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What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

Whilst ADDaBIT was formed on the principle of a bit for now and a bit for later, it has grown to serve more purposes than to drive crowd saving - and its fans have found applications that the founder, Michael Griffin, never considered...

Issued by ADDaBIT 2 days ago

Support the love of reading this World Book Day
Support the love of reading this World Book Day

The national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal'ibali is giving away books to the value of R250,000 to its literacy development partners in honour of World Book Day on 23 April 2017, and is calling on the public to help increase that...

19 Apr 2017

Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity
Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity...

19 Apr 2017

SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women
SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women

The top 20 nominees in the “Imbokodo Iyazenzela” Women in SMMEs Awards 2016 were hosted at a business skills development workshop in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 13 Apr 2017

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair
Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Part of attracting investment to a country is education...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists
Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more disabled-friendly by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots...

By Siyamtanda Capa 13 Apr 2017

Impact of junk status on non-profits, civil society
Impact of junk status on non-profits, civil society

South Africa's downgrade to sub-investment level, along with other developments that impact institutional and economic strength, could be particularly bruising for civil society and non-profits...

13 Apr 2017

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Accenture releases 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

Accenture has published its 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report, Making a Difference, which details its progress on skills training, sustainability and closing the gender gap...

13 Apr 2017

2017 Green Talents competition open for entries
2017 Green Talents competition open for entries

Since its inception, the award has recognised 182 young researchers and scientists from 51 nations...

13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC
Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling
A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling

Yolinda Koesnel is an educator and visionary in her small community of Rowallan Park, a previously disadvantaged area in Port Elizabeth. ADDaBIT had a chat to Yolinda about her school and her vision for impacting her community through creating a fund...

Issued by ADDaBIT 12 Apr 2017

SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme
SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is about to unveil an online platform that will launch its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme...

By Yashaen Luckan 12 Apr 2017

Training puts youth on road to success
Training puts youth on road to success

After announcing the project late in 2016, Porsche has now opened its new training centre in Cape Town...

7 Apr 2017

Boschendal fostering entrepreneurship in local communities
Boschendal fostering entrepreneurship in local communities

Since taking over the 2,000 ha Boschendal estate near Franschhoek three years ago, the owners have helped local residents establish self-owned enterprises...

6 Apr 2017

Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts
Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is rewarding schools around South Africa for their dedication to reducing our country's waste with its Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition...

6 Apr 2017

McDonald's U14 Schools League reveals 'Small teams, Big dreams' coaches
McDonald's U14 Schools League reveals 'Small teams, Big dreams' coaches

In continuing its commitment to develop dreams of young South Africans at grassroots level, McDonald's SA has partnered with South Africa's renowned soccer legends to be part of the McDonald's U/14 Schools League 2017 under the theme 'Small teams, Big dreams'...

Issued by Pacinamix 6 Apr 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy project

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more...

5 Apr 2017

Willowton donates R5m for bursaries to UKZN
Willowton donates R5m for bursaries to UKZN

The Willowton Group has donated bursaries worth R5m to seven disadvantaged learners in the Pietermaritzburg area towards their tertiary education...

28 Mar 2017

Relate, Scully Scooters partner in youth empowerment initiative
Relate, Scully Scooters partner in youth empowerment initiative

Relate Bracelets and Scully Scooters have partnered to enable three young South Africans to start, and run, their own small businesses...

28 Mar 2017

From left: Sean Walsh (CEO Cape Agri), Prof Mohammed Karaan (Agricultural Economist), Tiekie September (Director Cedar Citrus), David Cuff (Head Buyer Fresh Produce: Woolworths South Africa) and Gerrit van der Merwe (CEO ALG Estates).
Investing in people to ensure a better future for South African agriculture

Africa is a continent with abundant natural resources and huge market potential but the agriculture sector is in dire need of better management...

28 Mar 2017

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 20 Mar 2017

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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...

20 Mar 2017

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 20 Mar 2017

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

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