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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



#SmartCakes winner announced
#SmartCakes winner announced

Sixty schools across South Africa raised more than R100,000 as part of a Shoprite Checkers initiative to promote entrepreneurial activities amongst learners...

21 Aug 2015 13:00

WDBIH snaps up Woolworths shares
WDBIH snaps up Woolworths shares

Women's Development Bank Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has invested R500m into acquiring shares in Woolworths through a bookbuild process...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 18 Aug 2015 10:40

Hello Kitty launches #OneKindThing campaign
Hello Kitty launches #OneKindThing campaign

Hello Kitty recently launched a worldwide initiative, the Hello Kitty #OneKindThing campaign, which is aimed at making young people aware of just how powerful kindness can be in the world and encourages kids to carry out random acts of kindness...

17 Aug 2015 09:50

Spur Foundation launches Relate initiative
Spur Foundation launches Relate initiative

In collaboration with the 100% not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets, the Spur Foundation's latest initiative is to raise R750,000 in order to set up micro franchises that will empower single mothers to earn a living and to be able to afford quality education for their children...

13 Aug 2015 13:15

Vital Health Foods to be a development partner for the Cape Town Marathon
Vital Health Foods to be a development partner for the Cape Town Marathon

Vital Health Foods has announced that it will be a development sponsor for this year's Sanlam Cape Town Marathon...

7 Aug 2015 14:10

WP rugby players support #ActsofWarmth
WP rugby players support #ActsofWarmth

After a period of two months during which several local role models joined in acts of kindness and handed out more than 13,000 items to charities around the country in the Shoprite and Checkers supermarket chains' #ActsofWarmth winter campaign...

6 Aug 2015 12:10

Foschini and Relate Bracelets team up for Women's Month
Foschini and Relate Bracelets team up for Women's Month

Foschini is aiming to raise R100,000 for women-led non-profit organisation 18twenty8 through the sale of limited edition bags and Relate Bracelets with the theme 'We Are Women, Passionate, Generous, Real', available in store throughout August...

5 Aug 2015 10:00

Pioneer Foods commits R8.5 million for youth centre in Mbekweni
Pioneer Foods commits R8.5 million for youth centre in Mbekweni

Pioneer Foods has committed to an R8.5 million development in the Mbekweni township outside Paarl. The Mbekweni Youth Centre (MYC) promises to provide a secure and enriching environment for young people...

4 Aug 2015 15:59

Avon wins awards for CSR programmes
Avon wins awards for CSR programmes

Avon was awarded two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility programmes recently at the annual DSA Awards. The awards were presented for the company's iThemba Crusade of Hope breast cancer education and awareness programme as well as its Speak Out against Domestic Violence initiative...

3 Aug 2015 11:00

Domestos' Brighter Future Campaign gives 24 schools new toilets
Domestos' Brighter Future Campaign gives 24 schools new toilets

Sanitation is dignity, but for thousands of school-going children in South Africa, access to adequate sanitation, which is enshrined in our constitution as a human right, remains a distant reality...

28 Jul 2015 11:15

Ackermans celebrates Mandela's legacy - Ackermans
Ackermans celebrates Mandela's legacy

In honour of Mandela Day, Ackermans' staff in various departments used their 67 minutes in service to the community to make cushions, mats, puppets and build puppet stages for Ackermans' Ububele Story Schools initiative...

Issued by Ackermans 27 Jul 2015 11:48

Rentokil Initial colleagues honour Nelson Mandela by giving back to their communities - Rentokil Initial
Rentokil Initial colleagues honour Nelson Mandela by giving back to their communities

Each year Rentokil Initial actively supports colleagues wishing to participate in Mandela Day. This year was no different, and each of the 19 branches across the country rose to the challenge...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 23 Jul 2015 09:51

DJs for Bread
[Mandela Day heroes] In the business of doing good

How do companies connect with an audience that is growing increasingly savvy to traditional advertising ploys, adding to their bottom line while doing something socially meaningful at the same time?

By Nicci Botha 17 Jul 2015 08:26

Shoprite mobilises for Mandela Day
Shoprite mobilises for Mandela Day

To honour Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 97th birthday, the Shoprite Group is celebrating the legacy of South Africa's former president by mobilising some of its 130,000 staff and providing resources to assist needy organisations across the country on International Mandela Day, 18 July 2015...

16 Jul 2015 10:45

Gogos beat Celebs in bead-off challenge
Gogos beat Celebs in bead-off challenge

A group of South African celebrities took on the Gogos from Relate bracelets recently in a beading challenge to raise awareness of South Africa's senior citizens...

15 Jul 2015 11:40

Call to fight woman and child abuse for Mandela Day
Call to fight woman and child abuse for Mandela Day

With a month to go until we honour Nelson Mandela on his birthday, 18 July, the Vital Foundation is calling on all South Africans to spend time serving at an organisation fighting woman and child abuse...

14 Jul 2015 12:00

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help keep girls in school
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help keep girls in school

Research shows that, in South Africa, most impoverished girls miss up to 50 days of school annually due to menstrual hygiene-related challenges. For the past eight years Procter & Gamble has successfully run the Always Keeping Girls in School initiative, which aims to...

10 Jul 2015 10:10

Celebrity chefs at The Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser
Celebrity chefs at The Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser

The Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser is to be held on Saturday, 15 August, 2015, at the Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, Franschhoek. The luncheon will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, a returning host, and Africa Melane...

7 Jul 2015 13:00

Mount Vernon launches Rhino Tears wines
Mount Vernon launches Rhino Tears wines

Mount Vernon wine estate near Klapmuts in the Western Cape has launched its Rhino Tears wines which are available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site Rhinotears.co.za...

6 Jul 2015 13:47

Nivea launches Pay with Care campaign
Nivea launches Pay with Care campaign

Instead of asking people to reach into their pockets to make a donation or to buy a product to show they care, Nivea is asking them to, quite literally, Pay with Care. Those who make a 'Care Promise' on Nivea's website will be rewarded with a 'R10 off' voucher sent to their phone to redeem in-store...

2 Jul 2015 11:30

© Le Moal Olivier – 123RF.com
Sustainability: a lever for growth

Sustainability is becoming more and more about business as companies realise that it can be a lever for growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jun 2015 07:30

Charity dress auction launched in aid of Princess Project
Charity dress auction launched in aid of Princess Project

Some of SA's hottest designers and most stylish celebrities have donated an array of beautiful dresses as part of an auction that aims to raise funds for non-profit organisation Princess Project.

25 Jun 2015 12:12

Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson
Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson

Relate, a South African not-for-profit, recently announced its phenomenal growth by 70% in just one financial year.

By Jessica Taylor 24 Jun 2015 07:00

Deccan Road Primary School particpated in the Collect-A-Bag campaign
Schools participate in Collect-A-Bag campaign

The Collect-A-Bag campaign encourages communities to collect plastic bags from Albany Superior loaves to decrease pollution and dumping...

22 Jun 2015 06:35

Fruit-handling depot to service Robertson opened
Fruit-handling depot to service Robertson opened

Constitution Road Wine Growers has opened a fully operational fruit-handling depot to service the requirements of producers in the Robertson area...

19 Jun 2015 12:00

Shoprite and Checkers launch winter warmth campaign
Shoprite and Checkers launch winter warmth campaign

Shoprite and Checkers have initiated their #ActsOfWarmth winter campaign, which aims to inspire South Africans to act for warmth. The campaign officially launched yesterday with well-known South African personalities taking up the challenge to make a difference in the lives of others...

18 Jun 2015 11:05

Mixed-media artist and maize meal brand unite to help nourish and feed
Mixed-media artist and maize meal brand unite to help nourish and feed

Thanks to a collaboration between a well-known mixed-media artist and a maize meal brand, an art exhibition in Durban is to help nourish, feed and bring about social change, via community support at grassroots level through feeding schemes and a sewing project...

18 Jun 2015 08:00

Ghd partners with PinkDrive
Ghd partners with PinkDrive

Good Hair Day (ghd) South Africa has announced a partnership with the PinkDrive breast cancer public benefit organisation in which PinkDrive will receive a percentage of sales on ghd's annual limited edition pink styler, as well as its support for the cause in relevant ventures for the next year...

17 Jun 2015 10:15

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