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is a Somali psychotherapist, writer, specialist on female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender rights, and lead campaigner working to end violence against women and girls.
It's time to stop tiptoeing around FGM, says Leyla Hussein

In today's world, the girl child is the most vulnerable, and female genital mutilation (FGM) is one of the cruellest practices and forms of discrimination against girls and women...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Apr 2018

#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads
#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads

During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential, oblivious to the reality that some school girls face...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive
#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 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: 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: 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

CarmiƩn 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: 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

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

#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms
#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms

The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare
#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

By Sindy Peters 27 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it
#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign
Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign

Since its start in 2013 Tekkie Tax has raised R22m, but it's much more than just a fundraising campaign...

By Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns
#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

I recently attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation have designed...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability
#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability

What started off as a humble project 13 years ago has blossomed into Clover's flagship CSI programme...

By Sindy Peters 16 Feb 2017

#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda
#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda

Collaboration between the urban development and health sectors is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat's New Urban Agenda...

By Sindy Peters 10 Feb 2017

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute. Image source:
#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Not all fun and games at The Great Pillow Fight
Not all fun and games at The Great Pillow Fight

On 12 November, The Great Pillow Fight took place at the College of Cape Town, Crawford Campus in Athlone...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Nov 2016

What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe
What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe recently joined Angus McIntosh and Yolanda Guse, who started the petition to get McDonals to commit to a cage-free policy, on the Spier Spier Biodynamic Farm to see how free range chickens live...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird
#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird

Here's a company that believes in true sustainability to the extent of turning shampoo into a bar and toothpaste into a tablet, thoughtfully designing out the need for packaging at the product creation stage...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2016

JAM SA launches 'Real Amazing' campaign
JAM SA launches 'Real Amazing' campaign

Launched in 2005, JAM South Africa now supports more than 1,700 early childhood development (ECD) centres across seven provinces...

By Sindy Peters 20 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Social-TV spotlights stories that inspire hope
#InnovationMonth: Social-TV spotlights stories that inspire hope

Social-TV is an online media channel that showcases company CSI and sustainable development initiatives while highlighting charity organisations that need funding...

By Sindy Peters 20 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

Kostas Samaras, Autodesk territory director for Africa, expanded on some of the projects undertaken by the Autodesk Foundation at the recently held AUx event in Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 5 Sep 2016

Paula Barnard
#WomensMonth: Embracing and celebrating gender differences

Paula Barnard forms part of the leadership at the helm of World Vision South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 12 Aug 2016

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

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