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Social Impact Heroes: Why and How Isak Pretorius of JAM International Is Helping To Change Our World

Do only what only you can do — This was a breakthrough for me that I wish I understood earlier. What I mean here is that particularly as leaders, we need to ensure that we are only doing the things that only we can do in the organization. Otherwise we are doing someone else’s job

Rethinking Aid to Africa: Entrepreneur Isak Pretorius Evolves a Humanitarian Family Legacy

Isak Pretorius is the Africa regional honoree for the 2021 YPO Global Impact Award. The award focuses on YPO members making an impact outside the organization that is both sustainable and scalable, affecting people, prosperity, peace or our planet. While aid in Africa is often associated with international organizations, for YPO South African member and JAM International (JAM)

Join JAM South Africa this #MandelaDay and make a difference

Whilst Coronavirus continues to destroy the livelihoods of many thousands of South Africans, the hunger crisis in the country has reached catastrophic levels with 1 in 10 reportedly going hungry during lockdown as a result of reduced or no income at all. *StatsSA Throughout the lockdown period in South Africa, JAM SA has continued the

JAM SA COVID 19 Response

  As schools in South Africa remain closed, JAM SA has already provided 1 061 000 JAM porridge take-home rations to children and their families across the country. “Our highly nutritious “super cereal” provides the children at our JAM-supported ECD’s with approximately 75% of their required daily nutrients. With approximately 3 000 distribution centres across all nine

JAM SA COVID-19 response – Essential Services Registration

JAM South Africa has received official certification from the South African Government to operate as an Essential Services Provider. JAM SA reaches more than 120 000 children daily in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres (pre-schools or creches) across all 9 provinces of South Africa. The Department of Social Development, in line with the recently declared

JAM Christmas 2019

This Christmas, help feed a hungry child. It is the festive season, and we invite you to experience a day in the life of a South African child. It can be a stark and harsh reality, but it is also beautiful. Our children in informal settlements are faced with hardship, but they are happy and

2019 Nelson Mandela Day

Mandela Day is one of the busiest and most exciting days of the year in the JAM calendar and this year was no exception. JAM South Africa, along with many generous donors and partners alike, spent the day completing various activities heeding the call of a global movement for good. JAM teams worked tirelessly behind

The Extraordinary Life Of Peter Pretorius

Peter Pretorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He recounts his childhood - a "riches to rags" story set in South Africa's apartheid era. The injustices he witnessed would greatly influence him later in life when his father's brush with death set Peter on a transformational path to salvation. This book recounts what it was