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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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02
Dec
2nd Dec 2019

Show your support on World Aids Day and wear your red ribbon.

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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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Feb 2020

04
Feb
4th Feb 2020 - 6th Feb 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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18
Feb
18th Feb 2020 - 20th Feb 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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Mar 2020

03
Mar
3rd Mar 2020 - 5th Mar 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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17
Mar
17th Mar 2020 - 18th Mar 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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18
Mar
18th Mar 2020 - 14th Apr 2020

Cotlands wants to ensure the safety of every Cotlander and the children, parents and partners we serve. As responsible citizens, we impose the following precautionary measures for the period 18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020: The scheduled Easter break for early learning playgroups and toy library services is brought forward starting 18 March 2020 and extended to 14 April 2020. We will provide employees with a list of websites, television programmes and online options with play-based activity ideas that…

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24
Mar
24th Mar 2020 - 26th Mar 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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Apr 2020

07
Apr
7th Apr 2020 - 9th Apr 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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09
Apr
9th Apr 2020

Enjoy a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt with your teams.

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21
Apr
21st Apr 2020 - 23rd Apr 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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May 2020

05
May
5th May 2020 - 6th May 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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17
May
17th May 2020

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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19
May
19th May 2020 - 21st May 2020
Cotlands Head Office, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2091
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28
May
28th May 2020
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28
May
28th May 2020

World Play Day is an annual event, inspired by the International Toy Library Association (ITLA) and is celebrated in over 40 countries around the world. Last year’s theme for World Play Day was “Play is a right”. In January 1993, South Africa signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with 194 other countries and recognised the importance of “Play as a right

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Jun 2020

12
Jun
12th Jun 2020

Dress up in your school uniform to commemorate the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976

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15
Jun
15th Jun 2020

Cotlands office will be closed on 15 June 2020. This is a mandatory leave day. Kindly do your leave planning in consultation with your leader.

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22
Jun
22nd Jun 2020 - 23rd Jun 2020
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
12th Jul 2020
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
18th Jul 2020 @ 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
14th Aug 2020 @ 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

01
Sep
1st Sep 2020

Spring Day is the start of a new season. The days get longer and the weather gets warmer. Wear something bright and floral to celebrate spring day.

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07
Sep
7th Sep 2020 - 13th Sep 2020

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
8th Sep 2020 @ 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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23
Sep
23rd Sep 2020

Join in the fun and get dressed up in your heritage outfits on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. This is an opportunity for Cotlanders to prepare a traditional/cultural meal that they can bring in and share with the team.

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24
Sep
24th Sep 2020 @ 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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25
Sep
25th Sep 2020

Cotlands office will be closed on 25 September 2020. This is a mandatory leave day. Kindly do your leave planning in consultation with your leader.

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Nov 2020

25
Nov
25th Nov 2020 - 10th Dec 2020

Show support for 16 Days of Activism. Cotlands staff will wear black clothing every Friday and as we take a stand against women and child abuse in our country.

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28
Nov
28th Nov 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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 our values. It is at the heart of what we do. By creating the time and space to play and participate in our quiz, you…

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Dec 2020

05
Dec
5th Dec 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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 our values. It is at the heart of what we do. By creating the time and space to play and participate in our quiz, you…

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11
Dec
11th Dec 2020

Each region is responsible for arranging their own Christmas Year End Functions.

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12
Dec
12th Dec 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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 our values. It is at the heart of what we do. By creating the time and space to play and participate in our quiz, you…

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21
Dec
21st Dec 2020 - 1st Jan 2021

Cotlands office will be closed from 21 December 2020 until the 1 Jan 2021. This time period is considered as mandatory leave. Kindly do your leave planning in consultation with your leader.

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Feb 2021

01
Feb
Feb 1 - Feb 28

Please click on the birthday list link to wish a... Happy Birthday to our Cotlanders born in February

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14
Feb
Feb 14

Love is in the air during the month of February. Wear something red for Valentine’s Day.

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Apr 2021

26
Apr
Apr 26

Cotlands office will be closed on 26 April 2021. This is a mandatory leave day. Kindly do your leave planning in consultation with your leader.

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May 2021

25
May
May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 click here to register for free webinar.

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28
May
May 28

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 Child with 194 other countries and recognised the importance of “Play as a right”. Cotlands’ mission is to increase access to quality play-based opportunities for…

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Jun 2021

10
Jun
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jul 2021

17
Jul
Jul 17 - Jul 31

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 a brighter future for our nation's children. As South Africans we are exposed to so much negative news….crime, corruption and now Covid-19. We want to…

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Sep 2021

06
Sep
Sep 6 - Sep 12

South Africa commemorates National Book Week from 6 to 12 September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Since 2014, Cotlands has a long-standing partnership with the organisers of National Book Week to help promote the importance of play and reading to young children as a daily activity. Over the years, Cotlands has enjoyed setting up pop-up toy library spaces at different municipal libraries around…

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07
Sep
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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24
Sep
Sep 24

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 all corners of South Africa uniting (virtually) in a spirit of camaraderie, pride and celebration. A Run Your City Series tracking app will be available…

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Oct 2021

31
Oct
Oct 31

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 their city on foot. Runners (and walkers) can look forward to an action packed 10km journey that highlights important landmarks and features exciting live entertainment…

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Nov 2021

04
Nov
Nov 4

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.

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21
Nov
Nov 21

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 flat, highlights iconic landmarks and boasts magnificent views while featuring lively performances from some of Cape Town’s leading performing arts groups. The morning starts with…

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30
Nov
Nov 30

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; to help Cotlands increase access to play-based opportunities for vulnerable children.

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