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SOUTH AFRICA

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 17 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

By Michael Baretta 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble
#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble

According to a national research study released in October 2017, Civil Society in South Africa, the number of registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) was 145,152 in October 2015...

By Nomvula Dlamini 10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive
#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive

Businesses need to adapt and evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing markets in which they operate...

By Emmanuel Kasese 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

IBIS consulting director and climate change expert Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?

2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

By Simon Clarke 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED
#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED

The disabled are always an easy target. They are defenseless and are often preyed on by bullies. Why can we not harness technology rather to improve their lives?

By Hannl Cronje 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends
#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends

Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green?

By Shabeer Jhetam 15 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: How 'community projects' can help with unemployment in 2018
#BizTrends2018: How 'community projects' can help with unemployment in 2018

South Africa's employment rate is currently sitting at 27%, which is at its highest level since September 2003...

By Professor Elain Vlok 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point
#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point

At SAWEA's annual wind industry conference held in mid-November 2017, the outcome of a major national research study was launched...

By Brenda Martin 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Innovation critical to the future of waste management in South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Innovation critical to the future of waste management in South Africa

South Africa is nowhere near the waste crisis that we are seeing in other developing/emerging economies, however, we are most definitely generating a massive amount of waste...

By Jason McNeil 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends
#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends

Large companies continue to face an increasing number of sustainability reporting requirements, both internally and externally, every year...

By Simon Clarke 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Bridging the disconnect between NGOs and the business sector
#BizTrends2018: Bridging the disconnect between NGOs and the business sector

NGOs have failed to adapt to new circumstances of the 21st century...

By Hannl Cronje 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security
#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security

Could it be that recycling the water we have is the key to water availability relief...

By Theunis Coetzer 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Why the internet and non-profits need to become friends
#BizTrends2018: Why the internet and non-profits need to become friends

From crowdfunding and instant mobile payments for emergency relief to virtual volunteering...

By Andy Hadfield 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI
#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI

We interviewed Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, general manager of the MTN SA Foundation to get her take on CSI in South Africa in 2017 and how the role of the CSI manager may evolve this year.

By Sindy Peters 12 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Defining sustainability for the bottling industry
#BizTrends2017: Defining sustainability for the bottling industry

Sustainability is the ultimate long-term goal of any company, which allows it to contribute to the development of the country where it operates. It is no longer merely about profitability, but a phenomenon that must support the goals of a company through the triple context of its social, environmental and economic aspects...

By Gaopaleloe Mothoagae 11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability
#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability

Although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses...

By Theunis Coetzer 11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Enhancing effective CSI initiatives
#BizTrends2017: Enhancing effective CSI initiatives

The last few years have seen vast growth in corporate social investment (CSI) programmes. Businesses are taking heed of the strategic advantage generated from social programmes, and are beginning to understand and appreciate how a commitment to a healthier society drives the sustainability of business...

By Helen Fraser 10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation
#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation

In 1994, South Africa's first democratic election truly set us on the path to transformation. Yet, 23 years later, there's not much progress to report...

By Shawn Theunissen 10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Engagement, impact and purpose in the CSI space
#BizTrends2017: Engagement, impact and purpose in the CSI space

Employee engagement is making a comeback - and this time, it's playing out in the CSI space...

By Andy Hadfield 9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Circular economies key to commodity growth
#BizTrends2017: Circular economies key to commodity growth

Today, the world has 1.8-billion middle-class consumers; within the next 20 years it will be home to 5-billion consumers...

By Hermann Erdman 9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Slow but steady towards a sustainable future
[BizTrends 2016] Slow but steady towards a sustainable future

In 2015 the UN adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda along with 17 Global Goals. These goals provide guidance for a slow but steady march towards a more sustainable future...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability technology will change our lives and buildings
[BizTrends 2016] Sustainability technology will change our lives and buildings

Buildings are moving from bricks and mortar into what previous generations considered science fiction...

By Werner van Antwerpen 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Telling the real, good story
[BizTrends 2016] Telling the real, good story

Five years ago, the Harvard Business Review announced "The Age of Transparency"...

By Melissa Baird 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Conscious consumerism in the retail space
[BizTrends 2016] Conscious consumerism in the retail space

Conscious consumerism and innovation are on the rise in the retail space and customers are demanding that increased attention is paid to sustainability...

By Justin Smith 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility
[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility

Global statistics reveal that world populations have grown exponentially, but have the supporting services and infrastructure grown in proportion to cater for this? The answer is no...

By Hiten Parmar 18 Jan 2016

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