social development

Homeless Participate in Soccer Festivities in the Central City
23 June 2010

Watching the drama of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ soccer teams has fast become a favourite pastime for many Capetonians, including many homeless people who have taken the opportunity to watch on the big screen at the Scalabrini Centre, just a couple of blocks away from the Fan Fest on the Grand Parade.

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Helping the homeless find their way home
24 May 2010

The idea that no one should have to live on our streets, enshrined in the vision of The Haven Night Shelter Organisation, is something that almost everyone would support wholeheartedly, but not everyone understands exactly what an organisation such as The Haven does to turn people’s lives around.

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Building new lives at The Carpenter’s Shop
24 May 2010

Anyone standing on Roeland St in Cape Town, looking across at the unprepossessing building of The Carpenter’s Shop would be forgiven for thinking that nothing much goes on there.

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Give Responsibly to make a difference
19 April 2010

Cape Town is a place where meetings with friends and colleagues are often held at one of the city’s many sidewalk cafes. It is a convivial atmosphere which can be seasoned with a dash of guilt or empathy with the less fortunate members of our society.

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Give Responsibly
7 December 2009

Cape Town’s Central City Improvement District is to launch a campaign aimed at linking city hotels with local hospitals and clinics to ensure that their old linen and other items are offered to the health care facilities before being discarded.

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Home of Hope – a safety net for vulnerable children
7 December 2009

Madeleine Barnard writes: In a multi-cultural city like Cape Town, with a fraught history and complex social issues, it is often the children who fall through the cracks.

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Swimming feat for charity
2 December 2009

Overcoming scores of jellyfish, an unfriendly dolphin and a seized shoulder, Theodore Yach, 51, one of SA’s most accomplished cold water, long-distance swimmers and Central City Improvement District chairperson

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GIVE health a chance…
30 November 2009

The state of public health care facilities, day hospitals and other hospitals and health care organisation in South Africa is constantly under financial pressure to meet the needs of the people standing in often long queues for medical assistance.

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CCID’s social success attributed to a strong field work team
4 November 2009

The past year has seen the Central City Improvement District (CCID) in Cape Town increase its social development department to include a manager (Pat Eddy) and three fulltime field workers (Dean Ramjoomia, Mark Williams and Headman Siralarala).

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