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Massmart donates high-tech hampers to top matriculants

At the recent event, officially announcing the 2016 matric results, Massmart provided the top three achievers in quintiles 1, 2 and 3 with hi-tech hampers worth R80,000. The hampers are aimed at assisting the students' transition from secondary to tertiary education...

12 Jan 2017

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Christmas recycling tips

Come 27 December, it is as if people instinctively realise they need a detox. It is also a time when many people prepare for the New Year by doing an annual spring clean. Reducing, reusing or recycling all that Christmas packaging can make an enormous difference to the environment, says Donna Noble, Mpact communications manager...

23 Dec 2016

Ackermans supports first transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing in aid of children's charities
Ackermans supports first transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing in aid of children's charities

Ackermans is a Bronze Sponsor of Chris Bertish's world record-breaking transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing from Morocco to the United States of America to raise funds for three local child-focused charities...

Issued by Ackermans 19 Dec 2016

MySchool raises over R70m for schools, charities
MySchool raises over R70m for schools, charities

The funds raised by the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme during its last fiscal are a reminder that there is a smart way to use shopping to make a difference in our communities, and in the country as a whole...

15 Dec 2016

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre supports Smile Foundation through gift wrapping service
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre supports Smile Foundation through gift wrapping service

After the official relaunch of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, it is giving back by launching three gift-wrapping pop-up stores, with all proceeds going to Smile Foundation. Smile Foundation helps children with any type of facial abnormality, a chance to receive free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery within South Africa...

15 Dec 2016

Gift wrapping service at Checkers, Shoprite supports charity
Gift wrapping service at Checkers, Shoprite supports charity

Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores are offering a gift wrapping service in the lead up to Christmas. All proceeds from this gift-wrapping service will be donated to charity organisations chosen by each store...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

#PnPKeepsOnGiving with new Christmas song
#PnPKeepsOnGiving with new Christmas song

Pick n Pay, together with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, have recently released a unique and proudly South African twist to the popular Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy made famous by Boney M...

18 Nov 2016

Uzwelo Bags launch online store
Uzwelo Bags launch online store

Expand a Sign recently launched the Uzwelo Bags initiative that sees thousands of metres of their waste textile fabric donated to teams of sewers from underprivileged backgrounds to make unique and truly South African bags...

Issued by Expand a Sign 9 Nov 2016

For Black Girls Fashion Trade launched in Philippi
For Black Girls Fashion Trade launched in Philippi

The For Black Girls Fashion Trade launch took place at the GSB MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village on Friday, 4 November 2016...

8 Nov 2016

Woolworths marks its 85th anniversary with educational bursaries
Woolworths marks its 85th anniversary with educational bursaries

To celebrate 85 years of quality, Woolworths is giving back R1m to education. It is partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20,000 each...

3 Nov 2016

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Pick n Pay and Gauteng Department of Economic Development support more spaza entrepreneurs

A partnership between Pick n Pay and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) to regenerate entrepreneurial grocery stores will see its second store open in Diepkloof...

31 Oct 2016

New Checkers collectible campaign benefits The Lunchbox Fund
New Checkers collectible campaign benefits The Lunchbox Fund

Sales from a new collectibles campaign from Checkers will benefit The Lunchbox Fund. Stick Ems are sticky little South African-themed safari animals together with ranger Charlie and his 4x4 vehicle, Buggy, on sale at R4.99 each...

27 Oct 2016

Mugg & Bean's Cupcakes of Hope raises R550,000
Mugg & Bean's Cupcakes of Hope raises R550,000

The Mugg & Bean's Cupcakes of Hope campaign raised in excess of R550,000 to help change and save lives for children affected by cancer and their families. In September 2016, the campaign brought over 41,000 South Africans together in support of those affected by cancer...

18 Oct 2016

Pioneer's School Breakfast Nutrition Programme reaches 21,450 children daily
Pioneer's School Breakfast Nutrition Programme reaches 21,450 children daily

The School Breakfast Nutrition Programme, launched by Pioneer Foods in 2015, is currently reaching 21,450 children daily in 25 schools in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Limpopo, North West and Free State...

18 Oct 2016

Shoprite Group ready for World Food Day
Shoprite Group ready for World Food Day

World Food Day, on 16 October every year, is an international day of action against hunger, with people from around the world coming together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime...

6 Oct 2016

World Food Day receives pledge from RCL Foods
World Food Day receives pledge from RCL Foods

RCL Foods is calling on South Africans to #DOMORE and donate a meal through its Facebook campaign. It will donate a meal to a needy person this World Food Day for every 'like' its CSI Facebook page receives...

6 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird
#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird

Here's a company that believes in true sustainability to the extent of turning shampoo into a bar and toothpaste into a tablet, thoughtfully designing out the need for packaging at the product creation stage...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2016

Foschini introduces Courage to Conquer campaign
Foschini introduces Courage to Conquer campaign

This October, Foschini is raising awareness of breast cancer with its Courage to Conquer campaign to unite eleven breast cancer survivors to openly share their stories and encourage other women in South Africa to be bold and take courage...

28 Sep 2016

KFC's Add Hope journey [infographic]
KFC's Add Hope journey [infographic]

KFC's corporate social responsibility programme, Add Hope has grown to feed more than 110,000 children across South Africa each day, with more than R300m donated to the cause since launching 7 years ago...

27 Sep 2016

TFG celebrated all hands coming together this Arbour Month!
TFG celebrated all hands coming together this Arbour Month!

This Arbour Month, employees from TFG (The Foschini Group), in collaboration with Starke Ayres Garden Centre, spent their afternoon planting indigenous trees with the children at Winsley Primary School...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 20 Sep 2016

TFG Heritage Day campaign celebrates SA's 11 official languages
TFG Heritage Day campaign celebrates SA's 11 official languages

Eleven days leading up to Heritage Day on 24 September, TFG (The Foschini Group) is will run a campaign to celebrate South Africa's 11 official languages, suggesting that when it comes to online shopping, TFG.co.za speaks everyone's language...

16 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Begging-bowl tactic no longer optional for NPOs
#InnovationMonth: Begging-bowl tactic no longer optional for NPOs

South Africa is brimming with non-profit organisations seeking support for various noble causes...

By Sindy Peters 15 Sep 2016

Value retailer boosts education by supporting literacy development
Value retailer boosts education by supporting literacy development

In 2015, value retailer Ackermans partnered with the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal'ibali, and Wordworks to start the Ackermans Ububele School to support early childhood development...

Issued by Ackermans 7 Sep 2016

Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardens
Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardens

In light of Arbor Week, Checkers has partnered Food and Trees for Africa and 11 community organisations, to help upgrade existing food gardens and establish new ones to address food security needs in communities facing serious food security challenges...

6 Sep 2016

Sarah Collins of Wonderbag launches the global Coalition of Action
Sarah Collins of Wonderbag launches the global Coalition of Action

Sarah Collins, social entrepreneur and founder of the Wonderbag, launched the Coalition of Action on Wednesday, 31 August in Cape Town to unite communities and leaders across the globe to address many of the world's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals...

2 Sep 2016

It's 'Cupcake for Breakfast Day'
It's 'Cupcake for Breakfast Day'

Mugg & Bean will be adding lemon meringue cupcakes to its menu for the month of September 2016, offering consumers a simple and sweet way to help change and save lives...

1 Sep 2016

Juanita van Zyl, owner of Shalom Orphanage, Patricia Sefuthi, Heidelberg Mall marketing officer, and children from Shalom Orphanage.
Heidelberg Mall's Shoe Collection Drive receives over 1,000 pairs

The Heidelberg community has donated over 1,000 pairs of shoes towards the Heidelberg Mall's ongoing Shoe Collection Drive to provide shoes for those in need...

30 Aug 2016

Masterchef Australia judges host food drive in SA
Masterchef Australia judges host food drive in SA

Making their first appearance together in South Africa, MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston will host The Longest Dinner Table on 7 September in aid of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa.

29 Aug 2016

Bic Clic celebrates 60 years
Bic Clic celebrates 60 years

The Bic Clic ballpoint pen celebrates 60 years of smooth writing by releasing a limited edition silver and gold Bic Clic pen pack that benefits underprivileged children...

29 Aug 2016

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