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Investec hands over youth centre to Westbury community
Investec hands over youth centre to Westbury community

In partnership with NGO Khulisa Social Solutions, Investec handed over Westbury Youth Centre to the Johannesburg community on Wednesday...

24 Apr 2015 12:00

SA plays part in knitting thousands of blankets
SA plays part in knitting thousands of blankets

South Africans came out in their numbers today to participate in South Africa's attempt to earn a Guinness World Record for the most hand-knitted blankets in a charitable event. The attempt was championed by the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day initiative...

22 Apr 2015 14:50

Computer students hit right keys to kindness
Computer students hit right keys to kindness

A video showing a group of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students performing acts of kindness to make other students' days has taken social media by storm, with people challenged to do the same in their areas...

By Deneesha Pillay 22 Apr 2015 14:25

1965Ride raises funds for disadvantaged learners
1965Ride raises funds for disadvantaged learners

The 1965Ride culminated in Queenstown after seventeen cyclists left Heidelberg, Gauteng on 8 April and covered a distance spanning some 850 kilometres in nine days...

22 Apr 2015 12:00

Neo-on-the-Move empowers entrepreneurship, creates jobs
Neo-on-the-Move empowers entrepreneurship, creates jobs

Neotel has launched Neo-on-the-Move, an enterprise development programme designed to ensure a meaningful contribution to skills development and employment in South Africa by growing small businesses...

22 Apr 2015 10:20

Radisson Blu invites guests to Walk for Water
Radisson Blu invites guests to Walk for Water

Over the course of three days, beginning on Earth Day, 22 April, Radisson Blu will invite guests to walk for roughly 10 metres carrying jerry cans full of water to illustrate the daily struggle millions of people around the globe face in their efforts to access safe drinking water...

21 Apr 2015 14:40

Student wellness programme launched in Ulundi
Student wellness programme launched in Ulundi

PRETORIA: Over 4,000 students at Mthashana Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Ulundi are set to benefit from a general health and wellness programme...

21 Apr 2015 12:40

V&A Waterfront and OPEN open co-working hub at Watershed
V&A Waterfront and OPEN open co-working hub at Watershed

Last week marked the launch of the V&A Waterfront and OPEN's Workshop17, an innovation and co-working hub at the V&A Waterfront; a space dedicated to enabling and showcasing solutions for Africa; a co-working hub for people to work, meet and accelerate ideas for positive social and economic impact.

20 Apr 2015 10:00

Zero Heroes drives awareness about sustainable commuting among varsity students
Zero Heroes drives awareness about sustainable commuting among varsity students

Electric transport company EWIZZ has introduced its new Zero Heroes programme, aimed at promoting awareness about sustainable commuting among university students, to three universities in the Cape Town region...

20 Apr 2015 09:33

[TrendTalk] How to be a sustainable brand
[TrendTalk] How to be a sustainable brand

Brands that invest in sustainability programmes ensure their own sustainability. It is as simple as that...

By Louise Marsland 17 Apr 2015 14:39

#PassRateChallenge puts maths study guides in the hands of 20,000 Grade 9s
#PassRateChallenge puts maths study guides in the hands of 20,000 Grade 9s

The average mark achieved by Grade 9 learners 2014 Annual National Assessment (ANA) for Mathematics was 10.8%. Only 3% achieved more than 50%...

16 Apr 2015 15:00

SleepOut aspires to ignite a new wave of philanthropy
SleepOut aspires to ignite a new wave of philanthropy

The 702 Sun International CEO SleepOut at the JSE in Sandton, Johannesburg, launched on Tuesday by the Philanthropic Collection, will see hundreds of South Africa's most powerful business leaders and influencers sleep on the street with nothing but cardboard, a sleeping bag and a mug of soup to fortify them against the chilly Highveld winter night...

16 Apr 2015 09:45

Brown updates SA on electricity shortages
Brown updates SA on electricity shortages

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom's residential and business customers to use energy sparingly as the winter season approaches...

16 Apr 2015 09:21

Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs
Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs

The LaunchLab Idea's Pitching Den, an innocuous platform for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and stand a chance of winning their share of R50,000, is held bi-annually at participating campuses in the Western Cape, namely SU, UWC and UCT...

14 Apr 2015 15:30

New award for embedding artistic expression into the fabric of everyday life
New award for embedding artistic expression into the fabric of everyday life

The first of its kind, the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, marks the first crossover between art and graphic design as an award criterion and the first time art will be taken to the public as a moving exhibition - on minibus taxis...

13 Apr 2015 11:20

Eskom implements stage two load shedding
Eskom implements stage two load shedding

Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding from 10am yesterday and this was likely to continue until 10pm this evening...

13 Apr 2015 10:38

[TrendTalk] Branding for good
[TrendTalk] Branding for good

There is no doubt the tide has turned in marketing, with products and campaigns from big brands working hard at providing solutions to societal problems...

By Louise Marsland 13 Apr 2015 09:46

EdTech Europe donates $10k to GMin with launch of global Foundation
EdTech Europe donates $10k to GMin with launch of global Foundation

The financial assistance provided by the EdTech Global Foundation will be the first in a series of philanthropic partnerships moving forward...

10 Apr 2015 12:25

Imperial Green Mobility donates electric vehicles to Shamwari
Imperial Green Mobility donates electric vehicles to Shamwari

Imperial Green Mobility has donated several electric all-terrain safari vehicles to an anti-poaching programme in the Eastern Cape. The vehicles will not only provide a completely off-grid solution for a 'green' game reserve experience, but also be utilised by conservationists to track injured rhino and deter poachers...

10 Apr 2015 11:56

Zurich Insurance Company sponsors critical hip replacement
Zurich Insurance Company sponsors critical hip replacement

It was announced on regional radio recently that Zurich Insurance Company South Africa would sponsor a patient in need of a hip replacement procedure...

10 Apr 2015 11:40

UN celebrates Yvonne Chaka Chaka 10th year working on development issues
UN celebrates Yvonne Chaka Chaka 10th year working on development issues

At a press conference hosted by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership and UNICEF on 31 March in Johannesburg, Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka was recognised for her enduring work and commitment to maternal and child health, particularly for Africans, over the past decade...

9 Apr 2015 16:00

Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign extends to Sepedi
Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign extends to Sepedi

The Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign has launched its English-Sepedi version. Produced by the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), in partnership with Times Media...

9 Apr 2015 08:17

SWIFT donates €10k to NORSA Community Care in aid of newborn babies
SWIFT donates €10k to NORSA Community Care in aid of newborn babies

To improve childcare facilities for orphaned babies during the final stages of the adoption process, SWIFT has donated €10,000 to NORSA Community Care located in Wellington in the Western Cape...

8 Apr 2015 15:50

New community centre built to cater for the sick, hungry and homeless
New community centre built to cater for the sick, hungry and homeless

The heart of Warwick Junction is beating with new life in the form of the recently constructed community building, Denis Hurley Centre...

8 Apr 2015 15:00

Samsung launches initiative to make a difference
Samsung launches initiative to make a difference

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched a new initiative called 'What If I Can', with the vision to show consumers how even taking small steps in their everyday lives can contribute towards making bigger changes for those around them...

8 Apr 2015 13:25

Walking generates solar power at schools
Walking generates solar power at schools

Samsung SA recently launched a campaign called #WIIC (What if I Can), which is aimed at getting South Africans walking in order to generate much-needed energy to donate solar-powered internet schools...

8 Apr 2015 09:13

Partnerships can rectify school sanitation horrors
Partnerships can rectify school sanitation horrors

A recent exposé published in a South African daily newspaper and featured on the front page as "School Toilets of Shame", revealed the horrific truth about sanitation in Gauteng schools - in most cases there isn't any...

By Peter Cowan 2 Apr 2015 10:40

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

go4word gets behind Unogwaja
go4word gets behind Unogwaja

Cape Town based public relations and social media agency go4word, recently announced that they are taking on the Unogwaja campaign as a CSI initiative for 2015...

1 Apr 2015 14:46

SA NGO receives prestigious international reading promotion award
SA NGO receives prestigious international reading promotion award

For its work in promoting children's literacy in all official languages across South Africa since 1992, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) has received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, announced yesterday at a ceremony in Sweden...

1 Apr 2015 14:13

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