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Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer
Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer

Net#work BBDO was tasked with creating a campaign for UDoTest, a revolutionary no-fuss, no-mess way of testing for colon cancer – essential, as it is one of the top five killers in South Africa...

17 Mar 2017

Bulletproof Marriage exhibits at the Wedding Expo
Bulletproof Marriage exhibits at the Wedding Expo

Exhibiting at the Johannesburg Wedding Expo gave the Bulletproof Marriage team the opportunity to share wisdom from international best-seller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce with the more than 8,000 visitors...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 17 Mar 2017

Woman of Stature's women of the year announced
Woman of Stature's women of the year announced

The 2017 Woman of Stature (WOS) Woman of the Year Awards were announced on 11 March at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where 28 of South Africa's prominent women competed for one of nine awards...

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

Zee Africa brightens up Cosmo Secondary, Tembisa Community Hospital
Zee Africa brightens up Cosmo Secondary, Tembisa Community Hospital

Zee Africa spent a day at Cosmo Secondary in Johannesburg, painting one of the classrooms and establishing a much-needed new science lab for the school...

14 Mar 2017

Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity
Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity

The King Price family arrived to work this morning to find an empty throne – their king (mascot) has been abducted by one of its (green with envy) competitors over the weekend...

13 Mar 2017

Local designers to reveal conscious environment creations at Decorex Décor District
Local designers to reveal conscious environment creations at Decorex Décor District

Four leading designers will be envisioning the Canvex ‘Conscious Environment' theme in the form of homestyle installations at this year's Décor District featured at Decorex Durban from 18-21 March...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 13 Mar 2017

Chris Bertish finishes first solo, unsupported transatlantic SUP Crossing
Chris Bertish finishes first solo, unsupported transatlantic SUP Crossing

Yesterday Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, big wave surfer and Guinness SUP world record holder, completed the first solo, unsupported transatlantic SUP Crossing, presented by Carrick Wealth...

10 Mar 2017

Mann Made Media announces BBBEE ownership deal with the Maharashi Institute
Mann Made Media announces BBBEE ownership deal with the Maharashi Institute

The Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg has acquired 51% of Mann Made Africa, in a 100% black women-owned empowerment vehicle, a youth employment fund targeted 100% on unemployed black South African women...

Issued by Mann Made Media 10 Mar 2017

WE South Africa establishes B-BBEE development trust
WE South Africa establishes B-BBEE development trust

Coinciding with International Women's Day, WE South Africa has announced the establishment of the WE Development Trust...

8 Mar 2017

Africa's first Shared Value Summit to showcase future-proof business strategy: Profit with a purpose
Africa's first Shared Value Summit to showcase future-proof business strategy: Profit with a purpose

The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change while positively impacting profit...

Issued by Shift Social Development 7 Mar 2017

The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas
The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas

The Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development (FEED) presents the annual 2017 Stokvel Exhibition as from 10-11 March at the Brazil Stadium, in Jouberton, Matlosana Local Municipality under the theme “The People's economy”...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 7 Mar 2017

Dove Real Beauty Pledge includes South African in world campaign
Dove Real Beauty Pledge includes South African in world campaign

Dove has announced its Real Beauty Pledge, which aims to help women to realise their personal beauty potential and create a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety...

6 Mar 2017

Sea Change - Sustainable cork posters
Sea Change - Sustainable cork posters

To promote the film Sea Change, Bittersuite created a laser-engraved poster (made from environmentally friendly cork) which peels off and converts into a deck pad to be used on surfboards...

Issued by Bittersuite 3 Mar 2017

M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of incorporating art into the fabric of its identity, advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel has cemented a close affiliation with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 2 Mar 2017

Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness
Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness

Change our World for Good has worked with Net#work BBDO to develop a mobile Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) App, which encourages users to set goals for performing random acts of kindness and rewards them...

22 Feb 2017

Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa
Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa

What do you do when you see people suffering because of a lack of infrastructure? Do you shake your head in sorrow as you walk away and comfort yourself however you choose to or, do you brave the emotions and become a part of the solution?..

Issued by Grey 21 Feb 2017

Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017
Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017

The Publisher Research Council (PRC), representing the interests of both print and online publishers in South Africa, has released its projects, studies and upcoming research for 2017...

21 Feb 2017

The Bateleurs welcome generous donation
The Bateleurs welcome generous donation

The Uzwelo Bags initiative, spearheaded by Expand a Sign, recently presented The Bateleurs with a cheque for R69,606.76...

Issued by Expand a Sign 17 Feb 2017

Heineken raises awareness on responsible alcohol consumption, road safety
Heineken raises awareness on responsible alcohol consumption, road safety

At the Ubuntu Awards ceremony, held last week in Cape Town, Heineken South Africa, as a lead sponsor, further pledged to raise awareness on responsible alcohol consumption and road safety...

15 Feb 2017

Worx Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status
Worx Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status

Worx Group has concluded a corporate restructure that sees its empowerment rating improve to Level 2 while significantly enhancing its transformational plans...

Issued by Worx Group 13 Feb 2017

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Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit...

9 Feb 2017

Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat
Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with M&C Saatchi Abel, has launched an emotive video shot in the heart of Africa to draw attention to the plight of the world's disappearing dryland forests and the two billion people who depend on them...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 8 Feb 2017

Godllywood's self-help group learns the secret of self-worth and high self-esteem
Godllywood's self-help group learns the secret of self-worth and high self-esteem

The first meeting of Godllywood's self-help group encouraged women to discover their self-worth as another lesson in the programme of equipping women to invest in themselves...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 7 Feb 2017

Competition seeks 100 young leaders accelerating community development
Competition seeks 100 young leaders accelerating community development

A youth competition is looking for 100 inspiring young leaders in five categories, who are trailblazers, influencers, disruptors, healers or innovators in their communities...

26 Jan 2017

School Club's annual distribution of educational content
School Club's annual distribution of educational content

For over 14 years now, Pick n Pay and HDI Youth Marketeers have been running a platform that helps provide over 3,000 schools across South Africa with over 250 tons of brand-funded educational content...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 25 Jan 2017

Shining the spotlight on Today, I'm Brave, non-profit partner of this year's Torch Awards
Shining the spotlight on Today, I'm Brave, non-profit partner of this year's Torch Awards

This year's non-profit partner in the Torch Awards is ‘Today, I'm Brave', which started out as a social experiment to inspire an Ebola-stricken community in Sierra Leone and evolved into a non-profit...

19 Jan 2017

Alliance Media partners with the TEARS Foundation to highlight the violent crisis we face in SA
Alliance Media partners with the TEARS Foundation to highlight the violent crisis we face in SA

Alliance Media is proud to support the TEARS Foundation by offering media space to increase the awareness of the TEARS Foundation's causes...

Issued by Alliance Media 18 Jan 2017

Importance of formulating business-aligned CSI initiatives
Importance of formulating business-aligned CSI initiatives

For CSI initiatives to have an optimal effect, they need to align to a business' vision...

By Mbali Sekautu 29 Dec 2016

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