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#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

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Luke Müller of HopeTown
#UnsungHeroes: Luke Müller of HopeTown

Luke Müller leads HopeTown's surf therapy sessions which includes beach lessons, mentoring, and training upcoming leaders...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media
#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media

"For too long people have been concerned with what we do, as if that can explain who we are. I am a wife, a mother, a storyteller, a light chaser, and a lover of people. My camera is hopefully an extension of who I am," says Karin Schermbrucker...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness

Thandazile Precious Nala, marketing manager at Afrika Tikkun, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA
#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Working together to flatten the curve, ignite the economy
#LockdownLessons: Working together to flatten the curve, ignite the economy

Tracey Henry, CEO at Tshikululu Social Investment, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo
#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo

Feryal Domingo, operations director at Inyathelo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima
#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima

Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Time to re-assess how we design, solve problems - Duncan Luke, The Social Collective
#LockdownLessons: Time to re-assess how we design, solve problems - Duncan Luke, The Social Collective

Duncan Luke, CEO of The Social Collective, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia Neves
#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia Neves

Sofia Neves, managing director at Salesian Life Choices, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 7 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP
#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP

A mother of three, a small business owner, and hands-on involved in uplifting the youth through the Sakhisizwe Youth Development Programme (YDP), Mhinti Pato is basically the South African version of Wonder Woman...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 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

#LockdownLessons: Food security, especially in schools, requires collaborative intervention
#LockdownLessons: Food security, especially in schools, requires collaborative intervention

Karl Muller, operations manager at Tiger Brands Foundation, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 5 May 2020

#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

#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

#UnsungHeroes: Asanda Jonga of Grace Vision
#UnsungHeroes: Asanda Jonga of Grace Vision

The rolling hills of the Eastern Cape make you delve into your deepest thoughts, even if you don't like your thoughts travelling so deep...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach
#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach

Lepelsfontein has a population of approximately 1,000 people. There are no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

CSI is about giving what you're good at
CSI is about giving what you're good at

Mandi Fine of strategic communications consultancy, F/ne Group Global, recently published an article on corporates needing to rethink CSI, talking to the need to change their approach...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2020

#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: Easy to use health records on the go
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go

We know that when it comes to your health information, you need your data on hand, as well as that of the ones you love...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Nov 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 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

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