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Back-to-School Party raises millions for needy schools 

Adopt-a-School held its highly successful annual Back-to-School fundraising party on 5 October. Sponsored this year by Channel Vas, the event raised over R4.5 million for Whole School Development projects in disadvantaged schools. Guests, kitted out in school uniforms...

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Black Umbrellas Agricultural Workshop

Black Umbrellas Agricultural Workshop

The Black Umbrellas Lephalale incubator recently held an Agri-Expo Workshop to promote and empower emergent Black farmers through access to markets, finance, networking and mentorship. The workshop provided farmers with a unique opportunity to engage with the national...

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Health, sanitation and sexual awareness campaign 

Health, sanitation and sexual awareness campaign 

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Adopt-a-School, together with Afrocentric, an investment holding company, hosted a health, sanitation and sexual awareness campaign at Dutyini Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape. The campaign equips Grade 5-7...

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CRET Career Guidance and Mentorship Days

CRET Career Guidance and Mentorship Days

Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust is working with a number of schools in Johannesburg to provide learners with career guidance and mentorship. These include St John’s College, St Stithians College, Waverly Girls High School and Sandown High School. Learners are exposed...

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Schools in Fezile Dabi district receive infrastructure

Schools in Fezile Dabi district receive infrastructure

KST in partnership with the Free State Department of Education provided incentive infrastructure to a number of achieving schools in the Fezile Dabi district. Phitshana Primary school benefited from Grade R Classrooms. Nkgopoleng Secondary School, which achieved a...

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Foundation hosts 1st Biennial Thari Conference

Foundation hosts 1st Biennial Thari Conference

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation hosted the 1st Biennial Conference of the Thari Programme in partnership with the National Department of Basic Education and Free State Department of Education in Bloemfontein, Free State on 6 September. The conference was aimed at...

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KST develops libraries in National Book Week

KST develops libraries in National Book Week

Coinciding with National Book Week in the first week of September, an initiative by the Department of Arts and Culture and the South African Book Development Council to promote literature and encourage reading, KST’s District Whole School Development Programme...

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Career guidance for Diepsloot learners 

Career guidance for Diepsloot learners 

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, through its Thari programme, recently hosted its third annual Career Expo in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. “The Career Expo was conceptualised and established in response to concerns raised by the stakeholders forum that learners in...

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Women Lead Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

Since being established 15 years ago,Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation has had a woman Chief Executive Officer at the helm, and many are employed at executive level. Current CEO, Mmabatho Maboya, comments on the high representation of women in the Foundation in a recent...

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SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS FOR MANDELA DAY

SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS FOR MANDELA DAY

Adopt-a-School conducted a full renovation of a Childhood Development Centre at Olifantsvlei Primary, a school it has long supported, on Mandela Day. In line with the changing strategy of Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) for organisations to invest in projects that...

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STUDENTS HONOURED AT CRET AWARDS

STUDENTS HONOURED AT CRET AWARDS

Students who excelled academically and personified outstanding leadership skills and social commitment, were celebrated at Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust’s (CRET) Student Awards. It was hosted at the Foundation Chair’s farm in Bela Bela on 6 July. CRET’s bursary...

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MENTORSHIP IN HOLISTIC STUDENT SUPPORT

MENTORSHIP IN HOLISTIC STUDENT SUPPORT

Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) hosted a mentorship breakfast on 5 July. The event aimed at encouraging an enriching dialogue on mentorship. Mentorship is about building a relationship that will take the mentor and the student on a journey that will benefit...

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RECOGNISING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

RECOGNISING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

“The SMEs in our programme have performed admirably over the past year and have changed thousands of lives through job creation and economic contribution to the country,” Black Umbrellas CEO, Seapei Mafoyane, said at the organisation’s recent National Enterprise...

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Listen: CRF CEO, Mmabatho Maboya, interviewed on Smile FM

CRF CEO, Mmabatho Maboya, was recently interviewed on Smile FM. The interview followed Mmabatho’s presentation at the 4th annual Education Innovation Summit which was held on 29 May in Sandton. The presentation was titled Disconnect: The imperative of the Fourth...

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Child Protection Week – We all have a role to play!

Child Protection Week – We all have a role to play!

“Children need special protection because they are among the most vulnerable members of our society.” For Child Protection Week Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, through its partner entity Adopt-a-School Foundation, hosted a series of events through its Thari Programme to...

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Black Umbrellas wins BIG at this year’s InBIA

Black Umbrellas wins BIG at this year’s InBIA

2019 has been an exciting year for Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, Black Umbrellas. Black Umbrellas was nominated for this year’s InBIA (International Business Innovation Association) awards and competed with international thought leaders and were awarded...

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