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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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Food Security Projects Win at 9th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme

By Webmaster / September 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Food Security Projects Win at 9th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme

The overall winners at the ninth annual Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) National Championships held in Hoedspruit on Saturday, 28 July 2018 were Gauteng’s De Deur Primary School and the Eastern Cape’s Solomon Mahlangu High, which both focused on food security projects. The event forms part of an initiative by Empowervate Trust – in collaboration…

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Empowered Youth to Present their Impactful Projects at National Showcase Event

By Amanda / July 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Empowered Youth to Present their Impactful Projects at National Showcase Event

Finalists in the annual Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) will showcase their impactful projects at the National Championships to be held in Hoedspruit on Saturday, 28 July 2018. Now in its ninth year, the event forms part of an initiative by Empowervate Trust – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – to provide…

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