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The MEC for the Gauteng education department, Panyaza Lesufi, introduces the new brand ambassadors for this year's Schools’ SleepOut.
Creating conscious capital with CEO SleepOut 2017

This year, the CEO SleepOut will be the SheEO SleepOut, with only women leaders spending the night on the lawns of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the venue for this year's event which will take place 22 June.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

All images © – Anne Barbotteau from Zip Zap Circus.
Celebrating 25 years of Zip Zap's social circus magic

Zip! Zap! Circus! The non-profit Zip Zap Circus is currently celebrating its 25th year with a series of special monthly shows to showcase their talented students. Here's what you can expect...

By Leigh Andrews 20 hours ago

Ntabeni Primary School
Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural children

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

1 day ago

Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

2 days ago

Capacity crowd at Ellis Park for UCKG's Good Friday service, prays for South Africa
Capacity crowd at Ellis Park for UCKG's Good Friday service, prays for South Africa

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God once again hosted one of the largest Good Friday services in South Africa, filling the Ellis Park Stadium to capacity with overflow crowds in the adjacent precinct...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 19 Apr 2017

Donald Gunn
Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility...

18 Apr 2017

OtD extends volunteer footprint to several SA societies as numbers of purslane trees grow
OtD extends volunteer footprint to several SA societies as numbers of purslane trees grow

On the Dot recently demonstrated its commitment to community service and its volunteer project, as employees participated in projects throughout South Africa...

Issued by On the Dot 18 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations
Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe...

14 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign
Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

PEG Armoury film supports Syria Campaign following chemical attacks
PEG Armoury film supports Syria Campaign following chemical attacks

The Syria Campaign has leveraged the symbolism of clothes pegs to create a new campaign to increase public pressure on politicians looking to shift the EU and other key countries to a more pro-Assad position. The launch of the campaign follows on from a suspected chemical attack in the country on Tuesday, killing dozens in Idlib province...

7 Apr 2017

Vega students pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through children's hospital
Vega students pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through children's hospital

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, which opened on 2 December 2016, is the culmination of years of effort by many people. Among them were four students of Vega School...

Issued by Vega School 7 Apr 2017

Planting a pop of green in Khayelitsha
Planting a pop of green in Khayelitsha

On Saturday, 1 April, I found myself walking across a dusty square between the Sinovuyo Old Age Home and the Litha Methodist Church grounds on Msombovu Road in Khayelitsha...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Satellifes at night.
Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign
FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has launched a new SPCA adoption campaign, with the tagline: 'You can't choose your family, but you can choose your dog'...

28 Mar 2017

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Jolly Good Digital
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Jolly Good Digital

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Brian Palmer, head of digital at Jolly Good Digital…

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

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

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