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#MandelaMonth: From street vendor to small business owner

Underwear brand, Jockey, has partnered with Texcon Hawkers Forum and Business Support KwaZulu Natal, to make street vendors' dreams come true.

By Beverley Klein 29 Jul 2016

#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

Mandela Day: Sappi spreads goodwill across South Africa

Sappi employees reached out far and wide to make International Nelson Mandela Day a memorable occasion in the lives of hundreds of needy adults and children. Even the environment benefited...

Issued by Sappi 28 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Lasting philanthropic effect of the CEO SleepOut

Bernard Fehon, international entrepreneur and founder of the CEO SleepOut global brand, jetted in to Johannesburg, the scene for the second ever CEO SleepOut on the Nelson Mandela Bridge last night - yes, the coldest night of the year - and that's the point...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2016

SA Express joins global effort to eradicate hunger for Mandela Day

South African Express Airways commemorated this year's International Mandela Day by joining in the global initiative 'Stop Hunger Now Worldwide "Follow the Sun" Meal Packaging Event'...

28 Jul 2016

Business leaders gather on Nelson Mandela Bridge for the CEO SleepOut

The 2016 Sun International CEO SleepOut will take place on the Nelson Mandela Bridge on 28 July when CEOs and C-Suite members will spend a night on the streets

27 Jul 2016

Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel visits elderly for Mandela Day

Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel visited the 300 residents of Three Anchor Bay old age home for Mandela Day and shared hot, delicious soup, entertainment and a good chat...

27 Jul 2016

Mandela's Community Garden: 67 plots of land for 67 children on Madiba's farm

Africa Rising Foundation, founded by Nelson Mandela's grandsons Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, held a three-day celebration for Mandela Day...

27 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Why we love billboards that save the world

For the past two years, the City of Cape Town has used a substantial number of Primedia Outdoor's billboards and bus shelters to highlight the problems around drug abuse; a campaign that has just rolled out once again in 2016...

By Terry Murphy 26 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary

On Mandela Day, Klipstone Transport, in a bid to provide Eldorado Park Primary school with a sustainable food solution and education, launched a CSI project...

By Cari Van Wyk 26 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: The nation-building power of Feel Good Fashion

Discrimination doesn't make you feel good - denim does. Jet's head of marketing, Jerry Anthonyrajah, explains this tagline is more than mere lip service and why the #JetDenim Denim Doesn't Discriminate campaign is so fitting for SA this #MandelaMonth...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Groupon harnesses the power of group buying to do good

As part of its Mandela Month contribution, Groupon South Africa is hosting donation deals on its website until the end of July 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2016

One&Only hosts 56 learners at hospitality workshop

In celebrating the spirit of Nelson Mandela and his dream to build a better future for SA's youth, The One&Oly hosted a full day Careers Workshop for 56 learners...

22 Jul 2016

Stop Hunger Now exceeds two million target in SA

South African volunteers delivered 3.3-million meals that will feed children who would have otherwise gone hungry as part of the Stop Hunger Now and Sun International Mandela week challenge...

22 Jul 2016

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International

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

21 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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