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Jed (10) raises funds for Red Cross Children’s Hospital after Rare Disease – Cape Town

In September 2016 Jed Kagan (10) from Sea Point, Cape Town, experienced severe pain in his knee after playing with his older brother, Liam. Trying to determine the root of his pain struck fear Jed’s parents and puzzled a number of specialists. “Jed returned home from school to play cricket with …

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Andrew Patterson completes 100 climbs up Table Mountain – 265 to go!

Andrew Patterson (38), affectionately known as “Mountain Drew”, an avid hiker and entrepreneur, originally from Johannesburg started 2018 with a mission to climb Table Mountain 365 times with his 365 Ubuntu Climbs initiative. The project was set up on donations-based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy to raise an inspiring R1 million rand …

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Aaron Lipschitz crowdfunds Over R1 Million for Rare Immune disease!

Aaron Lipschitz (3) from Sea Point, Cape Town, is the first South African to be diagnosed with Interleukin-12 Receptor Defect, a rare incurable disease that affects his immune system,. Of the few known cases worldwide, Aaron is the only child who is unable to consume food. Play therapist and mum Taryn, describes …

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Over R400 crowdfunded for star triathlete, Mhlengi Gwala after handsaw attack!

Mhlengi Gwala (26), a star triathlete from Chesterville in KZN, was attacked by three men who attempted to cut one of his legs off using a handsaw in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Gwala, was cycling near the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus) around 3.30am when he was …

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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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