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SOUTH AFRICA

Palesa Kgasane, former editor, Between10and5; Robyn Campbell, managing director at HelloFCB+; Emma King, founder and MD at The Friday Street Club; Lani Carstens, group managing and executive director at John Brown Media; Kay Orlandi, strategic partner at 3Verse and Anelde Greeff, one of the directors of SheSays Cape Town. Image credit: .
#SheSays: How to deal with toxic colleagues and finding your tribe

Why do women drag other women down? How can we make it stop? How do you find your best-ever work wife (or husband)? SheSays Cape Town invited a panel of women to unpack 'the pink elephant' in the room...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 May 2019

MOZAMBIQUE

South African teams on the ground in Mozambique, aided by the South African Air Force. Image credit: IPSS Medical Rescue/Paul Herbst.
#NEWSWATCH: Global relief effort after Cyclone Idai devastation

Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago, has been described as probably the worst weather-related disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere...

By Louise Marsland 21 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewCampaign: Re-think drinking and driving
#NewCampaign: Re-think drinking and driving

In time for the festive season, Riverbed launched a campaign on behalf of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org) to continue the conversation around drinking and driving in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies
Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies

In a society such as ours, in such dynamic, developmental evolution, causes are the fuel that helps drive change. Citizen activism brings issues to the nation's attention, it informs our people, inspires progress and supports our government...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal
#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

But what happens after Mandela Day?
But what happens after Mandela Day?

One has to wonder if the general population really understands the true meaning of Mandela Day or what this great legend really stood for...

By Cosmos Mashego 24 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Dyeshana on the Creative Circle's transformation drive
Dyeshana on the Creative Circle's transformation drive

On its purpose-finding mission the Creative Circle is undergoing a number of changes so I thought I'd catch up with Xolisa Dyeshana, Creative Circle chairperson and Joe Public CCO, to find out more...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads
#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads

During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential, oblivious to the reality that some school girls face...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The MEC for the Gauteng education department, Panyaza Lesufi, introduces the new brand ambassadors for this year's Schools’ SleepOut.
Creating conscious capital with CEO SleepOut 2017

This year, the CEO SleepOut will be the SheEO SleepOut...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Apr 2017

SOUTH SUDAN

Image by 123RF
Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising
Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising

An interactive, iPad e-book, it's a first for a South African charity; challenging the traditional business model and providing consumers with a product of value when donating to a cause...

By Mike Sharman 31 Oct 2016

UGANDA

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

I have a dream...
I have a dream...

Ciao Bella, a women empowerment initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of young women, is the dream of Alarece Eaton, HR manager group of the MediaShop...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

What am I doing about sustainability in my business?
What am I doing about sustainability in my business?

The call for responsible, sustainable and equitable business practices is getting louder and any responsible business leader should be acting on it...

By Nokwazi Mzobe 16 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Making a difference one initiative at a time
Making a difference one initiative at a time

On Thursday 14 April, Brownies & Downies in Long Street played host to the Community Edition of Out of Office, organised by Stretch Experiential Marketing...

By Beverley Klein 18 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Heidi Myers
Girl power

Many countries have made progress towards eliminating gender discrimination and we're also seeing the introduction of initiatives to ensure the fair representation of women within senior political roles...

By Heidi Myers, Issued by Meltwater 8 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Centrum Guardians: we CAN be heroes
Centrum Guardians: we CAN be heroes

Every day, South Africa's emergency and rescue personnel give 100% to saving lives. Not because it's their job, but because they believe that every single life is worth saving...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Mentoring course proves its worth
Mentoring course proves its worth

A CSI initiative that empowers and equips young women entering the world of marketing, the second Phakama Women's Academy launch took place at the VWV Group in Kyalami...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Midgley
Doing good should also be good for business

What can brands and businesses do in order to make their CSI projects more meaningful, and go beyond simply donating money to a "needy cause"? Chris Midgley, Strategist with Blast Brand Catalysts, ponders strategic CSI initiatives...

By Chris Midgley, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 17 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Wendy Tlou
SA's national holidays and what they mean for a common identity and active citizenship

Research shows that the best way to ensure social cohesion is to reduce the inequality between the haves and the have nots...

By Wendy Tlou 6 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

John Harvey
CSR programmes... marketing gimmick or marketing gold?

South African businesses have always been quick on the uptake when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, but the question is often asked...

By John Harvey 10 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

The Phakama Women's Academy inaugural Class of 2014. Absent: Zaza Williams Gugu Duma @Shannon Sandilands @Nomonde Maroga. (Image extracted from the )
New CSI initiative empowers young women in marketing sector

A new initiative focusing on empowering young women entering the marketing sector with on the job skills has been launched in Gauteng.

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Sheila McGillivray
Empower cause marketing for sustainable social change

There is continuing need for corporate social investment (CSI) or socio-economic development contributions, the preferred government terminology.

By Sheila McGillivray 30 May 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Peter Mann
Ne(k)romancers feed on corporate gluttony

What crazy, self-aggrandising, corporate-exploited BS has happened to Nek Nominations, the latest craze sweeping social media.

By Peter Mann 10 Feb 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Dhatchani Christian
CSI - red herring or social imperative?

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of marketing would know that we are moving towards a future of generosity, caring and sustainability.

By Dhatchani Christian 10 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Yusuf Abramjee shares insights from Lead SA and Crime Line
Yusuf Abramjee shares insights from Lead SA and Crime Line

In Tribes, Seth Godin shares how you can build something that people care about, a movement that goes far beyond being a passing fad. Lead SA and Crime Line are exactly those movements in South Africa, and arguably in Africa.

By Mongezi Mtati 21 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Estelle van Tonder
Effective CSR initiatives can lead to profits

Over the past decade many corporate organisations have joined the crowd and invested in socially responsible initiatives to demonstrate to their customers that they care about the world and wish to alleviate poverty and generally improve the living standard of society.

By Dr Estelle van Tonder 30 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Su-Mari Du Bruyn
Corporate Sincere Responsibility

There is always some unpalatable job in any business that needs to be done in order to keep the wheels turning. It is a job generally characterised by no one noticing when it is being done right, but with absolutely everyone complaining the moment that things go wrong.

By Su-Mari Du Bruyn 8 Mar 2013

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