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Read the latest news from MOT South Africa below.

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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MOT Introductions to Parents (in partnership with Wynberg Rotary)

On 16, 17 February and 3 March, we hosted 3 MOT Introductions to Parents and Guardians. The information session about MOT aimed to inspire parents through the MOT Sessions that are being conducted with their kids at our partnering schools within Grassy Park (Fairmount, Lotus and Zeekoevlei Secondary Schools), as part of our Courage to Care […]

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18 new MOT Coaches added to the MOT Family!

On 8 and 9 December 2021, MOT SA held its 2nd MOT Coaches’ Basic Education for the year and welcomed 18 new MOT Coaches to the MOT Family! The 2-day retreat consisted not only of MOT life-skills training but also lots of fun and interactive activities such as group discussions and getting to know one another. […]

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MOT SA Supports 16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children 16 Days of Activism is an international awareness-raising campaign that runs from the 25th of November to 10 December annually for the elimination of violence against gender-based violence against women and children. The United Nations has set this campaign as the International Day of […]

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