Category: Saving the world

Better SA Gugulethu

Volunteering Made Easy With Better SA

Better SA makes volunteering easy. They will find an organisation that needs assistance from volunteers, they will organise all the tools and materials needed to assist and they will provide transport to and from the venue. All you have to do is book your spot on the bus via their website, and be at the meeting point on time. Read the post for more details.


Win R20 000 With MySchool’s 20th Anniversary

This year MySchool celebrates its 20th anniversary and is very proud to have donated over R500m to causes over the last 20 years. To celebrate their anniversary, MySchool is giving an additional R20,000 to 20 causes plus if you help spread the word, you could win R20,000 too. Details at the bottom of this post.

Sanbona sundowners

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

It was only recently that I had a game experience that restored my faith in game reserves. That was my visit to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. What sets Sanbona apart from other reserves apart from its size, is that there is no intervention. The animals live the way they are meant to. It’s the real deal.

bottled water

The Scourge Of Bottled Water

Drinking bottled water has become commonplace these days. But there really is no need for it and it’s terrible for the environment. Learn more about the negative effects of bottled water in this post (including a cool video) and pledge to stop drinking it.

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MySchool – Where Does The Money Go?

MySchool raises millions of Rands for its causes each month. In fact, over the last year it raised over R70m for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations. But where does all the money go? Here are some examples of organisations that receive donations from MySchool, and the amount they receive, which is used for the running of the organisation and the positive activities in which they engage.


MySchool And Loot Partner To Benefit SA Charities

What started in 1997 as a sustainable way for parents to raise money for schools, has grown to become one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Cardholders have a portion of their spend donated by the retailer whenever they swipe their MySchool card. The card is free and the donations cost the cardholder nothing, and now there is a new partner, online shopping site,

Myschool edible garden harvest table

MySchool Edible Garden Harvest Table

Follow through and follow up. Those two very important concepts form the theme of this report on my most recent visit to Chapel Street Primary School in District 6 for the Harvest Table lunch....

Chapel Street primary school food garden

Edible Gardens with MySchool

MySchool invited me to assist with the planting of a food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in District 6. The project is a collaboration between the school, Woolworths Financial Services (WFS), Partners for Possibility and Urban Harvest.