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#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Rory Moore, innovation pioneer, Accenture. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Dr Judy Dlamini, executive chairperson, Mbekani Group; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Sigma Capital; and Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council.
#SBTopWomen: Gender equality by 2030

For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Standing together for liberation

“The power of women is that if you empower one, others will follow. If we work together, we will rise and lift others with us. This is the responsibility that the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 gave us...”

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Women need to stand together in driving the gender equality agenda
#WomensMonth: Women need to stand together in driving the gender equality agenda

Meet Nana Madikane, a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years' experience and a partner at PwC South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 17 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy
Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

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Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA
#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA

The Round Table Cannonball Run has raised over R3m for charity over the past 15 years. Ross Crichton from Super Car Lifestyle and founder of the event tells us more about the rally and the cause...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence
#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence

Ramona Kasavan is the founder of social enterprise Mimi Women - an organisation that aims to help keep South African girls in school by providing sanitary pads in rural parts of South Africa. It also empowers unemployed women by equipping them with entrepreneurial skills via its Empower Me programme.

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth
#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth

It's a bad idea, as part of your CSR strategy, to pose with a big cheque to show that you are ‘doing good', says Chris Bischoff, research and sustainability specialist at Reputation Matters...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive
#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive

Over the six years since its inception, KFC's Add Hope initiative has managed to raise R387m, partnering with 137 beneficiary organisations to feed over 120,000 children across South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal
#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal

Carmién Tea, through its social upliftment arm The Mouton Foundation, has contributed R17m towards community upliftment over the past decade...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools
#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools

Nedbank recently launched a new Schools Healthy Lifestyle Programme, offered in partnership with Colgate, Futurelife, the ICRD Group Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Education and Health...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How Smile 90.4FM uses the power of radio to make a positive difference
#CSIMonth: How Smile 90.4FM uses the power of radio to make a positive difference

To end off its recent Winter Wish programme, the Smile 90.4FM team went to meet with the children of The Learning Vine Tutor Centre, delivering boxes of stationery and toys to the value of R10,000...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: DJ Sox, Mama Elphia Ngalo 'bead' down the competition in the annual Relate challenge
#CSIMonth: DJ Sox, Mama Elphia Ngalo 'bead' down the competition in the annual Relate challenge

The judges had a tough time of it in selecting the winning duo in this year's Relate Trust beading challenge, but DJ Sox and Mama Elphia Ngalo eventually came out tops...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA
#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA

The Tiger Brands Foundation recently served its 50-millionth meal...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change
#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change

WNS SA has four key initiatives that form part of its CSI strategy, one of which is its Youth4Change Movement which aims to assist young South Africans bring about positive change within their schools and communities...

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space
GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space

The fifth Going Green Conference (GGC2017) is set for 13-15 September in Pietermaritzburg...

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development
#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development

Founded by Phillip Shapiro in 2006, Build the Future is a non-profit organisation that facilitates early childhood development through learning and nutrition programmes in informal settlements in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

L-R: Mercia Mserumule, Edcon executive for CSI & Sustainability; Tina Thiart, director of the 1000 Women Trust; and Phindi Gule, marketing and communications director of Edcon.
#CSIMonth: Orange is the new black at Edgars

After running successful pilots in both Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, Edgars recently launched its UNiTE Orange Day campaign in the Western Cape...

By Sindy Peters 7 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

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Removing all incentive

When you think about it, advertising is all about offering incentives...

By Chris Brewer 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

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