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Shoprite and Checkers customers raise R200k to help drought victims
Shoprite and Checkers customers raise R200k to help drought victims

Shoprite and Checkers customers have helped raise R200,000 for drought-stricken communities across South Africa since March 2016, which will be used to drill new boreholes, refurbish broken ones, as well as to support recovery efforts in severely affected communities...

20 Apr 2016

Spar sponsors Wildfees festival
Spar sponsors Wildfees festival

A new partnership will see one of South Africa's top six festivals continue to grow and contribute to community upliftment in the Sundays River, according to Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees board chairman Paul Marais...

19 Apr 2016

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People power campaign against bread price increase

SA is about to be hit with a bread price increase. The drought has forced Mzansi to import wheat from overseas, but because of a...

19 Apr 2016

Sotheby's cognac auction to benefit The Film Foundation
Sotheby's cognac auction to benefit The Film Foundation

Three masterpieces featuring a rare blend of Louis XIII, designed by Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis, will be sold at an auction by Sotheby's as of September 2016, with all proceeds benefitting The Film Foundation's cinematic heritage preservation efforts...

31 Mar 2016

Clover's 'Mamas' keeping folk healthy
Clover's 'Mamas' keeping folk healthy

April is Health Awareness Month and while many are encouraged to eat the right foods, the question has to be raised as to whether people in South Africa - especially the poor - are getting the right nutrition to live a healthy life...

30 Mar 2016

Shoprite Group assists Grey Town on World Water Day
Shoprite Group assists Grey Town on World Water Day

On World Water Day, yesterday, the Shoprite Group donated 49,300 litres of water and 2,200 food buckets to the community of Grey Town as part of its Project Thirst...

23 Mar 2016

Shoprite introduces till-point donation facility to help combat drought
Shoprite introduces till-point donation facility to help combat drought

In order to give South Africans the chance to give financial assistance to those communities left without water, The Shoprite Group has introduced a till-point donation facility...

3 Mar 2016

Canon SA helps put children's facial screening project in the picture - Canon SA
Canon SA helps put children's facial screening project in the picture

Canon South Africa and the University of Pretoria's Department of Genetics are helping to bring to fruition a facial screening project that will assist with the early diagnosis of disorders in children...

Issued by Canon SA 3 Mar 2016

SB'16 Cape Town speaker lineup announced
SB'16 Cape Town speaker lineup announced

Sustainable Brands Cape Town has announced its speaker lineup for SB'16 Cape Town. The over 100 speakers will lead discussions into how to innovate brands for sustainability....

29 Feb 2016

Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model
Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Clover's flagship CSI programme, took place in Johannesburg last week, from Sunday, 31 January to Friday, 5 February, including an awards evening for rewarding the mamas' previous years' work and commitment to their respective communities...

By Jessica Taylor 10 Feb 2016

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Andrew Venter, CEO of Wildlands and Peter Cowan, chairman of Unilever South Africa.
Unilever calls for support in reforestation

South Africa is experiencing droughts, heatwaves and unseasonably cold weather, and so, recognising the crucial role played by trees in absorbing greenhouse gases...

10 Dec 2015

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

Sarah Collins
Millionth Wonderbag sold

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

7 Dec 2015

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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