WDB does Walk The Talk 2019

On the 28th of July 2019, WDB staff took part in the annual MTN Walk the Talk with 702. The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 is for a good cause and lending a helping hand to charities is what event is all about. It’s also great fun for those who take part! The event […]

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Mandela Day 2019

It was Nelson Mandela’s 101st birthday yesterday, and we certainly hope he is looking down and seeing how his life inspired so many of us in so many ways. For WDB, Mandela Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on his life and to do something good for others, it’s also about […]

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In memory of Ausi Milli

It was with great sadness that the staff at WDB learnt of the passing of Millicent Manaka, our “Ausi Milli”, on 29 June 2019. She was a dearly loved member of the WDB Trust staff contingent; her quiet dignity and beautiful smile were part of our working days, and her kindness and dedication to her […]

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Tackling the Plight of the Youth

Media houses describe the 55.2% unemployment rate among South African youth as a “ticking time bomb”. The latest numbers from Stats SA show that more and more young people are out of work. Those with limited tertiary education are worse off, with little or no prospects for jobs, while graduates continue to struggle to even […]

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The Face of Poverty is (Still) Woman

The WDB Trust is committed to poverty alleviation and eradication. Our programmes on the ground take place in under-resourced communities in the rural areas of South Africa. Over the past 27 years, the WDB Trust has been facilitating programmes to help women to help themselves. Time and time again we see that the face of […]

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Targeting Poverty through training

The first training session of the year for future Siyakhula Centre Managers took place from the 1st to the 5th of April 2019 at the Africa Training Centre in Pietermaritzburg. 25 trainee-centre managers and three branch managers came together for the training session, which took place over a week. Participants were selected via an interview […]

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Poverty and Education

The link between poverty, and education and the lack thereof, is a no-brainer. Unemployment is incredibly high in South Africa, but it goes without saying that those who have a matric or a university degree have a better chance of being employed than a person who has neither. This is a worldwide challenge in developing […]

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Reflections and Inspiration: International Women’s Day 2019

Last Friday, the 8th of March, was International Women’s Day and the occasion was acknowledged around the world with events, campaigns, marches and activities. The theme was #BalanceforBetter. As the International Women’s Day website explains: A Time to Innovate Our very own Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women pointed out why […]

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Living the WDB vision

As we start a new year, it’s very important to reconnect with the vision and mission of WDB: VISION South African women safe at home and in their communities, economically self-reliant and participating fully in the socio-economic transformation of our country to make it an inclusive democratic and non-sexist society. MISSION Empowerment of women through […]

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A love letter to 2018, and WDB Trust

2018 has taught me so much on a personal level, and I can only feel truly blessed to have worked alongside the team at WDB Trust, whether our friends or colleagues at head office in Johannesburg or our staff in the field. We had numerous highlights and definitely some fun times during 2018. Mandela Day […]

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