PAARL

WESTERN CAPE

The cheers of spectators at a volunteer-led cricket tournament ring across the open piece of ground otherwise better acquainted with the sound of gunfire. It is time for change.

Situated on the banks of the Berg River, Paarl is a town steeped in history and characterised by natural beauty, rolling vineyards and beautiful architecture. Looking in from the outside, the area appears to be one of wealth and prosperity. Paarl is, however, also home to many challenges with thousands of residents facing a daily battle to survive. Still, the sense of community is strong and a host of local heroes is leading the charge to bring new hope to the place they call home.

Building Business | Reflections on 2020 and the way forward

The year 2020 upended the global economy, bringing disruption and, in many cases, devastation at mass scale. Small, medium- and micro enterprises (SMMEs) as well as survivalist businesses have been especially hard hit.During the course of this year, the Nedbank Proud...

Building communities together

Ranyaka is excited to announce that BUCO Hardware, a division of The Building Company, is embarking on a journey with us as we tackle Fix Your Space and Land & Property projects that will help create places where people can prosper – in every sense of the word....

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

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What about the children?

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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...

A sporting chance

Sport unifies, energises and creates a healthy platform for community interaction. Last weekend, 16 cricket teams and 16 netball teams from Lantana participated in a four-day sport tournament organised by a local team of volunteers who are driving a sport programme...