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Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale House
Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale HouseArticle

Located in Johannesburg's Hillbrow, the Florence Nightingale House was officially abandoned in 2016 and thereafter fell into decay...

22 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications
#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse CommunicationsArticle

This week I chat to Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 has prompted an unprecedented global giving culture
How Covid-19 has prompted an unprecedented global giving cultureArticle

Covid-19 has laid bare the social divide. It's also prompted an unprecedented global giving culture, says Neptal Khoza, head: corporate social investment at Capitec Bank...

17 Mar 2021

Empowerment Capital closes almost R200m in 18 months
Empowerment Capital closes almost R200m in 18 monthsArticle

Although investment activity was subdued across the board in 2020, it was an extraordinary deal making year for South African venture capital firm, Empowerment Capital Investment Partners...

12 Feb 2021

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it right
An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightArticle

For the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, progress in education and enterprise development is the most direct means of improving the quality of life for South Africa's people and advancing the foundation's purpose to develop an inclusive and empowered society...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 11 Feb 2021

Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economy
Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economyArticle

Renier de Wit of Gaia and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd discusses the ins and outs of the fund's investment approach, its underlying assets, and the importance of this tax-deductive dispensation...

21 Dec 2020

Litter4Tokens founder awarded 2 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Litter4Tokens founder awarded 2 Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessArticle

Clare Swithenbank-Bowman, founder of the non-profit organisation (NPO) Litter4Tokens, was awarded recently with two international Stevie Awards for Women in Business...

15 Dec 2020

CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourism
CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourismArticle

This campaign highlights that the Mother City is diverse, inexpensive and suited to all travellers...

10 Nov 2020

5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagement
5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagementArticle

Why you should consider transitioning your audience engagement and management to your own private platform...

Issued by Fabrik 13 Oct 2020

Katherine Persson, Mamoso May, Hlengiwe Radebe and Wendy Parsons
#WomensMonth: Grab the opportunities of a new industryArticle

The renewable energy field is relatively young and presents great opportunities for women to take up spaces in numerous roles within the industry - from development to technical and even operations management...

31 Aug 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

#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

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the worldArticle

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformation
#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformationArticle

Non-profits play a key role in filling the gaps of government shortfalls with regard to social services for citizens...

Onyi Nwaneri 6 Jan 2020

Giving and receiving - Creating shared value through CSI
Giving and receiving - Creating shared value through CSIArticle

During this wonderful season of goodwill and giving, let us also take the time to celebrate how far South Africa has grown in developing an impact-focused and sustainable Corporate Social Investment (CSI) sector...

Issued by Nation Builder 10 Dec 2019

All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winners
All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winnersArticle

The winners of the inaugural the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLIP) STOMP Awards were announced this week at the CLIP Innovation Conference...

6 Dec 2019

A beginner's guide to positive social impact
A beginner's guide to positive social impactArticle

Let's talk about social impact. Businesses often don't know where to start when designing and implementing a strategy. They know they want to do good, but how should they go about it?..

Keri-Leigh Paschal, Issued by Nation Builder 5 Nov 2019

Shabbir Norath is head: advisory of corporate finance at Nedbank CIB
SA Inc. Turning off the wait-and-see mentalityArticle

The exodus of foreign capital started as a trickle in 2016 and has become an unequivocal deluge. When it comes to the reasons why foreign capital inflows into SA have all but dried up in recent years, everyone has a theory...

Shabbir Norath 14 Oct 2019

Paratus boosts computer lab at Zambian school
Paratus boosts computer lab at Zambian schoolArticle

Paratus Zambia has agreed to refurbish the computer lab at Musonda Community School in Kitwe, Zambia...

10 Oct 2019

Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social change
Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social changeArticle

Improving the quality of education in South Africa lies at the heart of breaking the cycle of poverty, but our education system is in crisis and puts sustainable socio-economic development at risk...

Issued by Coronation 8 Oct 2019

How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI
How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSIArticle

A finalist for the 2019 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award, Vollar has been making waves on the social enterprise scene since its inception. The new digital currency, as its name suggests, comes with an interesting twist...

Sindy Peters 23 Sep 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

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Support programmes to assist land reform beneficiariesArticle

Deputy President David Mabuza says government offers support programmes for beneficiaries of land reform to ensure that they use their newly-acquired land productively...

12 Sep 2019

Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism ConferenceArticle

Encouraging local travellers to overnight in the Cape Winelands is one effective way of boosting tourism income while at the same time promoting responsible drinking, believes Marisah Nieuwoudt...

Issued by August Collective 29 Aug 2019

Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leaders
Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leadersArticle

The Table Mountain Fund, an associated trust of WWF-South Africa has, since 1998, focused on protecting the Cape Floristic Region...

21 Aug 2019

SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial management
SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial managementArticle

Over 240 small and disadvantaged South African poultry farmers have learned new business and financial management skills in a series of workshops by the World Poultry Foundation...

2 Aug 2019

2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enter
2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enterArticle

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of seasoned critics, winemakers and sommeliers. Entries should be delivered to Villiera in Stellenbosch between 15 and 18 July 2019. Winners will be announced on 30 August 2019...

19 Jun 2019

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Scientists to explore how ecological infrastructure investment can boost climate resilienceArticle

Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods...

30 Apr 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand Awards
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand AwardsArticle

The introduction of the first ever Green Stand Awards at Africa's at this year's Africa Travel Indaba ties into South African Tourism's promotion of responsible tourism...

19 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top
#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the topArticle

$12 trillion - that is the value in additional global GDP that remains locked behind the gender gap...

Haidi Nossair 14 Mar 2019

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity
Samsung joins forces with Habitat for HumanityArticle

Showing commitment to community upliftment, Samsung South Africa partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa...

14 Nov 2018

Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacy
Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacyArticle

In the past three years through the Rally to Read initiative over 2,900 learners and 86 educators have benefitted from Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

9 Nov 2018

Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activities
Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activitiesArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux to the South African National Parks in an effort to curb rhino poaching in South Africa...

23 Oct 2018

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SAArticle

Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

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Marico listed as UNESCO biosphere reserveArticle

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has welcomed the listing of Marico as a biosphere reserve...

26 Jul 2018

Private Property restoring rights through title deeds
Private Property restoring rights through title deedsArticle

Private Property, together with the Khaya Lam Land Reform Project, will be giving away 30 title deeds on Wednesday, 11 July, to 30 families in Ngwathe, Parys...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 9 Jul 2018

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flightArticle

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

Sindy Peters 3 Jul 2018

Agri's Got Talent announces Top 10 finalists for 2018
Agri's Got Talent announces Top 10 finalists for 2018Article

The Agri's Got Talent team will be visiting the ten finalists during the month of July in preparation for the competition which culminates in a gala evening on 3 August 2018...

25 Jun 2018

Mike Peo, head of infrastructure, telecoms & energy: Nedbank
Renewable projects show value of PPPs in economic growthArticle

When 27 REIPPP were signed recently, it caused a wave of positive sentiment about South Africa's commitment to establishing a viable, low-cost, sustainable energy mix.

Mike Peo 20 Jun 2018

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What's in store for the 2018 Chenin Blanc Top 10Article

The Chenin Blanc Association has announced that entries for the 2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge are now officially open. South African winemakers may submit any style as long as...

29 May 2018

People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth
People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youthArticle

In recent years, Japan's economic partnership with African countries has grown significantly, with its investment often accompanied by social upliftment and development initiatives...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 15 May 2018

2019 bursaries for aspiring chartered accountants up for grabs
2019 bursaries for aspiring chartered accountants up for grabsArticle

Applications for one of 300 Thuthuka bursaries are open for those matriculants looking to start their university studies in 2019 to become a chartered accountant [CA(SA)]...

26 Apr 2018

Cindy Nell-Roberts launches foundation focusing on female empowerment
Cindy Nell-Roberts launches foundation focusing on female empowermentArticle

Female empowerment and community development NGO Women4Women is the latest brainchild of former Miss South Africa and local businesswomen Cindy Nell-Roberts...

17 Apr 2018

A South African roadmap to premium electric mobility
A South African roadmap to premium electric mobilityArticle

South Africa can do more to create market access and deliver on an operating environment which makes for good business...

Trevor Hill 16 Apr 2018

Local youth to benefit as Sappi launches skills centre in Umkomaas
Local youth to benefit as Sappi launches skills centre in UmkomaasArticle

Sappi is investing in a skills centre that focuses on empowering the Umkomaas community with skills that will enable them to seek meaningful employment or create small enterprises...

Issued by Sappi 14 Feb 2018

SA's Brownie Points helps corporates streamline their CSR
SA's Brownie Points helps corporates streamline their CSRArticle

South African startup Brownie Points is helping corporate businesses streamline their CSR processes by providing a digital platform that helps them design, run and measure impact initiatives...

Tom Jackson 1 Feb 2018

SA Competition Tribunal approves acquisition of maize milling companies
SA Competition Tribunal approves acquisition of maize milling companiesArticle

The acquisitions of two maize milling companies by a consortium comprising DH Brothers Industries trading as Willowton Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Africa has been approved...

14 Dec 2017

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