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May 2019

28
May

Cotlands is an advocate for the 20th World Play Day in South Africa. Cotlands is inviting all institutions (corporates, universities and schools) in South Africa to participate in a fun-filled 20-minute play session with fellow-colleagues, students and learners. The play session will only take 20 minutes of your day and sessions should be conducted between midday and 2pm on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. World Play Day is an annual event,  inspired by the International Toy Library Association (ITLA) and is…

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Jun 2019

01
Jun
1st Jun 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cotlands, in collaboration with Kagiso Trust and Takalani Sesame, will celebrate World Play Day on Saturday, 1 June 2019 in Zamdela, Sasolburg. Kagiso Trust’s objective is to improve the quality of school readiness for young children in the community. Kagiso Trust has selected five Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to pilot this project. Cotlands is appointed as the implementing partner to train the ECD practitioners from these centres. Cotlands has invited children from the five centres and we are expecting…

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Jul 2019

09
Jul
9th Jul 2019 - 13th Jul 2019
IIE MSA, 144 Peter Road
Ruimsig, Gauteng 1724 South Africa

The International Toy Library Association (ITLA) invites you to the 15th International Toy Library Conference taking place in South Africa. The conference is planned and hosted by the Toy Library Association South Africa (TLASA) in collaboration with Cotlands and ITLA. Ayanda and Sipho will guide you through the conference.  “Through the looking glass of a Toy Library – come play with us.” “Ngokubuka ngefastela lomtapo wamathoyizi – woza uzodlala nathi” (IsiZulu translation) We invite toy librarians from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand…

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18
Jul
18th Jul 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue
Parkview, Gauteng 2122 South Africa

Cotlands, in partnership with the Johannesburg Zoo, will be hosting our children from six Gauteng based playgroups at the zoo on Mandela Day. The Johannesburg Zoo has arranged a special tour for the children and an animal demonstration. The children will engage in various play-based activities throughout the day. For more information about this event, contact marketing@cotlands.org  

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28
Jul
28th Jul 2019 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road
Emmarentia, Gauteng 2195 South Africa

Join the Cotlands Team at this year’s MTN Walk the Talk with 702 as we walk for #Cotlands #BrightSparks. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you better during the walk. Our objective on the day is: to raise awareness that we need to act collectively and support the provision of early learning play-based opportunities to vulnerable children to address the inequalities in our society, to promote Cotlands programmes that offer a brighter future for children in poverty…

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Aug 2019

01
Aug
1st Aug 2019

Cotlands has a rich brand heritage and has been serving vulnerable children for the last 83 years. Cotlands celebrates its birthday on 1 August 2019.

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27
Aug
27th Aug 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Rise Against Hunger, 12 Pryce-Rosser Road
Prolecon, Gauteng South Africa

Cotlands is hosting the 75th Annual General Meeting with the theme; Playing is learning. Cotlands hosts a yearly meeting to report on the organisation's activities for the year. All key stakeholders are invited to attend the AGM. If you would be interested in attending the event, please email  kerry@cotlands.org

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Sep 2019

02
Sep
2nd Sep 2019 - 8th Sep 2019

Cotlands will be setting up interactive pop-up toy libraries at different locations across the country for National Book Week . National Book Week takes place from the 2-8 September 2019 and is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. Statistics show that only 5% of parents read to their children. National Book Week aims to encourage more parents to read to their children and inspire children to read…

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21
Sep
21st Sep 2019 - 22nd Sep 2019
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate,
Midrand, 1684 South Africa

Cotlands is excited to be selected as the charity of choice at the 2019 DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. The Delicious Festival organisers will assist Cotlands with fundraising initiatives to help towards our annual food budget for children in our Early Learning Playgroups. Cotlands provides 340 000 meals per annum to our children. DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival is South Africa’s premier lifestyle event. DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival first took the entertainment and…

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24
Sep
24th Sep 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cotlands is excited to be one of the charities of choice at FNB's Joburg 10K  CITYRUN. Cotlands would like to extend thanks to the event organisers for their continued support and the overwhelming support from the runners. As our operational footprint has national reach, we are delighted to be part of an event such as FNB's Run Your City Series as it helps us raise awareness of our cause across the country. EVENT INFORMATION:  2019 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN  Starting…

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Oct 2019

09
Oct
9th Oct 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kagiso Trust and Cotlands are launching an exciting community initiative that aims to raise the awareness of the Early Childhood Development programmes offered to the community in Zamdela. Through intersectoral collaboration amongst various government departments and investors, the initiative will  strengthen the referral system for essential services within the community of Zamdela. Kagiso Trust and Cotlands invite parents, caregivers, children and ECD practitioners to the Zamdela Community Jamboree to learn more about the essential public services that are available and…

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Dec 2019

01
Dec
1st Dec 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jeppe Quondam, Sports Club, Boeing Road
Bedfordview,

Balwin Properties Ltd prides itself on giving back to the communities in which it operates. Through the annual Balwin Charity Walk, the developer strives to generously donate much-needed funds to various charities selected as beneficiaries of the event. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Balwin Charity Hat Walk in the following cities: Johannesburg on December 1, Cape Town on November 24 and Kwazulu Natal on November 17. Cotlands is honoured to be selected as one of the charities…

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03
Dec
3rd Dec 2019 - 7th Dec 2019

Cotlands hosts Early Learning Playgroup (ELP) Graduation Parties for our children who have been accepted into formal school in 2020. Parents are invited to the Graduation Parties and the children are awarded certificates at the party. At the Graduation Parties, children receive a formal certificate from Cotlands to certify that they attended one of our early learning playgroups and they receive a stationery gift pack to better equip them for formal schooling in the new year. If you would like…

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03
Dec
3rd Dec 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration. It is a movement that kick starts the charitable giving season – Christmas and the holiday season. On Tuesday, 3 December support Cotlands and be part of the #GivingTuesdaySA movement. Volunteer on #GivingTuesdaySA and #MakeAToy from waste materials and help fill our toy libraries. We also need extra hands to help us clean the existing toys at our toy library depots…

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May 2020

17
May

The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN have announced the cancellation of the event that was scheduled to take place in the Mother City on Sunday 17 May 2020. Herewith a link to the announcement on the event website:  https://www.thecapetown12.com/latest-news/fnb-cape-town-12-onerun-cancelled-all-entrants-to-be-refunded/  

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Jun 2020

22
Jun
Jun 22 - Jun 23
Premier Hotel, 73 Gladiator Street
Kempton Park,

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the restrictions on public gatherings, we have taken the decision to postpone the National Toy Library Conference that was due to take place in June 2020. As soon as we have confirmed a new date, we will update you! The Toy Library Association of South Africa (TLASA) is hosting the National Toy Library Conference in collaboration with Cotlands. The Toy Library Conference is a two-day conference that will be held in Johannesburg. The conference…

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Jul 2020

12
Jul
Jul 12
Blue Lagoon, Athlone Drive
Durban,

Please note, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, entries for both the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN have been temporarily closed. Herewith links to the announcements on the specific event websites: FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN        

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18
Jul
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:07 pm

Mandela loved children and he dedicated time to improving the lives of children in need. Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” To honour his legacy, Cotlands would like to get the nation’s support behind changing the lives of children who have no access to early childhood education. Buy tickets to watch a 67-minute comedy show with some of South Africa’s best comedians on Mandela Day and your actions can…

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Aug 2020

14
Aug
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In the midst of this incredibly trying season, South Africa will be celebrating women’s month in August 2020. What a time! We’ve crafted our online Astute Woman events to inspire, encourage and connect women, not just in South Africa, but across the globe. Hosted by Janet du Preez, masterful programme designer, facilitator and DisruptJozi franchise owner, the events will draw from a panel of amazing woman speakers and will include Pecha Kucha and keynote presentations, breakout conversations, online white-boarding exercises…

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Sep 2020

07
Sep
Sep 7 - Sep 13

South Africa commemorates National Book Week for a week in September 2020. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. National Book Week is a virtual event this year. You can watch and participate in lived streamed sessions every day at 11:00 and 15:00. Click here to view the full programme schedule. Cotlands has a longstanding relationship with National Book Week. We support the initiative and help…

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08
Sep
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Notice is hereby given that Cotlands 76th Ordinary Annual General Meeting of members and subscribers, will be held virtually, via Microsoft teams, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The event will take place on Tuesday, 8th September 2020 at 8h00. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kerry Huggett, email: kerry@cotlands.org

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24
Sep
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
FNB Bank City, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, South Africa

Cotlands is proud to be one of the official event charities at the FNB Run Your City Heritage Day Virtual Run that takes place on Thursday, 24 September at 8AM. The entry fee costs R195 per runner, and you will receive a race pack  containing a race number, a limited edition event performance T-shirt and a cool pair of FNB running socks, all worth R300! Enter here and don’t forget to vote for Cotlands as the charity you’d like to…

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