FROM NEGLECT TO NURTURE

What does one get when you have a large-but-unloved piece of open land, next to a school with a proactive principal, a community that cares and partners with vision? A beautiful transformation that is already unfolding into one that holds the potential to enrich the...

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DIAMONDS IN THE DUST

Farming for the Future takes root in Klapmuts As the harsh impact of lockdown regulations continue to expose - and often exacerbate - the many disparities within our society, there are still diamonds to be found in the dust and dirt of the COVID crisis. One such...

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BUILDING BUSINESS IN TOUGH TIMES

Recovery and Relief Programme for Community Entrepreneurs The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the South African economy. Thousands of micro, survivalist and small enterprises are amongst those who currently find themselves in a dire position. In response to...

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SHOWCASING ENTREPRENEURS – ELANI PLAATJIES

Next in line in our series of showcasing some of the entrepreneurs who are participating in the Ranyaka Building Business programme, is Elani Plaatjies from The Food Triangle. Here is Elani's story. Picture a custard biscuit cup filled with a little mixed-berry...

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM, SITHEMBISO!

We are excited to introduce a brand-new addition to the Ranyaka family! Sithembiso Malevu has joined the Ranyaka team as a Programme Manager and we are thrilled to have such a committed, motivated and skilled leader join our team. Sithembiso (or S’the, as she is...

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SHOWCASING ENTREPRENEURS – MUAIN ARNOLDS

Over the next few weeks, in support of local businesses, we will be showcasing some of the entrepreneurs who are participating in Ranyaka's Building Business programme. First in line is Muain Arnolds, the entrepreneur behind Shuttle Master in Stellenbosch!Muain was...

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HELLO, PORT ELIZABETH!

Proud of my Town (PoMT) has spread its wings to the township of Zwide in Port Elizabeth and last week, we had the privilege of working with Ubuntu Pathways to help bring relief to vulnerable families in need. Thanks to the Nedbank Proud of My Town fund in Port...

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COVID-19: HOPE IN A TIME OF HAVOC

Image by Alfred Thorpe | Vuurtoring MediaThe year 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as a year when a pandemic turned the world upside down - bringing disruption, despair and even devastation on a global scale. At the same time, the Proud of my Town team has...

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SUPPORTING THE HOMELESS IN TSHWANE

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown affects every single South African and the most vulnerable members of our society are undoubtedly the hardest hit.

 As part of Nedbank's Proud of my Town programme, we had the privilege today to support two shelters in the City of...

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COMMUNITY IN A NEW LIGHT

Community. It has become such a loaded term in our society. And the textbook answer would be that a community is a group of people who find themselves living within the same geographical area. That’s it. Plain, clear and very simply defined.  Is it really just that? I...

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THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 IN MAGALIESBURG

As part of the fight against Covid-19 in the area, the West Rand District Municipality launched its public spaces sanitizing programme in Magaliesburg last Wednesday. Work continued this morning after rain halted the process over the weekend.

 Ranyaka's local...

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