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We are still a nation at war with ourselves, even if we don't like to admit it

Ian Fuhr, founder of The Hatch Institute writes that as a nation (and as businesses) we still skirt around the issues of systemic racism, and the result is internal business issues that spill out into communities through poorly conceived advertising, job descriptions, messaging and even customer service...

By Ian Fuhr 22 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplier
#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplier

Eva Kaiser, founder of Evalution Flooring, is intent on paving the way for a sustainable decor industry in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 11 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid
#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid

Thinking about insurance: clever concept of 'rebooting' 2020; Simple aspirations of people who have seen the world turned upside down...

By Brendan Seery 8 Sep 2020

Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive trustee of social impact organisation Nation Builder.
#WomensMonth: Nation Builder's Keri-Leigh Paschal; 'We need supportive men to walk alongside us'

Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive trustee of social impact organisation Nation Builder, shares what drives her passion for social impact development and how she thinks that even though we are consciously looking to support one another as women, we need supportive men to walk alongside us...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sheba Feminine shifting the narrative around menstrual health
#WomensMonth: Sheba Feminine shifting the narrative around menstrual health

Twenty-something Transkei native Zizipho Ntobongwana is the bold young businesswoman behind Sheba Feminine, a local range of biodegradable sanitary products made from organic cotton...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2020

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FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisis

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter future
#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter future

Melun Jeptha noticed two empty plots of land that were being used as dumping grounds and decided to do something about it...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow
#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow

To help restart the economy and pay it forward, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) launched its #CreateTomorrow campaign...

By Sindy Peters 27 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu
#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu

Patience Stevens, producer of The Insider SA tells us how the show was conceived, how they managed to shoot during lockdown and the importance of it launching during the pandemic...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke Rudman
#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke Rudman

Port Elizabeth-based visual and performance artist Luke Rudman has partnered with Greenpeace Africa to highlight the devastating plastic pollution crisis during #PlasticFreeJuly. We got in touch with Rudman to chat inspiration, empowerment and tackling the systemic plastic crisis...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland
#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think so
Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think so

The Clover campaign provides the ultimate guide to what greenwashing is, but more soberly, the impacts are yet to be felt...

By Melissa Baird 15 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator Project
#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator Project

As doctors, nurses and other hospital staff work tirelessly on the frontlines of the war against Covid-19, R&D teams and legal experts band together to aid the fight in their own way as they offer their skills on the National Ventilator Project...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch
#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to greater food security
#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to greater food security

The MAMAS Alliance CSI Agency, together with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), are embracing the well-known "Give a man a fish" proverb, connecting corporates with grassroots NGOs to start or strengthen community market gardens...

By Sindy Peters 6 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisis
#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisis

As part of its community-based response to the crisis, Crossmoor Transport has supported over 2,000 families with food hampers of essential goods and groceries...

By Sindy Peters 2 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Can your business help make the Tekkie Tax circle bigger?
#BizUnity: Can your business help make the Tekkie Tax circle bigger?

Now, more than ever, business SA is needed to lend a heroic hand...

By Sindy Peters 1 Jul 2020

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa
Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break
#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break

Since inception, YES has generated over R1.4bn in youth salaries across 35,000 jobs...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people
#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people

Musa Thomo is operations manager at Sparrow FET College, a social enterprise that specifically caters for the disenfranchised youth of South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?
#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?

One of the things that the outbreak of Covid-19 has made clear is that all of us are in the same boat, whether we like it or not. What happens in China affects all of us. What happens in the US affects all of us. What happens in South Africa affects all of us...

By Charles Siboto 12 Jun 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Dipuo Ngxata of Mosaic SA
#UnsungHeroes: Dipuo Ngxata of Mosaic SA

It's estimated that in 2018 there were 2.7 million children orphaned in South Africa, most of them living in abject poverty with no care, love or hope for a better future...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Jun 2020

Bokang Mokoena, executive director of Phakamani Young Minds Academy
#YouthMonth: Youth must prepare, start strategising for the new normal

We chatted to Bokang Mokoena, executive director of youth-led NPO Phakamani Young Minds Academy, to find out more about the origins of the organisation, some of its most significant achievements...

By Sindy Peters 5 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom
#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces
#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces

We salute all those healthcare workers fighting this pandemic, but it's important to remember those keeping the torch alight in other fields of medicine...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds
#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

By Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Sifika Business Accountants pays it forward
#StartupStory: Sifika Business Accountants pays it forward

A small gesture kick-started her business and now, eight years later, accountant Zandile Sifika is paying it forward by helping other SMMEs survive the fallout from Covid-19...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart
#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart

Melanie Burke, chairman of StreetSmart South Africa, shares her lockdown lessons and how StreetSmart is navigating the lockdown in stages by keeping hope alive and preparing for the new normal...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2020

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