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CRET students continue to achieve excellent results
CRET students continue to achieve excellent results

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 2 days ago

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Urban farming project to deliver Harvest of Hope

UCook will contribute a portion of its gross profits to Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic produce, to support the organisations upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope...

2 days ago

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world
Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 2 days ago

GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser
GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser

UCT GSB alumnus Mervyn Christoffels will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 Mar 2017

Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security
Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security

The 15 women of the 2016 Sinakho Women and Youth Development Programme are ready to enter the world of fashion, after graduating this week...

17 Mar 2017

Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs
Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs

The Parmalat Phuma Phambili programme, initiated in 2015, aims to work with emerging fast food and retail businesses as a business enabler...

15 Mar 2017

GIBS hosts the fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership
GIBS hosts the fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership

Responsible and effective leadership is under the spotlight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Illovo, Johannesburg this week...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 14 Mar 2017

First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners
First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners

Johnson & Johnson has announced the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress today, 14 March 2017...

14 Mar 2017

Registration deadline for the McDonald's U/14 Schools League fast approaching
Registration deadline for the McDonald's U/14 Schools League fast approaching

The 2017 McDonald's U/14 Schools League registration is underway and open to all schools in South Africa. Now in its eighth year, the league promises nothing but exciting things for schools and players.

Issued by Pacinamix 13 Mar 2017

Private-public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools
Private-public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools

On 10 March, the Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 13 Mar 2017

New structure for Val de Vie Foundation
New structure for Val de Vie Foundation

Having launched a new structure to its foundation, Val de Vie Estate, a Nation Builder business, is encouraging homeowners to get involved in the communities around the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley...

13 Mar 2017

PPC partners DRC stakeholders to empower local communities
PPC partners DRC stakeholders to empower local communities

PPC Barnet has initiated a new technical training centre and a local farming project in the DRC with the aim of boosting employment and community economies in nearby villages surrounding the cement plant...

10 Mar 2017

La Mouette - Gerrit Bruwer, Henry and Mari Vigar
#EatOutHelpOut: StreetSmart SA restaurants helping their communities out

New signage is helping identify participating restaurants as members of the StreetSmart SA restaurant community, allowing restaurants to promote their support more visibly and helping philanthropically inclined diners to...

9 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages launches ‘Grow my Business' in Soshanguve
Coca-Cola Beverages launches ‘Grow my Business' in Soshanguve

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has launched its first ‘Grow my Business' training in Soshanguve, empowering 57 small business owners with relevant knowledge...

9 Mar 2017

How funds raised from The 2016 CEO SleepOut will be spent
How funds raised from The 2016 CEO SleepOut will be spent

The CEO SleepOut Trust has provided an outline of the legacy projects created out of funds from The 2016 CEO SleepOut by the appointed beneficiary partners...

8 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

Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign
Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign

Since its start in 2013 Tekkie Tax has raised R22m, but it's much more than just a fundraising campaign...

By Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2017

MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop at West Ridge High School
MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop at West Ridge High School

A donation from the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet's Thuso Fund has made the renovation of West Ridge High School's Brick-Making Workshop possible...

2 Mar 2017

R4.5m science centre for Manzomthombo learners
R4.5m science centre for Manzomthombo learners

Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, Cape Town will soon reap the benefits of learning in modern science and computer laboratories, upgraded classrooms and lavatories thanks to the work done by the SAME Foundation...

2 Mar 2017

R17m skills programme to empower youth
R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17m skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle...

24 Feb 2017

Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education
Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education

Woolworths has announced it has raised R104.9 million for its MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education' campaign, exceeding the original target...

24 Feb 2017

How to collect better data to design better development: new training course in Joburg and Cape Town
How to collect better data to design better development: new training course in Joburg and Cape Town

Creative Consulting & Development Works has launched a training series to impart skills, kickstart rich conversations about creative evaluation practices, and use these to design more purposeful development programmes...

Issued by Creative Consulting & Development Works 23 Feb 2017

Joanne van der Walt, Sage Foundation manager, Africa
Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

23 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

Stellenbosch schools get R35,000 donation of stationery
Stellenbosch schools get R35,000 donation of stationery

MFM 92.6 identified one of the biggest barriers to successful learning as stationery and, in partnership with Checkers and the Stellenbosch community, donated stationery...

20 Feb 2017

Africa must bust the myth that girls aren't good at maths and science
Africa must bust the myth that girls aren't good at maths and science

Children's ideas about what their gender means for their intellectual capacity are formed before they have even turned six...

By Nox Makunga 20 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability
#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability

What started off as a humble project 13 years ago has blossomed into Clover's flagship CSI programme...

By Sindy Peters 16 Feb 2017

Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education
Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the annual Cape Wine Auction raised a record-breaking R22.3 for its 22 beneficiaries that affect education and the lives of children...

14 Feb 2017

SOSA Investments launches Project Light campaign
SOSA Investments launches Project Light campaign

SOSA Investments recently launched its first Project Light campaign with the aim of donating 50,000 solar-powered lanterns to underprivileged grade three learners so as to replace their current use of kerosene lamps...

13 Feb 2017

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