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Joint Aid Managment (JAM) celebrates its 30-year anniversary at Avianto Village Hotel in Mulderdrift on 21 August. JAM is a South African founded ‘international humanitarian development organisation’. CEO of JAM’s Peter Pretorius commented, “I am excited for this event; it’s been a long 30-year journey in which we have made a huge difference in Africa.”

JAM Packed Celebration

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A momentous evening was held to celebrate JAM’s (Joint Aid Management) 30th year of helping the poor in Africa. The black tie event (themed, The heart of Africa ) welcomed the founders of JAM Peter and Ann Pretorius along with partners, donors, colleagues and affiliates who had contributed to the work by JAM over the

UNICEF and the World Food Programme report that close to a third of South Sudan’s population faces “acute” or “emergency” levels of hunger and malnutrition. Thousands of children remain stranded in remote parts of the country, where they are at risk of starvation. Aid agencies estimate that about 235 000 children could become dangerously malnourished

The Angolan Government has initiated a countrywide repair and construction programme of higher education facilities as part of its National Development Plan. Emerging from a devastating civil war that ended in 2002, Angola is fast developing much-needed social infrastructure needed to bolster education and foster development. The Angolan Government’s prioritisation of the education system as

When JAM’s Fred Nkunda Life Centre was established in 1998, the aim was to not only provide a safe haven for the vulnerable and orphaned children, primarily who were victims of the heinous 1994 Rwandan genocide. Following the genocide, the country worked hard to rebuild its economy, infrastructure, education system and social development. It is

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) has warned that the conflict in South Sudan poses a risk to food security and nutrition. JAM understands only too well the complexities and challenges facing South Sudan, having begun its Nutritional Feeding programme in that country in 2001. The month long conflict has plunged the country’s

JAM’s rapid expansion into other provinces in South Africa (SA) within a short period of time is a strong indication of the need for early childhood development (ECD) support and Nutritional Feeding. At the end of 2013, JAM SA was providing meals to 40,000 children daily at ECD centres, crèches and play schools in the

Water and sanitation are luxuries in many African countries, with an unacceptable amount of people dying of water-related diseases annually. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs), 2015, fast approaching many countries in Africa are asking themselves some tough questions about reaching their targets outlined as part of the MDGs such as water

The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programmes in

A consequence of Mozambique’s consistent high summer rainfall are devastating floods, which has an effect on agricultural crops, travel and infrastructure. JAM’s was affected in January 2013, when floods damaged and swept away resources and commodities used in JAM’s development programmes that were stored in a warehouse in Gaza Province, the flooding temporarily affected JAM’s

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