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  You are cordially invited to United Way South Africa’s fundraising event to support our programmes in Income Stability   United Way South Africa represent the Sultry Pop & Rock Sounds of Latin American ‘Rhythm of the Night’ Fundraiser on the 13th of July at ‘The Barnyard Theatre’ in Rivonia. Through this initiative, United Way South Africa aims to raise R200 000 towards Urban Agriculture - connecting low income farmers to sustainable economic...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
In South Africa, only 10% of the R60 Billion horticulture industry is made up of black smallholder farmers and the South African agriculture sector contributes to only 10% of formal employment. The South African agriculture sector is one of the mainstays of the country’s economy and offers various opportunities for both large commercial and emerging farmers in areas, such as capital investment, training, and supply of equipment and services. The South...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Human Rights Day Issue In Brief United Way South Africa, with the help of the community would like to address two issues affecting our society and create impact towards these issues. In South Africa, every person has rights and these rights are well enshrined in the bill of rights. The bill of rights is a cornerstone of our democracy and it states and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. Access to sufficient food is one of...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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

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