community development programmes

 
BREARD Foundation
BREARD Foundation
Bpahumze Rubuluza is the 49-year-old director and founding member of the BREARD Foundation, a non-profit organisation that focuses on education and...
Sierra Leone's 'peace diamond' dividend slow in coming
Sierra Leone's 'peace diamond' dividend slow in coming
They were promised a "peace diamond" dividend in the Sierra Leone village of Koryardu after the stone they handed over for auction fetched...
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American recently launched a major new education programme, in partnership with the department of basic education, to improve outcomes for...
To merge, or to close down
To merge, or to close down
When the 2008 financial crisis hit, we anticipated an immediate and significant negative effect on South Africa's non-profit sector, that vital...
Safety net spurs grassroots growth
Safety net spurs grassroots growth
It took just two years for 27-year-old Sifiso Mthethwa to work his way up from clearing rubbish from plant beds at an agricultural site in Orange...
A high-tech eye in the sky to guide people out of poverty
A high-tech eye in the sky to guide people out of poverty
Where poverty persists it is not only social development that is at risk, but the democratic process itself
Taking up the challenge of poverty
Taking up the challenge of poverty
As the divide between the wealthy and the poor grows ever wider, it is evident that the dominant development paradigm has failed to solve the...
Ploughing back
Ploughing back
Getting the necessary funding to become sustainable is one of the biggest challenges non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South Africa...
Helping people to help themselves
Helping people to help themselves
First National Bank's IT division, Hogan Technology, was inspired to support the Mme Dimpho Hani Childcare Centre as a long-term project after its...
Banking on volunteers to make an impact
Banking on volunteers to make an impact
In March 2002, then president Thabo Mbeki appealed for South Africans to become a society of volunteers. FirstRand took this call seriously by...
Engineering new concepts
Engineering new concepts
KwaZulu-Natal-born Bridgette Gasa's passion for architecture and the built environment was ignited during her matric year at Mlokothwa High School...
Change agent for a sustainable future
Change agent for a sustainable future
Nelson Mandela once said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

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