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Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week
Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017...

20 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

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

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

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

Why South Africa's social grants aren't eradicating malnutrition
Why South Africa's social grants aren't eradicating malnutrition

A national sigh of relief should follow the Constitutional Court ruling that ensures the uninterrupted payment of social grants in South Africa...

By Stephen Devereux 3 Apr 2017

Policy implementation failing SA citizens in guaranteeing access to food
Policy implementation failing SA citizens in guaranteeing access to food

Civil society needs to step up and fight for better access to food, says Professor Ebenezer Durojaye of the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape...

3 Apr 2017

First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities
First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities

A new initiative has been launched aimed at screening children for ADHD in underserved communities across the country, free of charge...

30 Mar 2017

Evolve SA’s Kotula Programme gives orphaned and vulnerable children in Jabavu, Soweto an opportunity to excel in the arts through its dance academy.
Evolve SA contributes 20% of profits to CSR programmes

The Evolve Group, which recently relaunched in the country as Evolve Executive Search South Africa - an executive talent and scarce-skills search firm - contributes 20% of its profits to its CSR programmes...

30 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 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

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

By Sindy Peters 27 Mar 2017

Medical disaster relief unit assists Hout Bay fire victims
Medical disaster relief unit assists Hout Bay fire victims

With a recent fire destroying 2,200 homes and leaving about 10,000 people displaced in Mandela Park Hout Bay, the community was left traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation installed a disaster relief medical unit, which is now fully operational...

Issued by Cipla 24 Mar 2017

Temporary road restrictions for the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Temporary road restrictions for the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

There will be several road closures in the vicinity of Melrose and Birdhaven on Thursday, 30 March, due to the 14th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at the Wanderers Club...

Issued by Openfield 23 Mar 2017

Medical disaster relief unit deployed to Hout Bay to assist fire victims
Medical disaster relief unit deployed to Hout Bay to assist fire victims

An estimated 15,000 people were left homeless after the fire that ravaged Mandela Park Hout Bay left the community traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation will be deploying a disaster relief medical unit to provide assistance to the affected community...

Issued by Cipla 20 Mar 2017

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Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop...

20 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

Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change
Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change

Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty...

By Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira 17 Mar 2017

Tiger foundation gives hungry pupils a roaring start
Tiger foundation gives hungry pupils a roaring start

When children are too hungry to concentrate on their school work, the chances of them getting anything out of their education are slim...

By Lesley Stones 17 Mar 2017

J.P. Morgan challenging runners for a good cause
J.P. Morgan challenging runners for a good cause

Each participant at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will be running or walking for a good cause in the world's premier corporate fitness event on Thursday, 30 March, at the Wanderers...

Issued by Openfield 15 Mar 2017

#ImpactMoments: Shap'Left Medstores - Eastern Cape
#ImpactMoments: Shap'Left Medstores - Eastern Cape

The Shap'Left Medstores project is linked to a long-term business model that turns donor funds received into a sustainable self-owned business for individuals in their community creating employment and access to basic healthcare...

Issued by Cipla 15 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 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

Support Hout Bay Fire relief through local Shoprite/Checkers
Support Hout Bay Fire relief through local Shoprite/Checkers

All South Africans can contribute to the Shoprite/Checkers fire relief efforts in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, following the devastating fires that destroyed 3,500 homes...

14 Mar 2017

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Volvo Trucks, Boere In Nood project delivers feed to drought-stricken farmers

Through Boere In Nood, a non-profit organisation that aims to assist farmers, Volvo Trucks delivered feed to 1,232 farmers throughout South Africa...

14 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

Social grants chaos: A major threat to rural economies
Social grants chaos: A major threat to rural economies

In South Africa, while big businesses are the engines of economic growth making South Africa the largest economy in Africa, the country's rural towns' economy is not as prosperous. This is mainly due to...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 13 Mar 2017

Andrew Lapping, chief investment officer, Allan Gray
Allan Gray defends 'good value' Net1

Allan Gray has defended its decision to invest in Net1 UEPs, the controversial parent company of social grants distributor CPS...

By Hanna Ziady 10 Mar 2017

Positive results from TB and HIV/Aids prisons programme
Positive results from TB and HIV/Aids prisons programme

A national programme to address the risk of TB and HIV/Aids in the prison system has shown significant results...

9 Mar 2017

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