Wednesday , July 15 2020

Goeie Nuus | Good news

Everest Hike to crowdfund R2million for Burn Survivors

It is estimated that 3.2% of the South African population annually sustains serious burn injuries and an astonishing 68% percent of South African children younger than 14 have experienced scalding burns in their short lifetime. The Avela Foundation, founded in 2015, is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping …

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JHB Pediatrician crowdfunds over 1 Million for new chemotheraphy drug to save her life!

Whilst in Germany visiting her sister in law, Kerryn discovered large, painless lymph nodes in the cervical, supraclavicular and infraclavicular areas (down the side of the neck and above and below her collarbone). As a medical practioner herself, Kerryn immedinately suspected she might have Cancer. A lymph node biopsy on …

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Save our Stories – Decolonise South African Bookshelves

For the first time, a local publisher is doing something that will make a difference. Storied is an initiative from South Africa’s leading independent local publisher, Jacana Media. The entity, drawing on Jacana’s experience in the publishing industry, will reignite the local creative-writing and fiction sector through targeted financial investment …

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Train Robbery Hero, Darryn August, sets his sights on the Paralympics after accident

On the 25th of April 2016, Darryn August (28) from Athlone, Cape Town, was flung out of a moving train whilst trying to protect 2 women from a robbery. This morning commute to his job, where he worked as a facilitator, teaching life skills to high school students, would change …

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Uplifting a local community through the joy of having drive

The upliftment of youth in underprivileged communities is not a simple feat; how does one motivate youngsters – who battle poverty, substance abuse and the ever-looming pressures of violence and gang conformation – to aspire to a better life? For retired maths teacher Pieter Holloway, founder and manager of the …

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Abriella (10) Record Swim to raise 2 million for Red Cross

Abriella Bredell (10) a grade 5 pupil from Victory Christian School in Jeffreys Bay is proving that dynamite definitely comes in small packages, training at Brenton’s Swim School and Liquid Lines since the age of 2, Abriella has a passion for swimming and has dedicated her young life to the …

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