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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 2 days ago

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

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

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

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

Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent
Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talentArticle

The Chivas Venture platform is returning to SA with a new format launching in collaboration with streetwear personality and Grade Africa founder Zaid Osman...

4 Mar 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

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

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

#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyond
#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

Popularised by the US Army as a result of the extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the acronym VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - was widely used to refer to our pre-Covid world... Then the pandemic hit...

Faeeza Khan 4 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

Telkom FutureMakers launches innovation incubator for township entrepreneurs
Telkom FutureMakers launches innovation incubator for township entrepreneursArticle

Telkom is looking for 15 budding entrepreneurs who are based in Soweto and using technology to solve a problem in their communities...

24 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

UK-SA Tech Hub launches Coding Moms, a training programme for mothers
UK-SA Tech Hub launches Coding Moms, a training programme for mothersArticle

Coding Moms is a programme aimed at providing mothers and women from marginalised areas, including those who may have suffered gender-based violence, with basic digital skills...

11 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

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 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

#BehindtheMask with... Ntsiki Mkhize, founder of MentHer
#BehindtheMask with... Ntsiki Mkhize, founder of MentHerArticle

This week, we go behind the mask with Ntsiki Mkhize, founder and chief social entrepreneur at MentHer, who recently took part in Liberty's Blue Table Sessions where she shared her financial and entrepreneurial journey...

Jessica Tennant 28 Sep 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

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

#WomensMonth: Professor Bridgette Gasa, newly elected chair of Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
#WomensMonth: Professor Bridgette Gasa, newly elected chair of Allan Gray Orbis FoundationArticle

This Women's Month, Professor Bridgette Gasa, newly elected chair of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, shares insights into how the foundation is contributing to an equitable South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 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

ChangeMakersHub invites businesses to join its Mandela Day initiative
ChangeMakersHub invites businesses to join its Mandela Day initiativeArticle

As part of its Mandela Day initiative, tech-enabled, non-profit organisation ChangeMakersHub is inviting 30 businesses to donate R5,000 each...

13 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

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

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

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: 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

Blue Label Telecoms launches new non-profit organisation
Blue Label Telecoms launches new non-profit organisationArticle

JSE-listed mobile technology group Blue Label Telecoms has launched a new non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to partner with social entrepreneurs and other NPOs...

28 Feb 2020

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