#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony.

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Exponential, Amnet, Hitch Digital, PHD, Vizeum, race for The Iris House Children's Hospice
Exponential, Amnet, Hitch Digital, PHD, Vizeum, race for The Iris House Children's Hospice

Exponential South Africa recently hosted its inaugural Exponential Amazing Race - a challenging event to raise money for children's hospice The Iris House.

Issued by Exponential 17 Aug 2017

Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears
Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears

If you notice something different about your Amarula that's for good reason - as Africa's elephants continue to be slaughtered en masse, the liqueur has removed the elephant from its famed logo.

By Jeff Wicks 14 Aug 2017

On the Dot 67 Acts of Kindness
On the Dot 67 Acts of Kindness

Over the past months of the 2017 calendar year, On the Dot has endeavoured toward sustaining a culture of what is referred to as ‘Acting in Kindness'. In doing so the company has contributed towards various needs within communities and society as a whole.

Issued by On the Dot 10 Aug 2017

Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business
Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business

Bread brand Blue Ribbon has launched the Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop, an entrepreneurship programme to teach learners the practical fundamentals of business practice.

8 Aug 2017

Over R800,000 raised to help those affected by the fires in Knysna and the Kouga District
Over R800,000 raised to help those affected by the fires in Knysna and the Kouga District

Listeners to Algoa FM donated R815,592 in sums of money ranging from between R50 and a R100,000, in response to an appeal made by Algoa Cares Rescue to support survivors of the devastating fires which recently blazed through the Garden Route and parts of the Kouga District.

Issued by Algoa FM 3 Aug 2017

Imagination Studios competition goes 100% local
Imagination Studios competition goes 100% local

This year's Cartoon Network's Imagination Studios competition will be 100% local, as the channel partners with some of Africa's finest talent across animation, copywriting, post production and audio creation, to inject some local African flavour into the first locally produced animated one-minute shorts.

3 Aug 2017

Mike Schalit, Net#work’s creative co-founder and creative chief of BBDO SA Group.
Net#work BBDO to launch limited edition book on creativity

To mark its 23rd year, Net#work BBDO is publishing a limited-edition coffee table book that examines insights into the nature and process of creativity by 30 of South Africa's top creative leaders. The proceeds will go towards building a library in a disadvantaged community.

2 Aug 2017

Godllywood Self Help teaches women to value themselves
Godllywood Self Help teaches women to value themselves

The July meeting of Godllywood Self Help continued the journey of self-discovery and personal growth, helping women invest in themselves and equipping them to transform their lives and live as Godly women. By exploring common attitudes and behaviour, often prescribed by society as being the norm, women learn that these accepted practices do not always produce positive results. Each meeting women discover insights and find that small changes often result in powerful mindset shifts which improve their quality of life and help them find peace and renewed joy.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 1 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive
#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive

Diageo SA is the local arm of the global alcoholic beverages giant behind premium brands like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, J&B, Bell's and Captain Morgan. According to its acting corporate relations manager Zanele Njapha, the company sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, the communities around its operations, its customers and consumers, and society at large all thrive as a result of the business.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

For UCKG volunteers, service is a way of life, making every day a Mandela Day
For UCKG volunteers, service is a way of life, making every day a Mandela Day

On 18 July 2017, which would have been Mandela's 99th birthday, the internationally acclaimed statesman was remembered for many of his fine qualities, but perhaps most mentioned in media reports was his humanity. It was this concern for others, his desire to make the world a better place and his life of service that inspires volunteers to help change lives on Mandela Day.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 27 Jul 2017

A reimagined approach is needed to solve South Africa's social ills
A reimagined approach is needed to solve South Africa's social ills

Save your preaching for someone else. Today's audiences are much more complex and smarter than you think and will not respond to prescriptive ways in order to change behaviours. For years, I grew observing how we socially interacted and address matters of contention in my community and our country at large, many of which affected us in ways we could not even imagine possible. Needless to say, the results have not always been great because of the approach that has been taken and applied in solving them.

By Khangelani Dziba 24 Jul 2017

Ioulia Bolchakova © –
#CSIMonth: Going beyond armchair activism

There's been a rise in criticism for only performing acts of good on Mandela Day, but there's a similar trend of eye-rolling at the clicktivism of keyboard warriors or ‘slacktivists', who simply give from their online wallets without making a physical effort to make the world a better place. Is this disapproval justified?

By Leigh Andrews 24 Jul 2017