This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...
What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...
Through Critical Mass Jozi, urban cyclists will engage directly with local government and communities on the implementation and construction of bicycle routes in Johannesburg, when around 1,000+ cyclists descend on Hillbrow to take part in a block party with the support of Hillbrow's local community activists.
25 Jan 2013
Apollo Tyres South Africa and Dunlop Zones countrywide 'pinked up' their stores during October 2012, as part of the Breast Cancer awareness project. Dunlop handed over a cheque for R258,000 late last year to the Breast Health Foundation.
24 Jan 2013
A transformation is in motion amongst shoppers and retailers country-wide. Consumers are becoming more discerning and demanding, and retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to innovate, offer quality and savings - all in one eco-friendly package! Here are some interesting trends for the retail sector that I've identified for 2013.
Gareth Pearson 23 Jan 2013
To encourage South Africans to support non-profit organisations (NPOs), Vodacom has created a newly launched web and mobisite that enables the public to search for an NPO, read its basic profile, view what projects and needs it has, contact it and make a cash donation in a safe and easy way through a dedicated short code SMS.
23 Jan 2013
There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.
Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013
SchoolMedia, an OOH media company that offers advertisers a medium to connect to schools through display systems and outdoor signage, has teamed up with Adidas and Orlando Pirates to promote a number of opportunities for the local youth.
21 Jan 2013
The 1st for Women Insurance Trust recently awarded NGO, Afrika Tikkun, a grant of R2-million to help break the vicious cycle of violence and abuse and deliver much-needed family support services in Diepsloot through a holistic network of partners.
19 Jan 2013
Legal & Tax, a provider of affordable legal cover and tax services, has just launched its 25,000 reasons to 'Like' your school Facebook competition, which will result in a Gauteng school being awarded R25,000.
17 Jan 2013
In reviewing the past few years from an events perspective, I'm tempted to ask: "Where did all the fun go?" As both the South African and the international events industries have grown, developed, matured and become increasingly competitive - all within the context of the global economic crisis - I might be forgiven for thinking that the game plan has changed.
Karen Ashwin 16 Jan 2013
2012 saw the ECHO for Children Foundation actively involved in four charity projects and initiatives. Among the projects, The Foundation revamped Lilitha Crèche, an unfunded crèche in Kraaifontein, sponsored a Christmas Party for the same crèche and managed to maintain a Study Fund.
ECHO Events and Conferences 16 Jan 2013
Following the 'Help a South African School' competition, organised by Hortgro, which represents South African growers of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and plums, schools in the UK have donated English language books for rural schools in fruit-producing parts of the Western Cape.
16 Jan 2013
The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.
Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013
Two November events saw BMi Research raising funds for the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre, a charity that helps orphans and vulnerable children in farm communities living in the Bronkhorstspruit Metsweding District. BMi Research has supported Ubuhle Care and Development Centre since 2008.
BMi Research 14 Jan 2013
As people return to work and face blank walls or boring calendars, the Sandton SPCA still has charming 2013 calendars available, featuring fine art photographer Emma O'Brien's 14 gorgeous cats and dogs.
10 Jan 2013
During the month of January 2013, the Sunday Times will donate R1.2 million worth of school fee prizes to at least 80 children to cover the costs of the 2013 academic year.
10 Jan 2013
The Black Eagle Project Roodekrans received R95,000 donation from the Silverstar Casino in late 2012. The casino is committed to supporting the environment and community of Mogale City.
8 Jan 2013
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.
Bizcommunity.com 4 Jan 2013
Orwa, an orphaned elephant has been adopted through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust last year by the staff at Jenman African Safaris.
27 Dec 2012
Following the completion of PMR Africa's national survey on CSR in South Africa, the Clover group's corporate social investment programme, Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award. It won the award in the business sector 'food manufacturers/processors' with a highest rated mean score of 4.10 out of a possible 5.00.
21 Dec 2012
The Hamlet Foundation's annual awards ceremony and fundraising banquet, held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, was again supported by brand experience agency, VWV for the 18th year in succession.
19 Dec 2012
The FNB Fund has actively supported hospices in South Africa with the focus on the provision of quality and compassionate care. Its hospice programme strategy is aligned to the reduction of HIV/Aids impact on individuals, families, communities and society by supporting the integrated Home-Based Care (HBC) programme within the hospice units.
19 Dec 2012
The Cape Town branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and the City of Cape Town's WasteWise project has donated time, equipment, seeds and compost for garden projects across the city.
19 Dec 2012
The Communications Firm (TCF) has donated R80,000 towards tutoring activities, themed workshops, career exposure forums, excursions and social events at the Letsibogo Girls High School in Meadowlands, Soweto.
16 Dec 2012
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the Deputy Minister of the Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities presented the 'National Disability Champion Award' to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) at a gala function in Mpumalanga in recognition of its commitment to the disability sector.
15 Dec 2012
This year, 100 South African kids born with cleft palate and cleft lips will receive the gift of a smile for Christmas when Operation Smile, a non-profit organisation that helps children and young adults with correctable facial deformities, will perform 100 life-changing operations.
14 Dec 2012
Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), supported by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO), inaugurated a School Recycling competition in 2012, which has 120 primary schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions collect 67 tons of waste for recycling in the 4-month campaign.
12 Dec 2012
A life-long investment in the health of both HIV positive and negative patients is the key to managing the disease and living a full life irrespective of one's status. This is the message confirmed by doctors and health caregivers who met with international hematology and hemotherapy specialist, Dr Albertina Vieira, who was in South Africa for World Aids Day 2012.
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 12 Dec 2012
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.
11 Dec 2012
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.
11 Dec 2012