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Primedia Outdoor becomes official member company of Proudly SA
Primedia Outdoor becomes official member company of Proudly SA

Primedia Outdoor has officially become a member company of Proudly South African in efforts to contribute to economic growth and prosperity in South Africa...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 12 hours ago

Massiv Metro ups the numbers in the search for a hero
Massiv Metro ups the numbers in the search for a hero

GSK Consumer Healthcare, manufacturers of Grand-Pa headache remedies, embarked on a search for the 'Kasi Sterrings', the community heroes who are personally involved in improving and uplifting their communities, in a nationwide radio campaign at the end of 2017...

Issued by Massiv Media 1 day ago

Summit connects disabled learners to potential employers
Summit connects disabled learners to potential employers

Hundreds of disabled learners had the opportunity to meet corporates seeking to employ people with disabilities...

1 day ago

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

3 days ago

The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real
The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real

It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience...

Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities
Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton's local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. But their community investment goes so much further than news...

Issued by SPARK Media 20 Apr 2018

Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROI
Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROI

Social investors are looking for opportunities where their investment will have considerable long-term impact, while contributing to sustainable, meaningful development...

Issued by Next Generation 17 Apr 2018

Mann Made embraces exponential change
Mann Made embraces exponential change

From humble beginnings in 2000 until today, Mann Made has grown into a family of storytellers, each of whom are passionate about telling their clients' brand stories through a variety of media...

Issued by Mann Made 9 Apr 2018

Universal Church's Good Friday message: It is finished - receive your victory!
Universal Church's Good Friday message: It is finished - receive your victory!

Good Friday is a meaningful day in the Christian calendar, and once again the Universal Church hosted prayer, praise and preaching events, themed Amandla Ngawethu 3.0...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 6 Apr 2018

Scan Display Cape Town's new water-wise plant nursery
Scan Display Cape Town's new water-wise plant nursery

Sustainability is a journey, and one that exhibition and event display specialist Scan Display has embraced...

Issued by Scan Display 4 Apr 2018

Screengrab from Makongoza's Fort Review video.
#FortReview: "It's time to hear the black voices in advertising" - Neo Makongoza

It's a touchy subject for some, but completely necessary to explore: Here's how Fort Review is amplifying the need to truly hear the black voices in advertising and stop being creative Jekyll and Hydes...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Mar 2018

Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge
Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge

The inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge aims to identify and support South Africa's social entrepreneurs, with an opportunity to win a share of R150,000 seed capital...

Issued by Nation Builder 29 Mar 2018

Pedal power and sport helping to change lives
Pedal power and sport helping to change lives

In 2017 over R300,000 was raised for the Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit, from the money raised by participants and sponsors in two JackalBerry mountain bike races...

Issued by BMi Research 28 Mar 2018

Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May
Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May

The second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, taking place on 24-25 May, will play host to some of the brightest business stars from across the African continent...

Issued by Shift Social Development 27 Mar 2018

#TheDailyAbuse: A 360 view on domestic violence and abuse
#TheDailyAbuse: A 360 view on domestic violence and abuse

On 22 March, the day after Human Rights Day, People Opposing Women's Abuse (POWA) launched its first news publication - The Daily Abuse...

Issued by Joe Public United 26 Mar 2018

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#WorldWaterDay: Hosting responsibly takes on new meaning for Cape Town Airbnb hosts

With World Water Day on 22 March, Cape Town's Airbnb hosts are now looking ahead to collectively rethink how to best host in a city where "hosting responsibly" has taken on new meaning and where water shortages will become the "new normal"...

22 Mar 2018

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Why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history

Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government...

By Tamar Carroll and Lara Nicosia 19 Mar 2018

Google and Common Ground launch 'Little by Little'
Google and Common Ground launch 'Little by Little'

Common Ground partners with Google to launch 'Little by Little', a global campaign in support of the Sustainable Development Goals...

16 Mar 2018

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris’ CCO Peter Gabriel Khoury, new Creative Circle chairman for 2018/9.
"Transformation is a layered word that we need to use to its full potential" - new Creative Circle chair, Pete Khoury

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris' CCO Pete Khoury is the Creative Circle chairperson for 2018/9. Here's how he plans to reshape the industry...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2018

Free happiness
Free happiness

Did you know that the United Nations declared 20 March as International Happiness Day? Are you doing something special? Is your company doing something special?...

By Erik Du Plessis, Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 14 Mar 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Corporate social responsibility should be more than a clever marketing con trick...

Corporate social responsibility, as a concept, sounds fine in theory... but in practice, it often turns out to be another marketing scam...

By Brendan Seery 13 Mar 2018

Asambe Nono makes women abuse a no-no
Asambe Nono makes women abuse a no-no

When the #NoExcuse female choir sang Asambe Nono just before kick-off in front of 85,000 people at the PSL game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on 3 March, the words took the massive crowd by surprise...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 13 Mar 2018

Dyeshana on the Creative Circle's transformation drive
Dyeshana on the Creative Circle's transformation drive

On its purpose-finding mission the Creative Circle is undergoing a number of changes so I thought I'd catch up with Xolisa Dyeshana, Creative Circle chairperson and Joe Public CCO, to find out more...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations
It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations

With other sectors such as accounting, IT and science looking to recruit the brightest and most ambitious young women, the media and marketing industry should also be looking at ways to change its profile and create a pipeline of future leaders...

By Werner Lindemann 8 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Nunu Ntshingila (regional director of Facebook Africa), Sello Hatang (chief executive Nelson Mandela Foundation) and Nicola Mendelsohn (vice president Europe Middle East & Africa, Facebook) – at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Facebook announce three-year partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation...

20 Feb 2018

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

This month, we're highlighting businesses showing their love for planet Earth through strategically implemented shared value. It's time for businesses to take responsibility and make climate action a priority...

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 19 Feb 2018

Hot 91.9FM's Hot Cares
Hot 91.9FM's Hot Cares

Hot Cares is the Hot 91.9fm community upliftment initiative that strives towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 15 Feb 2018

Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to?
Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to?

The year's first meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored what thoughts and beliefs influence behaviour and decision making, asking women: which voices have you been listening to?..

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 14 Feb 2018

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