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DEFF orders Eskom to shut down Kendal units

Eskom has been ordered by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to stop operations at Unit 1 or 5 of the Kendal power plant, in Mpumalanga, within 30 days because of dangerously high levels of emissions....

20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens
#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens

Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

L-R: Bayanda Gumbi, database officer; Feryal Domingo, operations director; and Jacques Swart, operations coordinator, Inyathelo.
How to host a webinar like a pro

Inyathelo has provided tips not only for other NPOs, but also for other organisations considering hosting a webinar, while keeping costs down...

19 May 2020

Covid-19: Making our NPOs' voices heard
Covid-19: Making our NPOs' voices heard

The grassroots experience and insights of NPOs have not always been recognised: the traditional thinking has been that NPOs should learn from the private sector's excellence and sustainability, not the other way around. The Covid-19 pandemic is changing that...

By Keri-Leigh Paschal, Issued by Nation Builder 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

Novartis pledges R13.3m to support SA efforts in alleviating Covid-19 pressures
Novartis pledges R13.3m to support SA efforts in alleviating Covid-19 pressures

Novartis SA has donated R13.3m to two local NGOs in support of their efforts...

18 May 2020

Heineken SA donates PPE and food to healthcare workers, local communities
Heineken SA donates PPE and food to healthcare workers, local communities

Heineken South Africa has joined the fight against Covid-19 by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) and food hampers worth over R1m to the Gauteng Department of Health and local communities.

15 May 2020

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?
Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

By Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

We are because of others
We are because of others

In the midst of a crisis, our first fears are for ourselves and our loved ones. But now more than ever is the time for us to build communities founded on a sense of interconnectedness. This International Day of Families, we are all one...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 May 2020

Kylemore seamstresses pivot from mascots to masks
Kylemore seamstresses pivot from mascots to masks

Tourism has been devastated by Covid-19, and it is not just the obviously affected lodges, guides, tour operators and safari companies that are impacted, but also many communities...

14 May 2020

Help Refco and Gift of the Givers raise R10m to feed the poor
Help Refco and Gift of the Givers raise R10m to feed the poor

Gift of the Givers has partnered with Retort Food Company to prepare and distribute fully-cooked, nutritious meals with an extended shelf-life to the country's impoverished communities...

14 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media
#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media

"For too long people have been concerned with what we do, as if that can explain who we are. I am a wife, a mother, a storyteller, a light chaser, and a lover of people. My camera is hopefully an extension of who I am," says Karin Schermbrucker...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness

Thandazile Precious Nala, marketing manager at Afrika Tikkun, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA
#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

11 questions to ask before making corporate donations
11 questions to ask before making corporate donations

Charity contributions, sponsorships and donations often form an integral part of a company's social responsibility initiatives. The generosity of companies making donations not only support the company in reaching its internal social responsibility targets, but also spark corporate morale and boosts a company's public image...

By Andre Vos and Sabeeha Kathrada-Khan 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Working together to flatten the curve, ignite the economy
#LockdownLessons: Working together to flatten the curve, ignite the economy

Tracey Henry, CEO at Tshikululu Social Investment, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa
Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa

Developed by Growthpoint Properties, the Exxaro head office in Centurion is the first building in South Africa to achieve Silver Level WELL certification for Core and Shell by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)...

12 May 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

By Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

The map shows the location of the new Juno Wind Farm. Graphic: from the Supplementary Heritage Report by Sarah Winter and Nicolas Baumann (July 2019)
Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Appeals against plans for a huge new wind farm on the West Coast have been dismissed by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, paving the way for the addition of up to 140MW of renewable energy into the national grid...

By John Yeld 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo
#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo

Feryal Domingo, operations director at Inyathelo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, tell us more about this special Earth Day issue and provides a global perspective on the impact of the pandemic on the publishing industry and the magazine specifically, and how they're responding...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima
#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima

Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measure
South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measure

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a significant package of social and economic measures to address the fallout from the country's COVID-19 lockdown...

By Christopher Webb and Natasha Vally 11 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal
Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it...

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Time to re-assess how we design, solve problems - Duncan Luke, The Social Collective
#LockdownLessons: Time to re-assess how we design, solve problems - Duncan Luke, The Social Collective

Duncan Luke, CEO of The Social Collective, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem
#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem

Inspired by nature and the ecosystem, Tebogo Bathebeng founded Montsho Sustainable Project with the aim to create long term natural growth solutions for communities and businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 May 2020

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FoodForward SA delivers 86,500 food parcels in 10 days

FoodForward SA, through its partnership with the Solidarity Fund, successfully delivered 86,500 food parcels to vulnerable households experiencing severe food insecurity...

7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia Neves
#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia Neves

Sofia Neves, managing director at Salesian Life Choices, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 7 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP
#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP

A mother of three, a small business owner, and hands-on involved in uplifting the youth through the Sakhisizwe Youth Development Programme (YDP), Mhinti Pato is basically the South African version of Wonder Woman...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 May 2020

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