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Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Cookhouse Wind Farm invests in ECD centres by upskilling local practitioners

Through its flagship project, Cookhouse Wind Farm has enabled 47 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners...

12 Apr 2018

Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments

More than 4,000 employees from the Shoprite Group's fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer's latest training programme...

11 Apr 2018

Woolworths invests R1.5m in water infrastructure for schools

Woolworths has announced a R1.5m investment in water infrastructure for schools via the newly launched MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet LoveH2O Water Fund...

10 Apr 2018

Philanthropic funding to SA universities reach new highs

South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before - but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions...

9 Apr 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

Pizza Hut is changing simple pizza boxes into 'red reading boxes' in Africa as part of its global initiative to get more of Africa's children reading...

6 Apr 2018

RBF Africa 2018 set for June

Global Initiatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be hosting the second Annual Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development Africa from 25-27 June 2018...

6 Apr 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School applications closing soon

Social impact enterprise LifeCo Unltd SA, in partnership with Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, is inviting entrepreneurially-minded university students to apply to the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School...

5 Apr 2018

School children recycle waste for food

In Colchester, primary school learners are recycling plastic bottles and tins in exchange for school stationery, clothing and food...

By Joseph Chirume 4 Apr 2018

Female township entrepreneurs empowered through Gauteng enterprise development programme

A group of women from Soweto, Tembisa and Mamelodi graduated from the Gauteng Township Retail Enterprise Development programme, which aims to empower female entrepreneurs involved within township retail...

3 Apr 2018

Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge

The inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge aims to identify and support South Africa's social entrepreneurs, with an opportunity to win a share of R150,000 seed capital...

Issued by Nation Builder 29 Mar 2018

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