Going for Gold

Going for Gold

The Oasis Association in Claremont is proud that one of its beneficiaries will be competing in the Special Olympics, starting tomorrow in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey Julies, 46, from Belhar, is one of several South African athletes with intellectual disabilities representing the country. He has been part of Oasis for 27

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A proud moment for athlete

A proud moment for athlete

A local athlete from a Claremont-based Oasis Association, a non-profit organisation, scooped two medals at the Special Olympics that took place in Abu Dhabi from Thursday 14 March to Thursday 21 March.
The 45-year-old intellectually disabled Jeffrey Julies from Belhar brought home a gold medal for standing long jump and

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Why social entrepreneurship in SA?

Why social entrepreneurship in SA?

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa.
Social entrepreneurship is hard to define, with different interpretations in different countries. In South Africa, it is emerging as a blend of for- and not-for-profit approaches, which

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Creating jobs for intellectually disabled people

Creating jobs for intellectually disabled people

This article appeared in SA Good News in February 2014
With more than 60 years of activity, Oasis Association is considered a model of non-profit organization in South-Africa. Their mission is to help people with intellectual disability to realize their potential. Five types of social-enterprises have been launched to create

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Centre for Student Support Services brightens up the Oasis

Centre for Student Support Services brightens up the Oasis

South Africans and the world at large celebrated the International Nelson Mandela Day by engaging in charity work, students from the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Centre for Students Support Services (CSSS) also rolled up their sleeves and got to work at the Oasis Protective Workshop – a workshop

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An oasis that keeps growing

An oasis that keeps growing

The Oasis Association in Cape Town was the first winner of the Mail & Guardian‘s Greening the Future award for non-profit organisations in 2003. Over the past decade, the organisation has moved mountains — and not just of trash — to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities are empowered.
Oasis is

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