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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'
Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society...

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative...

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African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses...

By Tom Jackson

Global NPO technology donation platform links 54 African countries
Global NPO technology donation platform links 54 African countries

TechSoup, which operates a fully global technology philanthropy programme, TechSoup.Global, has extended its reach in Africa from 4 to 54 countries...

Empowering women through tenure rights in forestry
Empowering women through tenure rights in forestry

Ahead of the XIV World Forestry Congress, being held in Africa for the first time, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hosted the In Good Company (IGC) forest stewardship workshop...

Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya
Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya

Google South Africa has launched Google for Nonprofits in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana...

Deadline extended for ONE Africa Award
Deadline extended for ONE Africa Award

The deadline for applying for the 2015 ONE Africa Award has been extended until midnight Monday, September 7, 2015...

African NGOs stand a chance to win the USD 100,000 ONE Africa Award
African NGOs stand a chance to win the USD 100,000 ONE Africa Award

An African civil society or non-governmental organisation will receive the $100,000 ONE Africa Award to continue to amplify the work they are doing on the continent.

Expanded partnership provides CSI programmes in Africa
Expanded partnership provides CSI programmes in Africa

The three-year extension of the pro-bono agreement, signed in 2008 between Standard Bank and the Global Fund, aims to provide better financial tools and skills to organisations implementing programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.

Collect-a-Can salutes women entrepreneurs who recycle
Collect-a-Can salutes women entrepreneurs who recycle

This Women's Month, Collect-a-Can pays homage to the women of our nation who are investing in social good in their communities and making a sustainable contribution to our local economy and environment through waste management and recycling...

SA schools get International Space Station inspiration with OSAAT
SA schools get International Space Station inspiration with OSAAT

Want to inspire SA scholars? Think you can go one better than a live Russian cosmonaut broadcast while directly over Africa? Read on...

[TrendTalk] Branding for good
[TrendTalk] Branding for good

There is no doubt the tide has turned in marketing, with products and campaigns from big brands working hard at providing solutions to societal problems...

By Louise Marsland

MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project
MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project

Following the 2014 MTN Kampala Marathon which attracted over 20,000 participants, MTN Uganda and its partners including Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Rwenzori Water and Stanbic Bank handed over the UShs. 450 million...

MTN Uganda awards outstanding women, pledges to continue supporting women in Business (WiB)
MTN Uganda awards outstanding women, pledges to continue supporting women in Business (WiB)

MTN Uganda has been at the forefront of supporting Business communities in Uganda particularly through its MTN Business training programs for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and plans to keep doing so...

Merck supports schistosomiasis education in Mozambique
Merck supports schistosomiasis education in Mozambique

Around 80% of Mozambicans suffer from the parasitic worm disease, more commonly known as bilharzia...

Put CSI projects on your online radar, Forgood
Put CSI projects on your online radar, Forgood

To help the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) movement grow momentum in the country, we really needed a 'matchmaker' - an online platform that connects people connect with NGOs. The result? Forgood, says CEO Andy Hadfield...

By Leigh Andrews

Celebrating International Woman's Day with mentor programmes
Celebrating International Woman's Day with mentor programmes

In celebration of the International Women's Day, which took place on 8 March 2015, Jovago.com partnered with 9ineteen, a NGO focused on mentoring teens and young adults...

Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools
Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools

Tech manufacturer Intel donated 30 computers to nine girls' school in the country in as part of the International Women's Day celebrations...

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 124: The IMC Conference Durban
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 26 February 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Koo Govender and Jaco Van Zyl...

Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry
Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry

Winning a Bookmarks Awards is important. It is meaningful for a number of reasons, of which the winning is the least important...

By Danette Breitenbach

Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet
Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet

Microsoft has launched TVWS in Ghana - and students are benefiting (Video)...

Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season
Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season

Philips has launched its 'Gift of Light' campaign during the festive season, enabling the public to make a donation from as little as R300 to provide a healthier and safer home environment for impoverished communities...

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent
Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent

The Academy for African Filmmakers is a new initiative by Unilever and MOFILM to help young African talent develop their storytelling and pitching skills while working on real live Unilever briefs with the possibility of having their work broadcast...

"Share the sound of an AIDS-free generation" and support (RED)
"Share the sound of an AIDS-free generation" and support (RED)

This is The Coca-Cola Company's international call to join efforts in helping end mother-to-child transmission of HIV with the launch of a new campaign in partnership with (RED), titled exactly that...

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 107: IMC Conference and WWF Rhino Project
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 107: IMC Conference and WWF Rhino Project

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding spoke to Christopher de Bod and Narayan Murthy, as well as Jo Shaw from WWF-SA...

Kaelo Engage expands into Kenya, launches Maisha-Bora
Kaelo Engage expands into Kenya, launches Maisha-Bora

Kaelo Engage has expanded into East Africa with the opening of a new division in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of Maisha-Bora, a multimedia platform showcasing corporate social responsibility projects...

Loeries 2014: Unilever leads the shift from the African opportunity to the African challenge
Loeries 2014: Unilever leads the shift from the African opportunity to the African challenge

Unilever believes that creativity is the key to making sustainable living commonplace - its vision not only for itself as a company, but SA and the African continent as a whole...

By Jessica Taylor

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream - UCT Graduate School of Business
Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investment with a positive impact on society and the environment is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business

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