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Evolve SA contributes 20% of profits to CSR programmes

The Evolve Group, which recently relaunched in the country as Evolve Executive Search South Africa - an executive talent and scarce-skills search firm - contributes 20% of its profits to its CSR programmes...

5 hours ago

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities

A new initiative has been launched aimed at screening children for ADHD in underserved communities across the country, free of charge...

1 hour ago

Investing in people to ensure a better future for South African agriculture

Africa is a continent with abundant natural resources and huge market potential but the agriculture sector is in dire need of better management...

2 days ago

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Medical disaster relief unit assists Hout Bay fire victims

With a recent fire destroying 2,200 homes and leaving about 10,000 people displaced in Mandela Park Hout Bay, the community was left traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation installed a disaster relief medical unit, which is now fully operational...

Issued by Cipla 24 Mar 2017

Temporary road restrictions for the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

There will be several road closures in the vicinity of Melrose and Birdhaven on Thursday, 30 March, due to the 14th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at the Wanderers Club...

Issued by Openfield 23 Mar 2017

Medical disaster relief unit deployed to Hout Bay to assist fire victims

An estimated 15,000 people were left homeless after the fire that ravaged Mandela Park Hout Bay left the community traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation will be deploying a disaster relief medical unit to provide assistance to the affected community...

Issued by Cipla 20 Mar 2017

Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop...

20 Mar 2017

Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer

Net#work BBDO was tasked with creating a campaign for UDoTest, a revolutionary no-fuss, no-mess way of testing for colon cancer – essential, as it is one of the top five killers in South Africa...

17 Mar 2017

Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change

Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty...

By Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira 17 Mar 2017

Tiger foundation gives hungry pupils a roaring start

When children are too hungry to concentrate on their school work, the chances of them getting anything out of their education are slim...

By Lesley Stones 17 Mar 2017

J.P. Morgan challenging runners for a good cause

Each participant at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will be running or walking for a good cause in the world's premier corporate fitness event on Thursday, 30 March, at the Wanderers...

Issued by Openfield 15 Mar 2017

#ImpactMoments: Shap'Left Medstores - Eastern Cape

The Shap'Left Medstores project is linked to a long-term business model that turns donor funds received into a sustainable self-owned business for individuals in their community creating employment and access to basic healthcare...

Issued by Cipla 15 Mar 2017

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Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

21 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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