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Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change. Combining my passion for extreme desert running with philanthropy and raising awareness for social causes, I will be running 250
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Extreme athlete and social activist, David Barnard, is set to run 250 kilometres in the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) from 20 to 26 October 2018 in support of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH). Stretched over seven days, the desert race is a test of endurance and takes place in the proximity of the Augrabies Falls on the Orange River. Barnard is the first African to have completed multi-stage desert races on all seven
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The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), Dr Mandisa Maholwana, says the hospital places the highest priority on infection prevention and appropriate antibiotic use and has therefore implemented Bluebird, an innovative tool designed to manage these health concerns. “Bluebird is a proven organisational tool that facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and helps our clinicians prioritise high risk patients and improve patient safety. Importantly, the tool has been shown to integrate well
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De Beers Group employees have taken up the challenge to keep former President Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by donating R1,5 million towards his vision of providing quality healthcare to the children of southern Africa. The donation is a result of pledges made by the Group’s South African employees and contracting partner Masana, towards the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital for Madiba’s centenary celebrations. The funds will go towards equipping the neurosurgical theatre of the tertiary specialist
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JOINT MESSAGE ON THE PASSING OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MR KOFI ANNAN We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mr Kofi Annan – and we join the world in mourning the loss of a giant. Most notably known for his tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997 – 2006), Mr Annan was a lifelong advocate for the rights of all people. Having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, and later working
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This Centenary year, the more you invest with Nedbank or use your Children’s Affinity account, the more the bank donates to the Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund to support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, a project of the fund. This will ensure that children like Siya can chase their dreams, at no extra cost to you!
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