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Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communities
Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communitiesArticle

Tractor Outdoor recently partnered with Sunshine Cinema to host a free drive-in movie screening in Cape Town...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 1 day ago

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld Mbewu
Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld MbewuArticle

Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu...

19 Apr 2021

Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programme
Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programmeArticle

The Women of Music Business (Womb) is set to launch a new 'masterclass' training programme in partnership with Sony Music Africa. The training programme aims to support women working in the African music industry...

15 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industryArticle

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid world
The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid worldArticle

Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid...

Miranda Hosking, Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Apr 2021

WeThinkCode_ to launch Durban campus
WeThinkCode_ to launch Durban campusArticle

The WeThinkCode_ software programming training academy has announced it will be opening a campus in Durban this July...

3 Mar 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concreteArticle

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

Innovate Durban - Innovation Publication launch
Innovate Durban - Innovation Publication launchArticle

On 11 February 2021, Innovate Durban hosted the virtual launch of the second edition of the Innovation Publication...

Issued by Innovate Durban 12 Feb 2021

Finalists in Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards announced
Finalists in Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards announcedArticle

17 finalists will walk away with awards and grants up to the value of R1.3m. A total of R12.6m will be awarded...

22 Jan 2021

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SA
Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SAArticle

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) member firmly believes that shaping an entrepreneurial mindset starts at school level...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

PnP Clothing announces Gavin Rajah collab and Futurewear winners
PnP Clothing announces Gavin Rajah collab and Futurewear winnersArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing has launched its third limited-edition locally-produced collection, this time designed by the well-known Gavin Rajah...

24 Nov 2020

Why SA needs to adopt a culture of youth entrepreneurship
Why SA needs to adopt a culture of youth entrepreneurshipArticle

With economic disruption worldwide brought on by pandemic lockdowns, the future looks bleak for young job seekers unless a culture of entrepreneurship is encouraged and supported...

9 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: 'Sustainable innovation can build a better South Africa' - Lesley Williams
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: 'Sustainable innovation can build a better South Africa' - Lesley WilliamsArticle

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Lesley Williams at the Alinea Innovation Master Class to find out South African businesses can use innovation to become more resilient and sustainable...

30 Oct 2020

Impact assessment adds meaning to social interventions
Impact assessment adds meaning to social interventionsArticle

As consumers become more socially conscious, businesses around the world have increasingly taken up the call to address social issues...

Bridgit Evans 22 Oct 2020

E&T Minerals puts communities first
E&T Minerals puts communities firstArticle

E&T Minerals has been a driver of employment growth and community development during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by E&T Minerals 21 Oct 2020

5 tips to pitch your small business
5 tips to pitch your small businessArticle

September is not only popular due to warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere, but it also means small businesses are stocking up on seasonal essentials...

Viresh Harduth 11 Sep 2020

Call for entries for the 4th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards opens
Call for entries for the 4th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards opensArticle

The Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Now in its fourth year, the awards celebrate extraordinary women who push boundaries and excel in their respective fields...

Issued by Gagasi FM 6 Aug 2020

[WATCH]: Tips on creating a sustainable business
[WATCH]: Tips on creating a sustainable businessArticle

Recent years have seen a rise in sustainable business practices as people become increasingly aware of their impact on the planet...

3 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter future
#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter futureArticle

Melun Jeptha noticed two empty plots of land that were being used as dumping grounds and decided to do something about it...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jul 2020

Commercial success and empathy can work together
Commercial success and empathy can work togetherArticle

Design that incorporates empathy and compassion has been gaining momentum for a number of years, with the focus of design increasingly shifting towards solving social issues...

30 Jun 2020

#BizUnity: Small businesses doing big things during lockdown
#BizUnity: Small businesses doing big things during lockdownArticle

South Africa is into the third month of lockdown and many entrepreneurs still don't know if they will be able to reopen their businesses when the lockdown is over. However, this hasn't stopped them from opening their hearts and wallets to those in need.

Terrena Rathanlall 29 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Education and technology are not two separate things
#LockdownLessons: Education and technology are not two separate thingsArticle

Rebecca Pretorius, Country Manager at Crimson Education, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 29 May 2020

A healthcare worker collecting a swab for a Covid-19 test from a community member. AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus pandemic holds lessons for South Africa's universal healthcare plansArticle

The National Health Insurance (NHI) has become an idealistic concept known as "imaginary". It's become the idea onto which all South Africa's aspirations for healthcare have been projected...

Steve Reid 18 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020
#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020Article

Africa's entrepreneurship rate is the highest in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), 22 % of Africa's working age population segment are starting their own businesses...

Melissa Mbazo 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem
#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystemArticle

Inspired by nature and the ecosystem, Tebogo Bathebeng founded Montsho Sustainable Project with the aim to create long term natural growth solutions for communities and businesses...

Evan-Lee Courie 7 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformation
#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformationArticle

While skills development and policymaking play a vital role in long term transformation efforts, youth entrepreneurship serves as a viable way to achieve tangible impact on a local, national and even continental scale...

Melissa Mbazo 30 Apr 2020

The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed
The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployedArticle

The Clothing Bank has for the past decade provided more than 3,000 women in South Africa with the opportunity to achieve financial independence through reselling clothes...

17 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting CodeArticle

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

EdTech entrepreneurs - apply to be Wise
EdTech entrepreneurs - apply to be WiseArticle

The Qatar Foundation is calling on social entrepreneurs who are looking to change the future of education to apply for the latest intake of Wise Accelerator initiative...

4 Mar 2020

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

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

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areas
MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areasArticle

MyBiznezz Pitch is an initiative founded by Karabo Sekgale and Lerato Mathye and aims at encouraging entrepreneurship in the rural areas in Bolobedu, Limpopo...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Sven Wolf, founder of full-service marketing agency, Black Wolf Agency.
#StartupStory: Black Wolf AgencyArticle

Black Wolf Media has just completed their third year in business and founder, Sven Wolf tells us more about how they plan to expand their business and service offerings...

Juanita Pienaar 26 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride FactorArticle

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

Enter SAB Foundation's Social Innovation Awards 2020
Enter SAB Foundation's Social Innovation Awards 2020Article

Applications for the 10th annual SAB Foundation's Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards will open on 24 February 2020...

17 Feb 2020

Ncedo Ludada is improving the lives of the disabled
Ncedo Ludada is improving the lives of the disabledArticle

Disabled people living in rural areas do not have easy access to prosthetics compared to their counterparts living in urban areas...

Terrena Rathanlall 4 Feb 2020

Generational conflict in family businesses
Generational conflict in family businessesArticle

Family businesses contribute 6% to the South African economy and are the largest employers...

27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Startups can play a role in social change
#BizTrends2020: Startups can play a role in social changeArticle

What role can tech startups play in helping to solve the unemployment crisis? The short answer is: in a greater capacity than you'd think...

Eugene Coetzee 17 Jan 2020

Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019
Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019Article

The rise of social entrepreneurship is a topic that either excites you - or one you glance over because of a failure to understand its role and socioeconomic impact. Either way, we're here to provide some insights based on our experience at the Social Enterprise World Forum.

Jennifer Beason, Delia Sieff, Ansophie Strydom 2 Jan 2020

5 Lessons from an entrepreneur
5 Lessons from an entrepreneurArticle

Athabile Jojo, CEO of Diversity Empowerment, shares what the 2019 downturn taught him and his hopes for growth in 2020...

Athabile Jojo 13 Dec 2019

IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-waste
IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-wasteArticle

Cracked mobile phones, leaking batteries, broken kitchen appliances, obsolete televisions...the twisted cords of toxic electronic waste are strangling South Africans. Seeing the danger, a North West entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands...

Rebekah Funk 11 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities
#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilitiesArticle

Portia Mavhungo understands the loss of independence and dignity people face when they are permanently wheelchair-bound...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyres
#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyresArticle

In an effort to decrease the impact of waste tyres on the environment, Mzokhona Maxase developed tyre shine and shoe polish, which uses a waste by-product of the tyre recycling process known as char...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SAArticle

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system
#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food systemArticle

A group of social entrepreneurs just emerged from the first Oribi Village Food System Incubation Programme...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met Katryn
#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met KatrynArticle

Koffie Met Katryn is an events initiative that aims to inspire and motivate women of all ages, races and religion, to follow their dreams and aspirations, all in a safe space...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The project creating chicken feed for the circular economy
#EntrepreneurMonth: The project creating chicken feed for the circular economyArticle

Tebogo Bathebeng is the founder of the Montsho Sustainable Project, which harvests Black Soldier fly larvae to produce chicken feed.

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Nov 2019

7-year-old social entrepreneur brings hope to Mzansi
7-year-old social entrepreneur brings hope to MzansiArticle

Prince Mashawana, aged seven years old, has created a compelling new superhero - SuperMash...

15 Nov 2019

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