Suzanne Ackerman-Berman awarded Europcar Women in Leadership Award

Pick n Pay transformation director and Feed the Nation Foundation trustee Suzanne Ackerman-Berman has been awarded the Europcar Women in Leadership Award at the SA Jewish Report Achievers Awards in recognition of the leading role she has played in feeding the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

2 Dec 2020

Samson gives out R10,000 to Hector Peterson Primary School

Local brand Samson has donated R10,000 and 5,000 face masks to Hector Peterson Primary School in Dobsonville, Soweto. The handover was attended by brand ambassador and actor Eric Macheru, who pledged to donate an additional R2,000. The school's principal, Mzingisi Bonogo, expressed the school's...

18 Nov 2020

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet forms partnership with Builders

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has partnered with Builders, thus enabling its supporters to link their loyalty programme cards to the retailer and use their linked cards when shopping in-store or online at Builders. Builders joins Woolworths, Bidvest Waltons, and Engen as one of the...

3 Sep 2020

Uber Eats, Kimberly-Clark SA unite to support women and children shelters

Uber Eats and Kimberly-Clark South Africa (K-CSA) have partnered to donate a selection of essential products to women and children at shelters. During May, every Kotex or Huggies product Eaters purchase via Medicare Pharmacy in the Uber Eats app, Kimberly-Clark will match and donate one to a...

19 May 2020

OUTsurance supports SA's Covid-19 efforts with R102m commitment

OUTsurance has committed R102m towards a Covid-19 response plan, as part of its Helping SA OUT campaign. This includes relief for OUTsurance service providers that are impacted by the inability to work, as well as for clients who may experience financial difficulty during this tough time. In...

30 Mar 2020

Fair Cape Dairies scoops TDM Innovation Award

The Dairy Mail announced Fair Cape Dairies' Solar Switchover product as its 2019 Innovation Award winner during the MPO gala dinner on Wednesday, 9 October in the 5th Annual TDM Innovation Awards. The awards honour excellence in dairy innovation in SA. "Fair Cape Dairies' Eco-Fresh is the only...

25 Oct 2019

Willowton Group aids Gift of the Givers' flood relief in KZN

Food processing company Willowton Group has donated R1.5m to non-governmental organisation Gift of the Givers to aid its relief efforts in the flood-stricken parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The Willowton Group decided to donate to the NGO because Gift of the Givers is known for working closely with the...

30 Apr 2019

Woolies now uses responsibly-sourced till paper

South Africa-based multinational retail company Woolworths has replaced the till paper at its stores with recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. The head of sustainability for Woolworths Holdings Group, Feroz Koor indicated that partnering with FSC has been crucial in getting...

17 Apr 2019

Woodlands Dairy creates waste recycling awareness with unique approach

To communicate and highlight the beauty which comes from cleaning up your hood for good, Woodlands Dairy in partnership with Colours of You SA (Coysa) used waste material to create artwork. The artwork forms part of a billboard on the R303 as motorists leave the N2 and enter Humansdorp, and is...

28 Jan 2019

The Guardian goes plastic free, opts for potato starch wrapping

Jumping onboard the plastic-free ship, UK national newspaper The Guardian has done away with its polythene packaging and opted for a compostable wrapping made from potato starch. The packaging also came with instruction on how to get rid of it: they should not recycle the wrapping, but should...

16 Jan 2019

Acsa to provide Cansa with donations, volunteers

As its annual socio-economic initiative, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has joined hands with Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) through philanthropic donations and volunteering support. Cansa intends on utilising Acsa's donations to educate members of the public about the disease,...

5 Dec 2018

Red Bull Amaphiko Academy applications are now open

The 2019 edition of the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy will be held in Durban from 16-26 May 2019. Started in 2014, the academy aims to equip grassroots social entrepreneurs who make a positive difference in their communities and who work to resolve social issues of national relevance. It enables...

6 Nov 2018

Local film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to open international film festival

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) has chosen local rhino documentary film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to be its opening night film. The festival takes place from 24-28 October 2018. Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War tells the story of the ongoing poaching of...

12 Sep 2018

Facebook Lite to offer Community Help in 100 countries

Social media platform Facebook is to launch Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries. Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they are safe, learn and share more about what's happening in their communities, and...

11 Sep 2018

Food Lover's Market now offers paper bags to customers

As of 1 August 2018, fresh produce retailer Food Lover's Market is offering paper bags to its customers nationwide in its commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience. The paper bag offering comes after a successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper...

1 Aug 2018

Bon Hotels calls for Woman2Woman campaign support

In the lead up to Women's Day on 9 August and Women's Month, Bon Hotels is calling on its staff, the community, guests, and visitors to collect sanitary wear for its Woman2Woman drive. The drive aims to ease the plight of females that cannot afford sanitary wear. Donations for the drive can be...

24 Jul 2018

LFP Training sponsors Down Syndrome Swimming South Africa

LFP Training is sponsoring the Down Syndrome Swimming South Africa team that is competing at the eighth Down Syndrome World Swim Champs, which takes place in Nova Scotia, Canada from 20-28 July 2018. The event is hosted every two years and provides down syndrome athletes with the opportunity to...

23 Jul 2018

Stratcom Branding unveils Sisonke Design Sprint initiative on Mandela Day

Stratcom Branding launched the Sisonke Design Sprint initiative this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018. Sisonke Design Sprint means 'we're together' or 'coming together'. The initiative aims to take the design of black entrepreneurs' companies and branded packaging to an award-winning level by...

19 Jul 2018

Nearly one million hungry South Africans fed through campaign

Food Lover's Market's Hunger Month campaign has raised R579,152 and fed 733,179 South Africans through FoodForward SA during May. Food Lover's Market partnered with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots, and Simpl Fruit Juices for the campaign. The amount raised was a significant increase...

22 Jun 2018

A new water sustainability award by Sanlam Top Destination Awards

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards, Water 4 Cape Town, and Cape Town Tourism have collaborated to create the Water Sustainability Award for the annual event. The award aims to find the most water conscious establishment. The Sanlam Top Destination Awards takes place on 20 September 2018 at The...

7 Jun 2018

East Coast Radio anti-gun violence campaign gathers local support

East Coast Radio's #StandUpForSadia campaign has garnered support across KwaZulu-Natal. Citizens wore orange and added their voice to the cause to show their support. The campaign was launched in support of victims of gun violence following the tragic death of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj.

4 Jun 2018

Red Bull Social Innovation Festival is a swing and hit

Red Bull recently hosted its Red Bull Amaphiko Social Innovation Festival in Umlazi. Residents of Umlazi flocked to King Zwelithini Stadium and Zintocele Park to be part of the event. Social entrepreneurs exhibited their products throughout the day at the festival. The festival aims to...

4 Jun 2018

Falke shows support to WWF with campaign

Falke South Africa is donating R5 of every Falke AH4 hiking sock sale to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The campaign launched in January 2018 and just under 6,500 pairs of Falke AH4 have been sold. The sock forms part of the Falke Advance Performance range.

1 Jun 2018

Unilever gives feedback on sustainable living plan

Unilever SA has shared an update on its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) seven years after it was launched. The consumer goods company reports that its sustainable living brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its overall revenue growth. The update...

11 May 2018

Hurtigruten to address marine pollution by going plastic-free

Hurtigruten will remove plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all its ships from 2 July 2018. The move forms part of Hurtigruten's efforts to reduce marine pollution, which is said to be increasing at a rate of 15 metric tonnes of plastic per minute. ...

10 May 2018

Totalsports to sponsor 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change

Totalsports will sponsor the 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change by donating R120,000 to assist Ocal Global projects as well as sponsoring a kit for a 12-person team. The 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change begins on 10 May 2018 in Centurion and ends on 20 May 2018 in Cape Town.

9 May 2018

Tetra Pak to launch paper straw

Tetra Pak has joined the Last Plastic Straw movement and will be launching a paper straw suitable for its portion-sized carton packages. Tetra Pak has also been working to encourage consumers to push straws back in the pack once they have consumed the contents so they can be collected along with...

2 May 2018

Plastics SA channels The Blue Planet II to highlight marine pollution

Plastics SA's new radio and television adverts aim to shed light on marine pollution with a focus on plastic polluted in the ocean. The advertising campaign takes inspiration from Sir David Attenborough's The Blue Planet II. The adverts will broadcast on various DStv channels and selected...

2 May 2018

Reach For A Dream, Wimpy launch the 2018 Slipper Day campaign

Reach For A Dream and Wimpy have launched the 2018 Slipper Day campaign. This annual campaign raises funds and awareness for children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Wimpy will once again be giving away coffee on Slipper Day, 11 May 2018 to all those who support the cause. To participate,...

23 Apr 2018

Radisson Blu Waterfront goes plastic straw free

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront will no longer use plastic straws and will only offer paper straws from April 2018. This forms part of its environmental and sustainability strategy. The hotel will in future use biodegradable straws and will further customer attention on no plastic straw usage...

12 Apr 2018

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