LeadSA Changemakers Conference 2018
LeadSA Changemakers Conference 2018

The fourth Lead SA Changemakers conference will take place on Saturday, 20 October, at GIBS in Illovo, Johannesburg...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 8 Oct 2018

Clover Nutrikids donates house to CHOC
Clover Nutrikids donates house to CHOC

On 28 September, the Clover Nutrikids brand handed over the keys to a newly renovated six-bedroom property to the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation...

Issued by Clover 2 Oct 2018

#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect
#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect

Ever wondered how nudges turn into true behavioural change that benefits society? With the Western Cape's recent #DayZero success as a prime example, all was revealed at SA's first-ever two-day #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference, held at the CTICC over 27 and 28 September 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2018

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Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?

By Alex Ezeh 28 Sep 2018

Ubuntu Pathways to host annual gala in Joburg
Ubuntu Pathways to host annual gala in Joburg

The 19th annual Ubuntu Pathways Gala will this year take place on 25 October at Fox Junction in Johannesburg...

25 Sep 2018

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs

Multi-faith environmental NGO SAFCEI has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025...

21 Sep 2018

Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business
Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business

Cashiers asking customers to donate small sums to charity while they're at cash registers is becoming a big business...

By Benjamin Lawrence 21 Sep 2018

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

South Africa's current drought affects people at home, but more important to our economy is the damage to businesses...

By Dr Jo Burgess 20 Sep 2018

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

Mina Foundation launches 3000 For Change campaign
Mina Foundation launches 3000 For Change campaign

The Mina Foundation has launched a new campaign titled 3000 For Change as it aims to raise enough funds to be able to educate and donate a Mina cup to underprivileged girls in SA...

11 Sep 2018

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#YouthReport2018: Generation jobless and the high inequality economy

Explaining concepts like the 'missing middle' and various African economic myths and misconceptions, Professor Haroon Bhorat shared the harsh economic realities of growing up in South Africa today, at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

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Study: Amplats workers and communities still losing out

Amplats workers and communities benefitted far less than its shareholders during the fat years prior to the global financial crash of 2008...

6 Sep 2018

AfriGIS upholding Madiba's legacy in comforting the lives of women and children
AfriGIS upholding Madiba's legacy in comforting the lives of women and children

The SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Investigations Unit in Pretoria welcomed AfriGIS, Calcamite Tanks and Alers Jungle Gyms to take part in this year's Mandela Day Be the Legacy movement...

Issued by AfriGIS 31 Aug 2018

KAP sani2c implements partnership model in assisting local communities
KAP sani2c implements partnership model in assisting local communities

Since its launch in 2005, the KAP sani2c mountain bike stage race has continued to innovate in uplifting local communities along its 286km route...

28 Aug 2018

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how
After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

Three years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world's most ambitious set of development goals yet...

By Willem Fourie 24 Aug 2018

Princess of Africa appointed NEPAD goodwill ambassador
Princess of Africa appointed NEPAD goodwill ambassador

Internationally renowned singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been appointed the NEPAD Agency's goodwill ambassador for TB and nutrition...

16 Aug 2018

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We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

By John Meeker 15 Aug 2018

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SAFE launched to rid SA schools of pit toilets

With nearly 4,000 schools with pit latrines, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative is an answer to an emergency...

14 Aug 2018

Dancing to victory in Impact Inspired Launchpad
Dancing to victory in Impact Inspired Launchpad

Geluksdal Dance Academy has been named the winner of Impact Hub Joburg's 2nd annual Impact Inspired Launchpad...

13 Aug 2018

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5 brilliant female engineers changing the sanitation landscape

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges...

By Dr Sudhir Pillay 13 Aug 2018

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What's driving persistent poverty in rural Kenya

Like most of sub Saharan African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 10 Aug 2018

MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns
MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns

The MTV Shuga drama series has launched three new 'edutainment' campaigns to target its audience and educate them regarding HIV prevention and self-testing...

1 Aug 2018

Sharing Madiba joy with Luvuyo Home
Sharing Madiba joy with Luvuyo Home

To observe this year's Mandela Day celebrations, Enterprises University of Pretoria staff once again generously gave their time and donations to Luvuyo Orphanage Home in Soshanguve...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 30 Jul 2018

Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it
Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it

A new road in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to displace up to 30,000 Kibera slum residents...

By Kefa Otiso 25 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village
#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village

"Responsible business is at the heart of our company's promise of making every moment matter, which also means that we support and help advance the communities in which we operate. Our partnership with SOS will allow us to help provide a home and a better future for the most vulnerable children."

20 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity
#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 19 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs
People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

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