Jockey launches initiative to uplift, empower Durban's hawkers

In partnership with the Texcon Hawkers Forum and Business Support KwaZulu Natal, underwear brand, Jockey has implemented a programme that will see hawkers undertake a New Venture Creation learnership programme for one year in Durban. At an event recently hosted at the Garden Court South Beach,...

12 Jul 2016

Nominations for civil society activists' awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2016 CIVICUS Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards for civil society activists and organisations for excellence, innovation and risk-taking. Nominations close on 17 January 2016. There are four categories - Youth Activists, Individual Activists, Civil...

3 Dec 2015

Successful 1000 Drawings event

The night of 1000 Drawings, held on Thursday 19 November 2015, attracted 781 pre-booked tickets and an additional 1101 walk-ins. The event raised nearly R100,000 and broke the record for a crowdfunded art exhibition in Johannesburg. The organisers received and hung about 4000 pieces of A5...

25 Nov 2015

Making music and a difference for StreetSmart SA

StreetSmart South Africa, a NPO that works in partnership with restaurants to support the greater process of normalisation of street children, was the sole beneficiary of the sold out concert held in the University of Cape Town's Jameson Hall in celebration of Verdi's 202nd birthday. The...

26 Oct 2015

Bicycle donors go back to schools for maintenance, schoolbook deliveries

After donating 1,100 bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May respectively - Volkswagen South Africa together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a Kwa-Zulu Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road...

2 Sep 2015

Shout's track aims to raise funds for libraries

BBDO South Africa has teamed up with Shout SA to launch a track aimed at raising funds for libraries. The agency conceptualised and produced the Smile music video, which features a host of top local musicians, celebrities and influencers lending their talents to the new track. Together with...

1 Sep 2015

African supermodel to support Trace Foundation

The non-profit organisation, the Trace foundation, has partnered with African supermodel Joëlle Kayembe to provide sustainable youth development programmes to empower South Africa's youth. Its most current project involves 21 year olds Masego Mlangeni and Gugu Masilela from Tembisa, Johannesburg,...

7 Aug 2015

SMS a little hope to support outreach on HIV/AIDS, TB

HOPE Cape Town, located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch, is a non-profit organisation providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape. It has launched a national SMS donation campaign, calling on the public to...

12 Mar 2015

Giving to children instead of clients

In place of a year-end gift to the industry, Mediamark and its agency partners have donated shoes worth R32,000 to 300 underprivileged schoolchildren at the Livhuwani and Tsumbedzo primary schools in Meadowlands, Soweto for the first term of 2015. Mediamark asked agencies to support the effort...

4 Feb 2015

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

5 Nov 2014

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

13 Aug 2014

Case related marketing brings in R2m for Centrum Guardian Project

The Centrum Guardian Project has raised R2m in a four-year drive to secure corporate and consumer commitments to fund advanced training for paramedics, fire fighters, rescue swimmers and other first responders. This is a cause marketing strategy, developed by ad agency, One Lady and A Tribe...

29 Jul 2014

Celebrating 20 years of freedom with Heart 104.9FM begins today

Heart 104.9FM will present a series of outside broadcasts and activations to honour and celebrate twenty years of freedom. The first in the series will be held at Drakenstein Prison/Mandela's House today, Monday 7 April 2014 (twenty days to 27 April) to build awareness and excitement around this...

7 Apr 2014

#StopRape: What the BEEP has changed one year on?

Today, 567 Cape Talk and 94.5Kfm are reviving the beep campaign. Till 6pm the stations will sound a beep every four minutes, to mark every time a South African is raped. We are talking about what has changed, what remains problematic, what still hurts, what has to be done and will once again be...

31 Jan 2014

Hayani Support Project receives R16,000 from NAB

To assist the Hayani Support Project, a day-care and residential care service for destitute women, children and orphans, the NAB has donated R16,000, which has enabled it put down a deposit to buy the property it was renting in Orange Grove, Johannesburg. "The NPO has been living in a rented house...

5 Dec 2013

Trading Up campaign finalises with R6550 donation

The community station, MFM 92.6, concluded its 'Trading Up' campaign by raising R6550 for the Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch (AWSS). Initiated by show hosts Ella van Heerden and Eduard De Kock, the campaign involved a branded coffee mug, which the presenters sought to trade up to members of...

2 Dec 2013

Successful concert marks 6th anniversary of Capricorn FM

Celebrating its sixth year in broadcasting, Capricorn FM held a successful music concert on 23 November 2013, featuring Hugh Masekela, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thandiswa Mazwai, Donald, Khuli Chana, Dr Malinga, Dr Thomas Chauke with other performers and bands performing at the Polokwane Rugby Grounds. Over...

2 Dec 2013

Annual toy collection by Good Hope FM is this weekend

The annual toy collection, by Good Hope FM and the Nigel Pierce show, have again dedicated two weeks to bringing Toy Toy to Cape Town. This year, the campaign will give more Capetonians a chance, by making a one-day appearance at V&A Waterfront on Saturday 30 November 2013 from noon until 3pm at a...

29 Nov 2013

Charity art sale

1000Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. At the Night of a 1000Drawings, being held on 7 November 2013 at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles,...

23 Oct 2013

Orphanage receives donation from Gabriel, AutoZone

Gabriel and AutoZone Nelspruit, major players in the automotive industry, have recently donated new blankets to the Msholozi Orphanage Care Centre on the outskirts of White River. The centre, which has around 70 children, is located in an old military shed that gets very cold in winter. The...

1 Jul 2013

ACSA Open encourages wheelchair tennis

As part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Wheelchair Tennis Tour, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) Open took place from 22-25 June 2013 at the University of Johannesburg tennis courts. Karen Losch, manager of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa says, "Future level events such...

26 Jun 2013

Deep sole for #GetThemSomeShoes
Deep sole for #GetThemSomeShoes

Ahead of the 2013 SAMAs, Mi Casa did a live studio stream via YouTube late last week with #GetThemSomeShoes. All Mi Casa fans could #askMiCasa any questions they wanted via Twitter during the live stream. Zando.co.za launched the #GetThemSomeShoes initiative on 4 April 2013 with the aim of donating...

6 May 2013

Children's Home and Hospice receives generous donation

Young Gagasi FM morning show producer, Jacinta Ngobese, won a designer watch worth R25,000 at the legendary Oprah mag tea party in February 2013. Ever caring and cheered on by Alex and The Morning Crew, she decided to auction her glitzy prize on air to raise much needed funding for the KwaMashu...

18 Apr 2013

WIN Playhouse gets Easter hols treat at Hilton Hotel
WIN Playhouse gets Easter hols treat at Hilton Hotel

The Women in Need (WIN) Playhouse, which looks after approximately 50 children, participated in a theme party in celebration of the Easter holidays at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre. Team members, together with GM, Markus Fritz arranged a number of activities at the hotel for the children that...

5 Apr 2013

Bos Ice Tea infographic illustrates environmental commitment
Bos Ice Tea infographic illustrates environmental commitment

Cow Africa has continued its work for the Bos Ice Tea brand by producing an infographic that illustrates how the brand has clear sustainability principles in place since day one. It tells the story of the commitment to the environment, through the company's work with the Greenpop initiative. By...

5 Apr 2013

De Villiers plays Easter Bunny to Red Cross Children's Hospital

Captain Jean de Villiers will be donating 600 Easter Eggs to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Rondebosch Cape Town, this morning 28 March 2013 on behalf of Resolution Health Medical Scheme.

28 Mar 2013

Durban car guards get shade from Expand a Sign

Supporting the Guardian Angels car guards who provide car security along Durban's beachfront, Expand a Sign has donated six Ex-Shade umbrellas. "The company is proud to support these car guards who offer a great community service to surfers, runners and beach-goers alike," says Sharon De Beer,...

13 Mar 2013

Radio station provides 100 learners with uniforms

As part of its annual CSI initiative, Ligwalagwala FM has donated school uniforms to 100 disadvantaged high school pupils to be delivered early next week in Mpumalanga. Listeners nominated deserving schools during a charity drive on the Breakfast show in December 2012. The schools include; Makhosana...

14 Feb 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

MySchool card spreads love

During the month of love, remember to swipe a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and a percentage of your Valentine's Day purchase will be donated to your beneficiary of choice, whether it is a charity caring for children or the elderly, an environmental, wildlife cause, or a school. The card may be...

31 Jan 2013

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