UWA Open door collection

There is only one way in which we can move forward & rebuild – TOGETHER.

We need your help collecting food packs, clothing, dog and cat food. These will be distributed to those in dire need.

These are the drop off points in Durban North/Umhlanga:

Granny Griffs – Helene Griffiths
082 570 6730
2B Uitsig Road, Durban North

NS Xulu Inc. – Nompumelelo Xulu
084 772 8804
21 Aurora Drive, 1st Floor; Liberty Life Building;
Umhlanga Ridge;

Drop off points in Highway area:

Bunnyhop Documents – Sue Davidson
082 772 1482
14 Melissa Crescent, New Germany

Striving Mind Promotions – Robyn Meloni
082 850 2109
2 Wellington Road, Westville

(please contact the abovementioned companies to make drop off arrangements)

If anyone would like to contribute financially, please get in touch with Sue Davidson – 082 772 1482

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Let’s find out more about Jen.

Travel Savvy is an owner-managed travel agency run by travel pro Jennifer Morris. Jen has worked in the travel industry for 16+ years, making travel dreams come true and ensuring a seamless experience for her clients. She is passionate about ensuring that Travel Savvy’s clients are taken care of at every stage of their journey, from the initial itinerary planning to final trip execution.

Jen is hands-on with all of her clients, offering 24/7 availability and a commitment to solving any travel challenges that present during the course of a trip. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jen and the Travel Savvy team have done everything in their power to stay abreast of all the changes to rules and regulations, entry requirements and restrictions, ensuring that anyone needing to travel has all the information they need to stay safe and successfully complete their journey.

How fake news spreads

Think before you share. Ask yourself a few questions.

Who made it?

What is the source?

Where did it come from?

Why are you sharing this?

When was it published?

A small share can have significant consequences.

Useful websites for Fact-Checking possible fake news

Here are a few websites you may find useful for checking false news, suspicious articles and information before you consider them as valid information. Think before you share.

Google Fact CheckerFact-checking – Africa Check – AfricaCheck.orgSnopes Fact Checker

Fake News – Factcheck.org 

How to report fake news and misinformation online: 

To report a fake news post on Facebook click here 

To report and Reduce the Spread of False Information on Instagram click here

To report inappropriate content on Youtube click here

To report a Tweet, List, or Direct Message on Twitter click here

To report a contact or group on WhatsApp click here

Recognize and Report Spam, Inappropriate, and Abusive Content on LinkedIn

Report inappropriate content on TikTok

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Heroine of the Month – Bev Murray

Let’s take a minute to get to know Bev!


Bev is the proud owner of Bev’s Beauty & Wellness, situated at 3 Tetford Circle, Hirsch’s, Umhlanga.
It can be confirmed that Bev doesn’t only spend her hours taking care of her customers inner and outer beauty, but she extends this innate passion for wellbeing to her family, friends and the UWA committee members. If you peruse her Facebook page, you will notice that most of the posts are based on promoting and supporting other individuals and local businesses!
As part of the UWA organisation and committee for many years, she volunteers her time willingly and graciously and takes on every challenge with courage and positivity. Ready to lend her ear to listen, her shoulder to lean on, share advice and knowledge, all with a smile and twinkle in her eye.
After meeting Bev for the first time, you will walk away feeling as though you’ve either made a friend for life or have known her for a lifetime as her warm, welcoming, loving, and supportive nature is instantly felt and extended naturally and effortlessly.
So taking ‘that minute’ to get to know Bev will be time well spent as you get to learn that her deep interest in the wellbeing of others is her motto and at the forefront of her life.
Bev, our positive, patient, stylish, sincere, fun, caring friend, is your best cheerleader, team player, supporter in business and life, and a reliable, loyal, honest, and selfless friend.
She will take you under her wing and make you know that you are loved!

Our chosen heroine of the month, Bev, we are grateful for you, and we celebrate and salute you! May all the good vibes you give out be returned to you tenfold!

We are knitting 1000 beanies for the Open Door Crisis Care Centre, from newborns to adults – all ages and sizes.

Help us keep South Africa warm and make a difference by joining our sisterhood and kintting, crocheting and contributing to this very worthy project to help the Open Door.

Bevs Tuna Bake

CURRICULUM VITAE

THORA MANSFIELD – THE OPEN DOOR CRISIS CARE CENTRE

The Open Door Crisis Care Centre was founded in 1997 to address gender-based violence and serves as a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary nonprofit “ONE-STOP” trauma and counselling centre

SPEAKER

Well known speaker on many topic including women’s and children’s issues, human trafficking.

Lead speaker at International Conference in Gauteng on Human trafficking and child labour as well as overseas.  Served on both National and International panels with experts in the field of human trafficking.   Appeared on radio and TV. 

Human Rights activist and lobbies for better service provision for abused women, children at risk and victims of human trafficking.      

AWARDS

Thora Mansfeild – Founder of The Open Door Crisis Care Centre
  • East Coast Extra Mile Award
  • Old Mutual and Independent Newspaper Community award
  • Rose of Sharon Award for making a difference
  • Women Demand Dignity White Ribbon award for outstanding achievement and contribution to the prevention of violence against women and children
  • Rotary Service Award – Pinetown Rotary Club.  Service above self
  • Nominated Checkers women of the year 3 years running
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit 2005 Outstanding contribution to the community by SAPS
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit 2005 by SAPS for Women and Children’s issues
  • Regional Business Women Association Achievers Award 2008
  • Standard Bank Certificate of Recognition 2008
  • Winner of the Business Women’s Association Regional Business Achievers Award 2010
  • 2012 Finalist: Durban Chamber of Commerce/EThekwini Municipality
  • Finalist KZN:   KZN WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE:    Category  Life Achievement 
  • Recognized as SA hero in SA Leads.
  • Finalist in KZN Top Business Awards 2015
  • Nominated for Diakonia Award 2015
  • Awarded certificate and medal of achievement by SAPS in 2016
  • Recognized by Forbes Consulting as a Woman of Inspiration 2016
  • SAPS Award for 2017 honouring women making a difference.
  • Certificate of appreciation Department of Social Development Award for excellent services by The Open Door in providing care, support and safety to victims of crime and violence 2018. 
  • Rotary Paul fellowship Award   Highest award given to Mother Theresa, Prince Phillip, Gandi
  • Women of Influence from Women Pact Foundation

 RECOGNITION: 

Sponsored and travelled to

  • United States by the American Embassy and Department of Justice to attend human trafficking workshop.
  •  United Kingdom sponsored by British Airlines.
  •  Singapore, Bangkok and Cambodia to network and explore best practices against human trafficking and abuse against women and children.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Organized and facilitated a WALK from Durban to Johannesburg over 6 days covering 700 kms with 20 x Open Door volunteers and 20 SAPS from various parts of KZN Natal in May 2016, creating awareness on anti-child trafficking, reaching over 10 million men, women and children through Live TV:  radio broadcasts, newspapers, media, and presentations.

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Legal Mondays

Voetstoots clause is a standard term inserted into property sale agreements. It says that the purchaser is buying the property as it stands so if a purchaser accepts terms in an agreement, they are accepting the property as is and renounces their right to claim against a seller if a defect is found.

However, if a seller conceals a defect or fails to disclose a known defect, he cannot hide behind the voetstoots clause and the purchaser can cancel the contract if a defect is so serious that he can prove that a reasonable man would not have bought the property had he known about the defect.

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Cheyenne Pinn Heroine
Cheyénne Pinn

Congratulations to Danville Diamond Cheyénne (14 years old), who in December and January collected and put together appreciation packs for frontline workers to show how much they are appreciated.
Since starting Cheyénne has prepared 550 appreciation packs with 400 of these having already been delivered to various frontline workers. These packs contain items like Powerade, Energade, Water, Biscuits, Chocolate and Tea and Coffee Sachets depending on the donations received from the local community.
Cheyénne has inspired numerous people with her “Super Hero Packs”, with a lady messaging that it had inspired her Mom, from Greytown, to do the same for the nurses at the clinics she is involved with.
Cheyénne also received a voice note saying a Pretoria Lieutenant Colonel from the Police Airwing had seen a picture on social media of a “Super Hero” pack and was so impressed a teenager was behind the kindness to the frontline workers that he decided they wanted to do the same in Pretoria.
Due to the great response, she has had, Cheyénne will be continuing with this initiative even though the school holidays are now over.

If you would like to get involved or donate items, contact Cheyénne’s mother (Gwynn) on 082 338 5721

We want to shout out to an exceptional UWA Heroine, well done Lynn Easton from Afscot Financial Services

Umhlanga Women Achievers would like to shout out to Lynn Easton, her huge heart and generous soul have shone like a bright star through this challenging time. Whether it be motivation, inspiration, kindness or a shoulder, her professionalism and warm heart make her an exceptional UWA Heroine. Thank you, Lynn, for all you do and the love that you share.