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10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 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

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

Free legal help for South Africans
Free legal help for South AfricansArticle

LUMA and Praekelt.com have co-created a chatbot that makes legal help available and accessible to all South Africans...

Issued by Praekelt 19 Oct 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

The struggles of a local travel startup
The struggles of a local travel startupArticle

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been brought to a standstill leaving this entrepreneur with limited options.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks
#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checksArticle

Vollar, an online platform that allows organisations to incentivise and reward members of a community for doing volunteer work to help others in their area. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the team then had to go back to the drawing board...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Jul 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

Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agriculture
Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agricultureArticle

The Jobs Fund Fund, in partnership with Atlantic Black (Pty) Ltd, has leveraged more than R 800m for job creation and broader inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa's agricultural sector...

8 Jun 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

Let's support local SMEs in 2020
Let's support local SMEs in 2020Article

With the arrival of a new decade, there is renewed hope for a prosperous South Africa with jobs and opportunities a-plenty. And, with the right support, local small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMEs) could help the country out of its rut and breathe a little life back into the economy...

16 Jan 2020

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

SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programme
SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programmeArticle

SAB KickStart, the Urban Agriculture programme has announced nine finalists who will receive training and investment to grow their farming businesses...

5 Nov 2019

Festival of Ideas
Festival of IdeasArticle

Do you have a business idea that addresses a social or environmental problem? Together with the SAB Foundation, the Gordon Institute of Business Science is giving away R50,000 in cash prizes!...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 18 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

Schalk van der Merwe, Rural Hand Bikes
The true cost of disabilitiesArticle

It is well known that persons with disabilities are often disproportionately poor as a result of a combination of barriers...

Bridgit Evans 26 Nov 2018

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'Article

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, the AWIEF 2018 conference heard...

Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5m
SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5mArticle

The first place winners in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards took home more than R1m each for their innovations...

16 Oct 2018

Jade Wyngaardt, founder of Click Africa Digital.
Building a business while fighting breast cancerArticle

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, George Wyngaardt shares how his wife, Jade Wyngaardt started a digital marketing agency while fighting stage 3 breast cancer...

George Wyngaardt 18 Sep 2018

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UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant fundingArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship awarded a total of R660,000 to ten startups...

Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant fundingArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop
Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shopArticle

I Love Coffee, a Cape-based social enterprise that trains and employs deaf baristas to work as frontline staff in its stores, plans to open as many as five new outlets over the next twelve months...

19 Jul 2018

SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fund
SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fundArticle

The SAB Foundation has pledged R1.5 million ($119,000) to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB, which will be invested in student-run social innovations...

Tom Jackson 31 May 2018

R10m up for grabs in 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards
R10m up for grabs in 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment AwardsArticle

Total prize money of up to R10m is up for grabs in the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and third annual Disability Empowerment Awards...

19 Mar 2018

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problemArticle

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2017: CSI & SustainabilityArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's CSI & Sustainability site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme seeks 60 candidates
SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme seeks 60 candidatesArticle

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme is open for application, with space for 60 entrepreneurs in the 2018 intake...

3 Nov 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises
SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprisesArticle

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses...

25 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed
2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealedArticle

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock
SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stockArticle

South African startup Last Mile for BoP is rolling out a mobile application that enables informal traders to compare bulk prices and order stock from their phone...

Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2017

SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1m
SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1mArticle

The SAB Foundation has contributed R2,100,000 to Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities (HeePD) as part of its partnership...

20 Jul 2017

SAB Foundation awards open for entries
SAB Foundation awards open for entriesArticle

Local innovators and social entrepreneurs that are solving social problems facing disadvantaged South Africans may now enter the SAB Foundation's seventh annual Social Innovation and second annual Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 May 2017

SA doing well on the entrepreneurship front, report says
SA doing well on the entrepreneurship front, report saysArticle

South African entrepreneurs have overcome slow GDP growth rate and Big Business competition to produce some of the most successful enterprises on the continent...

16 Mar 2017

#ImpactMoments: Shap'Left Medstores - Eastern Cape
#ImpactMoments: Shap'Left Medstores - Eastern CapeArticle

The Shap'Left Medstores project is linked to a long-term business model that turns donor funds received into a sustainable self-owned business for individuals in their community creating employment and access to basic healthcare...

Issued by Cipla 15 Mar 2017

UCT Upstarts Idea Auction rakes in over R1m in funding, resources
UCT Upstarts Idea Auction rakes in over R1m in funding, resourcesArticle

UCT Upstarts 2016 Idea Auction saw eight innovative student startups raise just over R1 million in cash and in-kind support at the live crowd-bidding event...

14 Mar 2017

SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards, Disability Empowerment Awards winners announced
SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards, Disability Empowerment Awards winners announcedArticle

The annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and inaugural Disability Empowerment Awards 2016 were held in Sandton, late last week...

1 Nov 2016

Fast, clean-cooking stove awarded for innovation
Fast, clean-cooking stove awarded for innovationArticle

Louise Williamson, who hails from Nelspruit, won R50,000 after presenting her Mashesha stove to judges at the Ventureburn Pitching Den during the recent Innovation Summit that took place in Ekurhuleni...

11 Oct 2016

Startup World Cup - SA regional competition open for entry
Startup World Cup - SA regional competition open for entryArticle

Startup World Cup is partnering with SA Innovation Summit in its Ventureburn Pitching Den to host its first ever South African regional competition...

10 Aug 2016

The Pitching Den competition opens for entries
The Pitching Den competition opens for entriesArticle

The SA Innovation Summit gives inventors, innovators and established companies the opportunity to enter their prototype or product into the Inventors Garage and/or SA Innovation Legends Pitching Den competitions...

28 Jun 2016

SA Innovation Summit competitions call for entries
SA Innovation Summit competitions call for entriesArticle

This year, the SA Innovation Summit is again giving inventors, innovators and established companies the opportunity to enter their prototype or product...

24 Jun 2016

SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme opens for applications
SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme opens for applicationsArticle

Applications for the 2016 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme close on 31 March 2016...

7 Mar 2016

How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris
How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safarisArticle

His desire to protect the animals in his care, and a gift for storytelling, inevitably led to Andries realising his full potential as the co-founder of Nghelekele Tours & Safaris...

Liesl Jobson 3 Feb 2016

Elliot and Zodwa Nyathi - Elzo Poultry
Feathering the nest: sound businesses practicesArticle

This emerging entrepreneur recently received his biggest business deal ever with 5,000 chicks on order for Christmas. He aims to move from supplying informal traders to...

Liesl Jobson 19 Jan 2016

The Best of Biz 2015: HR & Recruitment
The Best of Biz 2015: HR & RecruitmentArticle

We've compiled a #BestofBiz 2015 list for all our industries, from articles with the most views, the most-read contributors to the press offices with the most hits.

15 Dec 2015

South Africa's Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 gets a significant boost
South Africa's Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 gets a significant boostArticle

The opening ceremony for the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 in SA will take place on Monday, 16 November, at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Illovo Sandton with over 350 delegates expected to attend. This year, the GEW has over 29 local partners with 96 activities taking place...

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network South Africa 6 Nov 2015

'Imagine a new Africa' at the UCT Upstarts idea auction
'Imagine a new Africa' at the UCT Upstarts idea auctionArticle

UCT Upstarts is igniting a 'Student Start-up Nation' by helping student-led startups launch their socially impactful ideas...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Oct 2015

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