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ISOC Foundation to improve the livelihoods of Limpopo community
ISOC Foundation to improve the livelihoods of Limpopo community

The Internet Society has awarded a grant to the ISOC South Africa-Gauteng Chapter to open a media centre in Mamaila Village, Limpopo...

1 day ago

#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV
#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV

It is disheartening that South Africa is a country where the rate of femicide is five times higher than the global average, according to the UN's World Health Organisation...

By Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi 6 Dec 2019

Here's how SA companies distributed their collective R10.2bn CSI spend in 2019
Here's how SA companies distributed their collective R10.2bn CSI spend in 2019

According to findings from the latest edition of the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on CSI in South Africa in 2019...

27 Nov 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through art
Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through art

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, an independent public benefit organisation, has opened the doors to its public art exhibition, titled "On Main Road", to contribute uniquely to the national discussion on inequality...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Nov 2019

SA's high-net-worth remain committed to philanthropy - new report
SA's high-net-worth remain committed to philanthropy - new report

While there has been a marginal decline in the proportion of South Africa's high-net-worth (HNW) individuals who are involved in philanthropic activities, the average value of such philanthropy by those who are still giving has increased...

20 Nov 2019

Steyn City and company poised to Deliver Happiness to Diepsloot
Steyn City and company poised to Deliver Happiness to Diepsloot

Steyn City has partnered with sponsors, contractors, soccer legends, staffers, residents and community members to make sure that its annual flagship CSI project, Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot, spreads more joy than ever before...

Issued by Expand a Sign 19 Nov 2019

It's adapt or die for humanitarian organisations
It's adapt or die for humanitarian organisations

Across the globe humanitarian and social purpose organisations are grappling with an uncertain future. Not only is there less money to go around, the sector is becoming more crowded and competitive...

Issued by Next Generation 12 Nov 2019

Allan Gray
Investment giant Allan Gray dies

Allan Gray, founder of the investment management company that bears his name, died in Bermuda on 10 November at age 81...

11 Nov 2019

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA
Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

What to expect from the 2019 Cheers Festival
What to expect from the 2019 Cheers Festival

The fifth annual Cheers Festival will be held at Trimpark in Potchefstroom on 30 November 2019...

7 Nov 2019

Nominations open for African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019
Nominations open for African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019

Nomination opens for African Leadership magazine Persons of The Year 2019...

6 Nov 2019

A beginner's guide to positive social impact
A beginner's guide to positive social impact

Let's talk about social impact. Businesses often don't know where to start when designing and implementing a strategy. They know they want to do good, but how should they go about it?..

By Keri-Leigh Paschal, Issued by Nation Builder 5 Nov 2019

Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in flux
Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in flux

"The time has come for social purpose organisations to draw a line in the sand when it comes to accepting funds, creating policies and rolling out plans of action," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Magents founder Didier de Villiers reflects on the brand's 27 years
Magents founder Didier de Villiers reflects on the brand's 27 years

Didier de Villiers founded the Magents clothing brand in 1992, a time when South Africa was undergoing massive change...

30 Oct 2019

10-year global study notes African surge in giving
10-year global study notes African surge in giving

Despite a downward trend in donations in some of the world's wealthiest places, large swathes of the African continent are defying the trend...

29 Oct 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
The digital dash for Africa

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

More than money, social investment is about the heart
More than money, social investment is about the heart

Time after time, I found myself annoyed when the CSI department was considered merely to be where all the "goodhearted" people hung out...

By Charlene Lackay, Issued by Nation Builder 21 Oct 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

Image credit: jacqueline macou from Pixabay.
Real authentic marketing can't be bought

When I was growing up, I remember my highlight about watching TV was not the movies or sitcoms, but the commercials...

By Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 4 Sep 2019

How technology is helping employee volunteering drive more change
How technology is helping employee volunteering drive more change

More than any other industrial revolution that has come before, the fourth industrial revolution has humanity at its core...

By Chris Venter 26 Aug 2019

Mthatha school wins monthly leg of JSE Investment Challenge
Mthatha school wins monthly leg of JSE Investment Challenge

A school in Mthatha's Ngangelizwe Township in the Eastern Cape walked away with the national monthly prize for June in the JSE Investment Challenge's Income Portfolio category...

22 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'
#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'

No listicle of incredible South African women would be complete without Professor Elain Vlok, founder of the Clover Mama Afrika project...

By Sindy Peters 22 Aug 2019

'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King
'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King

Speaking at the 10th annual Serious Social Investing (SSI) Conference at the GIBS Business School in Illovo, Johannesburg recently, corporate governance and sustainability expert Professor Mervyn King noted that successful businesses have moved away from creating wealth for shareholders to focusing on long-term value creation...

8 Aug 2019

Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference
Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference

Nation Builder's 5th annual In Good Company Conference, themed The Art of Business, will bring together business heavyweights and future-focused impact thinkers on 15 August, at the Atterbury Theatre...

Issued by Nation Builder 2 Aug 2019

CSI not just a nice-to-have, but a business imperative
CSI not just a nice-to-have, but a business imperative

According to Regan Adams, CEO of RCS - a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, organisations can no longer afford to view corporate social investment (CSI) as a nice-to-have, but rather a business imperative...

2 Aug 2019

#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation
#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation

With the goal of achieving sustainable transformation in the community surrounding Maponya Mall in Soweto, a building it owns and manages, Redefine Properties has employed an asset-based community development approach...

By Sindy Peters 24 Jul 2019

Independent Media's circulation figures were not inflated
Independent Media's circulation figures were not inflated

Independent Media has found it sadly necessary to correct the erroneous reporting carried by TimesLive, BizNews and The Media Online, regarding the recent ABC adjustment of Independent Media's circulation figures...

Issued by Independent Media 23 Jul 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice
#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice

Despite corporate social investment activities becoming more common among South African businesses in recent years, they're still seldom treated as little more than a box-ticking exercise...

By Dion Reddy 17 Jul 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the lead

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

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