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Read the latest news from MOT South Africa below.

Our Successful MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering 2022

On Friday, 27 May 2022, MOT South Africa held its MOT Enthusiasts’ Gathering to over 70 participants (both in-person and online), an event held biannually to celebrate MOT’s success and the journey ahead. Dalin Oliver, an award-winning South African Stand-Up Comedian, who in addition dons the hat as an award-nominated Breakfast Show Sports Presenter on […]

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Top 3 Are Hovstad Award Finalists!

The Are Hovstad Award was initiated in 2018 to pay tribute to Are Hovstad for the establishment of MOT in South Africa, his contribution and support of MOT, and his love for the betterment of the youth in South Africa! Are was a founding member of MOT South Africa. He lived the values of MOT. […]

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MOT meets with Community Organisations in Burgersdorp

On 13 May 2022, MOT met up with the Community Organisations in Burgersdorp to discuss further ways on how MOT can assist in empowering and strengthening the youth in their organisations and communities. Over 10 Community Organisations were in attendance. We are extremely excited about the great things we will be doing together with these […]

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MOT Youth Leadership Graduation in Burgersdorp

On 12 May 2022, we finished our MOT Programmes with our MOT Youth in Burgersdorp, Walter Sisulu Municipality and hosted our graduation, powered by Scatec. 22 of our MOT Youth graduates are from Hanover, Burgersdorp, Philipstown, Petrusville and the programme was facilitated by Programmes and Training Manager, Andiswa Makha and MOT Coach Nathaniel January. A […]

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MOT SA Courage to Care Day

About Courage to Care Day A day that is celebrated annually by expressing kindness, care and love to friends, family and strangers. Similar to that which our Tata Madiba has envisioned for Mandela Day. The day aligns with MOT’s core values – Courage to Live, Courage to Care and Courage to Say no, as well […]

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The Surprising Link Between Bullying and Substance Abuse

Many children are likely to encounter bullying. A poll taken in 2014 found that over half of school-age children in South Africa have experienced it. Bullying can have a detrimental effect on children as they grow up, and the bully, their victim, and even bystanders can end up having ongoing issues such as those substance […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Tatenda Pakai

Hi Everyone. My name is Tatenda Pakai and I am a social worker at an Organisation called Pebbles Project and a newly trained MOT Coach. I was first introduced to MOT by my colleagues who are trained MOT Coaches. They felt that I would enjoy being a part of the MOT Programmes and that I […]

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MOT Coaches’ Basic Education

On 11 – 13 March, MOT SA held its 1st MOT Coaches’ Basic Education for the year and welcomed 26 new MOT Coaches to the Family! The 3-day retreat consisted not only of MOT life-skills training but also lots of fun and interactive activities, thought-provoking group discussions and getting to know one another through many bonding experiences. […]

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MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Marlyn Van Diemen

My journey with MOT SA started when I joined False Bay TVET College in June 2014. I signed up for the National Diploma in Educare at Mitchell’s Plain campus; not knowing what I got myself into. The best in me came out during my college life. I never knew I could score such high marks. […]

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