Category: News 2015

13 Nov 2015

Cotlands wins silver at the Assegai Awards

Thanks to Lesoba Difference who designed and implemented our Cotlands ‘Donate your birthday’ campaign which won silver at the Assegai Awards 2015 – the highest award in the non-profit category for the evening. “Scooping up silver for best Non-Profit Direct Marketing Campaign is a huge accomplishment for our organisation. Having to downscale our marketing resources […]

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12 Nov 2015

Cotlands wins integrated report award

Cotlands’ Integrated Annual Report has scooped up another leading annual report award. Last night, Cotlands was announced winners at the 2015 annual JSE Institute of Chartered Secretaries Awards in the CSI category. “This is a wonderful achievement for Cotlands. We work hard to earn and maintain the trust and support of companies and the public, […]

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10 Nov 2015

Early childhood development in the spotlight

CEO Jackie Schoeman chatted to Cape Talk presenter, Pippa Hudson, about early childhood development at its implications for SA's workforce. They discuss the US based Bridgespan Group research and how it applies to South Africa. They also look at the disconnect with government departmens in addressing issues around early childhood development.

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09 Nov 2015

Jackie Schoeman talks about early childhood development on ENCA

Jackie chatted to ENCA anchor, Dan Moyane, about the critical early childhood development situation in South Africa. As the fight for free tertiary education continues, Cotlands believes that more needs to be done in the formative years. Investing in early childhood development and early childhood education is more cost effective that waiting for children to […]

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06 Nov 2015

CEO Jackie Schoeman talks to Iman Rappetti about Early childhood development

The most important phase of learning in South Africa is delinked from education funding, yet the return on investment in early childhood education outweighs that of primary, high and tertiary education combined. A new report suggests that it is critical for us to invest in early childhood development without delay. Jackie Schoeman, Cotlands CEO explored the importance of early […]

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11 Sep 2015

Monica Stach is a person of note on FMR

Rodney Trudgeon interviewed Monica Stach, who is the Chief Operations Officer of Cotlands. FMR chose to donate their 20th birthday to Cotlands. At the end of their birthday month, FMR donated over R30 000, to our early learning playgroup and toy library programmes. Listen here to the podcast

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23 Jun 2015

Celebrate Mandela Day by making toys

Celebrate Mandela Day with Cotlands by joining our toy making workshop. We are looking for volunteers to form a human assembly line to make toys out of recycled material. We aim to make 670 toys on Mandela Day. Every child has the right to play. Play is vital to a child’s holistic development, yet many […]

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18 Jun 2015

Monica Stach appointed NECDA board member

Cotlands is proud to announce that our Chief Operations Officer (COO) Monica Stach has been appointed as a board member to the National Early Childhood Development Alliance (NECDA). Stach was elected into the position at the NECDA general meeting held on 12 June 2015. The NECDA is an independent body with a current membership of approximately 102 […]

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28 May 2015

World Play Day – Play is FUN

Press Release – On Thursday 28 May children across the globe will celebrate World Play Day. Close to 2000 children in South Africa will participate in activities to enhance their full potential through play. “World play day is an opportunity to re-emphasise the importance of play in a child’s development. Play is a fundamental right […]

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14 May 2015

Cotlands responds to recent news article

Cotlands absolutely condemns the actions of the caregiver which saw a child at our Turffontein early learning playgroup being left unattended for a period of time. We are shocked and horrified that this occurred at one of our facilities and would like to extend our heartfelt apologies and support to the child and parents of […]

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14 Apr 2015

Donate your birthday to Cotlands

Johannesburg, April 2015 – Cotlands has announced the start of their fundraising campaign for their Early Childhood Development programmes which will run for a year launching on 1 April 2015. As a non-profit Early Childhood Development organisation, Cotlands is focused on addressing the education and social crisis by establishing early learning playgroups and toy libraries […]

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27 Mar 2015

Cotlands announced as first runners up in the ECD category at the NDA awards

Johannesburg, 27 March 2015– Cotlands is proud to have been named first runner up at the National Development Agency (NDA) Early Childhood Development (ECD) Awards this year. The children’s development organisaion was awarded for their achievement in the ECD sector at a gala dinner hosted by the NDA at Monte casino last night (26 March […]

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