Taylor Swift donates $50 000 to a little girl with bad blood


Singer Taylor Swift donated an accumulative $50 000 (over R600k) to Naomi Oakes’ GoFundMe page, after seeing a video about the 11-year-old’s battle with leukaemia.

Gender violence help centre underutilised


Johannesburg - A R4.2-million, 24-hour command centre, launched last year to provide support and counselling to victims of gender-based violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, is apparently not running at full capacity.


Some role-players who are involved in assisting victims fear that the centre, which has become a lifeline for women, may face closure.


Créche receives helping hand


LIMPOPO – FARISANI Community Crèche in Folovhodwe-Tshikhudini village outside Mutale recently received assistance with the donation of R80 000 from Limpopo Voluntary Group Scheme Board in conjunction with Old Mutual Thohoyandou.


The Donation also included chairs, a water tank, fridge, a computer and printer and a trampoline.


Watch South Africa’s richest CEOs sleeping on the street in a cardboard box


Over 200 of South Africa’s richest CEOs spent the night on the streets of Sandton on 18 June, in a bid to raise money for charity.


The initiative is part of the international CEO SleepOut campaign, which was launched in SA in April.

Disability activists protest budget that leaves out funding


 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The announcement of a California budget deal has not stopped pleas for the state to spend more on social services, as advocates for people with disabilities came to the state Capitol Wednesday, angry after additional funding for services was left out of the $115.4 billion deal.


South Africans called to support casual day


Casual Day ambassadors have issued their annual challenge to the youth of South Africa to spring to action for persons with disabilities. A number of local celebrities support Casual Day, which is South Africa’s most successful fundraising project for persons with disabilities.


Thuli Matlala, 2J Harmonix, Patrick Mashegwana and Khumo Moyane, spent some time at a recent music concert to get the endorsement of celebrities DJ Zubz and TV presenter Lezanne Naidoo for this year’s Casual Day campaign.