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Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forward
Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forwardArticle

Gender-based violence plagues South Africa. It's a pernicious affliction that impacts us as individuals and a society. This Women's Day, we recognise the women who are combatting this epidemic...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 2 days ago

We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural world
We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural worldArticle

If we are to have a future, we need to reframe our relationship with the earth. This World Nature Conservation Day, it's time to tell a new story about humanity...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 28 Jul 2020

Youth are not the future. They are the now
Youth are not the future. They are the nowArticle

It is the youth that are steering us forward with unwavering conviction. They are not willing to wait for change. They're leading in the present...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 Jun 2020

We are because of others
We are because of othersArticle

In the midst of a crisis, our first fears are for ourselves and our loved ones. But now more than ever is the time for us to build communities founded on a sense of interconnectedness. This International Day of Families, we are all one...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 May 2020

The South African spirit can never be contained
The South African spirit can never be containedArticle

Freedom Day marks the momentous occasion all South Africans were given the right to vote, and the ability to choose a future for themselves. Today, the notion of freedom has taken on new meaning under lockdown...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 24 Apr 2020

Our health is our humanity
Our health is our humanityArticle

Human Rights Day is cause for celebration, a recognition of the progress South Africa has made. Our rights make us who we are. But as the spread of coronavirus shows, it is our right to health that is at the crux of everything...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 23 Mar 2020

Preserve our languages, uphold diversity
Preserve our languages, uphold diversityArticle

Language is what makes us human. We are the stories we tell. But as languages worldwide are increasingly endangered, we risk losing the very thing that defines us...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 20 Feb 2020

Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroom
Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroomArticle

2020 marks the second International Day of Education. In South African classrooms, a dire lack of resources is hindering growth. But everyday people are ensuring children never lose their love for learning...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 22 Jan 2020

Celebrate the people making the most of life with HIV
Celebrate the people making the most of life with HIVArticle

South Africa has the most severe HIV epidemic in the world...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 29 Nov 2019

Meet the South Africans with a sustainable answer to our sanitation crisis
Meet the South Africans with a sustainable answer to our sanitation crisisArticle

The lack of access to sanitation is a global emergency. We urgently need solutions that are safe for the people who use them and sustainable for the planet...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 Nov 2019

Let's talk therapy. Together we can break the stigma around mental health
Let's talk therapy. Together we can break the stigma around mental healthArticle

October is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means it's time to talk about a set of problems that afflict everyone in our society. Shifting the way we discuss emotional distress is an important first step towards healing as a nation...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Oct 2019

There is no South Africa without heritage
There is no South Africa without heritageArticle

South Africa's diversity is reflected in our national heritage, which is as multifaceted and complex as our people...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 17 Sep 2019

What is Women's Day without equality?
What is Women's Day without equality?Article

Women's Day should be a time to reflect on how we can reach real equality - and to honour the women who are fighting to get there...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 8 Aug 2019

We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacy
We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacyArticle

Honouring Mandela's memory means standing up for the values that he lived for. It means choosing accountability, and playing an active role in serving your community...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Jul 2019

No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leaders
No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leadersArticle

Around the world, young leaders are taking their future into their own hands. From South Africa to Sweden, the youth of today are working to create a vision of tomorrow that is better than today...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Jun 2019

Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudice
Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudiceArticle

As the world recognises the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we need to support the South Africans who are dismantling the idea that it's not African to be queer...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 May 2019

25 years later: Freedom is a gift - and a responsibility
25 years later: Freedom is a gift - and a responsibilityArticle

This year Freedom Day marks an important anniversary for South Africa. As we celebrate 25 years of democracy, it is incumbent on all of us to stay vigilant in protecting our right to freedom...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 26 Apr 2019

Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its people
Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its peopleArticle

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remember who we are, where we come from, and celebrate the plethora of extraordinary South Africans who are driving change from the bottom up...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 20 Mar 2019

The Queen of England honours Beautiful News founder
The Queen of England honours Beautiful News founderArticle

Adrian Steirn, founder of Beautiful News, has been honoured with the Commonwealth Points of Light award by the Queen of England...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 13 Mar 2019

Beautiful News achieves 1.6 billion in reach
Beautiful News achieves 1.6 billion in reachArticle

Positive stories matter. There's no more tangible proof of this than Beautiful News - a groundbreaking content platform that releases positive stories about South Africa every day of the year...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 28 Feb 2019

Beautiful News South Africa celebrates a second year
Beautiful News South Africa celebrates a second yearArticle

As a counter-narrative to negative press, Beautiful News shares stories of positivity and inspiration - a celebration of the diversity of voices that represent the best of our nation...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 21 Dec 2018

SA photographer snaps up top international conservation award
SA photographer snaps up top international conservation awardArticle

Adrian Steirn is the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards...

20 Nov 2018

Top international award for founder of Beautiful News
Top international award for founder of Beautiful NewsArticle

Australian-born photographer and founder of Beautiful News and Ginkgo Agency Adrian Steirn has been selected as the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards, a global accolade recognising outstanding contributions in the fields of humanitarianism and ecology...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 Nov 2018

Together, South Africans are beating breast cancer
Together, South Africans are beating breast cancerArticle

Beautiful News shared the stories of people who have been diagnosed with, and are affected by breast cancer, this Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 22 Oct 2018

Grapevine chosen to represent Beautiful News, a showcase of South Africa's positive stories
Grapevine chosen to represent Beautiful News, a showcase of South Africa's positive storiesArticle

The creators of 21 Icons South Africa, Ginkgo Agency, has appointed Grapevine Communications to launch its digital platform, Beautiful News, that delivers an inspiring story each day that reflects the goodness of South Africa's people...

Issued by Grapevine Communications 20 Apr 2017

Scenes from Beautiful News.
Behind the scenes of Beautiful NewsArticle

A platform making impressive headway in sharing positive stories from South Africa is Ginkgo Agency's Beautiful News...

Pasqua Heard 6 Apr 2017

South African documentary on Caucasian Leopard airs on Nat Geo Wild in December
South African documentary on Caucasian Leopard airs on Nat Geo Wild in DecemberArticle

Adrian Steirn, head of Cape Town-based Ginkgo Agency, has announced that its documentary on the Caucasian Leopard, Europe's last remaining indigenous leopard species, will air on Nat Geo Wild...

16 Nov 2016

21 ICONS season 3 celebrates the future of a nation
21 ICONS season 3 celebrates the future of a nationArticle

On 6 September 2015 on at 7:27pm on SABC 3, 21 ICONS will unveil the first of 21 youth icons for its third season: the next generation of South African leaders, influencers and role models...

4 Sep 2015

The Loeries 2014: All the finalists
The Loeries 2014: All the finalistsArticle

The finalists have now been announced for the 2014 Loerie Awards. All the winners will be announced at the ceremonies on 20 and 21 September at the CTICC in Cape Town...

19 Sep 2014

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