Volunteering matters to business - here's why
Volunteering matters to business - here's why

Volunteering for the first time can be an eye opener for many employed South Africans, creating awareness around the concept of privilege, socio-economic imbalance and promote cultural understanding. Beyond painting walls and planting gardens, employee volunteer programmes improve collaboration, innovation and soft skill development - crucial in creating a socially aware and considerate workforce.

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Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk
Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a "zero water" manufacturing site. Over the past six years, the company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory which will enable it to re-use and recycle water from its dairy operations.

2 days ago

Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success. This emphasis on partnerships and effective collaboration culminated in the launch of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), the exclusive regional partner of the Shared Value Initiative in Africa, which aims to expand and support the Shared Value community on the African continent.

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 days ago

The first ever #MoreLikeMe Cannes Lions attendees.
#FairnessFirst: Why you'll see #MoreLikeMe from #CannesLions2018

Diversity is good for business, especially creative business, so little wonder that diversity is an increasingly hot topic at Cannes. With the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off later today, if you're covering the festivity from afar, you're likely to see the #MoreLikeMe hashtag trending on your timeline, in addition to #SeeitBeit and more.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#CannesLions2018: Glass Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Glass Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Glass Lions for change shortlist has been released, with SA seeing a single entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

2 days ago

Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela addressed the spate of land occupations in a press conference on Thursday, 14 June. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana
We can't house everyone, says Bonginkosi Madikizela

Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, said it is important for people to realise that government will not be able to house everyone.

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 2 days ago

Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge
Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge

Pitched by Lungi Tyali, Solar Turtle was recently announced the winner of the inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge.

2 days ago

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa
Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Nine of 13 of Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind.

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders
Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders

ORT South Africa (ORT SA), a non-profit educational organisation, and Chevron South Africa have partnered up to implement coding programmes in previously disadvantaged schools in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg. Coding is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it.

15 Jun 2018

Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs
Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs and small business owners from Katlehong will now have access to infrastructure, networking and mentoring through the newly launched Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator (CfERI).

15 Jun 2018

As the world prevaricates over climate action, Antarctica’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Hamish Pritchard/British Antarctic Survey
Antarctica has lost 3-trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Antarctica lost 3-trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to a new analysis of satellite observations. In vulnerable West Antarctica, the annual rate of ice loss has tripled during that period, reaching 159-billion tonnes a year. Overall, enough ice has been lost from Antarctica over the past quarter-century to raise global seas by 8-millimetres.

By Steve Rintoul and Steven Chown 14 Jun 2018

What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?
What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law, aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-scarce future.

14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Founded by chairwoman Zandile Keebine in 2014, social enterprise GirlCode aims to empower young girls and women through technology. Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, it has flourished into a number of supportive programmes promoting skills advancement and business growth.

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018