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18 Marathons to redefine father’s suicide

Google Video Specialist, Zanele Hlatshwayo (33) from Orlando West, Soweto has pledged to run 18 races to redefine her father’s legacy, after he took his own life in June 2008 at the age of 47. “My father was my hero. He was the man who was there for me every …

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Changing one’s perspective… RADA Inspire will!

As part of their overall vision to create a safe and peaceful environment for all, effecting change through compassion and understanding, RADA will be undertaking an unprecendented ten-month social campaign and needs your help to do so. From 1 March to 31 December 2018, the non-profit company, through the RADA …

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Running for a cause!

South Africa is a country where the upliftment of underprivileged youth is crucial for creating a prosperous society. The importance of substantial education, proper housing, nutrition and exemplary adult figures cannot be underestimated. But perhaps there is an altogether different issue that needs to be addressed: how does one inspire …

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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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Local artist plans to pack a punch to crowdfund for cancer charity

While most people know Garth Taylor for his chart-topping radio hits, few know that he is an avid fitness fanatic and that kickboxing is his second passion (in fact, he won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Champion in the Lightweight Category in 2014).  In an effort to raise funds for 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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