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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 2 days ago

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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...

2 days ago

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

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

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

Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant
Mimi Women aims to build manufacturing plant

Mimi Women aims to raise R10m in order to build a manufacturing plant that will produce affordable sanitary pads...

9 Mar 2017

Environmental risks kill 1.7-million kids under five a year: WHO
Environmental risks kill 1.7-million kids under five a year: WHO

More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published on Monday, 6 March...

7 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it
#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

Using mobile to boost access to safe, legal abortion services
Using mobile to boost access to safe, legal abortion services

Created by safe2choose, Fem is a new initiative designed to give South Africans access to immediate and locally relevant sexual health services and information, via an SMS platform...

3 Mar 2017

Source: Rural Health Advocacy Group
Radical transformation begins with fixing how we fund healthcare in remote areas

Once slices of the healthcare funding pie are dished out to provinces, there is little control over how this money is spent to benefit the rural poor...

By Russell Rensburg and Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga 2 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

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets
Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?..

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

Leapfrog Property Group launches Leapfrog Smiles
Leapfrog Property Group launches Leapfrog Smiles

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Leapfrog Property Group has partnered with extreme adventurer, David Grier and Miles for Smiles to raise funds for Operation Smile...

1 Mar 2017

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Sale of donkeys now prohibited on Gumtree SA

Gumtree South Africa has taken the decision to prohibit all advertisements for live donkeys and donkey hides on the site...

28 Feb 2017

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First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns
#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

I recently attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation have designed...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 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

Kate Holt/AusAID via  - Olivia Gimbo holds up her family's supply of food for the week in Epworth, Harare.
Global future food security in jeopardy warns FAO report

Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns...

22 Feb 2017

Source: BIPAI
African partnership launched to fight childhood cancer

A $100m paediatric haematology-oncology treatment network has been created in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi...

21 Feb 2017

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