e’Learning educational platform as an alternative to conventional educational system

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Schools in South Africa have been prematurely closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. For many, this could spell an end to the academic year if the pandemic is not curbed within a few weeks’ time.  This decrease in school days adversely affects the existing levels of educational inequality among students in rural areas and township communities where education and training…

Addressing human-elephant conflict through beehive fencing and agricultural opportunities

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After clearing up of the land during the month of March, we are pleased to report that the cooperative received the chilli plants, ready for planting their 2 hectares of land. They were unable to access a tractor to further clear and plough the land, but they were undeterred and carried on doing all the requisite preparation and planting, by hand. We…

Waste Recycling: An economic game changer for communities

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The plastic industry has been going through uncertainty over the past few months. In recent times, this has been exacerbated by the global health and economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 as consumers, governments and businesses alike have had to focus most of their efforts on combating this virus. These impacts have had dire consequences at a micro level, especially on SMME’s…

Coding and the 4IR opportunities presented through out programmes

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iLAB, part of groupelephant.com and a leading global  Software Quality Assurance company that has played a leading role in transferring technology skills in the South African economy has made a bold step to kick off a programme that will see 4IR skills being developed in townships and remote communities.   Together with ERP Technology Partners, Nokia and our implementing partners at GOT…

Building thriving communities through partnerships

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The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, through ERP has made available Epap meal portions during the Covid-19 lockdown to distribute to families in need of basic food. The food delivery is being done by the Waterberg Welfare Society in the small town of Vaalwater, Waterberg District of Limpopo. So far, a total of 60, 500kg ePap were delivered for breakfast and 175 prepared lunch meals…

International World Rhino Day School Speaking Competition

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INTRODUCTION For World Rhino Day, Letticia and her team from Waterberg Welfare Society, an ERP funded and supported centre, organised and attended an anti-poaching public speaking event held at Lapalala Wilderness School. The participants debated on the social, political and economic impacts of rhino poaching in South Africa, with prizes being handed out to the most outstanding public debaters on the day….

2019 Keep Senwabarwana Clean Campaign

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INTRODUCTION The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation recently received CSI funding from New Clicks,  which we proposed would be utilised for the benefit of Ntshabeleng Waste Management Cooperative, local waste collectors and the wider Senwabarwana community. Our focus would be around Ntshabeleng Cooperative, an all women led and run recycling enterprise which we have been supporting over the past five years. We proposed to have…

How to turn litter into community-wide empowerment

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Poverty is an overwhelming challenge in South Africa. As people confront economic difficulties, environmental concerns tend to take a back foot. In the town of Senwabarwana in Limpopo, both these issues negatively impact local communities. But a small group of women are changing that through an innovative waste collection system. Leading the charge is Cosy Manoko.   “Growing up, littering was normal,”…

2018 Blouberg Thuma Mina Clean Up Campaign

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Introduction The Blouberg Thuma Mina Cleaning Day was one of the three events lined up for 2018 Heritage/Tourism Month (September) in the Blouberg-Makgabeng-Senwabarwana (BMS) area. The other two events are: 2018 Heritage/Tourism Launch (7 September) and Cultural Festival (27 September). These events for 2018 were led by a partnership of three stakeholders: Blouberg Municipality, P.E.A.C.E Foundation, and Ragibang Development Forum (other stakeholders…