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Pick n Pay supports drought relief fund

Pick n Pay has announced the donation of R500,000 through different initiatives to provide respite for communities in South Africa's drought-stricken areas...

2 Feb 2016 06:15

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CSI that makes a real difference

Globalisation, connectivity, and common interests are uniting formerly unrelated groups. But how do you manage reputation in the fast-moving context of digital media...

By Jeff Nemeth 28 Jan 2016 10:52

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Food shortages are looming

Rapidly rising prices for the essentials of life are weighing heavily on the poor and could represent a security risk, experts have warned...

20 Jan 2016 07:36

Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days impacts childrens' learning ability
Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days impacts childrens' learning ability

Last week, millions of children around South Africa were heading off to school, either for the first time, or to experience another year of study. Sadly, a large percentage of the millions of students will be arriving at school hungry...

20 Jan 2016 08:30

Relate brings Amy Biehl Foundation R1 million
Relate brings Amy Biehl Foundation R1 million

A simple string of beads, made and sold through a uniquely sustainable business model, has seen the Amy Biehl Foundation (ABF) in Cape Town benefit by R1,062,464...

19 Jan 2016 07:30

Shoprite transports water for citizens
Shoprite transports water for citizens

In addition to the 119,920 litres of fresh drinking water donated to various communities affected by South Africa's crippling drought, the Shoprite Group is also assisting with the transportation of more than 60,000 litres of water collected by ordinary South Africans...

19 Jan 2016 06:30

Tholang Maphabole from Shoprite Aliwal North assisting with last week's water donation.
Shoprite helps drought-hit communities

The Shoprite Group is reaching out and assisting various local communities that have been left without water or hit by water shortages as a result of the persistent drought that is plaguing South Africa...

7 Jan 2016 13:50

Amazon donates profits from far-right anthem to refugees
Amazon donates profits from far-right anthem to refugees

BERLIN - Online retail giant Amazon said it will donate the profits from the online purchase of a tune released by the far-right anti-migrant PEGIDA movement to refugees in Germany...

4 Jan 2016 15:20

Cape Town to host sustainability conference
Cape Town to host sustainability conference

Sustainable Brands has expanded its global conference network to Cape Town, South Africa with SB'16 Cape Town scheduled for 14-17 May 2016 at City Hall...

18 Dec 2015 10:10

Lucian Peterson from Kuils River in Cape Town received his first study bursary from the Shoprite Group in 2009 whilst enrolled for a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He has since completed his studies, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was appointed as a Trainee Divisional Financial Manager on 1 December 2015 on successful completion of the Group’s South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) approved CA training programme.
Call to apply for bursaries

The Shoprite Group is providing financial study assistance for pharmacy-, accounting- and retail-related university and technical degrees, and also to matriculants, but only a few bursaries are left, so those who have not yet been successful in raising funds for their studies next year need to apply now...

7 Dec 2015 11:20

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Millionth Wonderbag sold

November marked a major milestone for a simple heat-retention bag that, to date, has achieved remarkable things...

7 Dec 2015 10:35

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First Builders Warehouse store opens in Zambia

Builders Warehouse has recently opened its first store in Zambia, which has created 156 jobs, at the East Park Shopping Mall, Lusaka. It is the sixth Builders Warehouse store outside of South Africa...

2 Dec 2015 09:50

R1.385m allocation to rhino conservation by MyPlanet Rhino Fund
R1.385m allocation to rhino conservation by MyPlanet Rhino Fund

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund recently allocated R1.385m in funding towards rhino conservation causes across the country that vary from rhino protection and monitoring to saving and raising rhino orphans...

27 Nov 2015 11:30

It's a Princess Kind of Day with Barbie and Blue Horizon
It's a Princess Kind of Day with Barbie and Blue Horizon

The new Barbie clothing range has been launched in selected Edgars stores nationwide, coinciding with a new local CSI initiative driven by Blue Horizon Licensing in the hopes of providing greater opportunities to better the lives of women in need...

24 Nov 2015 12:00

SAB campaign combats under-age drinking
SAB campaign combats under-age drinking

South African Breweries is encouraging young adults to 'be the mentor you wish you'd had' as part of the 18+ campaign to prevent under-age drinking...

16 Nov 2015 14:55

Family teams compete in Spur competition
Family teams compete in Spur competition

Teamwork, plenty of fun and getting creative with food were the order of the day at the Secret Tribe Chief Cook competitions. The events were part of a competition for Spur's loyal Secret Tribe members - an exclusive club for kids aged 12 years and younger...

6 Nov 2015 11:00

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet funds edible garden
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet funds edible garden

Chapel Street Primary School in Woodstock, Cape Town recently celebrated the first harvest from its new edible garden with a harvest table of dishes created by chef and ex-MasterChef contestant, Sue-Ann Allen...

2 Nov 2015 09:40

Spur to launch healthier 'better for you' children's food initiative
Spur to launch healthier 'better for you' children's food initiative

Children have always been valued as Spur customers in their own right - and catered for accordingly - whether via play areas and Secret Tribe membership or themed parties and their own kid's menu. It is this particular menu that is currently being reworked to give South African children 'better for you' meal choices...

28 Oct 2015 08:35

Educational hand hygiene talks run by Initial on Global Handwashing Day a huge success - Rentokil Initial
Educational hand hygiene talks run by Initial on Global Handwashing Day a huge success

This year, on Global Handwashing Day, Initial volunteers all over the country visited local schools and townships to deliver the message that clean hands save lives, and to share their hand-washing tips...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 27 Oct 2015 12:27

Nutrition Week initiative successful
Nutrition Week initiative successful

Tetra Pak's support of National Nutrition Week 2015 was a successful public-private collaboration between the Department of Basic Education, Clover and Tetra Pak, in which nearly 10,000 learners, their teachers, school employees, and food handlers benefitted...

21 Oct 2015 10:25

Klûk CGDT and The Sunflower Fund put a spell on you
Klûk CGDT and The Sunflower Fund put a spell on you

Just in time for the party season, Klûk CGDT, in collaboration with The Sunflower Fund, are inviting you to a gala celebration and dinner auction on 14 November. On show will be designers Malcolm Kluk and Christaan Gabriël du Toit's latest collection, fittingly called Enchanted Evening...

16 Oct 2015 11:10

Foschini goes pink for breast cancer
Foschini goes pink for breast cancer

Foschini wants everyone to #ThinkPink this month in aid of breast cancer awareness, by inviting people to wear the change they want to see in the world by partnering the non-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets and Pink Drive...

14 Oct 2015 11:25

Hundreds of jobs for the deaf thanks to joint venture
Hundreds of jobs for the deaf thanks to joint venture

More than 400 deaf and hearing-impaired people nationwide have found an opportunity for gainful employment within the Shoprite Group, thanks to the retailer's Decade of the Deaf Project in partnership with Employ and Empower Deaf (eDeaf) over the past six years...

2 Oct 2015 10:15

Shoprite Group invests in Business Kits Community
Shoprite Group invests in Business Kits Community

In partnership with Angels Resource Centres, the Teen Entrepreneur Foundation has received an investment from the Shoprite Group of Companies to pilot the launch of a Business Kits Community in Langa...

21 Sep 2015 10:00

Sir Fruit and Soweto superheroes join forces
Sir Fruit and Soweto superheroes join forces

To celebrate the launch of Sweet C, Sir Fruit's latest limited edition mandarin juice, the company has joined forces with the Soweto superheroes at the Diepsloot Worker Co-operative to help support children with special needs...

14 Sep 2015 11:45

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Unilever SA to plant one million trees

Unilever SA launched its Bright Future campaign this month, pledging to plant one million trees in South Africa over the next three years...

10 Sep 2015 08:07

Clover back on the road visiting mamas
Clover back on the road visiting mamas

The Clover Mama Afrika Trust managing team will be travelling across the country to visit the 40 Clover Mamas for the #40Mamas4Change 2015 National Roadshow. The trust sets out to restore African tradition's best aspects into modern life, with the assistance of mamas who have established strong relationships and reputations in their communities...

9 Sep 2015 09:50

NSBC calls for support for small businesses
NSBC calls for support for small businesses

South Africans are asked to show their support for small businesses through the new Shop Small Business and Small Business Friday movement - an initiative by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) with Nedbank as the title sponsor...

26 Aug 2015 10:05

Oh, what a waste, food produced in SA is wasted
Oh, what a waste, food produced in SA is wasted

Looking at data in the run-up to Pick n Pay's AGM, two figures stood out. The first was that more than half of those aged 15-25 in SA are jobless...

By Richard Brasher 24 Aug 2015 11:52

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