ECR, Jacaranda FM, LottoStar partner to offer lockdown financial relief

Kagiso Media radio stations Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio (ECR) have partnered with LottoStar to offer 100 families struggling through the national lockdown period their share of R1 million. This is in an attempt to alleviate financial pressure among families affected by the lockdown and offer...

3 Apr 2020

US Consulate in Cape Town to upskill entrepreneurs on Mandela Day

In honour of Nelson Mandela International Day, the US Consulate in Cape Town will be working alongside the 67Squared Initiative and Central Library to upskill and assist emerging entrepreneurs with the tools required to succeed in the digital world. Held at the American Corner in Central...

17 Jul 2019

Inspiring Fifty SA nominations to close soon

The nomination deadline for the Inspiring Fifty SA awards closes on 7 July 2019. According to the SA Inspiring Fifty ambassador Ellen Fischat, the 2019 nominations stand at a number of 390, which is a 38% increase since 2018. The Inspiring Fifty SA awards seek to increase the visibility of...

3 Jul 2019

Atterbury Theatre's Optog! to visit towns and villages in SA, Namibia

The Atterbury Theatre's Optog! travelling festival will make stops in towns and villages across South Africa and Namibia over the next seven months. It is set to showcase 25 different artists and performers in 250 shows on 55 stages. The Atterbury Trust plans to leave something of real value...

23 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

MultiChoice gets Soweto TV some new equipment

MultiChoice provided community channel Soweto TV with new state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment. The donation includes the latest technology, a new Final Control Centre with Cinegy Air PRO - a broadcast automation with video servers for SD and HD playout for multichannel. The new equipment will...

12 Oct 2018

East Coast Radio broadcast helps raise over R100,000 on Mandela Day

Through its listeners, East Coast Radio has raised R106,280 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation's (UKZN Foundation) R67 for Mandela Day campaign. The campaign, which aims to assist underfunded students to complete their studies, has raised R366,000 in total.

6 Sep 2018

Mandela Children's Fund to receive funds from pop-up channel

MultiChoice will be donating all funds collected from DStv's Mandela 100 Tribute Channel to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm.

3 Jul 2018

Tiso Blackstar is giving TimesLive readers a chance to win and donate books

Tiso Blackstar's Play-it-forward campaign, in association with the Nal'iBali reading for enjoyment campaign, is giving TimesLive readers an opportunity to win and donate books to a school, reading club or library of their choice. Each week from 13 April to 22 June 2018, two readers stand the...

11 Apr 2018

BBDO to sell I Get Paid For This items at Design Indaba

BBDO's I Get Paid For This project will sell its apparel at Design Indaba in an effort to raise funds for the MAL Foundation-driven Seed Library Initiative. Members of BBDO's creative staff design apparel that is sold in proceed of the development of the Seed library programme. More than nine...

21 Feb 2018

Kagiso Media to sponsor water well at CT school

Kagiso Media will sponsor the first water well at a school in the Western Cape as part of Jacaranda FM's second Project Waterdrop #CC4CT (Capital City for Cape Town). The aim is to create a more permanent, sustainable solution to the water crisis in the region. Content hosted by

21 Feb 2018

ECR asks for toy donations

East Coast Radio has asked for more donations for its Toy Story campaign. East Coast Radio and Game have already received 3,000 toy donations and 750 of these have been handed out to children at 17 government hospitals across KwaZulu-Natal. Toys may be donated to the campaign at any Game store...

6 Dec 2017

MMX17 makes the case for community radio

Commercial and public service media role-players joined Mams FM and Alex FM at the US Consulate General's Menell Media Exchange 2017 conference (MMX17) in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The conference forms part of several academic exchanges and professional development programmes supported by the US...

23 Aug 2017

#Move4Goodness with First Choice on Facebook Live from 10am

This Mandela Day, First Choice will be utilising Facebook Live to #Move4Goodness for 67 minutes. From 10:00-11:07 today, the brand will be live streaming a selection of dances, backed by a playlist, crowdsourced by its fans in an effort to raise R120,000 worth of nutritious dairy products to be...

18 Jul 2017

First ever 8-I South Africa to be held in Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography will participate in the very first 8-I South Africa, which will be held at Technopark, Stellenbosch. Web developers, WordPress developers, graphics or animation specialists, communication specialists, marketing professionals, branding specialists,...

16 May 2017

Princess Boot Camp SA, essence Cosmetics partner up

Princess Boot Camp South Africa and essence Cosmetics South Africa have entered into a partnership. Young women attending Princess Boot Camp weekend camps will now be able to make us of essence Cosmetics makeup products during their makeup lessons. On 3 March 2017 at the Masada Eco Farm, young...

1 Mar 2017

Community radio stations support Story Powered Schools project

Radio stations broadcasting to rural areas in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal will be producing children's stories in both home languages and English as part of their regular programming as of March 2017. These radio stations include Inkonjane FM, Good News Community Radio, Ugu Youth Radio, Radio...

27 Feb 2017

Finalists ready for 2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

From 1,900 applicants, across 120 countries, Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company, has selected the 18 finalists for the 2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. The finalists have distinguished themselves by the impact they are making in ensuring food...

15 Feb 2017

Tickets on sale for Night of 1000 Drawings

Tickets for the 2016 Night of 1000 Drawings are now on sale from Quicket at R80 per head or R100 at the door on Thursday 10 November. The one night only, inner-city art exhibition will raise funds for Streetlight Schools, but organisers are hoping to double the proceeds collected last year...

18 Oct 2016

Jockey launches initiative to uplift, empower Durban's hawkers

In partnership with the Texcon Hawkers Forum and Business Support KwaZulu Natal, underwear brand, Jockey has implemented a programme that will see hawkers undertake a New Venture Creation learnership programme for one year in Durban. At an event recently hosted at the Garden Court South Beach,...

12 Jul 2016

Nominations for civil society activists' awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2016 CIVICUS Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards for civil society activists and organisations for excellence, innovation and risk-taking. Nominations close on 17 January 2016. There are four categories - Youth Activists, Individual Activists, Civil...

3 Dec 2015

Successful 1000 Drawings event

The night of 1000 Drawings, held on Thursday 19 November 2015, attracted 781 pre-booked tickets and an additional 1101 walk-ins. The event raised nearly R100,000 and broke the record for a crowdfunded art exhibition in Johannesburg. The organisers received and hung about 4000 pieces of A5...

25 Nov 2015

Making music and a difference for StreetSmart SA

StreetSmart South Africa, a NPO that works in partnership with restaurants to support the greater process of normalisation of street children, was the sole beneficiary of the sold out concert held in the University of Cape Town's Jameson Hall in celebration of Verdi's 202nd birthday. The...

26 Oct 2015

Bicycle donors go back to schools for maintenance, schoolbook deliveries

After donating 1,100 bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May respectively - Volkswagen South Africa together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a Kwa-Zulu Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road...

2 Sep 2015

Shout's track aims to raise funds for libraries

BBDO South Africa has teamed up with Shout SA to launch a track aimed at raising funds for libraries. The agency conceptualised and produced the Smile music video, which features a host of top local musicians, celebrities and influencers lending their talents to the new track. Together with...

1 Sep 2015

African supermodel to support Trace Foundation

The non-profit organisation, the Trace foundation, has partnered with African supermodel Joëlle Kayembe to provide sustainable youth development programmes to empower South Africa's youth. Its most current project involves 21 year olds Masego Mlangeni and Gugu Masilela from Tembisa, Johannesburg,...

7 Aug 2015

SMS a little hope to support outreach on HIV/AIDS, TB

HOPE Cape Town, located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch, is a non-profit organisation providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape. It has launched a national SMS donation campaign, calling on the public to...

12 Mar 2015

Giving to children instead of clients

In place of a year-end gift to the industry, Mediamark and its agency partners have donated shoes worth R32,000 to 300 underprivileged schoolchildren at the Livhuwani and Tsumbedzo primary schools in Meadowlands, Soweto for the first term of 2015. Mediamark asked agencies to support the effort...

4 Feb 2015

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

5 Nov 2014

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

13 Aug 2014

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