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Empowervate Poem Writing Challenge 2021

Well done to the 61 entrants who sent in their poems for this social media competition run by Empowervate on the topic of ending bullying. The quality was amazing overall and we chose 10 winners instead of only 3! The top 10 get R30 airtime, third place gets R50 airtime, second place gets R75 airtime…

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Young Active Citizen Awards 2020

Media Release South African learners showcase their solutions on COVID-19 and societal issues 16 December 2020: Finalists from sixteen schools who come from eight provinces across South Africa presented their projects in the inaugural online Young Active Citizens Award 2020. “We’re all aware of the ways in which COVID-19 has turned life upside down, so…

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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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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

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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