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#UnsungHeroes: Mervyn Serebro of Reach for a Dream Foundation
#UnsungHeroes: Mervyn Serebro of Reach for a Dream Foundation

Mervyn Serebro has been involved with the Reach for a Dream Foundation for 22 years. "It's my soul food," he says...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Gloria Nkosi of Hope Worldwide SA
#UnsungHeroes: Gloria Nkosi of Hope Worldwide SA

Our beloved Tata Madiba said that, "History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children." Perhaps just pause and read that again...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Apr 2020

#BizTrends2020: Rural development in SA - the role of social investment
#BizTrends2020: Rural development in SA - the role of social investment

South Africa's rural communities have been marginalised for decades. Poverty - a result of historical injustice - is deeply entrenched outside cities, and communities find themselves lacking access to very basic services...

By Sameera Munshi 7 Jan 2020

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

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#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'
#WomensMonth: 'Fight for it, work hard, and make it happen!'

No listicle of incredible South African women would be complete without Professor Elain Vlok, founder of the Clover Mama Afrika project...

By Sindy Peters 22 Aug 2019

#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation
#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation

With the goal of achieving sustainable transformation in the community surrounding Maponya Mall in Soweto, a building it owns and manages, Redefine Properties has employed an asset-based community development approach...

By Sindy Peters 24 Jul 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - Chicken Licken's clever, amusing SoulSister ads get the nod

And I would rather have seen Shell, as a mark of respect to Nkosikho Mbele, giving its lowly-paid attendants a nice Christmas bonus...

By Brendan Seery 11 Jun 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: RocoMamas has great-looking fare and memorable punchline

Meanwhile, theft is not a great business model, Vodacom. And treating customers as prey will get you an Onion every time...

By Brendan Seery 9 Apr 2019

The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship
The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship

There are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has arisen this area of entrepreneurship...

By Silvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth 13 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque
#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque

The year is off to a great start for Brent Lindeque, founder of South Africa's Good Things Guy, having recently won 'Best South African Blog of the Year' and been named the category winner of 'Social Enterprise and Philanthropy' and the fourth most influential South African in the '100 Most Influential Young South Africans' poll...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2019

#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

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

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