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Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation showcases the impact of partnerships in creating social changeFor any development endeavour, there is always a need for accountability, and, in most cases, this comes in form of an answer to the question, "Did this make a difference?" For Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, the answer to that question is held in its 15-year Impact Report, which was launched during a reflective and insightful webinar discussion on 22 October titled 'Impact through Partnership'. 3 Nov 2020 Read More++
Thari addresses social ills against women and children in school communitiesThursday, 10 September, saw Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation's Thari Programme host a thought lab webinar with various stakeholders to raise awareness around challenges faced by women and children in South Africa. 23 Sep 2020 Read More++
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureCyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entity, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET), hosted a "Thought Lab Webinar" on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic. 26 Aug 2020 Read More++
Career guidance and psychosocial learner support at Diepsloot Combined SchoolEvery year, a large number of matriculants from disadvantaged communities exit school with little to no information about how to pursue their studies at institutions of higher learning and other available opportunities due to lack of career guidance at schools. 21 Aug 2020 Read More++
Now is the time to beef up development of youth say leading practitionersLeading youth development practitioners at a webinar hosted last week by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entity Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) called for the support of South Africa's youth now to realise society's needs in the future. 17 Jul 2020 Read More++
Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation empowers 300 youth with solution-based thinking skillsCyril Ramaphosa Foundation, an independent public benefit organisation, held a youth empowerment workshop on Saturday, 16 November, with 300 youth in Mamelodi, east of Tshwane. The youth empowerment workshop is one of the Foundation's activities to commemorate its 15th anniversary this year. 5 Dec 2019 Read More++
Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through artCyril Ramaphosa Foundation, an independent public benefit organisation, has opened the doors to its public art exhibition, titled "On Main Road", to contribute uniquely to the national discussion on inequality. 26 Nov 2019 Read More++
15th anniversary of Cyril Ramaphosa FoundationThis year marks the 15th anniversary of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. It is cause to celebrate a solid and sincere track record of programme implementation to better the lives of our people. 3 May 2019 Read More++
Mmabatho Maboya takes the baton as CEO of Cyril Ramaphosa FoundationCyril Ramaphosa Foundation has announced the appointment of Mmabatho Maboya as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Foundation provides innovative programmes that focus on improving education and supporting small business development. Maboya steps into the role at the helm of this independent Public Benefit Organisation, with a staff complement of 150 and close to a million beneficiaries. 11 Sep 2018 Read More++
Black Umbrellas honours SMEs at 6th Annual National Enterprise Development AwardsTop-performing SMEs were recognised at the Black Umbrellas 6th annual National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDA) in Johannesburg. 30 Aug 2018 Read More++
Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust encourages the habit of giving back"On what would have been Nelson Mandela's centenary, we encourage all South Africans to take the spirit of giving back beyond 67 Minutes and into their everyday lives," says DonnĂ© Nicol, Chief Executive Officer at the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. "For the past 22 years our partner entity, the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET), has instilled the belief that every individual has the ability and potential to make a positive impact," continues Nicol. 30 Jul 2018 Read More++
People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youthPresident Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre last week. The Forum was intended to enable sustainable engagement between Japanese and African business communities and to accelerate private-sector-led economic growth. 15 May 2018 Read More++
Exceptional graduates honoured at CRET Student AwardsGraduates who excelled academically and personified outstanding leadership skills and social commitment, were celebrated at the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust's (CRET) Student Awards hosted at the FNB Conference Centre in Johannesburg on Friday evening, 26 January 2018. 20 Feb 2018 Read More++
South Africa's most remote schools reach 80% pass rate through holistic development programmesIn 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, reached their goal of an 80% matric pass under the Department of Basic Education's Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS).* This achievement is the result of holistic school development programmes that go beyond academic programmes and address basic amenities, social influences, and school leadership. 8 Feb 2018 Read More++
Deputy President goes back to school to raise funds for Adopt-a-School FoundationOver 800 industry leaders and government officials attended the 11th annual Adopt-a-School Foundation 'Back to School' fundraising event at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 14 October 2017. The event, which has become a highlight on the philanthropic calendar, had guests relive their student days by putting on their school uniforms in support of a worthy cause. 23 Oct 2017 Read More++
Thari Programme provides vulnerable women and children with safe space to thriveThe Thari Programme for the support of Women and Children is a groundbreaking initiative designed to provide safe places for vulnerable children, youths and women that are inclusive, free from violence, academically effective, gender sensitive, and promote health and well-being, was launched by the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) on Friday, 15 September 2017. Reentseng Primary School in Botshabelo, is the first of eight pilot schools in Botshabelo and Diepsloot, Gauteng, at which the programme will be implemented by Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), a partner entity of CRF. 20 Sep 2017 Read More++
Launch of CRF Artisan Programme at Diepsloot Combined SchoolCyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) recently launched its Artisan Programme at Diepsloot Combined School in Gauteng, by selecting two potential learners to train as artisans on full bursaries in 2018. The award took place at the first CRF Diepsloot Career Expo, been hosted in collaboration with a Diepsloot Stakeholder Forum, where hundreds of learners gathered to learn about the possibilities offered for their future careers and studies. 13 Sep 2017 Read More++
The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust celebrates 21 years of upliftmentCurrent students and alumni of the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) gathered at Mr Ramphosa's wildlife farm in Bela Bela in Limpopo recently to celebrate the 21st anniversary of one of his first educational initiatives. The event recognised past and present achievers. 30 Aug 2017 Read More++
CRET students continue to achieve excellent resultsThe Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience. 20 Mar 2017 Read More++
Pencil in education on Mandela Day - and improve the prospects of South Africa's learnersStudying is never straightforward for pupils of Mzomhle Senior Secondary School. Before hitting the books, the hundreds of learners and their teachers must first engage in a complicated dance of who will take the textbook home. 7 Jul 2016 Read More++
Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust AwardsThe Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) recently hosted its third annual awards ceremony in Johannesburg to honour its bursary students for excellence in academics, leadership and community service. 5 May 2016 Read More++
Shanduka Black Umbrellas clients' experience and performance reflects the impact of the programmeShanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), an international award-winning enterprise development incubation organisation, has become a leader in developing South Africa's black-owned SMMEs. The organisation has earned this position through the careful execution of its business model, and the unwavering efforts of its dedicated staff. SBU has partnered with the private sector, government, and civil society to address the low levels of entrepreneurship and high failure rate of 100% black-owned emerging businesses in South Africa. The results of the organisation's model have come in the form of recognition and monetary support for the programme's clients - this from various established companies. 23 Nov 2015 Read More++
Back to school for businessFree State Department of Education and Kagiso Shanduka Trust host the first Back to School Party in Bloemfontein 7 Jul 2015 Read More++
Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust hosts second bursary student awards ceremonyThe Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET), with the support of Shanduka Foundation, recently hosted its second annual CRET Awards ceremony to honour students in its bursary programme for excellence in academics, leadership and service. 17 Feb 2015 Read More++