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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

How organisations can stay future fit
How organisations can stay future fitArticle

Even before Covid-19, businesses faced increasing pressure to focus on transformation, but after the disruptions of the last year, the pandemic has presented organisations with new challenges to adapt to...

23 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

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

Surviving as an NPO during a pandemic - why collaboration is king
Surviving as an NPO during a pandemic - why collaboration is kingArticle

A year has passed since South Africa went into a hard lockdown to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. The implications have been severe and will be felt for quite some time, NPOs know this better than most...

30 Mar 2021

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impact
HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impactArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is calling on all game-changing justice startups that want to grow their social impact and business...

29 Mar 2021

Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findings
Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findingsArticle

Join Brand South Africa on 17 March at 2pm and see how the South African identity and behavioural profile has changed over time...

Issued by Brand South Africa 17 Mar 2021

SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food production
SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food productionArticle

Global humanitarian development organisation, Inmed Partnerships for Children, has launched its first Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng...

8 Mar 2021

Applications for 2021 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards open
Applications for 2021 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards openArticle

Applications are open for the 2021 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards...

5 Mar 2021

UCT GSB MBA alumnus receives international recognition for social impact work
UCT GSB MBA alumnus receives international recognition for social impact workArticle

UCT GSB MBA alumnus Alforde Charumbira has been honoured in the AACSB's Influential Leaders challenge...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Feb 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

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

Food Lover's on the lookout for social enterprises to join supplier network
Food Lover's on the lookout for social enterprises to join supplier networkArticle

Food Lover's Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer's network as a supplier...

3 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

Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economy
Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economyArticle

Section 12J funds are playing a crucial role in the re-booting of South Africa's economy by creating employment opportunities and saving businesses, while at the same time facilitating significant tax benefits to investors...

13 Jan 2021

OxERA oxygen supply device
Innovation bridges oxygen supply gap for Covid-19 patientsArticle

A portable and cost-effective device that delivers consistently high levels of oxygen to Covid-19 patients and helps keep their lungs from collapsing has been approved by the Sahpra...

12 Jan 2021

Transforming plastic waste into Xmas decorations
Transforming plastic waste into Xmas decorationsArticle

Woolworths has partnered with social enterprise Essay Gifts, which has designed and produced Christmas baubles using the principles of a circular economy for plastics...

1 Dec 2020

Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2020 winners
Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2020 winnersArticle

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for their hard-work and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic...

27 Nov 2020

SA invests R10.7bn in corporate social investment during 2020
SA invests R10.7bn in corporate social investment during 2020Article

According to CSI consultancy Trialogue, South African companies spent an estimated R10.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2020 financial year...

26 Nov 2020

The "made it" stories are doing us a disservice
The "made it" stories are doing us a disserviceArticle

The founders of Amazi are determined to share the reality of what they've gone through to establish their organisation, a social enterprise founded to progress the economic inclusion of women, and how for a founding team of young, black women, a lot of their experience has been traumatic.

24 Nov 2020

Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal
Non-profit leaders face a stark new normalArticle

There is no easy Covid-19 pivoting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), which are facing enormous financial, human resources and technology issues...

Nazeema Mohamed 16 Nov 2020

Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space
Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office spaceArticle

Not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets has been gifted with more than a year of free office space...

13 Nov 2020

ECD: Building blocks for lifelong learning
ECD: Building blocks for lifelong learningArticle

South Africa has the goal of universal access to a full range of early childhood development (ECD) services in 10 years' time. To meet this target, we will need more than 100,000 additional early learning teachers and 40,000 new venues for three- to five-year-olds alone, say education experts...

12 Nov 2020

Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report
Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - reportArticle

Pan-African network for social investors African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) recently launched its inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa...

11 Nov 2020

UCT's Dr Jiska de Groot a co-recipient of the 2020 Newton Prize
UCT's Dr Jiska de Groot a co-recipient of the 2020 Newton PrizeArticle

A research team exploring renewable energy use in off-grid informal settlements in South Africa has won the Chair's Prize in the 2020 Newton Prize Awards...

10 Nov 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

Entrepreneurs tackle Covid-19 language challenges and job creation
Entrepreneurs tackle Covid-19 language challenges and job creationArticle

Two young entrepreneurs are doing their part to help alleviate South Africa's most pressing challenges: managing the Covid-19 pandemic in the country and the knock it has taken on the economy...

21 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in school
#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in schoolArticle

WATCH: To date, Palesa Pads has helped over 5,000 girls access affordable, eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads so they don't have to miss a day of school while on their period...

Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2020

Lumkani awarded EIC Horizon Prize
Lumkani awarded EIC Horizon PrizeArticle

Lumkani, one of five innovations that can make a big difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world, has won the EIC Horizon Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid...

2 Oct 2020

#Thankyoutotheworld initiative aims to help end poverty, seeks P&G, Unilever partnership
#Thankyoutotheworld initiative aims to help end poverty, seeks P&G, Unilever partnershipVideo

Australian consumer products company Thankyou, which is a social enterprise, has launched an initiative to help end extreme poverty and has invited P&G and Unilever to make and distribute its products across the globe. In an effort to get these companies on board, Thankyou is asking people globally to get involved and rally behind the campaign titled ’No Small Plan’ by using their social media channels and the hashtag #Thankyoutotheworld.

2 Oct 2020

Motshegwa More, senior associate consultant, IQBusiness
Impact investing and ubuntu: The potential to change South AfricaArticle

As South Africans, we are familiar with the term and concept of 'ubuntu' - which encapsulates humanity through the idea that we are who we are because of others, those who have come before us, and those who currently stand with us...

Motshegwa More 30 Sep 2020

Tractor Outdoor's advertising fund: Meet the SME heroes
Tractor Outdoor's advertising fund: Meet the SME heroesArticle

Future Champs - one of the beneficiaries of Tractor Outdoor's SME fund - is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO), social enterprise and affiliated network that uses the power of sport as its primary tool in engaging youth from disadvantaged communities...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 22 Sep 2020

Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalists
Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalistsArticle

The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year's Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27 October 2020...

17 Sep 2020

Challenger Type - The Missionary
Challenger Type - The MissionaryArticle

In an environment that indexes high on unemployment, poor education, gangsterism and drug abuse, hope can be hard to come by. For many, that's the reality of living in the Cape Flats in South Africa's Western Cape...

Issued by eatbigfish 15 Sep 2020

Achieving social change in South Africa during the 'great reset'
Achieving social change in South Africa during the 'great reset'Article

Futurists and market researchers are calling this pandemic the 'great reset' of our society and an opportunity to reimagine a different world...

Ashley Roman 3 Sep 2020

Applications open for SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme
Applications open for SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise ProgrammeArticle

The SAB Foundation is calling for entrepreneurs to apply to their annual Tholoana Enterprise Programme which aims to give entrepreneurs invaluable help and support...

2 Sep 2020

Santam Women of the Future Awards announces 2020 finalists
Santam Women of the Future Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

Finalists for the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

27 Aug 2020

New director wants UCT GSB to 'seize the opportunity to lead in Africa'
New director wants UCT GSB to 'seize the opportunity to lead in Africa'Article

Dr Catherine Duggan has been appointed as the new director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB)...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 14 Aug 2020

Image credit: FoodForward
FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisisArticle

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 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

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

Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19
Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19Article

Across Africa and in partnership with NGOs, Coca-Cola in Africa has been deploying a range of resources to support governments, communities and local economies in their urgent efforts to contain the spread and impact of the coronavirus since its outbreak on the continent...

19 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people
#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young peopleArticle

Musa Thomo is operations manager at Sparrow FET College, a social enterprise that specifically caters for the disenfranchised youth of South Africa...

Sindy Peters 12 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

SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge
SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation ChallengeArticle

The 12 winners of the inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge include South Africa's Use-It, an organisation that teaches young people how to manufacture innovative products out of waste...

29 May 2020

Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19
Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19Article

Over the last four decades, the world has evolved into a multi-facet and revolutionary change. The challenges and complexities facing organisations cannot be separated from broader international developments.

Deon Mbaile 25 May 2020

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pride Factor launches academy in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Pride Factor launches academy in lockdownArticle

Given the tough economic times, the Pride Factor Online Academy has launched with five courses, three of which will be available for free as long as learning institutions are closed...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2020

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