Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness
Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness

Change our World for Good has worked with Net#work BBDO to develop a mobile Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) App, which encourages users to set goals for performing random acts of kindness and rewards them with increasing levels of recognition. Users can also share their acts of random kindness on their social media accounts.

22 Feb 2017

Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa
Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa

"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight." ~ Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Issued by Grey 21 Feb 2017

Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017
Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017

The Publisher Research Council (PRC), representing the interests of both print and online publishers in South Africa, has released its projects, studies and upcoming research for 2017.

21 Feb 2017

The Bateleurs welcome generous donation
The Bateleurs welcome generous donation

The Uzwelo Bags initiative recently presented The Bateleurs with a cheque for R69,606.76. The Uzwelo Bags initiative, spearheaded by Expand a Sign, sees thousands of metres of their waste textile fabric donated to teams of sewers from underprivileged backgrounds to make unique and truly South African bags and earn a living that puts food on the table for their families, funds education and provides dignity and upliftment for their communities on a long-term basis. A portion of all proceeds from Uzwelo Bag sales are donated to The Bateleurs.

Issued by Expand a Sign 17 Feb 2017

Heineken raises awareness on responsible alcohol consumption, road safety
Heineken raises awareness on responsible alcohol consumption, road safety

At the Ubuntu Awards ceremony, held last week in Cape Town, Heineken South Africa, as a lead sponsor, further pledged to raise awareness on responsible alcohol consumption and road safety.

15 Feb 2017

Worx Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status
Worx Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status

Worx Group has concluded a corporate restructure that sees its empowerment rating improve to Level 2 while significantly enhancing its transformational plans, and is expected to have a profoundly positive influence on the company's community in the years ahead.

Issued by Worx Group 13 Feb 2017

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Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit.

9 Feb 2017

Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat
Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with South African advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel, has launched an emotive video shot in the heart of Africa to draw attention to the plight of the world's disappearing dryland forests and the two billion people who depend on them.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 8 Feb 2017

Godllywood's self-help group learns the secret of self-worth and high self-esteem
Godllywood's self-help group learns the secret of self-worth and high self-esteem

The first meeting of Godllywood's self-help group encouraged women to discover their self-worth as another lesson in the programme of equipping women to invest in themselves by identifying areas for personal growth and offering them skills to make changes to transform their lives.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 7 Feb 2017