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.

Co-creating safer communities

Co-creating safer communities

A small group of unarmed women patrol the streets of a neighbourhood where the sound of gunshots rings out at night. A team gathers in the make-shift corrugated iron structure that is home to the ‘boardroom’ where they plan both safety and sports activities for their...

Telling the stories that matter

Telling the stories that matter

Have you ever been deeply impacted by a person’s life story? Do you agree that storytelling is powerful, especially when someone shares their own story?We believe that stories have the power to unite, build empathy, connect, inspire and encourage. From 25 to 29...

Join online – build on the ground

Join online – build on the ground

Introducing the Proud of our Towns Facebook Groups “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.”The world of social media did not yet exist when Henry Ford spoke these wise words. But many decades later, they still...

Building Business | Reflections on 2020 and the way forward

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

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

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

Over the past five months, the Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards a host of relief and recovery interventions in 13 communities across seven provinces. Ranyaka has been rolling out the multi-faceted PoMT programme in a growing...