PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. – Les Brown

A healthy society consists of individuals who are physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially healthy. Empowered, engaged and activated individuals are the parents who raise well-rounded, healthy children. They are the teachers who are motivated and equipped to battle great odds to educate the next generation. They are the entrepreneurs, the employers and the employees who provide for their families and grow our local economies. They are the change agents who drive sustainable, positive transformation in their towns and neighbourhoods.

Ranyaka partners with local service providers to help support people development through:

  • Youth development

  • Life skills training

  • Financial training

  • Showcasing career and training opportunities

  • Providing access to mentorship

  • Supporting people with disabilities

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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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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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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FOOD FOR HUNGRY FAMILIES

The clock was ticking. There were less than 12 hours to go before South Africa went into full lockdown.

 A group of volunteers from multiple churches and NGOs in Stellenbosch (and across South Africa, we can safely assume!) were braving the endless queues in grocery...

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