365 Johnnie Walker statues stride to end woman and child abuse in South Africa
365 Johnnie Walker statues stride to end woman and child abuse in South Africa

On the morning of 9 November 2017, residents of Johannesburg awoke to the sight of 365 Striding Men 'walking' the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, prompting the whole of South Africa to ask, who are they? And why have they come?

Issued by McCann Johannesburg 1 day ago

TLC Marketing Worldwide gives some TLC to the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre
TLC Marketing Worldwide gives some TLC to the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre

TLC Marketing Worldwide has finally fulfilled its dream of making over the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre in order to improve the learning environment of the young children at the Early Childhood Centre Development (ECD). In partnership with JAM South Africa, employees from as far as Italy and Portugal, together with the Johannesburg team worked on the make over the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre.

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 2 days ago

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia
BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 2 days ago

#SiemensAirDrop: Travellers from Joburg to Cape Town encouraged to exchange baggage allowance for water
#SiemensAirDrop: Travellers from Joburg to Cape Town encouraged to exchange baggage allowance for water

Cape Town is suffering one of the worst droughts in more than a century with dam levels around 35% and Day Zero predicted for late April 2018. This festive season Gautengers will descend on a drought-ravaged Mother City, putting more strain on water supply. On Friday, 15 December, they will be encouraged to exchange five kilos of their on-flight baggage allowance for five litres of water in a social experiment to help raise awareness about the need to use water extremely sparingly in the Cape.*

3 days ago

Corruption Watch launches hard-hitting animation video on anti-corruption day
Corruption Watch launches hard-hitting animation video on anti-corruption day

In commemoration of 9 December 2017, International Anti-Corruption Day, a UN-designated day to raise awareness of corruption around the world, Corruption Watch has released a satirical animation video that highlights how corruption affects us all and why it matters to hold our leaders to account.

Issued by Corruption Watch 11 Dec 2017

The power of regional radio: CapeTalk, corporates and schools behind Cape's water challenge
The power of regional radio: CapeTalk, corporates and schools behind Cape's water challenge

CapeTalk radio in partnership with the Shoprite Group and the University of Stellenbosch recently announced a smart water roll-out with 100 schools which aims to save one million litres of water a day at schools across Cape Town.

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 11 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World (CTW) programme...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

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#NoExcuse: New movement to get Champion Men involved in tackling gender-based violence

Femicide is a global problem with devastating impacts on the lives of individuals and families. In South Africa, instances of femicide are five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. #NoExcuse, a five-year initiative - which will initially run during the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence - has been launched with Carling Black Label and Takuwami Riime!, a consortium of non-governmental and civic organisations that focus on driving positive change amongst South African men, as the inaugural supporters.

30 Nov 2017

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Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

In support World Aids Day, a new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. Mtukudzi, alongside his fellow composers, will support (Red) by donating 100% of the proceeds from track sales to support the work of the Global Fund and its efforts to fight Aids in Africa.

28 Nov 2017

Global Street Store Day is launched to celebrate the 700th Street Store
Global Street Store Day is launched to celebrate the 700th Street Store

On 14 January 2014, M&C Saatchi Abel hosted the first-ever Street Store event in Cape Town - a rent-free, premises-free, pop-up clothing 'store' for the homeless. The Street Store is stocked with donations from the public and the homeless can enjoy a dignified 'shopping' experience for free.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Nov 2017

Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God's Word is made, lives change
Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God's Word is made, lives change

The final meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored the age-old question of why many women feel unfulfilled despite having achieved success in different areas of their lives.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 22 Nov 2017

Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Nov 2017

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Net#work BBDO opens two more school libraries

Net#work BBDO's non-profit foundation, Mal has opened its 11th and 12th Seed libraries at the Tlamatlama Primary School in Tembisa and Mafumbuka Primary School at Soshanguve on Monday, 13 November 2017.

16 Nov 2017