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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reimagining a new future
Reimagining a new futureArticle

It is now clear from the world's collective experiences and expectations of the future that it will be about restructuring the economic, environmental and social order in which business, government and society operates...

Issued by Next Generation 21 Apr 2020

3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sector
3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sectorArticle

South Africa has a strong and vibrant non-profit sector, yet non-profit organisations (NPOs) are not making quite as much of a dent in the many socioeconomic challenges facing our country as expected...

Bianca Lima-Boekhoud 9 Mar 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

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights
#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insightsArticle

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 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

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?
#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?Article

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

Cathy Smith 19 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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the goArticle

We know that when it comes to your health information, you need your data on hand, as well as that of the ones you love...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Oct 2019

Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talent
Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talentArticle

A major talking point at the recent Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 (SEWF) was the critical role social enterprises play in addressing many of the world's socio-economic challenges...

30 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiencesArticle

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

Frances Ahene-Affoh.
Growing digital literacy in AfricaArticle

Meet the Ghanaian social enterprise driving digital literacy in one of Africa's fastest-growing economies...

22 Oct 2019

FNB supports social enterprises
FNB supports social enterprisesArticle

In line with its broader strategy of support for South African SMEs, FNB recently distributed over R17 million in grant funding...

4 Oct 2019

I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impaired
I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impairedArticle

Every September, Deaf Awareness Month aims to highlight hearing-impaired people, the challenges they face and the accomplishments they have achieved...

20 Sep 2019

SAP Innovation Day, Ghana.
Ghana aims to be an innovation leader in AfricaArticle

SAP Innovation Day shines spotlight on public-private partnership in Ghana's rise to innovation leader...

5 Jun 2019

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entryArticle

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?
Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?Article

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Apr 2019

The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship
The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurshipArticle

There are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has arisen this area of entrepreneurship...

Silvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth 13 Mar 2019

Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value. wk1003mike/Shutterstock
Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investmentsArticle

There's no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry - but it's not evenly distributed...

Suzette Viviers & Stephen McCallum 27 Feb 2019

Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schools
Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schoolsArticle

Can schools, on their own, see to the cognitive and psycho-social development of all our children?...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?Article

I was discussing a unique and rather exciting senior management vacancy with a candidate we'd headhunted when he blurted out the following...

Dela Atubra 18 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from GoogleArticle

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

3 Dec 2018

How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?
How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?Article

Rachael Millson, African Partnerships Director, Social Enterprise Academy South Africa, looks at how corporates can support the rapidly growing social enterprise sector in South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2018

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark
#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their markArticle

Founded in 2009 by international volunteers Tom Walsh, Philippa (Pip) Wheaton and Kathryn Maunders, enke enables young South Africans who are passionate about driving social change to become the masters of their own destiny and make their mark.

Sindy Peters 25 Oct 2018

Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond
Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bondArticle

Social impact bonds are ideally suited to emerging markets and have the potential to reduce costs and improve service delivery say experts from the UCT GSB Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Oct 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChangeArticle

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018
Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018Article

This is a call for all entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative business ideas...

23 Aug 2018

The building blocks required for a bright digital future
The building blocks required for a bright digital futureArticle

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But...

Paige dos Santos 14 Aug 2018

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