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#BizTrends2019: Challenges of 2019 will lead to opportunity
#BizTrends2019: Challenges of 2019 will lead to opportunity

Globally, the influence of the fourth industrial revolution on our economy will hit us with greater levels of concern around job security as more artificial intelligence and automation replaces the human element...

By Marc Lubner 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiatives
#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiatives

The operating environment for corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives for 2019 and beyond is being reshaped by changing business models and digital disruption...

By Professor Elain Vlok 7 Jan 2019

Simba partners with Worldreader in South Africa to give children access to the world through reading
Simba partners with Worldreader in South Africa to give children access to the world through reading

Simba Chips and Worldreader have joined forces to help advance literacy in South Africa, starting with the donation of 100 e-readers to Welamlambo Primary School in Tembisa...

Issued by Bonfire Media 18 Dec 2018

Over R1m raised at Silicon Valley gathering to support rural education in SA
Over R1m raised at Silicon Valley gathering to support rural education in SA

Over R1m was raised for the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development at a recent gathering in San Francisco...

13 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window display
Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window display

Large flower artworks made from recycled plastic waste are the focal point of Woolworths' Christmas window displays in the retailer's top 15 stores...

7 Dec 2018

Environmental internships up for grabs
Environmental internships up for grabs

The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting young South African graduates aged between 18 and 35 years, who have a keen interest in environmental careers, to apply for a two-year internship programme that will run between 2019 and 2021...

6 Dec 2018

ZTE sponsors five female South African students' IT studies
ZTE sponsors five female South African students' IT studies

ZTE is sponsoring five female black students at Wits University with their Information Technology (IT) degrees...

28 Nov 2018

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

Jackalberry Challenge 2018 - cyclists aiming to raise R350,000
Jackalberry Challenge 2018 - cyclists aiming to raise R350,000

The seventh annual JackalBerry MTB Challenge will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2018 with 60 cyclists travelling 277km from Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit to JackalBerry Farm in Machadodorp...

Issued by BMi Research 14 Nov 2018

Janine Espin, MD of Economic Development Solutions
What happens to the community when a mine closes?

When mines scale down or close down, the impact on the surrounding community is significant. The burning question is: can the blow be softened?

By Janine Espin 13 Nov 2018

How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?
How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?

Rachael Millson, African Partnerships Director, Social Enterprise Academy South Africa, looks at how corporates can support the rapidly growing social enterprise sector in South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2018

Gavin Rajah launches NPO to upskill vulnerable women
Gavin Rajah launches NPO to upskill vulnerable women

The White Light Movement is a new non-profit organisation aimed at providing empowerment to women who have been victims of gender-based violence and abuse...

12 Nov 2018

Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacy
Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacy

In the past three years through the Rally to Read initiative over 2,900 learners and 86 educators have benefitted from Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

9 Nov 2018

L-R: Farmers, commercial and smaller scale, working together for the improvement of lives: Andrew Pooler, Dave van Rensburg, Cyril Hlengwa, Rob Stayplton-Smith and Siya Hlengwa
KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

DHL Global Forwarding partners with My Dream Now to empower Kenya's youth
DHL Global Forwarding partners with My Dream Now to empower Kenya's youth

DHL Global Forwarding has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth...

7 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students
First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students

As part of their fourth-year Health in Context block, medical students from University of Cape Town (UCT) taught basic first-aid skills to Mitchell's Plain residents...

6 Nov 2018

R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season
R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says it has heeded the call to quicken their rapid land release steps and provide financial support to the farming community during this planting season...

6 Nov 2018

Bonang will host the first People's Pageant SA in 2019
Bonang will host the first People's Pageant SA in 2019

South African personality Bonang Matheba will host the inaugural People's Pageant SA in 2019. The new pageant aims to celebrate South African women who are helping to transform the world around them...

6 Nov 2018

IORA establishes Madiba internship programme
IORA establishes Madiba internship programme

Member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has been challenged to invest in the education of the youth as it is the most powerful weapon to change the world...

5 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

Ethekwini Primary School. Image source:
Cotton On's philanthropic wing has invested R100m in SA education

Its first project in South Africa is the upgrade of Ethekwini Primary School in KwaMashu, Durban...

1 Nov 2018

Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly
Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly

Real Bicycle Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of not-for-profit organisation Qhubeka, has moved from perfecting its first locally-produced commuter bicycle prototype to full-scale production...

1 Nov 2018

#GivingTuesdaySA officially launches in South Africa
#GivingTuesdaySA officially launches in South Africa

This October 30th, join fellow South Africans as we celebrate the spirit of Ubuntu and launch #GivingTuesdaySA in partnership with Brand South Africa...

Issued by Brand South Africa 30 Oct 2018

Bonang Matheba accepts 5 For Changemaker Award at #5ForChange Jozi debut
Bonang Matheba accepts 5 For Changemaker Award at #5ForChange Jozi debut

The annual 5 For Change Black-tie Gala made its debut in Joburg this year with great success to a sold-out house...

30 Oct 2018

Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda
Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda

Launched in August this year, Cartoon Network Africa's Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards is just about ready to draw to a close...

By Sindy Peters 29 Oct 2018

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