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Celebrating Learners Making Positive Changes in their Schools and Communities

By Amanda / September 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Celebrating Learners Making Positive Changes in their Schools and Communities

On 16 August 2019, the winning teams of provincial primary and secondary school national finalists gathered at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, Gauteng to showcase the sustainable impact they made on social, environmental, educational or economic challenges in their schools or communities nationally. This is the 10th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP)…

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Where are they now?

By Amanda / September 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Where are they now?

This Heritage month we are looking at how the Y-CAP Alumna from Solomon Mahlangu High, Eastern Cape have been doing…we want to get your updates too!

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Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate – 4 August 2019

By Amanda / July 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate – 4 August 2019

We had a wonderful Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate on Sunday 4 August in the afternoon at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton City. It was a variety concert with pop, Broadway, and easy listening jazz. We had Michael de Pinna (Best known for the Vodacom adverts – “Yebo…

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Y-CAP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

By Amanda / July 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Y-CAP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

On 19 March 2009, YCAP was born out of a youth dialogue programme running at Afrika Tikkun. Four years later, Amanda Blankfield-Koseff formed Empowervate Trust with Arshaad Moosa and Pamela Hendriks to house YCAP in its own NPO. We have compiled a booklet that celebrates 10 years of YCAP and we have a new logo…

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Examining the urge to be cool…

By Amanda / March 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Examining the urge to be cool…

I remember during my secondary school career, my school had a breed of popular young men, some of them were older than me, others were of the similar age to me. They were very popular in the whole school, for attracting every girl’s attention. The kind of people everyone hated to love, as they were…

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A success story from the Eastern Cape

By Amanda / November 6, 2018 / Comments Off on A success story from the Eastern Cape

Olwen Carson, one of the three 2018 Change Agent for Sustainability Award Winners says: Our team (Solomon Mahlangu High, Kwanobuhle township, Eastern Cape) won the Youth Citizens Action Programme National Championships in 2015 – in our debut year. The topic was latecoming. The team then went on to present their project at the Uitenhage District’s…

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