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#BeautifulNews: The family recipe stirring up a tradition of togetherness
By the age of nine, Fatima Sydow had found her calling in food. It was inevitable. She grew up immersed in the aromatic preparation of large family meals, oscillating between her grandmother’s vegetable garden and her mom’s kitchen. “It was my mother who brought me closer to understanding food as an important part of my identity,” Sydow says. After her mother’s passing, she turned this realisation into action, and then into a legacy. Read Fatima Sydow's full story...
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25 Aug 2020 12:45
Springboks legends take part in charity challenge at SuperSpar
Siya Kolisi, John Smit, Jean de Villiers, Corné Krige, Bryan Habana and Percy Montgomery recently took up the South African Rugby Legends Association's #Rugbyunites charity challenge by distributing bags of food that were shopped and packed by themselves at SuperSpar Rosmead in Cape Town. The bags were distributed to three charities including Stepping Stones Sport, Unchain the Plain and Safe House Stellenbosch.
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18 Aug 2020 11:30
#BeautifulNews: The feminist photographer showing that real is better than perfect
Sarah Isaacs stands still and gazes towards her subject. There’s a shy smile and a laugh, as the woman standing nude behind a bouquet of flowers shares this vulnerable moment with the photographer. Isaacs ducks behind her camera. Setting and focusing her frame, she hopes to capture the essence of the moment. Her muse isn’t perfect, but she’s the real thing. Read Sarah Isaacs' full story here....
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4 Aug 2020 09:01
67,000 meals for Mandela Day
It took 61 volunteers, 376 hours, 100 social entrepreneur stations feeding more than 67,000 meals, plus bags of warmth to make Mandela Day a huge success for ChangeMakersHub.
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22 Jul 2020 11:39
DHL Stormers helps unpack food delivered by Pick n Pay at old age home
DHL Stormers players Siya Kolisi, Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni, Damian Willemse, Dillyn Leyds, Nama Xaba, Kwenzo Blose, and Chris van Zyl visited the Neighbourhood Old Age Home (NOAH) in Woodstock, Cape Town on 4 June to unpack 1,354kgs of food that was delivered by Pick n Pay's Feed the Nation campaign. Pick n Pay and the DHL Stormers have partnered to help create awareness and raise funds for Pick n Pay's Feed the Nation campaign, which is supporting hundreds of vulnerable communities in lockdown. Each Stormers player has personally donated and collectively they've donated over R50,000 towards Feed the Nation, which to date has raised R52.2m....
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5 Jun 2020 10:18
Pick n Pay donates meals to schoolchildren
Pick n Pay has given food hampers to vulnerable schoolchildren during the lockdown as part of its Feed the Nation campaign. A total of 15,316 hampers have been donated that equates to 1.7 million meals. The hampers included fresh vegetables, rice, maize meal, baked beans, oil, pilchards, sugar beans and milk powder. One-hundred-and-two schools across eight provinces have been assisted to date. The schoolchildren are identified through the retailer's Pick n Pay School Club....
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29 May 2020 11:54
SANParks distributes food parcels to destitute communities
A South African National Parks (SANParks) initiative led by SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni distributed food parcels and water tanks to vulnerable communities bordering Marakele National Park in Limpopo.
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20 May 2020 10:33
#BeautifulNews: Can food fight a learning crisis? Her meals leave kids hungry for education
Growing children need to eat. But as unemployment continues to soar in South Africa, more families are pushed below the breadline and into extreme poverty. The groans of young learners amplify, eating away at their concentration, productivity, and health. Without nourishment, they are starved of a bright future. Coming from a poverty-stricken household, Yasmine Abrahams was far too familiar with this indelible ache. “I know what it's like to be hungry and I don’t want any kid to feel that,” she says. Read Yasmine Abrahams's full story...
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28 Apr 2020 10:11
See Great Labyrinth launch by members of Entrepreneurs' Organisation
Members of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) and their friends and families took part in a special spekboom tree planting ceremony at the site of the Great Labyrinth near Klapmuts on 7 March. Proceedings began with a word from premier Alan Winde. President of EO Cape Town, Waheed Adam, says: "It is our responsibility as business leaders and good citizens to be mindful of our carbon footprint. As an organisation, we've embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about climate change and inspire local entrepreneurs, business leaders and citizens to help reduce our nation's carbon emissions."...
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11 Mar 2020 11:26
#BeautifulNews: Even a tragic accident couldn’t throw this record-breaking athlete off track
Puseletso Mabote bows his head and braces himself. His breath is measured but his determination is at full blast. Competing in the World Para Athletics Junior Championships is a momentous opportunity. Sweat drips from the runner’s forehead. The gun fires and Mabote leaps into action. He bolts down the track, crossing the finishing line ahead of the others. It’s only after the adrenaline subsides that the 14-year-old realises the enormity of what he’s just accomplished. Read Puseletso Mabote's full story...
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3 Mar 2020 10:00
Match in Africa 2020
The sixth Match in Africa took place at the Cape Town Stadium on 7 February 2020. The record breaking 51'945 fans witnessed history in action, when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal went head-to-head raising USD 3.5 million (approximately R54.6 million) for the charitable Roger Federer Foundation. The Match in Africa also showcased a host of local talent in between the matches, including the legendary Ndlovu Youth Choir and the energetic Zip Zap Circus....
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10 Feb 2020 09:41
#BeautifulNews: No one deserves to be alone. This is how you nourish a community with compassion
Moerieda Joubert’s mother understood the importance of connecting with people. And what better way to do that than by sharing a meal? Even though she had Parkinson’s, she would prepare food for the local old-age home out of her own pocket. After her passing, Joubert has proved the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Read Morieda Joubert's full story here....
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31 Dec 2019 14:16
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