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Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate – 4 August 2019

We are having a musical variety concert fundraiser for Empowervate on Sunday 4 August in the afternoon (2:30pm for 3) at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton City. It is a variety concert with pop, Broadway, and easy listening jazz. We have Michael de Pinna (Best known for the Vodacom adverts…

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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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Ministerial Outreach Programme: Drop all and read

On 10 December, the National Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, launched the “Drop all and read” programme at Tsosoloso Ya Afrika Secondary School in Ebony Park, Gauteng. The aim of the event was to encourage parents, teachers, youth – the whole community – to work together to improve the dismal…

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Innovation in Education: Monash South Africa’s MSALead Event

Left: The MSA Lead Fellows 2016 after their pitches Right: William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Federation (Baltimore, USA) with Empowervate Trust CEO Amanda Blankfield-Koseff Empowervate Trust’s CEO, Mrs Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, was invited to be a panelist on the “Innovation in Education” discussion at the MSALead Event at the University in Ruimsig, Gauteng on…

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My experience of being a Y-CAP Support Team member

We received the following message from a Y-CAP Support Team member based in Gauteng. Thank you Koketso for your commitment to empowering and motivating the next generation of active citizens with us! Dear Amanda I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me to your team. I have learned a lot…

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