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United Way South Africa (UWSA) in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Department of Social Development (DSD), Food Resilience Unit, is currently implementing the Urban Agriculture Programme (UAP) for 600 small holder farmers across the Johannesburg region. The project is aimed at supporting farmers with business and technical skills as well as access to markets. In doing so, it will address issues surrounding poverty alleviation, food...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
United Way South Africa (UWSA), in partnership with Cummins Africa, have developed a bespoke ‘Youth Success’ programme for grade 9 pupils in two schools within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa. These schools are Ivory Park Secondary School and Ingqayizivele High School. The programme is aimed at equipping learners with the knowledge, experience and tools that are required to make informed curriculum subject choices,...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
  The way women work . . . Just before Women’s Month closes, we’d like to take a moment to talk about how women around the world are uplifting not only their families, but their communities and thereby, the economy. Sadly, this month also brought reports of women being hit, not only by men, but even by other women. We should be outraged – and many in South Africa were and took to social media to say so. The solution is to speak up against violence in any...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
United Way South Africa Launch   PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                         1 June 2017   United Way South Africa launches in Johannesburg, pledging to fight for education, income and health.   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 1 June 2017. United Way South Africa, a proudly South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that is part of the global United Way Worldwide movement, held its...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The ongoing partnership with the National Football League began in 1973 when the NFL and United Way of America came together to discuss the possibility of using the NFL's network contract airtime to promote United Way during game telecasts. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle recognized the partnership as a viable means of communicating the good works of United Ways while putting faces on a league of players hidden by helmets. National partnerships with over...
Friday, January 2, 2015
United Ways identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct-service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate public-policy changes.All of this is done in collaboration with diverse partners. Depending on the issue and how the community chooses to address it, United Ways work with schools, government agencies,...
Friday, January 2, 2015

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