De Beers Kimberley Mines says it has made funds available for a bursary scheme that will enable disadvantaged and disabled pupils to attend the Kimberley International Diamond Jewellery Academy, launched two years ago, and an initiative by the diamond trading company in partnership with the provincial government.
Vulnerable and disadvantaged children of Rammulotsi, Viljoenskroon, in Free State, were given a boost when a school was specially built for them.
The Mangwana Day Care Centre, an orphanage in Ramatlanbama outside Mahikeng is to get a food security project after two private sector companies partnered to help the vulnerable kids.
Devastating. Tragic. A disaster. These were the words used by children's homes and orphanage owners to describe the impending closure of the Big Shoes Foundation this Friday.
As we approach World Aids Day, it is a relief to know that UNAids keeps working towards the goal of ending all new HIV infections in children by 2015 and of keeping mothers alive.
The number of orphans in South Africa has reached critical levels. This is according to the 2011 Census released last week, which indicated that more than 3.37 million children aged between one and 17 have lost either one or both parents.
It's just after noon and thick black clouds gather ominously over an informal settlements in Protea South, Soweto. Children walk gingerly next to the ramshackle shacks, trying to avoid puddles of water.
Growing concern over the state of South African families is the focus of a rather ‘fuzzy’ article appearing in The Citizen today.
According to the article, South African families are crumbling due to HIV and AIDS, poverty and unemployment, leaving a vast number of orphans and vulnerable children in their wake.