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Images from Open Design CT’s World Design Day 2017 event.
How to make every day World Design Day in SA

World Design Day is all about exploring and enhancing natural creativity and planting small seeds on change in collectively designing a more human-friendly and inclusive society for all.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

All images © – Anne Barbotteau from Zip Zap Circus.
Celebrating 25 years of Zip Zap's social circus magic

Zip! Zap! Circus! The non-profit Zip Zap Circus is currently celebrating its 25th year with a series of special monthly shows to showcase their talented students. Here's what you can expect...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

From left: Annelize Crosby (Policy Advisor on land reform, Agri SA), Anwhar Madhanpall (General Manager, South African Sugar Association), Hezekiel Nkosi (Chairman, Moletele Communal Property Association), Mazwi Mkhulisi (Programmes Manager, Vumelana Advisory Fund) and Nomfundo Ntloko-Gobodo (Chief Land Claims Commissioner, Commission on Restitution of Land Rights)
Achieving sustainable land reform through partnerships

In order to drive conversations on land reform in South Africa, Vumelana recently hosted the second of a series of roundtable discussions which focused on partnerships for land reform as well as the role of the private sector...

3 days ago

The MEC for the Gauteng education department, Panyaza Lesufi, introduces the new brand ambassadors for this year's Schools’ SleepOut.
Creating conscious capital with CEO SleepOut 2017

This year, the CEO SleepOut will be the SheEO SleepOut, with only women leaders spending the night on the lawns of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the venue for this year's event which will take place 22 June.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Ntabeni Primary School
Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural children

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

3 days ago

MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day
MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day

This Freedom Day, Mimi Women CEO and founder Ramona Kasavan will be reaching out to disadvantaged women in rural areas to raise awareness on MimiBizBox...

25 Apr 2017

Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues
Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues

Graça Machel is the keynote speaker at the tenth annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference...

21 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

Kheng Ho Toh © –
Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Fairlady May cover
Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 Awards open for entries!

The women's entrepreneur competition, Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 has opened for entries. The competition, sponsored by Fairlady, in partnership with Santam, seeks businesswomen making waves in the South African small business landscape...

18 Apr 2017

Cape Bar tackles inequity at legal practices
Cape Bar tackles inequity at legal practices

The Cape Bar has launched an initiative with legal firms in Cape Town to tackle the lack of transformation in the sector...

18 Apr 2017

uberASSIST aids riders with special access needs
uberASSIST aids riders with special access needs

In an aim to make getting from A to B less challenging for those individuals with special needs, Uber has launched a new pilot in Cape Town called uberASSIST...

13 Apr 2017

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Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

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

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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

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

YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector
YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector

At the recently concluded Property Buyer Show in Cape Town, we caught up with the marketing director of the newly launched Youth in Property Association (YIPA), Khensani de Klerk to find out a bit more about what the organisation does, what its objectives are, and what some of the challenges are for the youth of South Africa in becoming more involved in the property sector.

By Sindy Peters 11 Apr 2017

Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline
Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017...

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

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

Volunteer during Responsible Business Week
Volunteer during Responsible Business Week

Responsible Business Week, being held from 24-28 April 2017, is a good time to implement Employee Volunteer Programmes...

6 Apr 2017

Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction
Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction

Bell Equipment, a manufacturer and distributor of heavyweight equipment, announced that it had entered into a broad-based black economic empowerment agreement with SiBi Capital, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women...

6 Apr 2017

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa crowned at the 16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa crowned at the 16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards

Esteemed leaders from some of SA's biggest companies, along with prominent government figures, turned up in their most elegant evening gowns and distinguished suits for the 16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Apr 2017

Engen Hippo Park owner Ntandokazi Kheswa
Engen launches 68th black women-owned service station in SA

Launched on 31 March, Engen Hippo Park in Durban is the 68th 100% black women-owned Engen service station in South Africa...

4 Apr 2017

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Image source:
Mogoeng advocates for end to inequality

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has thrown his weight behind a project to root out discrimination and the marginalisation of small, black-owned law firms, especially by state enterprises...

By Naledi Shange 3 Apr 2017

Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperation
Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperation

This year's Budget Speech prioritised both national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements, which includes the reprioritisation of R600m to the Social Housing Regulatory Authority for investment in rental housing units...

30 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

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer)
Dutch, SA collaboration to continue on TRUP project

The long-term vision for the TRUP project in Cape Town is to free up 120 hectares of land...

27 Mar 2017

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