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Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection of linen and handpoured massage candles is the driving force behind the 'Behind the Seams' initiative...

15 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances...

2 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet raises more than R6m a month

Launched in 1997, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year...

26 Oct 2017

Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 Oct 2017

Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how

Applications are open for registered charitable organisations to benefit from this festive season's in-store gift wrapping service at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores in SA...

19 Oct 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Shoprite Group funds two more PlayPumps in EC

Supporting PlayPumps since 2002, the Shoprite Group has funded the installation of two new PlayPumps at the Get Ahead Project in Queenstown and the Amaqwathi Primary School in Tsolwana...

10 Oct 2017

Energetics SA launches Cups for Life

Energetics SA recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

AGT Foods signs on to RADA drive

AGT Foods and RADA personnel recently set off for Thata Kematla orphanage and Vuyiswa, a home for mentally and physically disabled people, in Orange Farm to deliver 100kg of green pea chips and 40kg of potato granules...

2 Oct 2017

Chivas Venture 2018 open for entries

Chivas Venture entails a global search for the next generation of business trailblazers that want to change the world for the better, with $1m up for grabs. The 2018 edition is now open for entries...

26 Sep 2017

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports variety of rhino conservation, education projects in 2017

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has become one of the biggest citizen-driven fundraising initiatives for rhino conservation raising more than R9.1m over the past six years...

22 Sep 2017

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International

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by.

By Wendy Knowler 15 hours ago

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend. As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, portraits of St. Nick with a family's beloved dog are just one way retailers are looking to attract customers in the face of exploding e-commerce.

17 hours ago

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791m tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148m tonnes.

By Mark Sumner 1 day ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights. The company's business model, based on huge production runs of identical stock, allowed it to export Scandinavian style at an affordable price.

By Dan Lewis 2 days ago

Partnership on GIs to boost rural development, exports of traditional food products and wine

A workshop recently hosted by the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, Wesgro and the Department of Trade and Industry hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI) aimed to create awareness on the benefits that can be derived from the effective protection and use of GIs in South African and EU for the development of small-scale, local and rural economies, particularly in the agro-food sector, and for enhancing export opportunities and boosting international trade flows.

3 days ago

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