programme that focuses on the helping participants to reach their full potential. It works with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy, using cycling as a way to get ahead.
When it is complete, the Riversands incubation hub near the impoverished township of Diepsloot will be filled with small businesses benefiting the innovative Asset-Based Community Driven Development programme. The plan is to grow the township's talent pool, increase skills and create jobs.
The jobless statistics are sobering, but initiatives are under way to tackle unemployment. School pupils heard about what was on offer from a variety of big companies and got some inspiring advice from speakers.
Shumbashaba Horses Healing People and Special Olympics SA came together yet again to host the second Unified Sports Day, allowing for athletes both with and without disabilities to play alongside one another in the same team.