Andrea von Gunten: Celebrating Mandela Day at Lulama Primary School in true Madiba Spirit

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela  Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Hiking to new heights with Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage & the Cape Leopard Trust

Fresh air, waterfalls, mountains, nature, birds calling, sunshine…what more could you ask for on a beautiful chilly winter’s morning! On the 25th July 2015, I partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust as we took a group of 19 children from the Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage on a very exciting hike [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Partnership with the Botanical Society of South Africa

I am honoured to call the Botanical Society of South Africa one of my project sponsors and to have their support throughout my green journey in the Miss Earth South Africa Programmme. The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) was established in 1913, the same year the now world famous [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Rock Girls visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in partnership with the Cape Leopard Trust and Miss Earth South Africa

On the 6th July 2015, the Rock Girls visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as part of the holiday programme presented by the Cape Leopard Trust. Rock Girl is a grassroots movement to inspire, encourage, and invest in girl-initiated and girl-focused projects in the private and public sectors. This amazing organization connects [...]


Thanks to the organisers for this opportunity! Especially Gordon Brown from Alive2Green and Llewellyn Van Wyk from the CSIR. Also, thank you to Laetitia Kenny Photography for the photos.

Andrea von Gunten: The True Cost – Fashion Revolution Film Screening Event

‘We believe in fashion – an industry which values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that this happens’  – Fashion Revolution On the 29 May 2015 I attended the screening of The True Cost - Fashion Revolution Film along with a [...]

Celetia Reinders: Random acts of kindness

"Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see."-Mark Twain There are moments in life which I will always cherish. When I am feeling down, there's nothing more uplifting than helping others. A few of my friends and I decided to face the cold winter [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Inspiring the girls from ‘Ons Plek’ Girls Home in partnership with Joe’s Feeding Scheme

Each year almost 100-150 girls between 6 and 18 years old leave home to fend for themselves on the streets of Cape Town. The girls usually leave home to escape physical abuse and neglect or have been sent away as their families cannot support them. Did you know that the [...]

Nombuso Mnikathi: Africa Day after Xenophobia unrest

This years theme for Africa Day is ''We Are Africa - Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo''.  This is a declaration and celebratory statement of pride also a call to action for individuals and groups from all backgrounds and walks of life to join the movement [...]

Rumbi Zindi: Ten Rooms Water Project

Ten Rooms is an informal settlement situated in the heart of Harties. With a population of 500 people from different African walks of life living in an environment which has no running water or electricity. So many of these people work hard or go to school in our [...]

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