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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

1 day ago

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios 18 Jul 2016

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Global Shea Alliance, USAID partner for industry growth and sustainability

Agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa...

14 Jul 2016

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Restoring the global economy's ability to deliver prosperity

The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth in the global economy, says Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Conference on Trade & Development...

By Mukhisa Kituyi 12 Jul 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. Across Africa, implementation is very hard due to explosive population growth...

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016

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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

One thousand delegates at UNEA-2 in Nairobi chart course for strong action on sustainable future in Africa...

27 May 2016

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

Airtel Networks Zambia launches CSR initiative
Airtel Networks Zambia launches CSR initiative

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has launched a staff corporate social responsibility initiative, 'Get involved and make a difference'. Members of staff have donated various clothes, toys, books and food items worth over K4,000 to House of Moses orphans.

6 Jan 2014

African philanthropists push for prosperity
African philanthropists push for prosperity

Last July, US President Barack Obama set the spark for his Power Africa programme that will help sub-Saharan African countries build power production and transmission projects and double their electricity access. President Obama announced in Cape Town, South Africa, his plan to mobilise US$16-billion for investments that will generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity.

By Kingsley Ighobor 19 Dec 2013

Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013
Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013

Following on from the success of the first two programmes run in 2011 and 2012, Orange, the telecommunications corporation, has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of developments that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

14 May 2013

The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table
The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table

As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, The ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching an initiative to make sure the world's poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.

31 Jan 2013

Tigo, Reach for Change partner to boost social entrepreneurship
Tigo, Reach for Change partner to boost social entrepreneurship

Millicom International Cellular, operating under the Tigo brand, and non-profit organisation Reach for Change have agreed to join forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship.

4 Sep 2012

Airtel Africa and DStv to launch African football show
Airtel Africa and DStv to launch African football show

Airtel Africa has signed a partnership agreement with DStv that will see the two organisations working together to air a weekly TV show, called Airtel Football. The television show is set to focus on different aspects of the sport across the continent.

12 Jun 2012

Loeries Ubuntu Award still open for entries
Loeries Ubuntu Award still open for entries

The deadline for work to be entered into the Loeries Ubuntu Award is 15 June 2012. This category recognises the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment and rewards collective creative effort that has gone into promoting the long-term sustainability of environment and the upliftment of communities throughout Africa and the Middle East.

11 Jun 2012

MINI sponsors crew to rally through Africa
MINI sponsors crew to rally through Africa

MINI has announced that it will be the official vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Put Foot Rally crew, Shake & Bake, for their 17 day adventure through Africa.

28 May 2012

Red Cross steps up assistance for explosion victims
Red Cross steps up assistance for explosion victims

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is continuing its efforts together with the Congolese Red Cross to help people affected by the Brazzaville blasts which took place on Sunday, 4 March 2012.

13 Mar 2012

Alliance Media Malawi has donated computers and ICT training sessions to the Kachanga School
Alliance Media Malawi has donated computers and ICT training sessions to the Kachanga School

Chikondi Chiumia of Alliance Media Malawi, a Blantyre-based billboard and airport advertising company which is part of the Alliance Media group, says that they have decided to support the Kachanga school because they operate the airport advertising concession at Blantyre's Chileka International Airport.

By Gregory Gondwe, Lilongwe, Malawi, Issued by Alliance Media 21 Nov 2011

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011

Milk for Schools pilot programme launches in Zambia
Milk for Schools pilot programme launches in Zambia

Tetra Pak has partnered with Parmalat Zambia, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Zambian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development and the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (Sida) to bring milk to 15 000 school children in 39 schools in Zambia's Eastern Province in a bid to stem malnourishment and poor school attendance.

23 Aug 2011

MTN Business Zambia to support SOS Children's Village
MTN Business Zambia to support SOS Children's Village

MTN Business Zambia has engaged in a sponsorship with the SOS Children's Village - an international non-governmental child welfare organisation, whose main objective is to provide long-term family care to children in need of care.

3 May 2011

Loeries Ubuntu Award entrants announced
Loeries Ubuntu Award entrants announced

The Loerie Awards has announced the entrants for the inaugural Ubuntu Award. The Ubuntu Award, sponsored by Hetzner, aims to recognise the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment.

13 Aug 2010

One Young World launches

One Young World, a global leadership summit for young leaders age 25 and under, united from all the world's 192 countries to address major global challenges, will be held in London from 8-10 February 2010.

1 Feb 2010

The head, heart and hand of branding
The head, heart and hand of branding

The brand new world created by globalisation, informed citizenry and consumer's demand for brand experience presents a challenge for global brands to balance their aggressive marketing campaigns with social responsibility.

By Thabani Khumalo 15 Oct 2009

Malawi launches The Big Issue
Malawi launches The Big Issue

Malawi has launched The Big Issue, a magazine aimed at ending poverty according to its chairperson, John Chikago, and information and civic education minister, Patricia Kaliati. It is the first magazine of its kind in the country, modelled after Britain's magazine for the homeless, the Big Issue.

By Gregory Gondwe 28 Jan 2009