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Ready Steady Go Week – Applications are still open!

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READY STEADY GO

7 February 2015

Ready Steady Go Week

Volunteering at World Centres is something that some people see as only for the 18-25 year olds – those on gap years, after university and those who can donate months of their time.

This doesn’t have to be and isn’t  the case!

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WTD 2015 – Tell us what you think!

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Have you played the board game with your group or took action in your community for something you all wanted to change?

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National Tree – Real Yellowwood Podocarpus iatifolius

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The yellowwood family is primeval and has been present in this part of Africa for more than 100 million years.
The species is widespread and is found from  Table Mountain, along the southern and eastern Cape coast, in the ravines of the Drakensberg up to the Soutpansberg and the Blouberg in Limpopo.

In forests, they can grow up to 40 metres in height with the base of the trunk sometimes up to 3 metres in diameter.  Trees that grow in unsheltered places like mountain-slopes, are often short, bushy and gnarled.  The bark of the real yellowwood is khaki-coloured […]

National Flower – Protea Protea cynariodes

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The giant or king protea is widely distributed in the south-western and southern areas of the Western Cape, from the Cedarberg up to just east of Grahamstown.
The artichoke-like appearance of the flower-heads of the king protea lead to the specific name ‘cynaroides’, which means ‘like cynara’ (the artichoke).

The name does not do justice to the beautiful flower-heads of this protea, which is the largest in the genus.

A number of varieties in colour and leaf shapes  are found, but the most beautiful is the pink coloured flower […]