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Rallying together for education

The Rally to Read organisation hopes to nurture a strong reading culture among the country's youth living in remote locations. (Image: Rally to Read) In...

GEM volunteers splash colour on Mandela Day

Volunteers joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little facelift and a burst of fresh colour on Mandela Day. (Image:Tshepang...

Earn Gems by playing your part

GEM volunteers not only help uplift the communities for which they work but also earn Gems that can be redeemed for airtime, data, pre-paid electricity...

Volunteers clean up South Africa’s coastline

ICC-slide-2Every year, thousands of volunteers around the world pitch in to help the Ocean Conservancy's global clean up. In South Africa, they picked up over 10 000kg of rubbish in 2014.

Township swop shop recycles waste into daily necessities

Dimpho thumbDimphonyana Tsa Lapeng child-care centre in Olievenhoutbosch is taking care for the community further by encouraging people to collect recyclable waste and exchange it for food, toiletries and other day-to-day needs.

The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Cape Town Cycle Tour honours firefighting volunteers

Cape Town Cycle Tour honours firefighting volunteers

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's largest timed cycling event, was cut to 47km because of fires along its traditional route. But that did not stop tens of thousands of people riding in and supporting the Show You Care Solidarity Ride.

Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Over 750 volunteers gathered in Pelican Park in Cape Town on Monday morning for the start of International Nelson Mandela Build Week. The goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week, to be handed over to their new owners on Nelson Mandela Day.

Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Over 750 volunteers gathered in Pelican Park in Cape Town on Monday morning for the start of International Nelson Mandela Build Week. The goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week, to be handed over to their new owners on Nelson Mandela Day.
Volunteers to package 822 000 meals on Mandela Day

Volunteers to package 822 000 meals on Mandela Day

A record number of 6 000-plus volunteers will package 822 000 meals - enough to feed over 6 000 pre-school learners for a year - in a single day during a Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa event running concurrently in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Nelson Mandela Day.

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