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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 3 days ago

Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth
Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growthArticle

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs...

9 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities
#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilitiesArticle

Portia Mavhungo understands the loss of independence and dignity people face when they are permanently wheelchair-bound...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2019

Markham, Relate join forces in the fight against GBV in SA
Markham, Relate join forces in the fight against GBV in SAArticle

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV), Markham has joined forces with not-for-profit social enterprise Relate to launch the Help! Don't Harm campaign...

3 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agriculture
#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agricultureArticle

Launched as a digital platform in November 2018, Food for Mzansi is on a mission to change the narrative of South Africa's agriculture industry...

Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SAArticle

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Township retailers need to be bolstered as entrepreneurs
Township retailers need to be bolstered as entrepreneursArticle

Around the world, Global Entrepreneurship Week is being celebrated this week by millions of individuals...

21 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system
#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food systemArticle

A group of social entrepreneurs just emerged from the first Oribi Village Food System Incubation Programme...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Nov 2019

Financial literacy and its power to change the SA's economic landscape
Financial literacy and its power to change the SA's economic landscapeArticle

"There are people who have money, and there are people who are rich." ...

Henry Sebata 15 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the goArticle

We know that when it comes to your health information, you need your data on hand, as well as that of the ones you love...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Oct 2019

Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talent
Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talentArticle

A major talking point at the recent Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 (SEWF) was the critical role social enterprises play in addressing many of the world's socio-economic challenges...

30 Oct 2019

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Tourists, transumers crucial to growing SA's tourism economyArticle

Visitors to South African shores are increasingly choosing to spend money on locally produced products over imported mass-produced goods, as a means of benefitting regional businesses and communities...

29 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiencesArticle

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

Frances Ahene-Affoh.
Growing digital literacy in AfricaArticle

Meet the Ghanaian social enterprise driving digital literacy in one of Africa's fastest-growing economies...

22 Oct 2019

TSIBA Business School as a new home
TSIBA Business School as a new homeArticle

TSIBA will be moving into new premises in January 2020; premises that will serve as a first-class and aspirational educational establishment for its students...

Issued by TSIBA 17 Oct 2019

FNB supports social enterprises
FNB supports social enterprisesArticle

In line with its broader strategy of support for South African SMEs, FNB recently distributed over R17 million in grant funding...

4 Oct 2019

A sustainable AfricaCom 2019
A sustainable AfricaCom 2019Article

Skills development, learning spaces and the internet are what's needed for Africa's sustainable growth...

26 Sep 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

Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape TownArticle

Social enterprise housing NGO, Communicare completes the first phase of the Musgrave Park development in Diep River, Cape Town...

20 Sep 2019

Using internet technology to improve cage fish farming
Using internet technology to improve cage fish farmingArticle

Cage fish farming is growing fast in Africa but there are various challenges such as fish dying from fluctuating water temperature with most farmers unaware of what to do...

Joseph Davis Weddi 20 Sep 2019

Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur shines light on creative, determined female youth
Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur shines light on creative, determined female youthArticle

Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur is a female youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and acceleration programme aimed at young girls in high school...

6 Sep 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in KhayelitshaArticle

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

Sindy Peters 2 Sep 2019

How technology is helping employee volunteering drive more change
How technology is helping employee volunteering drive more changeArticle

More than any other industrial revolution that has come before, the fourth industrial revolution has humanity at its core...

Chris Venter 26 Aug 2019

Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards
Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition AwardsArticle

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards...

21 Aug 2019

ANPI announces semi-finalist judging panel
ANPI announces semi-finalist judging panelArticle

The semi-finalist judging panel for this year's Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) have been announced...

15 Aug 2019

5 things women seeking to go into business should know
5 things women seeking to go into business should knowArticle

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa...

Elaine Wang 6 Aug 2019

CUT student named 2019 Enactus SA excellence student leader
CUT student named 2019 Enactus SA excellence student leaderArticle

Thembisile Tyopo, a second-year electrical engineering student and Enactus Central University of Technology, Free State projects manager, has been awarded the 2019 WV de Wet Student Leader Excellence Award at the Enactus South Africa national competition in Sandton, Johannesburg...

17 Jul 2019

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G Adventures boosts commitment to community tourism with Project 100Article

G Adventures has increased its commitment to community tourism with the introduction of an additional 25 Planeterra projects into its tours by 2020...

15 Jul 2019

Grow ECD calls on public to support early education this Mandela Day
Grow ECD calls on public to support early education this Mandela DayArticle

In the lead up to Mandela Day on Thursday, 18 July 2019, Grow Educare Centres invites individuals and companies to partner with them and other ECDs in different capacities to bring about sustainable change...

9 Jul 2019

The growing need to reinvent the way people learn - survey
The growing need to reinvent the way people learn - surveyArticle

Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends report reveals that almost 9/10 SA business leaders say they need new ways of learning as technology evolves and with it, the human experience...

28 Jun 2019

New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are
New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they areArticle

In 2017, married couple, James and Jo Hand, began working on GiKi Enterprise. This came after they realised that buying ethically sourced and sustainable products is an unnecessary hassle...

Jenna Cook 28 Jun 2019

SAP Innovation Day, Ghana.
Ghana aims to be an innovation leader in AfricaArticle

SAP Innovation Day shines spotlight on public-private partnership in Ghana's rise to innovation leader...

5 Jun 2019

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entryArticle

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism AwardArticle

"Our winners have an ethos that extends beyond the commercial - linking thriving business with the wellbeing of local people and the longevity of their environments..."

10 Apr 2019

Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?
Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?Article

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Apr 2019

What is the BAC and what does it mean for our IIE students?
What is the BAC and what does it mean for our IIE students?Article

For over 30 years The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector...

Issued by Rosebank College 8 Apr 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announcedArticle

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

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AGT Foods to sponsor Greenpop tree planting festivalsArticle

AGT Foods Retail & Food Ingredients has teamed up with Greenpop as sponsor for its tree planting festivals taking place in Africa...

15 Mar 2019

The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship
The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurshipArticle

There are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has arisen this area of entrepreneurship...

Silvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth 13 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque
#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent LindequeArticle

The year is off to a great start for Brent Lindeque, founder of South Africa's Good Things Guy, having recently won 'Best South African Blog of the Year' and been named the category winner of 'Social Enterprise and Philanthropy' and the fourth most influential South African in the '100 Most Influential Young South Africans' poll...

Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2019

Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value. wk1003mike/Shutterstock
Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investmentsArticle

There's no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry - but it's not evenly distributed...

Suzette Viviers & Stephen McCallum 27 Feb 2019

Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schools
Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schoolsArticle

Can schools, on their own, see to the cognitive and psycho-social development of all our children?...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Feb 2019

Unlocking opportunity in Africa
Unlocking opportunity in AfricaArticle

The Africa Internship Academy plans to set up a continental-wide certification to assist the youth of Africa with honing their skills and encouraging entrepreneurship...

12 Feb 2019

Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting
Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious giftingArticle

Bloomable, the online marketplace formerly known as SA Florist, has teamed up with Ge:Skenk to offer shoppers conscious gifting options.

12 Feb 2019

Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in Kenya
Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in KenyaArticle

Facebook to open its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in a number of African languages...

8 Feb 2019

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behavioursArticle

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

Andy Hadfield 4 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?Article

I was discussing a unique and rather exciting senior management vacancy with a candidate we'd headhunted when he blurted out the following...

Dela Atubra 18 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from GoogleArticle

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

3 Dec 2018

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