This year's award has new focus on education, digital inclusion and business entrepreneurship...
FAO and the Pan-African Parliament launch the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to shore up food security and nutrition in Africa...
In Madagascar, 92% of the population lives on less than $2/day, and the situation in the chronically semi-arid South is pushing hundreds of thousands close to the edge of disaster...
A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country...
ENGLEWOOD, US: Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, in cooperation with its agents, has activated a limited-time "No Transfer Fee"* program for money-transfers sent to Japan from participating agent locations around the world.
18 Mar 2011
TOKYO, JAPAN: In light of the current situation in Japan, Tata Communications and the Westin Tokyo are committing their resources to support the community, by offering free use of their telepresence facilities from Japan.
18 Mar 2011
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The Rolex watch company of Geneva has announced the opening of applications to the 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. For more than three decades, this international philanthropic programme has honoured and supported pioneering individuals whose projects benefit their communities and the wider world.
18 Feb 2011
NEW YORK, US: As part of the ADC 90th Annual Awards celebration, the Art Directors Club is presenting its first annual ADC Designism Award, and has extended the deadline to 28 January.
26 Jan 2011
JOHANNESBURG: kulula has raised R1 million in aid of Food & Trees For Africa (FTFA), which aims to uplift communities across the Southern African region through its greening initiatives.
7 Jan 2011
MUMBAI, INDIAN: The arts and crafts industry in India employs 60 million children. Starved, tortured and abused, consumers are often unaware of the treatment to which these children are subjected.
29 Nov 2010
LONDON, UK: Graduate employer PwC working in partnership with Bright Futures have launched Business Champions, the ultimate business game, which gives students the opportunity to put their skills to the test and try their hand at becoming budding entrepreneurs.
12 Nov 2010
JOHANNESBURG: Edcon's flagship CSI programme, the annual Jet Community Awards, honoured seven community-based organisations for their contributions to community upliftment at a ceremony at the Edcon Retail Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, 10 November 2010.
11 Nov 2010
MADRID, SPAIN: Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira been awarded the MTV 'Free Your Mind' award at the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid for her involvement with the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup '20 Centres for 2010', 1 GOAL and Education for All.
9 Nov 2010
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
DUBAI, UAE/JOHANNESBURG: Emirates, the award-winning airline of the United Arab Emirates, is helping a team of Australian youths get off to a flying start at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 in Johannesburg.
29 Jun 2010
The 2010 Jet Community Awards, which have opened for entries, will recognise community projects and grass roots organisations in four categories. With more than R1 million in prize money, the competition is open to entries from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland, with the proviso that winners are obliged to reinvest their winnings into their community building initiatives.
9 Feb 2010
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
Free-to-air TV station e.tv this year joined forces with Edcon Group to take the seven-year-old Jet Community Awards to another level - to create awareness around community projects participation and give exposure to those who are working hard under difficult conditions to improve the lives of ‘forgotten' people living in socially-disadvantaged areas of Southern Africa.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Nov 2009
According to the organisers of the Southern Africa grassroots awards programme, the annual Jet Community Awards, entries have doubled since the 2008 competition. Almost 1000 entries were received from community projects and non-profit organisations (NGOs) from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
3 Sep 2009
Telecom Namibia has donated N$140,000 to the Namibia Businesswomen Projects with the goal of empowering Namibian women.
23 Apr 2009
Telecom Namibia has donated more than US$5,500 to flood victims in the north of the country. In addition to financial donation, the company also gave seven Switch handsets with N$750 worth of airtime each, for use by those co-ordinating the relief efforts.
17 Apr 2009