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09 Apr: Rand Aid Review: First 2024

Read all of Rand Aid’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

08 Apr: Growing seeds and skills at RSCC and Elphin Lodge

Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) and Elphin Lodge retirement village have launched an exciting project to upskill employees…

08 Apr: 90 years: What a ride!

Despite celebrating nine decades, Inyoni Creek resident Albert van Heerden still rides his motorbike to his workshop in Sebenza, where…

16 Nov: Rand Aid Review: Fourth 2023

Read all of Rand Aid’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

24 Oct: Another adventure tourism first for Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route

Mpumalanga is the place to be this festive season, with yet another first-for-South Africa adventure tourism activity recently launched. Adults…

16 Oct: Lyndhurst woman celebrates her centenary

On October 16, 1923, The Walt Disney Company was started, and John Harwood applied for a patent for his self-winding…

29 Sep: Rand Aid Review: Third 2023

Read all of Rand Aid’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

18 Sep: From the invention of penicillin to ChatGPT, Irene has seen it all in her 102 years

Not many people have witnessed the transformations that Irene Watson has – after all, she was born just after the…

18 Sep: Wedge Gardens counsels workers caught using drugs at work

Employees of a Joburg company caught using dagga on work premises recently underwent what is hoped to be a life-changing…

11 Sep: World Alzheimer’s Day: 21 September

Two in three people think that dementia is linked to normal ageing when, in fact, it is a chronic neurodegenerative…

07 Sep: Springbok Fever takes over Inyoni Creek’s monthly birthday tea

The Inyoni Creek monthly birthday tea was recently transformed into a spirited celebration with a rugby twist. The clubhouse buzzed…

29 Aug: RSCC Newsletter: September 2023

Read all of Ron Smith Care Centre’s news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

29 Aug: Marie turns 101

Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) resident Marie Roberts celebrated her 101st birthday with family on 27 August. Born…

24 Aug: Long service is the norm at Rand Aid

Loyalty, dedication and commitment… These words sum up what numerous Rand Aid Association employees were honoured for at the non-profit…

24 Aug: Thornhill food market generates awareness around Alzheimer’s and dementia

Thornhill Manor’s build-up to World Alzheimer’s Day included a food market for residents on 18 August. World Alzheimer’s Day, commemorated…

21 Aug: Snoezelen room to benefit Thembalami residents

With World Alzheimer’s Day being celebrated on 21 September, it’s fitting that Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre has just installed…

21 Aug: Baking teaches life skills at SANCA Wedge Gardens

SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients have been baking up a storm during their occupational therapy (OT) sessions. “Our clients love to…

11 Aug: Refreshing Women’s Day celebration at RSCC

With spring just around the corner, Ron Smith Care Centre’s residents and employees celebrated National Women’s Day with a variety…

07 Aug: Happy Chatters and RSCC residents enjoy OT and time together

More members of Thornhill Manor retirement village’s Happy Chatters occupational therapy (OT) group recently got the opportunity to interact and…

01 Aug: Thornhill Manor generates Alzheimer’s awareness

Rand Aid’s Thornhill Manor retirement village is planning ahead for International Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place on 21 September. “We…

31 Jul: RSCC’s second Golden Games Special Olympics a hit

Ron Smith Care Centre’s second annual Golden Games Special Olympics saw residents and staff enjoy a spectacular week of fun,…

31 Jul: RSCC NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2023

Read all of Ron Smith Care Centre’s news!

28 Jul: SA’s loss is Nashville’s gain

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. South African singer and song-writing sensation Roan Ash believes that there is always a…

28 Jul: Zola’s feet once again firmly planted in SA soil

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. Mention the words barefoot Olympian athlete and Mary Slaney (née Decker) and you would…

28 Jul: Saffa musher tames 1 600km of frozen wilderness

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. In 51 years, only 830 people have completed Alaska’s Iditarod, known as the ‘last great…

28 Jul: Youth and elders celebrate Mandela Day together

Thembalami Care Centre’s and SANCA Wedge Gardens’ occupational therapy departments joined forces and went all out on Mandela Day to…

30 Jun: Rand Aid Review: Second 2023

Read all of Rand Aid Association’s latest news! Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

27 Jun: RSCC newsletter: July 2023

Read all of Ron Smith Care Centre’s news!

27 Jun: Saffa Mag summer edition is live

It’s here… Your latest Saffa Mag is full of fabulous features on extraordinary Saffas doing great things in the USA…

22 Jun: Artist’s determination revives her passion

Having a stroke which paralysed the right side of her body didn’t stop Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre resident…

19 Jun: We are 15!

We are 15! Thanks to our fantastic clients… We couldn’t have done it without you! #AllcatsPR#MastersOfTheWrittenWord www.allycats.co.za

15 Jun: Young and old have fun together

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre residents recently returned to Willowbrook Montessori Preschool in Buurendal to spend time with the children….

15 Jun: OT plays a vital role in substance use recovery

SANCA Wedge Gardens substance use treatment centre’s clients continue to benefit from occupational therapy (OT) as part of their recovery…

14 Jun: Innibos: Exciting festival ground action

The stage is set for the renowned Innibos National Arts Festival, which this year incorporates not-to-be-missed English productions and events….

14 Jun: Innibos takes over Mpumalanga capital

Winter 2023 promises to sizzle. The Innibos National Arts Festival has shaken off the Covid blues and is back to…

13 Jun: Thembalami bids a sad farewell to Zamokhule gogos

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre recently bid a very sad farewell to the gogos who were part of its Zamokhule…

13 Jun: Happy 99th birthday Billie

A very happy birthday to Inyoni Creek resident Billie Sacks, who celebrated her 99th birthday on 9 June. Billie, Inyoni…

12 Jun: Support Tails and Whiskers this Mandela Month

Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge retirement village and Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) residents and staff are calling for donations to…

12 Jun: MTPA anticipates 2023 Innibos tourism boost

As tourism is one of the most important economic drivers in Mpumalanga, the annual influx of thousands of visitors to…

12 Jun: Report elder abuse and protect our seniors

World Elder Abuse Day, commemorated on 15 June, provides an opportunity for communities around the world to generate awareness about…

08 Jun: Innibos is back – with something for everyone

The stage is set for the renowned Innibos National Arts Festival, which this year incorporates not-to-be-missed English productions and events….

01 Jun: Provoking Perspectives: Art as a Catalyst for Conversation

Art speaks to both the heart and the mind. Each viewer’s reaction to creative work is deeply subjective and, as…

31 May: Nadine has elderly care at heart

Elphin Lodge and Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) social worker Nadine Radford enjoys her everyday interaction with residents, and listening…

25 May: Renowned local musicians join SA stars on Innibos’ opera stage

Several local musicians will join internationally acclaimed South African stars – soprano Loveline Madumo, bass Otto Maidi and mezzo Linette…

24 May: Sharing SA’s music with the world

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. South Africans are ecstatic that Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode brought home…

24 May: Laduma scores on global fashion stage

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. What greater feeling could there be than being asked by Academy Award-winning costume designer…

24 May: Sarah paints a bright future in the US

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. Even though she now lives in Austin, Texas, Sarah Rose de Villiers still keeps…

24 May: Tenacity moves Mountains

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. If there’s one thing South Africans need when they make the move to the…

16 May: Evelyn celebrates her centenary in style

Elphin Lodge retirement village resident Evelyn Anderson celebrated her 100th birthday with family on 4 May. Born in Johannesburg in…

26 Apr: Rand Aid Review: March 2023

Read all of Rand Aid Association’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

26 Apr: RSCC newsletter: May 2023

Read all of Ron Smith Care Centre’s latest news! Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR.

26 Apr: Saffa Mag celebrates its second birthday

Saffa Mag is celebrating its second birthday with an awe-inspiring edition! Enjoy the mag: http://bit.ly/3Gdoh0B

31 Mar: Rehab centre generates addiction awareness

SANCA Wedge Gardens was out in full force at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University’s wellness event, generating awareness around the…

24 Mar: Retired? Try some new hobbies or resurrect some old ones!

Your retirement years are just that – yours! If you are retired and looking for something new and exciting to…

08 Mar: Housekeeping teams dedicated to RSCC

Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) is rewarding its housekeeping employees for going above and beyond the call of…

09 Feb: Family can play an important role in recovery

According to Newton’s third law, for every action (force) in nature, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. This is also…

03 Feb: Anne celebrates 102 blessed years

Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre resident Anne Brokensha celebrated her 102nd birthday on  28 January. Anne’s daughter Sue Byrne,…

14 Dec: Top ‘brass’ drives health and welfare seta

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. Having the ability to make a difference drives Elaine Brass, the CEO…

14 Dec: everyone is welcome at nadia’s party!

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. Once a darling of South African TV, Nadia Bilchik remains a beloved public figure…

14 Dec: how a small boy was destined for stardom

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag. A remarkable SA-born pianist who has achieved international acclaim fondly remembers his early years…

14 Dec: Don’t relapse this festive season

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper

14 Dec: PREP CAN PREVENT HIV

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele newspaper

08 Nov: know more about diabetes

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. Diabetes is the number one killer of women in South Africa.

20 Oct: A rising star in biotechnology in africa

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. As a Senior Researcher in Advanced Drug Delivery at the Council for…

16 Oct: take care of your mental health

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. In South Arica, employee absenteeism costs the economy between R12 and R16…

13 Oct: exploring smart communities in sa

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. While the concept of smart cities has been explored in academic literature…

13 Oct: SANSA intern to present to global space community

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine. Talented software developer intern Nteboheng Molefe has developed first-of-its-kind software for the…

15 Sep: new act set to revitalise gauteng township economies

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine.

15 Sep: Ensuring job creation and growth in gauteng

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine.

05 Sep: caryn’s capturing life in the USA

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag

02 Sep: International Overdose Day commemorated at SANCA Wedge Gardens

SANCA Wedge Gardens substance use disorder treatment centre commemorated International Overdose Day on 31 August. “Working and being with people…

29 Aug: Marie celebrates her centenary

Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) resident Marie Roberts celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on 27…

25 Aug: maya set to continue transforming the judiciary

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine.

25 Aug: how safe are covid-19 shots? SAHPRA shares the stats

Allison Cooper writes for Public Sector Manager magazine.

25 Aug: Volunteer your time to bring joy to the elderly

Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) is in need of volunteers who enjoy spending time with older people and…

23 Aug: Perseverance pays off for Hlumela

Hlumela Anderson, an administration clerk at SANCA Wedge Gardens, has her sight firmly set on obtaining her honours degree in…

23 Aug: women urged to explore the chemicals sector

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/women-urged-explore-chemicals-sector

23 Aug: Become a girlboss and the ceo of your life

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’zenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/become-girlboss-and-ceo-your-life

01 Aug: free online learning for high school learners

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele. https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/free-online-learning-high-school-learners

28 Jul: Celebrating a century of life

Rand Aid Tarentaal retirement village resident Mary Louise Hattingh (neé Carratu) celebrated her 100th birthday in style on 24 July,…

28 Jul: Prestige Clothing Joburg keeps residents warm on Mandela Day

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre and Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) residents received snooze scarfs from Prestige Clothing Joburg, a…

01 Jul: do what you can this mandela day

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/do-what-you-can-mandela-day

01 Jul: EPWP BUILDS BRIGHTER FUTURES

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/epwp-builds-brighter-futures

01 Jul: healthy glowing skin drives entrepreneur’s passion

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/healthy-glowing-skin-drives-entrepreneur%E2%80%99s-passion

01 Jul: Fire hydrant hero project upskills Tshwane youth

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/fire-hydrant-hero-project-upskills-tshwane-youth

01 Jul: suicide is not the answer

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/suicide-not-answer

15 Jun: praise singer rains blessings on africa

Allison Cooper writes for Saffa Mag

15 Jun: a taste of home, in a can

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/taste-home-can

15 Jun: safe and legal abortion is free

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/safe-and-legal-abortion-free

01 Jun: new dialysis clinic to save lives in rural areas

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/new-dialysis-clinic-save-lives-rural-areas

01 Jun: sa’s youth are a top priority

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/south-africa%E2%80%99s-youth-are-top-priority

01 Jun: sa’s first veterinary nurses graduate

Allison Cooper writes for Vuk’uzenzele https://www.vukuzenzele.gov.za/south-africa%E2%80%99s-first-veterinary-nurses-graduate

14 Apr: Debbie takes over from Phyllis as Elphin’s 2IC

After over a decade of ‘post-retirement’ work for Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge retirement village, liaison manager Phyllis Phillips has ‘officially’…

14 Apr: More Rand Aid employees become Eden Associates

Twenty-eight Rand Aid employees attended a three-day Eden Associate Training Workshop from 29 to 31 March, joining other Rand Aid…

04 Apr: Tarentaal names clinic after long-serving employee

Rand Aid’s Tarentaal retirement village has named its clinic after long-time employee Mercia Sekgarametso, following her recent retirement. Mercia was…

17 Mar: RAND AID’S COMMUNITY CARE CO-ORDINATION PROGRAMME IN FULL SWING

In 2017, Rand Aid Association introduced a Community Care Co-ordination Programme to ensure a continuing holistic and comprehensive service to…

02 Feb: Pam wins R45 000 Joker’s Jackpot

Rand Aid Elphin Lodge retirement village resident Pam Warman recently won the village’s R45 000 Joker Jackpot! The Joker’s Jackpot is…

02 Feb: RSCC bids farewell to Hilda

Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) bid a fond farewell to Elphin Lodge and RSCC housekeeping supervisor Hilda Mabaso on 28…

31 Jan: Anne celebrates 101st birthday

Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) Cedar Park resident Anne Brokensha celebrated her 101st birthday on 28 January, surrounded by family,…

01 Dec: The power of adaptability: How to adapt to anything life throws at you

SANCA Wedge Gardens treatment centre recently held an ‘adaptability’ workshop for its clients, to help them cope with the ever-changing…

16 Nov: Donated bear brings in funds for orphaned rhino

The first of the three teddy bears that Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge retirement village recently donated to Tails and Whiskers,…

16 Nov: Elphin Lodge ‘bears’ its good heart

Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge retirement village recently donated three teddy bears to Tails and Whiskers, an Edenvale charity shop that…

16 Nov: Embrace independence at Rand Aid’s retirement villages

Rand Aid Association’s various life right retirement villages enable its residents to embrace independent living and a lifestyle focussed on…

16 Nov: There’s no stopping Thembalami’s new bus

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre and the Max Ordman Deaf Association (located in Thembalami’s grounds) had reason to celebrate on…

26 Oct: Plan for retirement: Put your name on a waiting list

Those considering their retirement living options have likely started researching retirement villages and what they offer, to find one that…

27 Aug: Rand Aid celebrates its employees’ long and dedicated service

Rand Aid Association (RAA) recently held its annual Long Service Awards to celebrate its loyal and dedicated employees. 40 years’…

21 Jul: Ron Smith Care Centre spreads Mandela Day cheer

Rand Aid Association’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) residents and employees celebrated Mandela Day this year by writing postcards and…

10 Jun: Sean takes his life back

Boksburg-resident Sean Kelly (37) celebrates three years of being clean from heroin on 12 July. Born in Mbombela (Nelspruit), Sean…

26 May: Rand Aid’s smooth Covid-19 vaccination roll-out

South Africa’s Phase Two of its Covid-19 vaccination programme, targeting people over the age of 60, commenced on 17 May….

19 May: 100-year-old receives Covid-19 vaccine at Rand Aid

Rand Aid Association’s Elphin Lodge retirement village resident Maureen Waddington (100) received her Covid-19 vaccination on 18 May, as part…

06 May: SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients put craft skills to good use

SANCA Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre’s part-time occupational therapist Caryn Berman says occupational therapy (OT) has a huge role to play…

16 Apr: Railway enthusiast’s model hobby

Stan, the train man! Stan Steiner’s life has been on track since he was just a little boy, when he…

16 Apr: Veteran SAA man turns 90

Len Westoby’s bright blue eyes twinkle as he shares details of his interesting life, the career that gave him wings…

09 Apr: A story of hope: Drug addict turns his life around

Randburg resident Jean-Pierre Devilliers Anderson (33), fondly known as JP, has been clean and sober for over 18 months, thanks…

09 Apr: SANCA Wedge Gardens welcomes OT Caryn Berman

Glenhazel resident Caryn Berman joined SANCA Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre as a part-time occupational therapist in February 2021. Berman, who…

08 Apr: Karen says farewell to SANCA Wedge Gardens

Social worker and Edenvale resident Karen Griessel has bid farewell to Wedge Gardens after being part of the therapeutic team…

18 Mar: It’s time to get moving

Written for Public Sector Manager magazine by Allison Cooper Read the full story: Click here

18 Mar: Dealing with the loss of a loved one

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper Many people have lost loved ones as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic…

18 Mar: COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper With South Africa’s mass Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccination programme rolling out for healthcare…

18 Mar: COVID-19 restrictions eased

Written for Vuk’zenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper The steady decline of new Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections over the past few…

18 Mar: Visit Cape Town’s pocket-friendly destinations

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper Cape Town Tourism ran the Pocket-Friendly Challenge to show locals and travellers that…

18 Mar: Parenting a child with epilepsy

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper While it may be a shock for a family to learn that a…

18 Mar: Minister Mthembu: A great leader has fallen

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper The nation mourned on 21 January when Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu…

18 Mar: Albinism: Busting the myths

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper People with albinism do die. They do not have superpowers. Their blood can’t…

18 Mar: Mass COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme takes shape

Written by Allison Cooper for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper President Cyril Ramaphosa has stressed that getting enough COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as…

12 Mar: The dangers of ketamine

Ketamine is primarily used by medical practitioners and veterinarians as an anaesthetic but is abused by users as an hallucinogenic…

04 Mar: The dangers of khat addiction

Khat refers to the leaves and shoots of Catha edulis, a flowering evergreen shrub that grows in East Africa and…

25 Feb: CAT addiction treatment at SANCA Wedge Gardens

CAT, also known as Methcathinone, is a stimulant drug that speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the…

25 Feb: Beware of the addictive herbal supplement kratom

When we think of herbs, we usually associate them with health benefits because they are plant-based and should therefore be…

18 Feb: COVID-19 vaccines arrive in SA

Written for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper by Allison Cooper South Africa’s fight against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) took a big step forward…

11 Feb: Adventure Hub @ Graskop Gorge Lift Co chills and thrills

An exciting new development at Graskop Gorge Lift Co has brought a new element of fun to this iconic Mpumalanga…

01 Feb: Cool surfaces: Sustainable, low-cost energy intervention

Written for Public Sector Manager magazine by Allison Cooper Read the full story: Click here

01 Feb: Covid-19 programme to get rolling soon

Written for Public Sector Manager magazine by Allison Cooper Read the full story: Click here

18 Jan: Be aware of snakes this summer

Written by Allison Cooper for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper With summer in full swing, it’s time to be even more aware of…

18 Jan: Another chance to get your matric

Written by Cathy Grosvenor for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper It is never too late to get your matric or to achieve the…

18 Jan: Entrepreneurs, it all starts with a plan

Written by Allison Cooper for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper A solid business plan is one of the most important aspects of starting…

18 Jan: Being LGBTI+ is not a choice

Written by Allison Cooper for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper Some South Africans are still being brutally attacked, insulted and rejected because of…

18 Jan: Matric results – how to cope

Written by Allison Cooper for Vuk’uzenzele Newspaper As we head into 2021, the matric class of 2020 will be eagerly…

24 Nov: Graskop Gorge chooses ‘green’ sanitiser

Graskop Gorge Lift Co, as the custodian of an ecologically important environment, chose to use an earth-friendly sanitiser instead of…

23 Nov: Visit Rand Aid’s all-new website

Rand Aid has revealed its slick side, with a brand-new website offering current and prospective residents and frail care and…

22 Sep: Sr Catherine joins Elphin Lodge family

Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge retirement village has a new cottage sister, Catherine Dube (49), who took over from Sr Helena…

22 Sep: Dementia expert’s comforting words for loved ones

Social worker and dementia expert Debbie Beech explained how emotionally charged the decision is to place a loved one in…

20 Sep: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Graskop’s Fairyland

Pretty streams, amazing rocks and killer views are waiting to be explored in the heart of Mpumalanga’s Panorama region. The…

07 Sep: Cheers to Wedge Gardens’ inspirational nurses

SANCA Wedge Gardens toasted its nursing staff recently for the excellent job they did in caring for their substance abuse…

02 Sep: Bipolar disorder and addiction – An up-and-down swing of moods

Bipolar is classified as a mental illness characterised by extreme high and low moods. When people with substance abuse problems…

31 Aug: International Overdose Day: 31 August

“I felt her body next to mine; she was cold. I tried to wake her, felt for a pulse, nothing….

21 Aug: Former addict lights the way for people in recovery

At 11 years of age, James Donovan started drinking. At 13, he was smoking weed and when he was barely…

13 Jul: Vuk’uzenzele: May 2020 – Edition 1

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Vuk’uzenzele newspaper.

13 Jul: PSM June: Alert Level 3: Rebuilding SA’s economy

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM May: SA’s eight-stage plan to tackle COVID-19

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM April: New law stops dragging of feet on transformation

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM March: Women’s land rights to be addressed

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM March: SA confronts challenges head-on, says President Ramaphosa

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM March: SONA 2020

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

13 Jul: PSM March: Corruption, nepotism and patronage will not be tolerated

Joint MD of Allycats PR, Allison Cooper, writes for Public Sector Manager Magazine.

04 Jun: Rand Aid embraces staff-led initiative

While the coronavirus pandemic will be remembered as a time of great suffering, it will also leave a more positive…

04 Jun: Working for Water attacks alien species at Graskop Gorge Lift Co

In preparation for World Environment Day celebrated globally on 5 June, Graskop Gorge Lift Company has been hard at word…

28 May: Avid adventurer joins Graskop Gorge team

Quinton Pretorius, Graskop Gorge Lift Company’s newly appointed general manager, has experience as a chef, in the restaurant business, in…

13 May: Increased addiction challenges ahead?

Addiction expert Adél Grobbelaar is concerned that the unavailability of legal cigarettes and alcohol during the lockdown will worsen the…

05 May: Ron Smith Care Centre newsletter: May 2020

Read Ron Smith Care Centre’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR! Download the full newsletter

08 Apr: Mitchi inspires Kindness in Action

Gregg Mitchley is dedicating his lift to spreading warmth, smiles and humanity. The Benoni resident, who is fondly called Mitchi,…

26 Mar: Rand Aid Review: March 2020

Read Rand Aid Association’s latest news. Newsletter written and designed by Allycats PR!

23 Mar: Rand Aid appoints strategic yet creative CEO

Strategic management expert and skilled corporate executive Peter Quinn (63) became the new CEO of 117-year-old NPO Rand Aid Association…

20 Mar: Rand Aid’s emergency response to COVID-19

Rand Aid Association reacted swiftly to the news that a national state of disaster had been declared as a result…

01 Dec: Addicted to your recovery during the festive season

During the festive season, it is especially challenging to stay clean or sober. “Emotions, stress and exposure leave those suffering…