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2015 Mini-Summit Feedback

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day) - Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

Dear Delegate

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GKSA staff supporting ESRA House - Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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The Golden Key SA staff will be sorting and packing clothes for the newly registered

ESRA House for children on Wednesday, 21 October.

Members will be invitated to join us in supporting their projects from 2016.


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“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dream of.” Nelson Mandela

MANDELA WEEK: 06th to 18th of July 2015

“Together we can make every day a Mandela Day.”

Dear Volunteers, Friends of Tateni, Founders and Partners,

Tateni Home Care Nursing Services is pleading with you to offer services and support during the 2015 Mandela week!

We invite business, corporates, community organisations, partners, friends and the community to join Tateni 2015 International Mandela Day celebrations to donate 67 minutes to change the world for the better.

Your participation in any of the following activities and in kind donation would be highly appreciated:

The Drop-in Centres Buitumelo at Mogale Primary School and the one at Mahlasedi Masana Primary School in Mamelodi East do not have facilities for cooking, and for an environment for adequate afterschool programme activities of our beneficiaries. Both centres are each visited by over 35 children per day.

To eliminate these situations Tateni plans to set up container structures at both centres with estimated costs of R50, 000.00 each. These will offer kitchen facilities, enough space for 40 children, a play area and a healthy environment for our beneficiaries to develop.


Office equipment - Refurbished or new laptops; Wireless microphones; An amplifier for our PA-system; A projector for awareness campaigns in our Drop- in Centres and Stationery- especially office paper.

Breaking the cycle of Poverty Programme - Career guidance workshops facilitation; Life skill courses; Motivational speakers; Tutors for extra classes especially for maths and science andSkills training for out of school youth.


Tetani offices - Globes (florescent)energy saving; Painting of offices and classes, window frames and burglars; Providing shelving for the store room; Security re-enforcement for doors and windows for our office; Re-enforcement of perimeter barbed wire fence; Folding tables and Office furniture and couches for the student Social Workers’ offices at three local High Schools where they undertake their practical work.

School uniforms - School shoes for boys and girls; Jerseys; Trousers and tunics; Shirts; Shoe threading needle; Black shoe polish and brushes and Sanitary pads and panties.

For vulnerable and needy Families - Provision of 100 food parcels; Winter and summer clothing Blankets.

Educational extra mural activities equipment - Educational toys for children Soccer kit and soccer balls; Netball kit and balls; Skipping ropes; Chess boards; Crayons (general stationery); Hula-hoops and Library books for children and for high school students.

Gardening - Ground cover flowers; Aloe plants; Electronic lawn mower; Herbs; Top soil for lawn; Seedlings; Labour for Planting of seedlings; Pruning of fruit trees; Leaf rake X 4; Petrol for transport and grass- cutting machine andPest control, especially rodents in the drop in centres.


Please inform us on which activities you would be interested to make the community of Mamelodi a better place. Donations in cash and in-kind would be most appreciated.

The main event for the “67 Minutes for Mandela Day” will be celebrated on the 18th July 2015 at Tateni centre, not forgetting though that “every day is a Mandela Day”.

Kindly extend the invitation to your family and friends.

Contact details for any enquiries at: 012 805 9109

E- mail:


Yours in Community Service

Regina Mokgokong: Executive Director


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Community Intervention - Heatherdale Children's Home

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Dear Golden Key Member

Heatherdale Children’s Home is an 85 year old Non-Profit Organisation that focuses on child care.  It is based in Athlone, Cape Town, under the sponsorship of the Methodist Church of South Africa.  The Home provides a safe haven for abused or neglected children, ultimately assisting in their rehabilitation.  Heatherdale caters for 25 boys and 35 girls, between the ages of 4 and 18.  The Home aims to provide a place of refuge and support for these children, helping them to develop on an emotional, educational and spiritual level. Heatherdale offers a range of comprehensive programmes that encompasses areas such as life-skills training, therapeutic services, sporting activities, spiritual development and educational support.  The Home mostly works towards family reunification, and in addition, will soon be opening a substance abuse programme for children and adolescents.  Heatherdale ensures that all their activities are in line with the regulations and obligations required by The Children’s Act of 2005.  The Home has many requirements on an ongoing basis that it is unable to meet due to financial constraints.  It currently requires assistance to upgrade the living environment and building structure of the home which is sorely lacking.

I am Bianca Kramer, a Social Work student from UCT who has been placed at Heatherdale for the remainder of my degree.  I am planning and implementing a community intervention, the outcome of which would be to assist the home with these deficiencies and other requirements.  I am accordingly planning a full make-over of the premises, over the weekend of 10-11 October 2015, in order to enrich the living environment for the children.  I am therefore approaching you/ your company/organisation to ask for your assistance in mobilising resources to meet Heatherdale’s needs.  I am requesting donations of paint, building materials, furniture, and other necessities.  In addition, through media coverage and other communications and networking, I will be rounding up community members and other members of the public to donate their time to assist during this make-over. I have also opened a bank account for this project and will be accepting financial donations.

The current facilities include male dormitories and bathrooms, female dormitories and bathrooms, an office area, a social workers’ office, store rooms, two cottages, a computer room, a swimming pool, a courtyard, a hall and a field with a jungle gym.  The facilities are old, run-down and broken and as a result of this, some are dangerous for a children’s environment.

I hope that you can assist Heatherdale and take part in this wonderful project.  The link provides details of the Home’s current requirements, as well as the SARS 18A registration, which will ensure that you will receive the required tax certificate in return for your sponsorship.


If you have any queries relating to this intervention please feel free to contact me at


Kind regards,

Bianca Kramer

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International merit for UKZN Chapter President - Nerissa Naidoo

 The Rising Sun (Chatsworth) reported on 2 June that Nerissa will be spending six months conducting par of her doctoral research at Ghent University in Belguium.  She was awarded the prestigious Inspire Mobility Scholarship, funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme.

Ms Naidoo graduated wit a Bachelor of Medical Science deree, majoring in Clinical Anatomy and Physiology in 2011, completing her honours in Anatomy in 2012.Nerissa will be attending the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology where she will conduct anatomical and biomechanical shoulder work related to two subsets of her doctoral research.  Her study pertains to the field of Clinical Human Anatomy.

The Rising Sun quoted her:

"Service to humanity is something I hold close to my heart and I have been involved in it since my secondary education.  I have the opportunity to be actively involved in various academic, leadership and community service projects.  I feel that these tanible benefits of serving and sharing have and continue, to transform my own life".

Golden Key is proud!

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Adams & Adams & GK UKZN Pietermaritzburg promotes law...

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Law profession's day is an annual event planned by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in order to expose law students to firms that offer bursaries, vacation work and other opportunities.  This year, Golden Key participated in the event and was connecting law students with law firms who are Golden Key Corporate Partners.  Golden Key also used the opportunity to promote Golden Key and take details of students who feel are eligible to be part of the society.

On behalf of GK SA - a great big Thank You to both Adams & Adams and the Pietermartizburg Committee.

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