January 2023 project updates

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INTRODUCTION As we begin another year, we not only anticipate to amplify our impact throughout our programmes, but also wish you all a fruitful year ahead. We provide you with various updates from our projects during the month of January 2023.   MADIKWE APICULTURE PROJECT The group, which managed to successfully register as a Cooperative, harvested just over 70kg of honey, which…

Updates from our projects during the month of November 2022

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INTRODUCTION As yet another year draws to an end, we wish you and your loved ones a pleasant and sweet holiday, and hope 2023 will be a prosperous year for you all.   MADIKWE LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMME The  learnership programme, funded by EPI-USE and implmemented in partnership with the Barokologadi Community Properterty Association continues, with 50 students participating in the ICT programme, whilst…

Updates from our projects during the month of October 2022

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INTRODUCTION October was poverty eradication month.International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is annually observed on the 17th of October, seeks to raise awareness about the plights of those in poverty. This day aims to remind everyone that a sustainable future requires everyone from all backgrounds to come together and help one another in a time of need. It further aims to…

Updates from our projects during the month of September 2022

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INTRODUCTION September is Heritage Month in South Africa, with the 24th of the month being the actual Heritage Day. This is a day when South Africans celebrate their rich cultural diversity, which is core to the country’s heritage. As part of celebrating Heritage Month, we showcase the magnificent and extraordinary Makgabeng Mountain and plateau, show here in the main image. Located in…

An update from our projects during the month of August 2022

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INTRODUCTION August was women’s month in South Africa. In celebrating this month, we take time to showcase some exciting news from our various projects, which are largely women led and constituted, as we recognise their tenacity and hardwork shown in their day to day activities.   WATERBERG WAVE FM For the month of August, ERP’s Letticia Mahlatji, a phenomenal woman and conservationist…

Updates from our projects during the month of July 2022

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INTRODUCTION This month was Mandela Month. Though we did not have a particular event held to commemorate the day, we do continue fundraising for the 450 orphans at Ndumo. Please refer to the end of this update to learn how you can also be a part and contribute to their welfare.   WATERBERG WAVE FM OUTREACH PROGRAMMES For the month of July,  ERP…

Updates from our projects during the month of June

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INTRODUCTION June is Youth Month in South Africa. This month’s updates also follow a similar theme, and we provide the highlights below.   YOUTH DAY CELEBRATIONS AT VAALWATER For Youth Day, Waterberg Waves had a youth outreach programme which looked at the importance of protecting the earth in a sustainable manner for the benefit of both current and future generations. Focus was…

Updates from our projects during the month of May 2022

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INTRODUCTION This month we celebrate both Africa month, based on Africa Day which was celebrated on the 25th, and World Bee Day which was celebrated on the 20th of May.   MADIKWE APICULTURE PROJECT (NORTH-WEST PROVINCE) We recently organised and executed a cooperative training workshop for the Madikwe apiculture group. The workshop’s objectives were to provide the group with the necessary skills and…

Updates from our projects during April 2022

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INTRODUCTION “For to be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of other. – Nelson Mandela.  With April being freedom month, our project updates reflect on how we continue to work towards bringing about socio-economic and environmental freedom through use of the P.E.A.C.E. Model in a number of…

Updates from our projects during March 2022

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INTRODUCTION March’s updates are reflective of milestones covered within the first quarter of 2022, where our projects continue to gather momentum, enabling us to bring about meaningful impacts in various communities.   UPDATE ON SEKELEKANI COOPERATIVE, GAZINI (KZN) The Cooperative finished harvesting their crop of red chillies, after having employed 5 part-time labourers to help in this process over a 6 day…