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Community leaders are the ones the community counts on the most. They change lives every day. They work tirelessly on behalf of others to make things better. They have an inspired vision for the future of their community, but they know that in order to achieve it, they need to bring everyone to the table to help. We share this vision, and together we make it a reality. To drive relevance and impact, it is important for United Way South Africa to establish...
Monday, September 13, 2021
Pretoria, South Africa: August, 27 2021: United Way South Africa (UWSA), the country entity of United Way Worldwide (UWW), has partnered with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in order to advance the common good - assisting disadvantaged communities with ease of access to COVID-19 vaccines. The programme will help individuals, including the youth, elderly and destitute who want to vaccinate but have no means to access vaccination centres. Today,...
Friday, August 27, 2021
Two weeks ago, the greatest display of civil unrest since the Apartheid Era rocked South Africa. Protesters took to the streets following the arrest of former South African president Jacob Zuma. Zuma, who was arrested on the grounds of corruption, gained a loyal following by aligning himself with impoverished and rural populations who the South African Government notoriously overlooks. Zuma’s arrest became a flashpoint for broader frustrations with the ...
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
It has been two weeks since the nationwide protects in South Africa. South Africa has been rocked by the utmost violence since the nation reached democracy in 1994. The unrests began with the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma on July 8th, when he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court after  failing to appear before an inquiry. What began as a political demonstration led to destruction, not only in Durban — a city where many of...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July (Mandela's birthday). Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. "Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We're asking you to start with 67 minutes." "We would be honoured if such a day...
Friday, July 9, 2021
People give for various reasons, but the most common reason is that they all give to what matters to them the most. According to scientific studies, most have proven that generosity stimulates dopamine, which creates similar brain activity in the regions connected to the experience of pleasure and reward. It is not different with Kas. Kovilan and his friends, who recently joined the fight against one of their community’s most pressing need, hunger. On the...
Thursday, March 4, 2021

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