2020 Cause Days for Nonprofits in South Africa

2020 Cause Days for Nonprofits in South Africa
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2020 Cause Days for Nonprofits in South Africa

Planning is important and thanks to the South African Government and Nonprofit Tech for Good, I have compiled the below list of monthly cause and awareness days for Nonprofits in South Africa. Use the below to plan out your online and offline campaigns for 2020:

January 2020

Read my post about January 2020 Social Media Posting Days here.

Monthly Theme for South Africa 

  • SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)

South Africa & International Days

  • 4 World Braille Day 
  • 19 World Religion Day — #WorldReligionDay
  • 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay
  • 26 World Leprosy Day 
  • 28 Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay

February 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa 

  • Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month 
  • Reproductive Health Month 
  • Environmental Health Awareness Month 

South Africa & International Days

  • 2 World Wetlands Day — #WorldWetlandsDay
  • 4 World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay
  • 10 International Epilepsy Day 
  • 10-16 National Epilepsy Week 
  • 10-16 Pregnancy Awareness Week 
  • 10-16 STI / Condom Week 
  • 11Feb-20 March Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination first round 
  • 11 Safer Internet Day — #SID20
  • 13 World Radio Day — #WorldRadioDay
  • 14 V-Day — #1BillionRising
  • 15 World Whale Day — #WorldWhaleDay
  • 20 World Day of Social Justice — #SocialJusticeDay
  • 21 Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day 
  • 25 World Spay Day — #WorldSpayDay
  • 27 Digital Learning Day — #DLDay
  • 27 International Polar Bear Day — #PolarBearDay
  • 28 Rare Disease Day — #RareDiseaseDay

March 2020

Monthly Theme for South Africa 

  • TB Awareness Month 

South Africa & International Days

  • 3 World Hearing Day 
  • 3 World Birth Defects Day 
  • 3 World Wildlife Day — #WorldWildlifeDay
  • 4-10 World Salt Awareness Week
  • 8 International Women’s Day — #IWD20
  • 8-14 World Glaucoma Week
  • 12 World Kidney Day — #WorldKidneyDay
  • 20 Global Recycling Day — #GRD2020
  • 20 World Head Injury Awareness Day 
  • 21 Human Rights Day 
  • 21 World Down Syndrome Day
  • 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — #EndRacism
  • 21 International Day of Forests — #ForestsDay
  • 21 World Down Syndrome Day — #WDSD20
  • 21 World Poetry Day — #WorldPoetryDay
  • 22 World Water Day — #WorldWaterDay
  • 24 World Tuberculosis Day — #WorldTBDay
  • 28 Earth Hour — #EarthHour

April 2020

Monthly Theme for South Africa

  • Health Awareness Month 

South Africa & International Days

  • 2 World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay
  • 7 World Health Day — #WorldHealthDay
  • 12 International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay
  • 14 World Dolphin Day — #WorldDolphinDay
  • 15 World Art Day — #WorldArtDay
  • 17 World Haemophilia Day
  • 20-26 African Vaccination Week
  • 22 Earth Day — #EarthDay
  • 23 World Book Day — #WorldBookDay
  • 25 International Sculpture Day — #ISDay
  • 25 World Malaria Day — #WorldMalariaDay
  • 25 World Penguin Day — #WorldPenguinDay
  • 30 International Jazz Day — #JazzDay

May 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Anti-tobacco Campaign Month 
  • Burns Awareness Month 
  • International Multiple Sclerosis Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 3 World Press Freedom Day — #WorldPressFreedomDay
  • 3-10 Hospice Week
  • 5 World Hand Hygiene Day
  • 5 International Midwives Day
  • 6-12 National Burns Awareness Week 
  • 8 World Red Cross Day 
  • 9 World Fair Trade Day — #WorldFairTradeDay
  • 10 World Lupus Day — #WorldLupusDay
  • 10 Global Move for Health Day 
  • 12 International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases 
  • 12 International Nurses Day 
  • 12 World Migratory Bird Day — #WorldMigratoryBirdDay
  • 15 Endangered Species Day — #EndangeredSpeciesDay
  • 15 May -15 Jun Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign 
  • 17 World Hypertension Day 
  • 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia — #IDAHOT20
  • 18 International Museum Day — #MuseumDay
  • 22 International Day for Biological Diversity — #BiologicalDiversityDay
  • 23 World Turtle Day — #WorldTurtleDay
  • 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health
  • 31 World No Tobacco Day — #WorldNoTobaccoDay
  • 31 May- 7 Jun National Child Protection Week

June 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Men’s Health Month 
  • National Blood Donor Month 
  • National Youth Month Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign

South Africa & International Days

  • 1 International Children’s Day 
  • 1-7 World Heart Rhythm Week 
  • 5 World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay
  • 7 National Cancer Survivors Day
  • 8 World Oceans Day — #WorldOceansDay
  • 12 World Day Against Child Labor — #WDACL20
  • 14 World Blood Donor Day — #WorldBloodDonorDay
  • 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 
  • 16 Youth Day
  • 20 World Refugee Day — #WorldRefugeeDay
  • 21 International Day of Yoga — #YogaDay
  • 22 World Rainforest Day — #WorldRainforestDay
  • 22-28 SANCA Drug Awareness Week 
  • 25 World Vitiligo Day 
  • 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • 27 Gay Pride Day — #Pride20

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July 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Mental Illness Awareness Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 6-10 Corporate Wellness Week 
  • 11 WorldPopulationDay — #WorldPopulationDay
  • 18 Nelson Mandela International Day — #MandelaDay
  • 28 World Hepatitis Day — #WorldHepatitisDay
  • 29 International Tiger Day — #InternationalTigerDay
  • 30 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons — #WorldDayAgainstTrafficking

August 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October) 
  • National Women’s Month 
  • Organ Donor Month 
  • Child Health Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week 
  • 1-7 CANSA Care Week 
  • 3-9 Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Week 
  • 8-14 Polio Awareness Week
  • 9 National Women’s Day 
  • 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples — #IndigenousDay
  • 10 World Lion Day — #WorldLionDay
  • 11 Aug-18 Sept HPV vaccination second round 
  • 12 International Youth Day — #YouthDay
  • 12 World Elephant Day — #WorldElephantDay
  • 12 International Youth Day 
  • 17 National Nonprofit Day — #NationalNonprofitDay (Internationally recognized)
  • 19 World Humanitarian Day — #WorldHumanitarianDay
  • 26 National Dog Day — #DogDay (Internationally recognized)
  • 26-31 African Traditional Medicine Week 
  • 29 International Day Against Nuclear Tests — #AgainstNuclearTestsDay
  • 31 African Traditional Medicine Day

September 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Albinism Awareness Month 
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October) 
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Eye Care Awareness Month (23 September to 18 October) 
  • Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month 
  • Heart Awareness Month 
  • National Month of Deaf People 
  • National Oral Health Month 
  • Pharmacy Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 5 International Day of Charity — #CharityDay
  • 7-11 National Kidney Awareness Week
  • 8 International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay
  • 9 International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day 
  • 10 International Gynaecological Health Day
  • 10 World Suicide Prevention Day — #WSPD20
  • 14 National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day
  • 15 International Day of Democracy — #DemocracyDay
  • 18 National Sunflower Day
  • 21 International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
  • 21 World Alzheimer’s Day 
  • 21-27 World Retina Week
  • 22 World Rhino Day — #WorldRhinoDay
  • 25 World Pharmacist Day 
  • 26 World Environmental Health Day 
  • 26 World Contraception Day
  • 27 World Tourism Day — #WorldTourismDay
  • 27 World Rivers Day — #WorldRiversDay
  • 28 World Rabies Day 
  • 28 World Retina Day 
  • 29 World Heart Day

October 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month 
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October) 
  • Eye Care Awareness Month (21 September to 18 October) 
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Mental Health Awareness Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 1 International Day of Older Persons 
  • 4 World Animal Day — #WorldAnimalDay
  • 5 World Teachers Day — #WorldTeachersDay
  • 6 World Cerebral Palsy Day — #WorldCPDay
  • 7 World Habitat Day — #WorldHabitatDay
  • 7-11 Back Care Awareness Week 
  • 9-19 National Nutrition Week 
  • 9-19 National Obesity Week 
  • 10 World Sight Day    
  • 10 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • 10 World Mental Health Day — #WorldMentalHealthDay
  • 11 International Day of the Girl Child — #DayOfTheGirl
  • 11-17 National Case Management Week
  • 12 World Arthritis Day — #WorldArthritisDay
  • 12-16 School Health Week 
  • 12-20 World Bone and Joint Week 
  • 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 
  • 14-16 Rotary Family Health Day Outreach Campaign 
  • 15 Global Handwashing Day 
  • 15 International Day of Rural Women — #RuralWomenDay
  • 16 World Food Day — #WorldFoodDay
  • 16 World Food Day 
  • 16 World Spine Day 
  • 16 World Restart A Heart 
  • 16 Global Cat Day — #GlobalCatDay
  • 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty — #EndPoveryDay
  • 17 World Trauma Day
  • 17 National Emergency Medical Services Day 
  • 17 World Values Day — #WorldValuesDay
  • 20 National Down Syndrome Day 
  • 20 World Osteoporosis Day
  • 20-26 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 
  • 21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day 
  • 24 World Polio Day 
  • 28 Oct to 3 Nov National Stroke Week 
  • 29 World Stroke Day 
  • 29: World Internet Day — #WorldInternetDay
  • 30 Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day
  • 31: World Cities Day — #WorldCitiesDay

November 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Quality Month 
  • Red Ribbon Month

South Africa & International Days

  • 3 Nov-3 Dec Disability Rights Awareness Month 
  • 2-6 SADC Malaria Week 
  • 6 SADC Malaria Day 
  • 7 National Children’s Day 
  • 8 World Radiography Day 
  • 12 World Quality Day 
  • 13 World Kindness Day — #WorldKindnessDay
  • 14 World Diabetes Day — #WorldDiabetesDay
  • 15 World Philosophy Day — #WorldPhilosophyDay
  • 16 International Day for Tolerance — #ToleranceDay
  • 16-22 World Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • 17 World Prematurity Day
  • 19 World Pancreatic Cancer Day — #WPCD20
  • 19 World Toilet Day — #WorldToiletDay
  • 20 World Children’s Day — #WorldChildrensDay
  • 21 World Television Day — #WorldTVDay
  • 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — #EndViolenceAgainstWomen
  • 25 Nov-10 Dec 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

December 2020

Monthly Themes for South Africa

  • Prevention of Injuries Month 
  • SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)

South Africa & International Days

1 Giving Tuesday — #GivingTuesday

  • 1 World AIDS Day — #WorldAIDSDay
  • 3 International Day of People with Disabilities — #IDPwD20
  • 5 International Volunteer Day — #VolunteerDay
  • 5 World Soil Day — #WorldSoilDay
  • 9 International Anti-Corruption Day — #AntiCorruptionDay
  • 9 World Patient Safety Day 
  • 10 International Human Rights Day — #HumanRightsDay
  • 11 International Mountain Day — #MountainDay
  • 12 Universal Health Coverage Day 
  • 18 International Migrants Day — #MigrantsDay
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