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#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Carla Enslin - Vega School
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Carla Enslin - Vega SchoolArticle

As someone who not only works in brand strategy and business development but teaches it too, the Vega School's Dr Carla Enslin holds a wealth of theoretical knowledge to match her practical experience...

Shan Radcliffe 3 hours ago

Public arts festival (Un)Infecting the City to take place May and June
Public arts festival (Un)Infecting the City to take place May and JuneArticle

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) will present Infecting the City, which has been renamed (Un)Infecting the City for this year, during May and June 2021.

4 May 2021

African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperity
African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperityArticle

A new study covering 11 African countries shows that most have a sovereign wealth fund or are in the process of establishing one...

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

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA
Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SAArticle

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Bigger Than Me partners with Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our Stories
Bigger Than Me partners with Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our StoriesArticle

Bigger Than Me, Box Smart Media and Hashtag Our Stories have partnered together to educate local brands on how to authentically connect with their audience with social impact marketing...

16 Apr 2021

CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 production
CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 productionArticle

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration South Africa (CRDC SA) has won a Dow Business Impact Fund Award worth $100,000...

15 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, ZutariArticle

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Entries now open for WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021
Entries now open for WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021Article

Entries are open for the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021, with this year's ceremony including a series of Global Awards for the first time...

9 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetings
How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetingsArticle

No matter the industry or the country in which they operate, companies are becoming increasingly conscious of the vulnerable and marginalised, turning their attention to support social causes...

Tim Cordon 31 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

Nation Builder to launch new impact management reporting guideline for social impact sector
Nation Builder to launch new impact management reporting guideline for social impact sectorArticle

Nation Builder plans to launch a free standardised impact management reporting guideline with the aim of helping non-profit organisations (NPOs) and social investors align better and measure the impact of their efforts and investments more effectively...

16 Mar 2021

3 key challenges women entrepreneurs face
3 key challenges women entrepreneurs faceArticle

South Africa needs more women entrepreneurs and business owners to help tackle local unemployment, breathe innovation into lacklustre sectors, and help drive economic recovery in the country...

Divya Vasant 15 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Forbes Woman Africa Award winners
All the 2021 Forbes Woman Africa Award winnersArticle

The 6th annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit honoured some of the continent's most impactful women...

10 Mar 2021

Thought leaders headline Basa Assembly
Thought leaders headline Basa AssemblyArticle

Business and Arts South Africa's (Basa) Assembly, partnered by the British Council, is a programme of hybrid live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, set to go live to the public on 25 and 26 March 2021...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 9 Mar 2021

A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19
A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19Article

Team Mahali recently won first prize in the City of Cape Town and the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) design competition...

5 Mar 2021

TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaign
TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaignArticle

In support of World Wildlife Day, TikTok is offering its global communities a fresh, immersive and edu-taining 24-hour wildlife safari sightings experience via TikTok Live, allowing users to express their creativity while increasing knowledge on wildlife protection...

4 Mar 2021

The newest addition to the Gordon Institute of Business Science, plans on making a big difference across Africa
The newest addition to the Gordon Institute of Business Science, plans on making a big difference across AfricaArticle

With the eruption of the pandemic, the fault lines in our economic system have become all too apparent. A new collaborative model would need to be fostered between the public, private and civic sectors across Africa to deploy capital directly towards primary markets, thereby re-establishing the primary function of linking capital to means of production, labour and technology...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 1 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

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate changeArticle

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m
Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350mArticle

Hlayisani Growth Fund (HGF) has announced its first close at R350m to invest into high-growth, high-impact businesses...

23 Feb 2021

Inoxico enables sustainable business growth
Inoxico enables sustainable business growthArticle

The Vumela Fund is excited to announce an equity investment into Inoxico, enabling the company to continue establishing itself as a commercial credit risk tech provider...

Issued by Edge Growth 23 Feb 2021

Consumers are changing and so are their choices
Consumers are changing and so are their choicesArticle

Today's consumers expect more from the brands they support and the demand for environmentally-friendly trade is on the increase...

Greg Viljoen 15 Feb 2021

NPOs invited to support local food garden projects
NPOs invited to support local food garden projectsArticle

The City of Cape Town's Urban Management Directorate is inviting applications from suitable not-for-profit organisations to apply for grant funding to implement a food garden project in partnership with the City.

11 Feb 2021

Impala donates additional ventilators to Rustenburg communities
Impala donates additional ventilators to Rustenburg communitiesArticle

The ventilators will be placed in the Department of Health's Job Shimankana Tabane and Moses Kotane Hospitals...

11 Feb 2021

SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is key
SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is keyArticle

Small and medium enterprises (SME) owners across the country gave a unified sigh of relief, as certain lockdown restrictions were eased in South Africa earlier this month...

10 Feb 2021

How Covid-19 could transform non-profit organisations
How Covid-19 could transform non-profit organisationsArticle

Covid-19 has been disruptive to non-profit organisations that are, in many cases, already operating on a shoestring...

Brent McKnight and Julie Gouweloos 1 Feb 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintechArticle

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response
Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency responseArticle

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

25 Jan 2021

Investment plays a role in SME survival and recovery
Investment plays a role in SME survival and recoveryArticle

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic proved that small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the South African economy...

21 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: African demands for post-Covid healthcare align impact with investor opportunity in 2021Article

The Covid-19 emergency has focused minds on the urgent need for improved healthcare across Africa, aligning unprecedented opportunity for positive social impact with competitive returns...

Jason Mitchell 11 Jan 2021

Kuhle Mnisi, operator investor, Secha Capital
#BizTrends2021: 4 strategies to rethink investing in SMEsArticle

Last year proved that SMEs are the backbone of the South African economy. Yet, existing debt, lack of cash reserves, outdated financials, and an inability to operate during the national lockdown, forced almost half of South African small businesses to shut down...

Kuhle Mnisi 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability is key for social investment in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability is key for social investment in 2021Article

Every year around this time, I write a blog that looks at the trends in the social investment space for the coming year. This year, that's a real challenge: in a world turned upside down by Covid-19...

Keri-Leigh Paschal 6 Jan 2021

Africa Teen Geeks launches free coding and robotics holiday programme for kids
Africa Teen Geeks launches free coding and robotics holiday programme for kidsArticle

In partnership with Apodytes and Unicef South Africa, Africa Teen Geeks is running a free holiday coding and robotics classes from 4 to 22 January 2021. Classes will be conducted virtually in Zoom, the Ms Zora platform and YouTube...

Issued by Africa Teen Geeks 4 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed
#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changedArticle

For those of us who work in the travel industry, we know that travel as we knew and loved it, is over. As consumers grapple with uncertainty during this time, their purchasing behaviour has become more erratic and quite frankly almost impossible to predict...

Natalia Rosa 21 Dec 2020

Nigel Beck, executive head, sustainable finance, Standard Bank Group
ESG investment can help Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Covid-19 has hindered Africa's growth, demanding new approaches to economic development, and raising the focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues...

Nigel Beck 7 Dec 2020

Board committees in property associations - the legal side of social, ethics committees
Board committees in property associations - the legal side of social, ethics committeesArticle

The duties of directors of property development-related associations have at times been an uncertain area of law...

Francois Schoeman 7 Dec 2020

SAICE inaugurates Vishal Krishandutt as its 118th president
SAICE inaugurates Vishal Krishandutt as its 118th presidentArticle

Vishal Krishandutt was recently inaugurated as the South African Institution of Civil Engineering's (SAICE) 118th president...

4 Dec 2020

Small Business Academy opens its doors to Stellenbosch locals in 2021
Small Business Academy opens its doors to Stellenbosch locals in 2021Article

In 2021, the University of Stellenbosch Business School's Small Business Academy (SBA) Development Programme will be available for the first time to small business owners in Stellenbosch...

25 Nov 2020

The ethics of AI and Black Friday
The ethics of AI and Black FridayArticle

With Black Friday moving online this year, it's vital that companies introducing AI to their business remain fair, accountable and transparent...

Dries Cronje 24 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

Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansion
Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansionArticle

Yebo Fresh, a Cape Town-based online retailer that delivers groceries to communities and organisations in the area, is gearing up for further expansion with Series A funding...

18 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

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WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogueArticle

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

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

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