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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Retailers raise R3m for rhino conservation

As the enabler of the Adopt So Our Rhino Don't Die campaign, Bavaria Brewery initiated the historic fund-raising collaboration between Woolworths, Spar, Massmart, Pick 'n Pay and divisions of the Shoprite Checkers Group.

23 Apr 2014 06:53

Nampak goes all-out to keep the Kruger National Park picture perfect

As Africa's largest packaging supplier, Nampak is mindful of the influence that packaging has on the environment and strives to produce packaging that is balanced in terms of providing product protection and preservation, is cost-effective and at the same time takes into account environmental responsibility.

Issued by Nampak 14 Apr 2014 15:25

Guilt free shopping to raise funds for charity

Shop for Good is an online pop-up shop where you can purchase a range of items for a cause.

11 Apr 2014 13:30

Call to donate PnP points to TEARS

Transform Education About Rape and Sexual Abuse (TEARS), a local NGO, is encouraging more South Africans to support it in its fight to educate the country on the damage of sexual abuse by asking for the donation of PnP points.

11 Apr 2014 11:55

Whiskas partners with Cheetah Outreach Trust for new campaign

South African cat food brand Whiskas has unveiled a new campaign entitled 'Big Cat Little Cat' which focuses on the parallels between the behaviour of little domestic cats and their big wild cat cousins.

9 Apr 2014 09:15

A novel way to build teams: volunteer

The Woolworths Trust was formed in 2003 to co-ordinate its community development and charity activities.

4 Apr 2014 14:15

Spar trade show supports children, animals

Some 104 suppliers and 95 retailers converged at The Boardwalk Hotel & Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth for the twice-yearly Spar Eastern Cape trade show at which four new house brand product ranges - including premium pet food - were introduced.

4 Apr 2014 12:11

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

International assistance for sustainable farming project in Limpopo

Eight PepsiCo associates from around the globe, all participants in the company's PepsiCorps programme, have recently travelled to Limpopo to assist Heifer International South Africa on a sustainable farming project it is running in Limpopo.

20 Mar 2014 08:44

Eastgate promotes education with donations

Eastgate Shopping Centre, in Johannesburg, presented Elandspark School in Bedfordview with a donation of R18,356 and four Empisal sewing machines last week, Friday, 14 March 2014.

19 Mar 2014 12:04

Inaugural wine auction raises over R7m for education

The inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place on Saturday 15 March 2014 at the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, raised over R7-million for education in the Cape winelands.

19 Mar 2014 10:24

Liqui-Fruit Cape Epic teams ride miles for smiles

Four Liqui-Fruit teams of two riders will take on the challenging 800km 2014 Absa Cape Epic race to raise R500,000 for two victims of dog attacks as part of a collaboration between Liqui-Fruit and the Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation.

19 Mar 2014 09:44

466/64 Fashion supports children's hospital

When the 466/64 Fashion brand was launched in 2011, its objective was to be the most inspiring global fashion brand and generate a sustainable source of funding for the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

17 Mar 2014 16:56

Re-Cut Project benefits community

Puma has launched the Re-Cut Project, a new line of shoes with recycled denim uppers that benefits the Be Tho Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, where both the Puma office and orphanage are located. 100% of the profits from this 2014 footwear collection will be donated to the orphanage.

14 Mar 2014 11:58

The Clothing Bank expands to Midrand

The Clothing Bank (TCB), founded in February 2010 in Cape Town, has opened a Gauteng branch in Halfway House, Midrand. It has received a R1.5 million start-up loan from Woolworths and is joined by Edcon as clothing supply partner.

3 Mar 2014 15:02

Relate launches latest bracelet design

Relate Bracelets has launched its latest design, the Live Design Transform Life bracelet, at the Design Indaba which is currently underway in Cape Town.

28 Feb 2014 08:46

Last chance for NPOs to stay registered

The Department of Social Development has called on all non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are registered with the department, and haven't submitted their annual reports, to do so by 31 March in order to avoid being deregistered.

25 Feb 2014 10:54

Shoprite Checkers adds 10 soup trucks in response to #Neknominations

Shoprite Checkers announced last week that it is adding 10 soup trucks to its existing fleet of mobile soup kitchen units to feed an additional four million people, in response to the social media trend sweeping the country known as #Neknominations. (video)

13 Feb 2014 09:17

The Street Store - supporting the homeless with dignity

Kayli Levitan and Max Pazak of M&C Saatchi Abel have created 'The Street Store', described as the world's first rent-free, premise-free and free 'pop-up store' for the homeless.

12 Feb 2014 09:05

Maxi's Facebook charity support cheers up sick children

Maxi's has a Facebook campaign that encourages its fans to interact with it. The person who engages the most is named the 'fan of the month' and he or she can then nominate a charity for the chain's support.

10 Feb 2014 10:09

2014 Boxer Youth Leadership Programme launches

Entries are open for the Boxer Youth Leadership Programme, the annual five day adventure and skills development programme for SA youth, and must be in by 28 February 2014.

31 Jan 2014 11:35

New partnership provides R20m credit facility for BEE contractors

A pilot partnership between Standard Bank and Massbuild will see Massbuild supply building materials through a R20-million credit facility to 10 pre-selected BEE contractors.

24 Jan 2014 13:19

Clear out your closet for #TheStreetStore

Now here's an interesting concept - some of us are proper hoarders when it comes to our wardrobes, but here's an opportunity to give it all away to the homeless. It's called The Street Store, and it's happening Tuesday, 14 January 2014, in Green Point, Cape Town.

By Sindy Peters 13 Jan 2014 07:06

The opportunities in the alcohol advertising ban

It's obvious that banning alcohol promotion won't stop people from drinking but it's also abundantly clear that the social cost of alcohol abuse is much more than society can afford.

By Lebo Mukansi 10 Jan 2014 08:33

African philanthropists push for prosperity

Last July, US President Barack Obama set the spark for his Power Africa programme that will help sub-Saharan African countries build power production and transmission projects and double their electricity access. President Obama announced in Cape Town, South Africa, his plan to mobilise US$16-billion for investments that will generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity.

By Kingsley Ighobor 19 Dec 2013 07:04

Pick n Pay donates Sunday's profits to Day for Madiba

Pick n Pay chief executive, Richard Brasher, has announced the profits from trading on Sunday 15 December 2013 will be donated to charitable causes in honour of Nelson Mandela.

13 Dec 2013 12:00

Takealot donations to keep SA Beautiful

As part of their World AIDS Day initiative, on Friday 29 November 2013, Takealot.com donated over 700 books to its charity partner, Beautiful Gate, with a retail value of R125,900.

2 Dec 2013 15:15

Relate Bracelets goes online

Relate Bracelets, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is launching its new online store to celebrate one million hand-beaded bracelets being sold.

2 Dec 2013 07:40

Wishing for a safer tomorrow for our children

The Car Seats for Kids initiative educates road users, both young and old, of safety initiatives to ensure a brighter tomorrow. Matrix spoke to founder Peggie Mars to understand how the initiative was started, its impact and where it's going.

Issued by Matrix 29 Nov 2013 13:54

Support retailers Movember challenge

Retailers, such as the Pick n Pay Group, Edcon and Spar South Rand, have taken up the official Movember Retailers Challenge and are battling it out with other Mo's across the retail sector to see who will take the title and hold bragging rights until next year.

28 Nov 2013 13:38

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