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Empowervate Wins ROCCI Award for Second Year

On Saturday 5 November 2016 the ROCCI FNB Business of the Year Awards took place at Silverstar Casino in Johannesburg. The Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce (ROCCI) and First National Bank have been hosting these awards for many years to celebrate the hard work, acievements abd innovation of local businesses. Empowervate Trust received a Gold recognition award in the Community Support category…

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Testimonial from a YCAP Support Team member

Dear Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, I am writing this letter as a testimonial for the YCAP programme to explain my experience and how being a YCAP support team member helped me as an individual. The first time I heard about the YCAP programme was when my little sister (Dimpho Madileng) and her team at Minerva Secondary went…

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Y-CAP National Finalist Receives Microscope

Amazing things happen when you’re surrounded by active citizens! One of the National Finalists, Endakane High from KwaZulu Natal, presented their project at the National Championships on 23 July in Pretoria. The team’s project, which was about setting up a science lab at their school, impressed the videographer’s father, Malcolm Merson-Davies. Malcolm decided to donate…

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Sixteen-year-old learner explains why active citizenship rocks!

  We decided to publish a copy of the speech made by 16-year-old Maxcean Danster from Kalahari High School that she made on the day of the Youth Citizens Action Programme’s Northern Cape Provincial Showcase event on Youth Day, 16 June 2016. It is an honour for me to have the opportunity to speak to people who…

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All Possibilities Exist

Just like a fingerprint, everyone is unique in their own special way. Everyone has something to contribute to this world. Why else would we be here? Why us? Even the smallest thing, like making another person smile, is adding light and good energy into the universe. Positively touching the life of another is a beautiful…

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