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Kagiso Trust, Cotlands and Sesame Workshop celebrate World Play Day in Zamdela, Sasolburg

Zamdela Multipurpose Sports Centre

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...

15th International Toy Library Conference

IIE MSA 144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, Gauteng, 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...

1000$

Nelson Mandela Day at the Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Gauteng, 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,...

MTN Walk the Talk with 702

Marks Park Sports Club Judith Road, Emmarentia, Gauteng, 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...

199$

Cotlands Birthday

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.

Cotlands Annual General Meeting

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

National Book Week 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...

DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate,, Midrand, 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....

FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

FNB Bank City in Johannesburg

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...

Zamdela Community Jamboree

Zamdela Community Centre

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...

Balwin Charity Hat Walk (Jhb)

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...

Cotlands Early Learning Playgroup Graduation Parties

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...

Cancelled event: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Woodbridge Island

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/  

Postponed: TLASA Toy Library Conference

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...

3000$

Temporarily closed: FNB Durban 10K CITYSURF

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        

Laugh for 67 minutes and change a child’s life

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...

Astute Women

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...

National Book Week

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...

76th Ordinary Annual General Meeting

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

FNB Run Your City Heritage Day Virtual Run

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...

Cotlands Quiz Series

Cotlands is excited to be launching the Quiz Series, a number of quiz evenings hosted virtually by well-known quiz master, Larry Benjamin. Put your knowledge into action to help ignite a child’s full potential. The more online quizzes you play the more chances you have of becoming our top trivia expert. Play is one of...

Cotlands Quiz Series

Cotlands is excited to be launching the Quiz Series, a number of quiz evenings hosted virtually by well-known quiz master, Larry Benjamin. Put your knowledge into action to help ignite a child’s full potential. The more online quizzes you play the more chances you have of becoming our top trivia expert. Play is one of...

Cotlands Quiz Series

Cotlands is excited to be launching the Quiz Series, a number of quiz evenings hosted virtually by well-known quiz master, Larry Benjamin. Put your knowledge into action to help ignite a child’s full potential. The more online quizzes you play the more chances you have of becoming our top trivia expert. Play is one of...

Womentors

This Africa Day join Cotlands as we bring together extraordinary women from various sectors of our economy to be part of an interactive fireside chat entitled Womentors hosted by well-known business news anchor, Nzinga Qunta. Our guests will share their stories, experiences and wisdom as well as the challenges they have faced and how they learnt to overcome them. Please...

World Play Day 2021

World Play Day is an annual celebration of the importance of play, inspired by the International Toy Library Association (ITLA), and celebrated in over 40 countries around the world. This year’s theme for World Play Day is “Playing is healthy”. In January 1993, South Africa signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the...

R50

Laugh for 67 minutes and change a child’s life

Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” To honour Madiba’s legacy support Cotlands and buy some tickets and have a few good laughs just before Mandela Day. Watch 67 minutes of comedy with us and you can help us create...

Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Calling all Run Your City Series supporters…the Joburg 10K CITYRUN will go VIRTUAL in 2021! An exciting extension of the Run Your City Series events, the Joburg 10K CITYRUN Virtual Edition will take place on Friday 24 September and will be the perfect ‘active’ start to all Heritage Day Celebrations with runners and walkers from...

Durban 10K CITYRUN

Delivering nail-biting performances since the event’s inception in 2017, the Durban 10K CITYRUN is firmly cemented as one of Durban’s and South Africa’s MUST DO events! Although there is no lack in excitement in the elite race, the Durban 10K CITYRUN is a mass participation road run that grants all entrants the unique opportunity to explore...

National Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On this day, Cotlands celebrates the day with planned play-based activities in safe, outdoor areas.

Cape Town 12K CITYRUN

Founded in 2015 South Africa’s most loved 12km road run, the Cape Town 12K CITYRUN has established itself as a ‘proudly South African, proudly Cape Town’ must do mass participation road running event that celebrates everything Cape Town – the vibe, the city and the people! The 12km point to point route is fast and...

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that started in 2012 as a simple idea to encourage people to do good. The day should inspire millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. On Tuesday, 30 November 2021 we would like to encourage individuals, corporates, businesses, schools, and universities to unite for one common purpose;...

Charity Golf Day

Country Club Johannesburg Lincoln St, Woodmead, Sandton,

Cotlands is hosting a Charity Golf Day on Thursday, 17 February 2022 from 10am onwards at the Rocklands course located at the prestigious Johannesburg Country Club. This golf day is being hosted as a fundraising event to support our cause. It is our mission to increase access to play-based early learning opportunities for vulnerable children living in remote communities. We invite you to join...

Laugh for 67 minutes. Change a child’s life.

Hard Rock Cafe Cape Town | Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg

For the third year in a row, Cotlands is excited to be hosting our flagship comedy event, Laugh for 67 minutes and change a child’s life, in support of children that don’t have access to any early learning opportunities. This year the show has a bigger entertainment line-up, as we have partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to...

Charity Golf Day

Country Club Johannesburg Lincoln St, Woodmead, Sandton,

Cotlands is hosting a Charity Golf Day on Friday, 17 February 2023 from 10am onwards at the prestigious Country Club Johannesburg. This golf day is a fundraising event in aid of our toy library programmes. It is our mission to increase access to play-based early learning opportunities for vulnerable children living in remote communities. We invite you to join our charity...

Laugh for 67 minutes. Change a child’s life.

Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Street,, Sandton, South Africa

For the fourth year in a row, Cotlands is excited to be hosting our flagship charity comedy show, “Laugh for 67 minutes. Change a child’s life.” in support of children that don’t have access to any early learning opportunities. We have partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to host our live comedy show and Pickled Ginger,...

79th Ordinary Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that Cotlands 79th Ordinary Annual General Meeting of members and subscribers, will be held virtually, via Microsoft teams. The event will take place on Tuesday, 5 September 2023 at 8h00. Please RSVP to: Kerry Huggett 011 683 7200 ext. 500 or e-mail: kerry@cotlands.org

Cotlands Charity Golf Day

Welcome to the Cotlands Charity Golf Day, where passion for the game and love for humanity converge in the most extraordinary way. Our Golf Day takes place on Thursday, 29 February 2024, a leap year, nestled right in the heart of the month of love, February! On this extra day in February, we gathering to...

An Enchanting Musical Evening

Experience an evening of musical enchantment with Cotlands. An exclusive soiree featuring the renowned baritone singer, Jean Du Plessis, accompanied by the talented pianist, Sonja Van Zyl. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising melodies as these two exceptional artists transport you to a world of harmony and emotion. Join us for an unforgettable musical journey on...

World Play Day 2024

This World Play Day join Cotlands and Book Dash for a day of fun, play and learning! The exciting event brings together families, educators and advocates for early childhood development to celebrate the power of play in nurturing children's growth and development. Enjoy story time and interactive and engaging play activities to inspire creativity, curiosity...

Padel Tournament

Africa Padel Old Parks (Jhb) | Africa Padel V&A (CT)

 Join us for an exhilarating day of play at the Cotlands Padel Tournament, in partnership with Africa Padel, as we celebrate World Play Day!  By participating in our padel tournament on Tuesday, 4 June at Old Parks (Johannesburg) and V&A (Cape Town), you’re not just competing for prizes; you’re making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children who...