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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
Behind our work, there are people who Give, Volunteer and Act to make our communities a better place to live in. Volunteers are the backbone of the United Way movement. They contribute their time, expertise, and talent to improve lives in their communities. It does not matter how younger or older you are, anyone can be an advocate for CHANGE. Tanya’s family have always been firm believers of GIVING and 8 years ago, they decided to start an annual charity...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Fire broke out at the Booysens Informal Settlement on Friday night, the 22nd of January 2020. Over 700 shacks were raised to the ground but fortunately, no fatal injuries were reported. The fire affecting about 1765 individuals, including children – leaving them displaced with no infrastructure, nor food or clothing. While the affected are still picking up the pieces following the tragic experience, United Way South Africa (UWSA) has joined the City of...
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
In the continued struggle against COVID-19, United Way South Africa (UWSA) has since raised their hands to tackle challenges faced in under-served communities. UWSA, the local United Way organisation, which is part of the United Way Worldwide (UWW) movement; has been at the forefront of distributing COVID19 relief care packs to under-served communities in need. This response has been made possible by generous donations from multiple donors as well as...
Friday, January 22, 2021

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