The Trans Agulhas Challenge, described as one of the world's toughest inflatable boat races, see two Capetonians David Kalis and Phillip Buffiet entering to create awareness for The City Mission, a charity focusing on the plight of impoverished communities in the Western Cape.
The Protea Primary in Bonteheuwel, Western Cape, will close after 50 years of teaching, as part of the centres affected by the Western Cape Education Department's decision governing small and poorly performing schools. To cheer up the children and staff, RamsayMedia delivered Christmas hats, party packs and presents.
Kaelo Engage, producers of Kaelo - Stories of Hope, South Africa's multimedia CSI communications platform, hosted Kaelo CSI Dialogues, held recently at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. The event discussed the need to integrate corporate social investment (CSI) activity into the broader strategy, thereby positively influencing a company's reputation.
Addressing the CSI Dialogues this week, Kaelo Engage managing director Sarah Campbell highlighted that whilst it is important to initially inspire and motivate staff to get involved, gaining longer-term commitment requires strategic support.
Chevrolet Ute Force has helped renovate Ons Plek, the residential child and youth care centre in Cape Town that provides developmental and therapeutic services for girls who have lived, worked or begged on the streets.
Women in Action (WiA), a group of pastors' and bishops' wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), were invited to participate in the Gauteng Legislature's awareness expo and the commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism and World Aids Day.
As part of the 16-day campaign of activism for no violence against women and children, Porsche has donated a R500,000 cheque to Jelly Beanz Inc. Bernhard Maier, member of Porsche's executive board: sales and marketing in Germany, visited South Africa to personally hand over the donation.
The ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Vanilla Concrete Design and Manufacturing Studio and Eikestad Plumbing, joined forces in what has been the Foundation's most challenging project to date.
On Saturday, 24 November, to mark the start of the annual international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children (25 November - 10 December), 4 000 people marched peacefully through the streets of Johannesburg as part of the "Break the Silence. End the Violence" campaign.
As the Salvation Army adds Christmas cheer with brass band ensembles at multiple shopping malls, the organisation has called upon members of the public to be vigilant, as con men will attempt to collect money on behalf of the organisation.
CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions has produced a radio drama that breaks the silence on violence and HIV/AIDS and Kaya FM's Central & Top 40 presenter, Mo G, has announced his on-going support for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women & Children.
Brand activations and entertainment company, the Zinto Activation Group (Zinto), recently donated 10 smartphones to the Limpopo Malaria Control Programme in support of a research pilot project underway in the Vhembe district of Limpopo aimed at improving the monitoring of indoor residual spraying with insecticides.
As South Africa joins the rest of the global community in marking World AIDS Day, The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN), one of the country's leading providers of information in the field of HIV, AIDS and TB, has announced that it is changing its name to info4africa.
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Applications are now open for one of South Africa's top business mentorship programmes - an initiative that has helped countless businesses go from average to undeniably awesome!
The Unilever 'Cleaner Toilets. Brighter Future' project has embarked on a campaign that will raise awareness of the importance of functioning and hygienic toilet facilities at school and invite members of the public to donate toilet rolls to schools in need.
The winners of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies awards were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg late last week, with the top award going to Capitec Bank Holdings, as the Top Company of the Year. Capitec won in 2010 and was ranked second last year.
Kia Motors SA has launched its first Movember campaign, with the help of moustachioed local icon, ex-Bok coach, Peter de Villiers or 'Coach Mo', as he is now referred to. As part of the Movember movement, 24.com has dedicated a month to men, with Men24, where Mo-supporters can load their pics onto Mo Stars.
Clover, one of South Africa's leading dairy suppliers and 34Woman, a division of AdReview's Specialist Agency of the Year, 34, developed a campaign to drive consideration and purchase of Clover's vanilla-flavoured Mmmilk, all whilst supporting a cause that resonates with the whole family.
Life Talk, an NGO focused on creating awareness about life's challenges, staged a surprise flashmob of around 100 youth from various communities around Cape Town that entertained the crowd at the Flagpole Terrace with five minutes of choreographed dance and music. (video)
The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God's "Where U going?" event, held at Cenacles of the Holy Spirit in Durban, Cape Town and Soweto, posed the question: "Are you sure where you are going is where you belong?"
On 7 December 2012, Liqui Moly South Africa will team up with Legend Cars South Africa to create a charity racing event with drivers such as Ben Morgenrood, Robbi Smith, professional drivers, celebrity drivers and drivers from the world of journalism.
As part of its integrated PR and social media campaign for Old Mutual South Africa, Positive Dialogue Communications, in collaboration with Radar, launched 25 Shesha Tuk Tuks, branded with Old Mutual Foundation's supported initiatives in the streets of Sandton, offering commuters a fun and affordable transport alternative to cut through the traffic.
What started off as an informal challenge around a braai amongst friends has turned into an annual two-day, 253km mountain trail bike ride. This year's Jackal Berry MTB Challenge which hits the road on 29 November, is hoping to raise R20 000 for the Ubuhle Day Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit.
The Breaking the Mould auction, organised by Octagon, raised almost R250,000, as a tribute to South African women who have overcome challenges and inspired other. Clifton Shores creator, Quinton van der Burgh was the lucky bidder to secure one of only three unique Jenna Clifford butterfly pendants at the gala dinner held in honour of Serena and Venus Williams recently.
Ireland/Davenport, knowing the difference Habitat for Humanity makes in the lives of many people by addressing the issues of poverty and housing, wanted to develop a creative campaign worthy of their contribution to society. The result was an annual report which came together through the union of digital, print and video mediums.
The inaugural Heather Park SuperSpar Sunrise Challenge, in George, attracted 400 runners who raised R5 000 for special needs school Up With Down's.
Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is warning that the proposed amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment code could have a serious impact on charities and the non-profit sector as a whole.
For the seventh year running, Good Hope FM's Toy Toy campaign is back, with the Nigel Pierce Show - Mon-Fri 9am to 12pm - broadcasting live from the offices of various corporates across Cape Town. The station collects toys for disadvantaged children in the city.