Dalukhanyo Pre-school - Transformation through creativity


A little over a year ago the buildings at Dalukhanyo Pre-school were in desperate need of repairs and a fresh coat of paint. The LTPT Trust jumped in to raise funds to assist with some basic maintenance of the buildings. Our call for help to add some colour to the buildings also got the attention of See Saw Do, a social enterprise involved in several transformation projects in Langa. A couple of weeks ago, Dalukhanyo was selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Care and Share Initiative. Every year, Old Mutual dedicate two weeks towards giving back to communities. As part of this year’s initiative, and with the help of See Saw Do and 200 volunteers from Old Mutual, five Early Childhood Centres in Langa were transformed into bright and colourful spaces where children can be inspired to learn and play.

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City invites Capetonians to participate in Africa’s first Carrotmob

CITY OF CAPE TOWN MEDIA RELEASE
16 NOVEMBER 2011

The City of Cape Town invites Capetonians to participate in the very first Carrotmob on the African continent to be hosted at Maria’s Café on Dunkley Square, Gardens on Friday 18 November 2011 from 17:00 till 22:30.

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Dalukhanyo pre-school project

Uluntu Africa has been assisting Dalukhanyo pre-school in Langa, one of the oldest townships near Cape Town, for the past two years. Dalukhanyo is part of the Hostels to Homes project and provides care for babies and children up to 6 years old. Dalukhanyo is one of the few nursery facilities in Langa and fills the need for cheap and often even free daycare facilities to working parents and single mothers in the area.

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Busting the Myth – Saving the Species


Since the start of 2011, hardly a day has gone by without reading about the horrors of rhino poaching. The poaching really has taken epic proportions with the current figure halfway 2011 in South Africa alone standing at 174 rhinos. Kruger National Park seems to carry the brunt of the poaching activities with 120 rhinos killed since the start of 2011, nearly the same number of rhinos as in the whole of South Africa in 2009. The rhino poaching stats make a frightening read, a 2450% increase from 2007 to 2010!

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Harvesting the Seeds of Hope

Last Friday evening I attended the Seed to Table book launch at our local Kalkbay Bookshop. Knowing about the amazing work Abalimi Bezekhaya do, promoting amongst others organic community food gardens as a sustainable way of poverty alleviation in the Cape Flats Townships, I was very keen to find out about this intriguing new cookbook Seed to Table.

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Building a food garden in Khayelitsha on Do It Day


Last Saturday was annual Do It Day in South Africa. Organised by Greater Good South Africa), every year thousands of volunteers support various environmental, educational and social causes around the country. This year the Uluntu team decided to support one of our suppliers, Makazi Guesthouse in Khayelitsha to set up a township food garden for their Indlovu Project. Di Womersley from the Shaster Foundation, the driving force behind the project, arranged a great day involving kids from the surrounding community and Indlovu’s youth centre to lend a hand and work with the volunteers to learn more about recycling, food gardening and sustainable living.

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Serengeti Under Threat

The government of Tanzania has approved a major commercial truck highway across the Serengeti National Park, linking the Lake area Victoria with eastern Tanzania. Conservation organizations have warned that the highway would be destructive to the Serengeti ecosystem, as it will cut across the path of ancient wildlife migration routes. The Wildebeest Migration is widely regarded as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, and the Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in East Africa.

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