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Call to support Clean-up South Africa Month
Call to support Clean-up South Africa Month

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) promotes a clean and healthy environment and encourages all South Africans to do their part in preserving the natural splendour during September, which is Clean-up South Africa Month...

28 Aug 2015 11:49

Collect-a-Can's initiative generates income for unemployed
Collect-a-Can's initiative generates income for unemployed

Collect-a-Can's 'Cash for Cans' initiative enables thousands of unemployed people to generate a much-needed income stream for themselves and their families from the collection of empty cans...

28 Aug 2015 10:20



First MESA Forum to be held in Kenya
First MESA Forum to be held in Kenya

The first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 31 August to 4 September 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel...

27 Aug 2015 08:34

Crop farmers challenged by drought and climate change
Crop farmers challenged by drought and climate change

With just months to go until the upcoming maize planting season, climate change and the memory of one of the worst droughts in decades during 2015, remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa's crop farmers...

By Zhann Meyer 26 Aug 2015 12:48

WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC
WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC

WWF South Africa has expressed its concern about the vague and defensive position taken by the South African government in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Conference (UNCCNC)...

26 Aug 2015 11:36

R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall
R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall

Levana, an impoverished primary school in Lavender Hill, has received a gift of R1m to build a library and school hall...

25 Aug 2015 11:34

We can't ignore the air pollution crisis in Africa's fast-growing megacities
We can't ignore the air pollution crisis in Africa's fast-growing megacities

Residents of London, Los Angeles and Beijing often complain about air pollution. And they're right to - their concerns are backed by lots of data. However, not all cities are measured as rigorously...

By Mathew Evans 24 Aug 2015 12:53

Oh, what a waste, food produced in SA is wasted
Oh, what a waste, food produced in SA is wasted

Looking at data in the run-up to Pick n Pay's AGM, two figures stood out. The first was that more than half of those aged 15-25 in SA are jobless...

By Richard Brasher 24 Aug 2015 11:52

Why the new SDGs won't make the world a fairer place
Why the new SDGs won't make the world a fairer place

The world's governments are preparing to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in September 2015...

By Jason Hickel 24 Aug 2015 09:58

Chaeli & the 'Kili' Climbers to conquer Kilimanjaro
Chaeli & the 'Kili' Climbers to conquer Kilimanjaro

Michaela Mycroft, aka Chaeli, has Cerebral Palsy and a degenerative neuropathy. This, however, has not stopped her from achieving great things thus far. Chaeli will embark on an incredible adventure by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...

21 Aug 2015 10:36

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Social investment must empower communities for the future

"While donations may aim to satisfy an immediate need in a given area, true sustainable investment must look to the future," says Peter Metcalfe, Novus Holdings group executive of sales...

21 Aug 2015 07:48

WDBIH snaps up Woolworths shares
WDBIH snaps up Woolworths shares

Women's Development Bank Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has invested R500m into acquiring shares in Woolworths through a bookbuild process...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 18 Aug 2015 10:40

Hello Kitty launches #OneKindThing campaign
Hello Kitty launches #OneKindThing campaign

Hello Kitty recently launched a worldwide initiative, the Hello Kitty #OneKindThing campaign, which is aimed at making young people aware of just how powerful kindness can be in the world and encourages kids to carry out random acts of kindness...

17 Aug 2015 09:50

Kagiso Trust launches Ode to Arch campaign
Kagiso Trust launches Ode to Arch campaign

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - the Arch, as he is fondly known - has gained a reputation for his pearls of wisdom, insight into human nature and active role in promoting social cohesion for a truly democratic South Africa...

17 Aug 2015 07:48

Spur Foundation launches Relate initiative
Spur Foundation launches Relate initiative

In collaboration with the 100% not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets, the Spur Foundation's latest initiative is to raise R750,000 in order to set up micro franchises that will empower single mothers to earn a living and to be able to afford quality education for their children...

13 Aug 2015 13:15

Centrum Guardians: we CAN be heroes
Centrum Guardians: we CAN be heroes

Every day, South Africa's emergency and rescue personnel give 100% to saving lives. Not because it's their job, but because they believe that every single life is worth saving...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Aug 2015 14:17

VMware Foundation's Good Gigs increasing digital literacy
VMware Foundation's Good Gigs increasing digital literacy

Last month, the VMware Foundation Good Gigs team arrived in South Africa to deploy a programme aimed at increasing digital literacy...

12 Aug 2015 07:20

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Blind adventurer to host Dinner in the Dark

Blind adventurer and motivational speaker, Hein Wagner, will be hosting an exclusive Dinner in the Dark in aid of the Institute for the Blind on Wednesday, 27 August 2015 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town...

6 Aug 2015 13:30

Science centres to brew future scientists
Science centres to brew future scientists

Minister Naledi Pandor says science centres are important as they stimulate the imagination of the youth to help them visualise a future they want...

5 Aug 2015 07:51

Rotary raises funds to complete NSRI station in Yzerfontein
Rotary raises funds to complete NSRI station in Yzerfontein

Thanks to the successful wine auctions hosted by four Rotary Clubs, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) was able to open its station in Yzerfontein on 25 July...

5 Aug 2015 07:25

Pioneer Foods commits R8.5 million for youth centre in Mbekweni
Pioneer Foods commits R8.5 million for youth centre in Mbekweni

Pioneer Foods has committed to an R8.5 million development in the Mbekweni township outside Paarl. The Mbekweni Youth Centre (MYC) promises to provide a secure and enriching environment for young people...

4 Aug 2015 15:59

Getting to the heart of the #RAK campaign with #NissanMagic influencers
Getting to the heart of the #RAK campaign with #NissanMagic influencers

#RAK = Random Acts of Kindness. You've probably seen the hashtag peppering your social media feeds for months now. But how do you spread a message of good so far, so fast? You rely on the power of influencers...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Aug 2015 14:00

Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support
Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support

PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners...

4 Aug 2015 09:49

Avon wins awards for CSR programmes
Avon wins awards for CSR programmes

Avon was awarded two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility programmes recently at the annual DSA Awards. The awards were presented for the company's iThemba Crusade of Hope breast cancer education and awareness programme as well as its Speak Out against Domestic Violence initiative...

3 Aug 2015 11:00

Buy Suzelle DIY items on Gumtree
Buy Suzelle DIY items on Gumtree

From 30 July to 12 August, Suzelle DIY fans will be able to get their hands on an authentic collection of items exclusively from Gumtree. Buyers will be required to motivate why they are most deserving of the coveted item before Suzelle herself selects the lucky new owners of her goods...

3 Aug 2015 10:00

UPS releases its 13th annual Sustainability Report
UPS releases its 13th annual Sustainability Report

UPS has released its 13th annual Sustainability Report which highlights its growing investment in alternative fuel, advanced technology...

3 Aug 2015 09:53

[#WomenInBiz] In the pink, Q&A with Noelene Kotschan
[#WomenInBiz] In the pink, Q&A with Noelene Kotschan

Noelene Kotschan is the driving force behind PinkDrive. We asked her a few questions about what motivates her and keeps her going...

By Nicci Botha 3 Aug 2015 08:52

Free internet zones for Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks
Free internet zones for Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks

Thanks to an initiative from Project Isizwe and the Open Society Foundation of South Africa, commuters at the two busiest taxi ranks...

3 Aug 2015 08:47

Cancervive 2015 encourages conversations about cancer
Cancervive 2015 encourages conversations about cancer

Cancervive is a special awareness and educational project of People Living with Cancer (PLWC), an NPO founded by cancer survivors. The project is dedicated to informing people about early cancer detection, as well as offering support to people living with the disease.

31 Jul 2015 15:17

Invitation to support Challenges for Children campaign
Invitation to support Challenges for Children campaign

Home from Home calls on all individuals to raise funds for the Western Cape's vulnerable children through its Challenges for Children campaign...

31 Jul 2015 10:04

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