Entries by Khanyisa Maphaha

Thari Programme raises awareness on children’s rights

South Africa’s Constitution calls for the highest regard for children’s rights, for equality and for dignity.  The 1 – 7 June 2020 marks Child Protection Week, a campaign aimed to raise awareness on the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005. Thari, a programme of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation that is implemented […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected, but do not […]

School Health Week

On 4 March, the Social Welfare team funded by Merafe Resources facilitated a Health, Sanitation and Sexual Education Programme at Meriti Secondary School in Meriting Township near Rustenburg in commemoration of School Health Week.  The programme was initiated and prompted by learners from the school, stating the need to access information to help curb bullying, […]

Presidential Golf Day Challenge 2020

The Presidential Golf Challenge (PGC) 2020 took place on 14 February at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. The event was hosted by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and aimed to raise funds for a charity designated by the sitting President while simultaneously facilitating an opportunity for networking between […]

Kanana Early Childhood Development Launch

  The launch of the Kanana Community Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre was held on 12 March 2020 in Orkney, North West.  In 2017 Aspen Pharmacare partnered with the North West Department of Social Development and Adopt-a-School Foundation to build a brick and mortar ECD structure for the community of Kanana. This investment was in […]

National Teachers Awards

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented the 20th National Teaching Awards at the Soshanguve East Secondary School in Pretoria, Gauteng Province on 15 February 2020. The DBE paid tribute to teachers during a special awards ceremony, recognising outstanding teaching in the following categories:  Grade R Teaching, Primary School Teaching, Secondary School Teaching, Primary School […]

Adopt-a-School’s Matric Class of 2019 achieved exceptional results

We are proud of Adopt-a-School Foundation Matric Class of 2019 for their excellent results. These schools achieved a pass rate of 86%, an increase from 84 % in the previous year. These results are a tremendous contribution towards the National Matric pass rate of 81.3% achieved by the country. We are also delighted to announce […]

Message from the Director May 2020

Welcome to our first newsletter for the year. 2020 is proving to be an unsettling year ahead with our country facing the global pandemic, COVID-19. We trust you are safe and will enjoy reading our latest achievements from the last quarter. This includes the remarkable performance of our 2019 Matric Class, National Teachers Awards, Kanana […]