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A Stitch In Time Saves SMEs

A Stitch In Time Saves SMEs

Cliched as it may be, the proverb about ‘teaching a man to fish’ still holds water now more than ever, especially for small business owners. The proverb says, ‘If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day but, teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’....

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SMEs to benefit from Black Umbrellas partnership with CSIR

SMEs to benefit from Black Umbrellas partnership with CSIR

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Black Umbrellas, has partnered with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to provide technical and technological support to small Black-owned businesses in South Africa. The partnership aims to provide...

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Adopt-a-School strengthens donor relations

On 30 March Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Adopt-a-School, hosted a Donor Engagement Webinar with its partners to discuss the impact that Covid-19 has had on schools; on Adopt-a-School programmes; its donors; and CSI in general. The aim of the webinar was...

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ChairClub and Adopt-a-School donate 100 school chairs

ChairClub and Adopt-a-School donate 100 school chairs

Adopt-a-School in partnership with Chair Club, an office chair manufacturing company, recently visited Diepsloot Combined School to donate 100 chairs for foundation-phase classes. ChairClub managing director, Travers Hathrill, said one of the biggest demands in South...

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Bursary Return On Investment calls for holistic offerings

Bursary Return On Investment calls for holistic offerings

“Returns on Investment for bursary support must address the high drop-out rate of first years through offerings of holistic student support, including psychosocial support and mentorship.” So said Executive Director of the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET),...

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KST Helps Free State to Top Matric Results Again

The Free State province was again the top performing province in the country with a matric pass rate of 85.1%. The province has consistently achieved among the best pass rates nationally. The Foundation’s partner entity, KST, which combines the best practices of Cyril...

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Whole School Development helps 100% pass in science

Whole School Development helps 100% pass in science

The Foundation congratulates Eketsang Secondary School educator, Ms Patricia Kamusoko, on achieving a 100% pass rate by her learners in physical science in the 2020 matric examinations. The result surpasses even the high pass rates achieved in 2018 and 2019. Eketsang...

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KST’s extra classrooms improves school’s Covid-19 safety

KST’s extra classrooms improves school’s Covid-19 safety

Towards the end of 2020, KST Fezile Dabi District Manager, Nathan Pillay, officially handed over a block of four classrooms to the Sandersville Combined School’s SGB. The principal of the school, Ms Ruiters, extended her “heartfelt gratitude’ on behalf of the school...

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Black Umbrellas inspires self-belief

Black Umbrellas inspires self-belief

Nzalo Careers provides coaching services to young school leavers on options for future education and personal development. It’s founder, Sedzani Netshitenze, born and schooled in Limpopo, struggled to find such support for herself. She describes herself as an...

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Buy One, Give One

Buy One, Give One

Chair Club recently handed over 100 school chairs to Bathabile Primary School in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion as part of the Buy One, Give One campaign. Earlier this year, Chair Club partnered with Adopt-a-School to support disadvantaged schools in rural and urban...

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CRET graduates soaring high

CRET graduates soaring high

Through a partnership with The Academy of Aviation, Foundation entity Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) supported 11 students to undertake a SAQA-accredited course in Tourism and Aviation. Ten of the students have since graduated and have received their Civil...

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Black Umbrellas Refreshed Brand Identity

Black Umbrellas Refreshed Brand Identity

“The creation of shared value, in which financial benefit also produces social benefit, has to be a strategic imperative for all companies.” - Dr Tshepo Motsepe, chairperson of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Black Umbrellas, has...

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KST improves pupil performance says Free State

In an advertorial published in the City Press on 22 November, the Head of Department of the Free State Department of Education, Advocate Tsoarelo Malakoane, says the key highlights of KST’s interventions in the province “are the transfer of effective teaching skills...

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