Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May 2018, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme for this year's summit is Meeting the Challenge, and you're invited to join the Shared Value movement, deepening and continuing the Shared Value conversation in Africa with a focus on implementation, impact and how Shared Value may be used as a vehicle to implement and align business to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Issued by Shift Social Development 18 hours ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 days ago

Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library
Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library

In line with the SACAP Festival of Learning's focus on generating significant conversations, the Human Library will be hosted at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town festival (18 and 25 May). This innovative concept, to inspire challenging, change-driven dialogues, involves volunteers serving as books; and 'reading' them takes the form of conversations. This will be the first time a Human Library will be staged in Johannesburg.

Issued by SACAP 14 May 2018

Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi
Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi

FCB Africa's digital agency, Hellocomputer, has partnered with Umuzi to establish a creative programmer learnership so it can address the chronic shortage of programmers and drive transformation.

14 May 2018

SA's biggest board-meeting to address youth unemployment and education
SA's biggest board-meeting to address youth unemployment and education

Business leaders attending The Directors Event taking place on 8 June, will be addressing the issues of youth employment and entrepreneurship, and the role technology plays in promoting inclusive growth in SA.

11 May 2018

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How storytelling rocked behaviour change in Bali

It's always quite intimidating to attend a conference in a foreign land. My abstract, "Storytelling in mother tongue: on your terms, on your turf, in your lingo", had been accepted into the 2018 Conference for Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) in Nusa Dua, Bali, as an oral presentation on a panel featuring 'Storytelling Around the World'.

By Lynn Joffe 10 May 2018

How social media has transformed journalism
How social media has transformed journalism

Social media plays a crucial role in improving journalism methods. Find out how journalists and audiences benefit from social media practices.

By Khanyie Dlamini, Issued by CityVarsity 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

There is no doubt that Africa's digital-born, digital-first Generation Z - emerging as the largest youth population concentrated in Africa - will play a definitive role in not only creating a digital economy for Africa, but also have an impact on how the Afro-optomistic 'Africa Rising' narrative is played out on the global stage. These are the skills they will need met.

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

John Vlismas spends his time between worlds – his own and the one he shares with everyone else.
#BehindtheSelfie with... John Vlismas

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with 'lord of the chance' and Loerie Awards MC of note John Vlismas, formally of Whacked Management and OGO Productions.

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2018

Importance of digital skills training for your organisation
Importance of digital skills training for your organisation

Digital is fast-changing how consumers interact with brands. We, as consumers, are more empowered than ever before by search engines and social media.

By Senzo Dhlomo 30 Apr 2018

Let's talk blockchain
Let's talk blockchain

I've recently found myself delving into the quite unknown world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. What I've discovered is that cryptocurrency is certainly here to stay, it is but one application of blockchain technology, which I believe is the more exciting discussion to have.

By Shantel Morgan 30 Apr 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world.

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018