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

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#MandelaMonth: Groupon harnesses the power of group buying to do good
#MandelaMonth: Groupon harnesses the power of group buying to do good

As part of its Mandela Month contribution, Groupon South Africa is hosting donation deals on its website until the end of July 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Sibonile Dube
#MandelaMonth: Unilever uses the most powerful weapon to change the world

Unilever hosted a celebration of South African youth at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on Tuesday 5 July 2016, where CEO Peter Cowan revealed how they plan to tackle some of the tough challenges facing young learners...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#MandelaMonth: KFC adds hope R2 at a time
#MandelaMonth: KFC adds hope R2 at a time

KFC's Add Hope initiative, together with Joint Aid Management (JAM) South Africa, will be packing 1,000 food parcels at the KFC head office in honour of Madiba this year...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model
Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Clover's flagship CSI programme, took place in Johannesburg last week, from Sunday, 31 January to Friday, 5 February, including an awards evening for rewarding the mamas' previous years' work and commitment to their respective communities...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson
Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson

Relate, a South African not-for-profit, recently announced its phenomenal growth by 70% in just one financial year.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Clear out your closet for #TheStreetStore
Clear out your closet for #TheStreetStore

Now here's an interesting concept - some of us are proper hoarders when it comes to our wardrobes, but here's an opportunity to give it all away to the homeless. It's called The Street Store, and it's happening Tuesday, 14 January 2014, in Green Point, Cape Town.

By Sindy Peters 13 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Planning CSI strategy
Planning CSI strategy

Corporate social investment (CSI) has evolved in leaps and bounds and is no longer viewed as a simple charitable donation or a PR spin to ease the corporate conscience and enhance the brand's image.

By Marcel Strauss 18 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Chefs of the world unite against hunger in South Africa
Chefs of the world unite against hunger in South Africa

At a media launch for the Bidvest World Chefs' Tour Against Hunger, held yesterday 24 May 2011 at Punchinellos at Southern Sun Montecasino, Dr Bill Gallagher made a plea for support from corporates and the public for the forthcoming event, scheduled for 21-30 August 2011.

By Gwen Watkins 25 May 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Schoolchildren visit fair practice dairy
Schoolchildren visit fair practice dairy

The Molenbeek School, a school for mentally handicapped learners in Maitland Cape Town, visited the Fair Cape Dairies on Monday, 21 September 2009, and one of them became the 10,000th child to visit the dairy.

By ActivRetail 25 Sep 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

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Regeneration project comes to Khayelitsha

Grand-Pa will launch its Regeneration Project in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape on 4 July 2009. The project will give individuals within the community the chance to earn an income through recycling, as well as contribute to the upgrading a communal property of their choice.

By ActivRetail 3 Jul 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Knitting warmth into winter
Knitting warmth into winter

Now in its fifth year, the Med-Lemon winter campaign is on a roll with groups of committed women gathering to knit thousands of scarves to keep orphaned children warm.

By ActivRetail 30 Jun 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Cotlands gets giant helping hand
Cotlands gets giant helping hand

FMCG giant Foodcorp recently donated R50,000 to Cotlands, a non-profit organisation, which supports South African children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

By ActivRetail 21 Apr 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Traders get something back
Traders get something back

Affordable Mixed Brewed Brands has recently embarked on a campaign to reward traders in the community; by offering immediate gratification prizes in return for the support they have given the brands, Mona, Ace, and Kloof.

By ActivRetail 23 Oct 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Literacy project to help 'write' a few wrongs
Literacy project to help 'write' a few wrongs

With 8.5 million South African citizens who are unable to read or write, Papermate is joining hands with 1 in 1 out, a charitable organisation committed to reaching out to the poorest of the poor, with the aim to improve South Africa's literacy rate through the established PaperMate Literacy Project.

By ActivRetail 3 Oct 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Celebrating the strength of womanhood
Celebrating the strength of womanhood

In celebration of the unique relationship shared between women, as well as National Women's Day this year, the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust hosted a ladies evening, with Appletiser as the soft-drink beverage sponsor.

By ActivRetail 26 Aug 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Winter knitting campaign wraps up warmly
Winter knitting campaign wraps up warmly

Med-Lemon is celebrating the success of its fourth consecutive winter campaign, which has employed 383 community members and produced over 5,700 scarves since its launch in May 2008. The handover of warm winter woollens to needy communities during the cold months is a crowning moment for the dedicated knitters and the organisations that co-ordinate this annual income-generating scheme.

By ActivRetail 4 Jul 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Climbing Kili for kids with cancer
Climbing Kili for kids with cancer

Four brave Danone Clover employees seized the initiative and faced the challenge of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain to raise money for the perennial Danone Clover Kids ‘Caring for Our Children' campaign, a fundraiser for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

By ActivRetail 15 May 2008

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