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Beautiful News partners with WaterBear to turn audiences into climate activists

In a new collaboration, Beautiful News and WaterBear are using the video-on-demand platform to empower people to play their part in safeguarding the planet. 23 Aug 2021 Read more


Bent, but never broken. South Africa's resilience emerges after turmoil



As civil unrest shook the country, it was everyday South Africans who united in solidarity to pick up the pieces, rebuild, and commit to a better future for all.
 28 Jul 2021 Read more


Why conservation needs positive storytelling

This International Day for Biological Diversity, we need to recognise ourselves as a part of the planet's story. Harnessing the power of positive storytelling, we are bridging the gap between us and the natural world to better preserve it.
 21 May 2021 Read more


Know your 'why'. It's how we build communities

While many of us may spend our lives chasing happiness, it's meaning that is worth pursuing. Finding our purpose can help us contribute to something beyond ourselves, and lead to positive change for others beyond basic needs.
 19 Mar 2021 Read more


What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationists

On the 10th annual World Pangolin Day, we have arrived at a unique turning point for the species. In light of the pangolin's possible role in the pandemic, we have been offered a lesson in conservation and an opportunity to restore our relationship with the natural world. 19 Feb 2021 Read more


Grit, resilience, and the creativity to overcome adversity

There are few things in life that are in our control. But while we face an uncertain year, we have the power to reclaim our agency and choose how we show up in our own lives. 29 Jan 2021 Read more


2020: A year of pain - and possibility

As the year draws to its long-awaited end, now is the time to find common ground and embrace hope for the future. 14 Dec 2020 Read more


Beautiful News celebrates 4 years of proving that good news sells

In four years, South Africa's fastest-growing positive news platform has become a global movement for social good. Through our stories, we are building communities, changing lives and delivering return on investment. 18 Nov 2020 Read more


Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground up

South Africa may be a food secure nation, but millions still face hunger every day. Feeding the country requires a fundamental transformation of our relationship with how we grow and consume food.
 16 Oct 2020 Read more


South Africa's legacy is our spirit of resilience

Heritage Day is a time for us to celebrate and acknowledge one another for our distinctive histories, cultures and traditions. It's also an opportunity to reaffirm a broader South African identity - one that is rooted in resilience.
 23 Sep 2020 Read more


Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forward

Gender-based violence plagues South Africa. It's a pernicious affliction that impacts us as individuals and a society. This Women's Day, we recognise the women who are combatting this epidemic. We must stand with them in our actions.
 7 Aug 2020 Read more


We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural world

If we are to have a future, we need to reframe our relationship with the earth. This World Nature Conservation Day, it's time to tell a new story about humanity. 28 Jul 2020 Read more


Youth are not the future. They are the now

It is the youth that are steering us forward with unwavering conviction. They are not willing to wait for change. They're leading in the present.
 15 Jun 2020 Read more


We are because of others

In the midst of a crisis, our first fears are for ourselves and our loved ones. But now more than ever is the time for us to build communities founded on a sense of interconnectedness. This International Day of Families, we are all one.
 15 May 2020 Read more


The South African spirit can never be contained

Freedom Day marks the momentous occasion all South Africans were given the right to vote, and the ability to choose a future for themselves. Today, the notion of freedom has taken on new meaning under lockdown. But while our movement may be limited for some time, our choices are not. 24 Apr 2020 Read more


Our health is our humanity

Human Rights Day is cause for celebration, a recognition of the progress South Africa has made. Our rights make us who we are. But as the spread of coronavirus shows, it is our right to health that is at the crux of everything. 23 Mar 2020 Read more


Preserve our languages, uphold diversity

Language is what makes us human. We are the stories we tell. But as languages worldwide are increasingly endangered, we risk losing the very thing that defines us. This International Mother Language Day, we recognise the South Africans upholding their identities. 20 Feb 2020 Read more


Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroom

2020 marks the second International Day of Education. In South African classrooms, a dire lack of resources is hindering growth. But everyday people are ensuring children never lose their love for learning. 22 Jan 2020 Read more


Celebrate the people making the most of life with HIV

South Africa has the most severe HIV epidemic in the world. This World AIDS Day, recognise the people who are raising awareness about HIV and AIDS, and celebrate their contributions to society. 29 Nov 2019 Read more


Meet the South Africans with a sustainable answer to our sanitation crisis

The lack of access to sanitation is a global emergency. We urgently need solutions that are safe for the people who use them and sustainable for the planet. 15 Nov 2019 Read more


Let's talk therapy. Together we can break the stigma around mental health

October is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means it's time to talk about a set of problems that afflict everyone in our society. Shifting the way we discuss emotional distress is an important first step towards healing as a nation. 10 Oct 2019 Read more


There is no South Africa without heritage

South Africa's diversity is reflected in our national heritage, which is as multifaceted and complex as our people. Heritage Day is a chance to share the things that make us unique, and to celebrate the stories that bring us together. 17 Sep 2019 Read more


What is Women's Day without equality?

Women's Day should be a time to reflect on how we can reach real equality - and to honour the women who are fighting to get there. 8 Aug 2019 Read more


We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacy

Honouring Mandela's memory means standing up for the values that he lived for. It means choosing accountability, and playing an active role in serving your community. 10 Jul 2019 Read more


No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leaders

Around the world, young leaders are taking their future into their own hands. From South Africa to Sweden, the youth of today are working to create a vision of tomorrow that is better than today. 10 Jun 2019 Read more


Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudice

As the world recognises the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we need to support the South Africans who are dismantling the idea that it's not African to be queer. 16 May 2019 Read more


25 years later: Freedom is a gift - and a responsibility

This year Freedom Day marks an important anniversary for South Africa. As we celebrate 25 years of democracy, it is incumbent on all of us to stay vigilant in protecting our right to freedom. 26 Apr 2019 Read more


Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its people

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remember who we are, where we come from, and celebrate the plethora of extraordinary South Africans who are driving change from the bottom up. 20 Mar 2019 Read more


The Queen of England honours Beautiful News founder

Adrian Steirn, founder of Beautiful News, honoured with the Commonwealth Points of Light award by the Queen of England 13 Mar 2019 Read more


Beautiful News achieves 1.6 billion in reach

How a positive news platform grew from a zero base to 600 thousand followers and 200 million views in two years 28 Feb 2019 Read more


Beautiful News South Africa celebrates a second year

Positive news platform creates 878 million opportunities for South Africans to inspire hope 21 Dec 2018 Read more


Top international award for founder of Beautiful News

Australian-born photographer and founder of Beautiful News and Ginkgo Agency Adrian Steirn has been selected as the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards, a global accolade recognising outstanding contributions in the fields of humanitarianism and ecology. 16 Nov 2018 Read more


Together, South Africans are beating breast cancer

Beautiful News shared the stories of people who have been diagnosed with, and are affected by breast cancer, this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each of their journeys highlighted the importance of early detection, and showed that support is available every step of the way. 22 Oct 2018 Read more


Beautiful News inspires throughout Women's Month

Digital platform continues to uplift and empower the women of South Africa. BEAUTIFUL NEWS, the positive news content platform created by Ginkgo Agency and made possible by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, celebrated Women's Month by showcasing a month of phenomenal women. 31 Aug 2018 Read more


Beautiful News South Africa - A Year in Review

The evolution of consumer to creators and disseminators of information means that creating connections and forming perceptions requires personal interaction. Rather than imposing communication on them, they expect brands to facilitate authentic connections and real experiences. 4 Jul 2017 Read more


Beautiful News South Africa - what South Africans love!

The creators of Beautiful News South Africa, Ginkgo Agency (Ginkgo) and the project sponsor, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa, released over 300 short-films in 12 months at 4.14pm daily, reflecting the untold stories, spirit and community of the South African people in an authentic way. 6 Feb 2017 Read more


Beautiful News launches across South Africa

Digital platform will deliver an inspiring story each day that reflects the goodness of the South African people. The creators of 21 Icons today launch a new platform, Beautiful News, dedicated to delivering inspiring and uplifting stories that celebrate the spirit and community of the South African people. 1 Nov 2016 Read more


Beautiful News demonstrates the power of collaboration and community

Through stories told in films and photographs, Beautiful News (www.beautifulnews.co.za) shares the selflessness, entrepreneurial courage, and kindness that brings South Africans together. These are stories that are positive, authentic and unique - a reflection of our people's remarkable and enduring nature. 13 Oct 2016 Read more