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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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
Tribal Boyz is calling for anti-rape campaign Real Men Don't Rape to replace national football Fridays and DJs Karabo Ndaba and Jerry Malatji want government and business to support the idea.
28 Nov 2013 10:03
Underprivileged children from care homes in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Middelburg and Bethlehem were recently treated to Christmas shopping sprees at their local Jet Stores.
28 Nov 2013 07:28
This Christmas, as part of the Smile for Life campaign, Woolworths and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet have teamed up with Operation Smile South Africa, a MyVillage beneficiary, to give 100 children born with cleft palates or cleft lips life-changing operations.
27 Nov 2013 12:03
Children from the Rainbow Children's Village in Westdene, Johannesburg will enjoy an early festive season after Energizer announced the launch of its Energizer Making Smiles Last Longer Campaign in partnership with the Cresta Shopping Centre in Randburg.
25 Nov 2013 07:33
Corporate social investment (CSI) has evolved in leaps and bounds and is no longer viewed as a simple charitable donation or a PR spin to ease the corporate conscience and enhance the brand's image.
By Marcel Strauss 18 Nov 2013 14:23
Unintentional accidents such as drowning or burn wounds, claim the lives of more than 8,000 South African children every year. The sad fact is that these accidents often occur because adults are uninformed and unaware of the dangers of ordinary household appliances to a small child.
14 Nov 2013 06:26
Government is set to do things differently during this year's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children by visiting and engaging with communities.
By Gabi Khumalo 13 Nov 2013 09:30
Raymond Ackerman, the founder of Pick n Pay, has pledged a R100,000 donation towards helping the relief effort in the Philippines. The donation is intended as a seed for Pick n Pay smart shoppers to donate to the relief fund.
12 Nov 2013 13:37
The fourteen finalists in the South African Breweries (SAB) youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart, have created 68 jobs during 2013.
12 Nov 2013 08:22
New ICT centres were unveiled at Prestwich Street Primary in Green Point last week. The school is situated in an affluent area, but serves mainly underprivileged learners.
By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2013 08:58
The R1-million winner of the third Annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards held in Sandton late last week is 'Vula' Eye Health Mobile Phone App.
5 Nov 2013 09:01
Amidst the growing concerns surrounding fundraising schemes exploiting the current heightened rhino awareness, the Adopt So Our Rhinos Don't Die campaign is the first to bear the official SANParks Fundraising Seal, which ensures peace-of-mind that all funding will go directly to rhino anti-poaching activities.
31 Oct 2013 07:31
MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, is once again sponsoring Clover Mama Afrika's annual roadshow - a journey that includes support visits to 21 Clover Mama Afrika centres across South Africa.
Issued by Clover 14 Oct 2013 13:49
The modern consumer expects businesses to act socially responsible and to demonstrate through their product and service offerings that they care about people and the planet.
10 Oct 2013 10:56
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