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Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security
Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security

The 15 women of the 2016 Sinakho Women and Youth Development Programme are ready to enter the world of fashion, after graduating this week...

17 Mar 2017

Tiger foundation gives hungry pupils a roaring start
Tiger foundation gives hungry pupils a roaring start

When children are too hungry to concentrate on their school work, the chances of them getting anything out of their education are slim...

By Lesley Stones 17 Mar 2017

African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation
African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation

While 80% of people will not buy from a company with a damaged reputation, the good reputation of a company brings with it benefits such as allowing it to charge a premium for its products...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs
Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs

The Parmalat Phuma Phambili programme, initiated in 2015, aims to work with emerging fast food and retail businesses as a business enabler...

15 Mar 2017

Support Hout Bay Fire relief through local Shoprite/Checkers
Support Hout Bay Fire relief through local Shoprite/Checkers

All South Africans can contribute to the Shoprite/Checkers fire relief efforts in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, following the devastating fires that destroyed 3,500 homes...

14 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages launches ‘Grow my Business' in Soshanguve
Coca-Cola Beverages launches ‘Grow my Business' in Soshanguve

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has launched its first ‘Grow my Business' training in Soshanguve, empowering 57 small business owners with relevant knowledge...

9 Mar 2017

Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant
Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant

Mimi Women aims to raise R10m in order to build a manufacturing plant that will produce affordable sanitary pads...

9 Mar 2017

MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop at West Ridge High School
MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop at West Ridge High School

A donation from the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet's Thuso Fund has made the renovation of West Ridge High School's Brick-Making Workshop possible...

2 Mar 2017

Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education
Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education

Woolworths has announced it has raised R104.9 million for its MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education' campaign, exceeding the original target...

24 Feb 2017

Stellenbosch schools get R35,000 donation of stationery
Stellenbosch schools get R35,000 donation of stationery

MFM 92.6 identified one of the biggest barriers to successful learning as stationery and, in partnership with Checkers and the Stellenbosch community, donated stationery...

20 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability
#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability

What started off as a humble project 13 years ago has blossomed into Clover's flagship CSI programme...

By Sindy Peters 16 Feb 2017

Checkers donates to Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival
Checkers donates to Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival

Shoprite Checkers has again supplied the sixty-five entrants into the annual Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival with special hand-selected pumpkin seeds imported from Canada...

16 Feb 2017

New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni
New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni

A new retail home delivery service for townships, funded by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has launched in Ekhuruleni...

14 Feb 2017

Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education
Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the annual Cape Wine Auction raised a record-breaking R22.3 for its 22 beneficiaries that affect education and the lives of children...

14 Feb 2017

The Indaba Education Fund has provided educational materials, as well as upgrades to the classrooms and gardens at the Lynedoch Early Learning Centre.
Cape Classics establishes Indaba Education Fund

Cape Classics, a New York-based wine importer, has established the Indaba Education Fund (IEF), a fully accredited 501(c)(3) organisation which provides early childhood teacher training, learning materials, and educational infrastructure to young, at-risk children living in the South African Winelands...

13 Feb 2017

Rhoda Afrika's blooming flower business
Rhoda Afrika's blooming flower business

Rhoda Afrika, who began her flower business in an outside stall, will supply thousands of flowers to around 40 Shoprite and Checkers stores in the Free State...

13 Feb 2017

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign
Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign

Local restaurant chain Doppio Zero is on a mission to make every day a Mandela Day through its #67Jobs campaign...

19 Jan 2017

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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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