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

Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments
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 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

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced
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 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

StreetSmart SA expands to accommodation, wine tasting establishments
StreetSmart SA expands to accommodation, wine tasting establishments

StreetSmart SA has expanded its initiative into accommodation and wine tasting establishments...

6 Apr 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris
Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

Coke bottler dedicates R3.9bn of procurement spend to black suppliers
Coke bottler dedicates R3.9bn of procurement spend to black suppliers

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is committing to divert R3.9 billion in procurement spend, or 30% of the total, to black-owned and black women-owned organisations over the next three years...

28 Mar 2018

R2m raised for charity through Clicks, Relate partnership
R2m raised for charity through Clicks, Relate partnership

The Clicks partnership with 100% not-for-profit social enterprise The Relate Trust has resulted in R2m being raised for a charity that helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable South Africans...

19 Mar 2018

P&G and Game's water-supply partnership delivers over 2m litres in 2017
P&G and Game's water-supply partnership delivers over 2m litres in 2017

A partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Game supplied roughly 2.4 million litres of clean water to impoverished communities in 2017...

13 Mar 2018

Ferrero unveils Primary Health Care Centre for factory staff and family
Ferrero unveils Primary Health Care Centre for factory staff and family

The Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project - South Africa, has opened the doors to its Primary Health Care Centre in Walkerville...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 8 Mar 2018

How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times
How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times

"In trying economic times, retailers should still put their customers first." - Ackermans shares secrets to its sustainability...

Issued by Ackermans 23 Feb 2018

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#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Nelson Mandela Foundation, PepsiCo enter multi-year partnership
Nelson Mandela Foundation, PepsiCo enter multi-year partnership

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and PepsiCo have embarked on a multi-year partnership, focusing on alleviating poverty and advancing the rights of women and girls in South Africa...

21 Feb 2018

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

R17.5m raised in 2018 Cape Wine Auction
R17.5m raised in 2018 Cape Wine Auction

Held at Rustenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, this year's Cape Wine Auction has raised R17.5m for education in the Cape winelands...

14 Feb 2018

Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages looks to aid in provision of relief water in Cape Town
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages looks to aid in provision of relief water in Cape Town

In an effort to help mitigate the impact of Day Zero, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation and participating suppliers are in the process of finalising the details to provide millions of litres of relief water...

2 Feb 2018

Aquellé donates 28,000 litres of bottled water to crisis-hit Cape
Aquellé donates 28,000 litres of bottled water to crisis-hit Cape

In an effort to assist the drought-stricken Western Cape ahead of Day Zero, South African bottled water brand Aquellé is donating just under 30,000 litres of bottled water to the elderly...

30 Jan 2018

Clover Mama Afrika wins 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award
Clover Mama Afrika wins 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award

Clover Mama Afrika has been named the winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. The CSI project supports and upskills female community leaders nationwide.

25 Jan 2018

Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?
Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?

Customers have tremendous power in the business-to-business (B2B) sustainability world. Just by asking questions of their suppliers, customers send powerful signals about what matters...

By Scott Nadler and Jeremy Soboil 18 Jan 2018

Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme
Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme

Woolworths' Farming for the Future programme is succeeding in encouraging farmers to use more environmentally friendly management practices than their counterparts that do not supply the grocery chain...

By Dave Chambers 11 Jan 2018

Millions of SA children benefit from BIC Buy a pen, Donate a pen programme
Millions of SA children benefit from BIC Buy a pen, Donate a pen programme

Since 2011, BIC has supplied 7.3-million South African underprivileged children via its Buy a Pen, Donate a Pen programme with the relevant stationery tools to fulfil their basic educational needs...

3 Jan 2018

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Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good - beyond the 12 days of Christmas

Effective causal communications using the digital ecosystem can be powerful instruments for systemic change and brand longevity, not just in times of giving like the festive season...

By Deseré Orrill 25 Dec 2017

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet goes digital
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet goes digital

Consumer-driven fundraising programme MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is now accessible via a mobile app...

22 Dec 2017

Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme
Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme

Nyanga businesswoman Khosi Liwani is the latest to join the Western Cape family of independent store owners taking part in Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme...

18 Dec 2017

Edcon design challenge nurtures young fashion talent
Edcon design challenge nurtures young fashion talent

Rails of new designs from Edcon's Design Innovation Challenge cohort are now available at select Edgars stores countrywide...

18 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Nivea and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD classrooms
Nivea and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD classrooms

Global skincare company Nivea is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal. It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD programme to children in this rural community...

Issued by Nivea 13 Dec 2017

Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign
Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign

Digitata Insights and Sunlight have together embarked on a water saving awareness campaign with the aim of...

13 Dec 2017

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