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#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing
#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing

Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Fostering philanthropy for greater impact - social justice giving
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Fostering philanthropy for greater impact - social justice giving

Executive director of the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) Bongiwe Mlangeni was part of the social justice panel at this year's Africa Brand Summit...

By Sindy Peters 12 Oct 2020

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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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

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: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Adapt where possible, says Clover Mama Afrika Trust's Prof Elain Vlok
#LockdownLessons: Adapt where possible, says Clover Mama Afrika Trust's Prof Elain Vlok

Professor Elain Vlok, Clover manager of the Clover Mama Afrika Trust, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 6 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Cornel Viljoen of A21
#UnsungHeroes: Cornel Viljoen of A21

There are millions of slaves in the world today - more than ever before in human history...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon
DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

By Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By Josephine Buys 22 Jan 2020

Boni Mchunu, general manager of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2020: Bringing the female voice to the forefront of radio in 2020

2019 was a painful year for South African women. The brutal murders of women like Uyinene Mrwetyana, Meghan Cremer and Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels left South Africans shocked, sad and angry...

By Boni Mchunu 7 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyond
#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyond

According to a recent Time magazine article, women are 'on the brink of a massive power shift...

By Yael Geffen 6 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions - 1st for Women shines a light on abuse

Meanwhile, the Advertising Regulatory Board has done some weapons-grade 'virtue signalling' by banning a radio ad for Volkswagen's Amarok bakkie...

By Brendan Seery 10 Dec 2019

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

#16DaysofActivism: Can we afford to be acting so slowly?
#16DaysofActivism: Can we afford to be acting so slowly?

16 Days of Activism is an annual international awareness campaign that starts on 25 November and ends on 10 December, which is also Human Rights Day...

By Marc Lubner 26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system
#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system

A group of social entrepreneurs just emerged from the first Oribi Village Food System Incubation Programme...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met Katryn
#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met Katryn

Koffie Met Katryn is an events initiative that aims to inspire and motivate women of all ages, races and religion, to follow their dreams and aspirations, all in a safe space...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 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

USB tackles dearth of women on SA's boards
USB tackles dearth of women on SA's boards

The University of Stellenbosch Business School recently hosted a special business breakfast addressing the current state of boardroom gender diversity in SA...

By Sindy Peters 15 Oct 2019

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