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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 3 days ago

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

Aldo supports education access through limited edition Mx. sneaker drop
Aldo supports education access through limited edition Mx. sneaker drop

Global footwear and accessories retailer Aldo has joined forces with international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to support equal access to education...

12 Dec 2017

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

New local craft beer brewing to combat food waste and alleviate hunger
New local craft beer brewing to combat food waste and alleviate hunger

Toast Ale South Africa has plans to produce a craft beer that utilises surplus bread from local companies, which would otherwise be discarded...

6 Dec 2017

Click2Feed campaign aims to donate 20,000 meals to hungry animals
Click2Feed campaign aims to donate 20,000 meals to hungry animals

Montego Pet Nutrition has launched its sixth annual Click2Feed campaign, an initiative aimed at feeding hungry animals nationwide...

5 Dec 2017

Starbucks donates portion of holiday sales to community NPOs
Starbucks donates portion of holiday sales to community NPOs

In an effort to give back this festive season, Starbucks will be donating a portion of its holiday beverage sales non-profit organisations...

1 Dec 2017

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#NoExcuse: New movement to get Champion Men involved in tackling gender-based violence

In SA, instances of femicide are five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. #NoExcuse has been launched, with Carling Black Label and Takuwami Riime! as the inaugural supporters, to...

30 Nov 2017

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent
Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection of linen and handpoured massage candles is the driving force behind the 'Behind the Seams' initiative...

15 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards
Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances
Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances...

2 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet raises more than R6m a month
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet raises more than R6m a month

Launched in 1997, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year...

26 Oct 2017

Minister Ebrahim Patel with participants of the Massmart Supplier Development programme.
Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 Oct 2017

Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how
Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how

Applications are open for registered charitable organisations to benefit from this festive season's in-store gift wrapping service at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores in SA...

19 Oct 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Shoprite Group funds two more PlayPumps in EC
Shoprite Group funds two more PlayPumps in EC

Supporting PlayPumps since 2002, the Shoprite Group has funded the installation of two new PlayPumps at the Get Ahead Project in Queenstown and the Amaqwathi Primary School in Tsolwana...

10 Oct 2017

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