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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments


I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…


We Need a Better Term for Giving Back

August 31, 2017 | 3 Comments
Shine Literacy

“Giving back” is a bit of an overused term. In fact, I think it’s become so commonplace, that it has actually begun to lose its meaning. Essentially, it’s supposed to mean giving back to the community, country or world that has given you so much, and spreading love, wealth, knowledge or time from those who have so much, to those who don’t have enough (now THAT I can get behind). Continue Reading…