All things bright & beautiful at Buzy Bee!

“We love you JAM, we love you! Thank you for the food! Thank you for the shoes!”   The children of Buzy Bee Childhood Development recite this excitedly as they stand in front of their brand new child care centre! The bright colours, happy murals, tables loaded with goodies and scooters raring to go around

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An a-maize-ing morning

Lead SA Hero of the year, 13-year-old Jordan van der Walt, brought a smile to many a face on 18 September when he and Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA), based in Honeydew, delivered multiple bags of maize to underprivileged families in the north of Johannesburg. Read the full article written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community

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Designing permaculture success in Orange Farm

Ntsoaki Mgaga’s passion for art, along with her recognition of the critical food security situation in Orange Farm made her the perfect candidate for the permaculture project that JAM SA installed in the community in 2009. Permaculture design emphasises patterns of landscape, species assembly, and maximisation of allocated space and resources. The enthusiasm Ntsoaki demonstrates

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Diepsloot shack fire sparks community support

JAM SA has come to the aid of the families left homeless after their shacks in Diepsloot were destroyed in a fire last week. Robert Muaudzi, spokesperson for the Johannesburg emergency service confirmed to News24 that the fire was caused by a paraffin stove which exploded. 15 shacks were completely destroyed. “I was sleeping and

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KFC gives up the Colonel for hungry children

To mark World Hunger Relief Month in October, KFC South Africa has given up its Colonel logo and replaced it with the smiling faces of children. These faces represent the children that benefit from KFC’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Add Hope.  The extraordinary move is part of KFC’s Add Hope Campaign for October and reinforces

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Support and preparation meet determination

Unicef reported that an estimated 95,000 children were left orphaned after the 1994 Rwandan genocide took place. Many more children were displaced and separated from their families during the massacre when the Hutu tribe raged a war against members of the Tutsi tribe. Following the genocide, many civilians and international organisations responded to the crisis

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Itikeng Community Crèche gets a facelift!

“Every parent wants to provide the best for their child and if they can’t, it must be heart breaking.” A sad-looking shack, cold cement floor, broken toilet, torn shade netting and old carpets to play on is most certainly not ‘the best’ but that is what the teachers, children and parents of Itikeng Community Crèche

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Everyone say “trees”!

In honour of Arbor Week, JAM SA got our hands dirty by transplanting trees, which will grow in the nursery and be planted in some of our child care centres. In less than an hour, we prepared 163 trees! Thursday 5 September started off a little differently at JAM SA. The morning meeting was held

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