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Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SA
Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SAArticle

The range includes a fridge and a chest freezer that run off a dual power source and also plug into the electricity grid...

12 Feb 2021

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

South African climate finance report tracks R62.2bn in annual climate finance
South African climate finance report tracks R62.2bn in annual climate financeArticle

A recent South African Climate Finance Landscape report published by GreenCape and The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has tracked R62.2bn in annual climate finance invested in SA for 2017 and 2018...

Issued by GreenCape 29 Jan 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

Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa
Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in AfricaArticle

Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

24 Dec 2020

Green Outcomes Fund calls on green SMMEs to apply for funding
Green Outcomes Fund calls on green SMMEs to apply for fundingArticle

Tine Fisker-Henriksen, the Innovative Finance Lead for Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, Graduate School of Business, and a member of the Green Outcomes Fund Advisory Committee, shares details of the Green Outcomes Fund, what it means to be a green business and how green SMMEs can apply for funding...

Issued by GreenCape 30 Nov 2020

Green Outcomes Fund calls on green SMMEs to apply for funding
Green Outcomes Fund calls on green SMMEs to apply for fundingVideo

Tine Fisker-Henriksen, the Innovative Finance Lead for Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, Graduate School of Business, and a member of the Green Outcomes Fund Advisory Committee, shares details of the Green Outcomes Fund, what it means to be a green business and how green SMMEs can apply for funding.

30 Nov 2020

Calling all young South Africans who want to help build social justice and peace
Calling all young South Africans who want to help build social justice and peaceArticle

The Bertha Centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), is calling on young South Africans to join a global community of peace makers at Build Peace 2020, a virtual international peace-building conference that gets underway this weekend...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 5 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: By solving real problems, entrepreneurs can drive real change
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: By solving real problems, entrepreneurs can drive real changeArticle

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Tshidi Morabi at the Alinea Innovation Master Class to find out how South African businesses can use innovation to become more resilient and sustainable...

26 Oct 2020

Scholarship programme to foster a more just, inclusive and sustainable Africa
Scholarship programme to foster a more just, inclusive and sustainable AfricaArticle

Applications for the Bertha Scholarship, offered by the Bertha Centre at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, are still open and will close on 31 October...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Oct 2020

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

AfricArena Summit set for November 2020
AfricArena Summit set for November 2020Article

AfricArena, the African dealflow platform for tech startups, investors and corporates, will be hosting its fourth annual Summit from 24-25 November in Cape Town...

5 Oct 2020

International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchers
International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchersArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new teaching case method - incorporating multiple perspectives for the complex issues of our time - which they have been invited to present at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2020 Conference...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 Sep 2020

SA businesses, individuals can support NPOs through Gap Fund
SA businesses, individuals can support NPOs through Gap FundArticle

Established by The Mergon Group in March 2020 to help South Africa's beleaguered non-profit organisations (NPOs), the Gap Fund has already raised more than R7m from private funders...

26 Aug 2020

Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 7 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

Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19
Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19Article

A Sappi-sponsored programme that helps communities adjacent to forestry plantations to become beekeepers, has shown some unexpectedly encouraging results during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Sappi 17 Jul 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on the non-profit sector
The impact of Covid-19 on the non-profit sectorArticle

On 14 May 2020, Trialogue hosted a webinar discussion on the impact of the pandemic on the non-profit sector and profiled how three NPOs were adapting to and navigating this new and more challenging funding and operational landscape...

Issued by Trialogue 28 May 2020

Reimagining a new future
Reimagining a new futureArticle

It is now clear from the world's collective experiences and expectations of the future that it will be about restructuring the economic, environmental and social order in which business, government and society operates...

Issued by Next Generation 21 Apr 2020

Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs
Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEsArticle

The Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) is a first of its kind structure, which incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMMEs...

6 Apr 2020

Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for free
Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for freeArticle

The world is facing a pandemic and everyone's had to adapt. As such, Red & Yellow's Gearing Schools for The Unpredictable Future will be streamed, online, for all to "attend". The event will take place on 8 April, 3.30 - 5.45pm...

Issued by Red & Yellow 25 Mar 2020

Advancing 4IR through CSI
Advancing 4IR through CSIArticle

CSI has become increasingly integral to business strategy; however, only robust, well-designed programmes are likely to bring us closer to achieving the increased economic equality that 4IR potentially holds...

Vino Govender, Issued by Pacinamix 13 Mar 2020

3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sector
3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sectorArticle

South Africa has a strong and vibrant non-profit sector, yet non-profit organisations (NPOs) are not making quite as much of a dent in the many socioeconomic challenges facing our country as expected...

Bianca Lima-Boekhoud 9 Mar 2020

Advancing 4IR through CSI
Advancing 4IR through CSIArticle

With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of advancement of society...

Vino Govender 5 Mar 2020

5 reasons to join a growth-stage startup
5 reasons to join a growth-stage startupArticle

If you're itching to take the next step in your career, you might want to explore the opportunities that are being offered in South Africa's thriving startup scene...

Jeanne du Plessis 28 Feb 2020

Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new event
Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new eventArticle

Red & Yellow and Capitec have joined forces to host four hard-hitting speakers to explore if it's possible to work within the set curriculums and drive internal policies that foster progressive skills and aptitudes like creative and critical thinking, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership...

Issued by Red & Yellow 26 Feb 2020

Sven Wolf, founder of full-service marketing agency, Black Wolf Agency.
#StartupStory: Black Wolf AgencyArticle

Black Wolf Media has just completed their third year in business and founder, Sven Wolf tells us more about how they plan to expand their business and service offerings...

Juanita Pienaar 26 Feb 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

Profit with purpose - a practical outlook for impact investment in Africa
Profit with purpose - a practical outlook for impact investment in AfricaArticle

"Social investors need to start actively reconfiguring how they approach development initiatives in Africa and elsewhere," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 2 Dec 2019

Tech startups to battle for R5m seed funding
Tech startups to battle for R5m seed fundingArticle

Five Social Tech Startup finalists: Foonda, Jonga, iSpani, SkillShift and BallTalent, will be pitching for their share of R5 million at the Social Tech Startup Challenge Pitch Event...

27 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyondArticle

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in flux
Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in fluxArticle

"The time has come for social purpose organisations to draw a line in the sand when it comes to accepting funds, creating policies and rolling out plans of action," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

More than money, social investment is about the heart
More than money, social investment is about the heartArticle

Time after time, I found myself annoyed when the CSI department was considered merely to be where all the "goodhearted" people hung out...

Charlene Lackay, Issued by Nation Builder 21 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

Odette Faling
#WomensMonth: Meet the mother of two who summits mountains in life and businessArticle

Odette Faling, CEO of Travelcheck.co.za talks women making a mark on the male-dominated tech scene, balancing family life and work, and her unshakeable thirst to explore, which recently took her to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro...

11 Aug 2019

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications openArticle

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the leadArticle

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'
2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'Article

Set for 15 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, this year's In Good Company Conference will be celebrating the 'Art of Business'...

12 Jun 2019

Techies showcase talents at Red Bull Basement Hatch
Techies showcase talents at Red Bull Basement HatchArticle

Johannesburg's brightest young tech geniuses gathered at the Tshimologong Precinct recently to share their ideas and their creations at the Red Bull Basement Hatch event...

13 May 2019

Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programme
Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programmeArticle

The Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA) programme identifies, recognises and awards socially innovative initiatives in Africa...

1 Apr 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquacultureArticle

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Brand South Africa celebrates International Women's Day
Brand South Africa celebrates International Women's DayArticle

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity...

Issued by Brand South Africa 11 Mar 2019

Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019
Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019Article

The annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference brings together development stakeholders from the corporate, non-profit, government, academic and media sectors to share lessons and innovations for enhanced and lasting impact in development...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Mar 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

Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured community
Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured communityArticle

UCT's Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre has partnered with key stakeholders in the community of Philippi to turn the building of a wall into a first step towards building social cohesion and trust...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 5 Feb 2019

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSIArticle

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

The Lake Victoria Challenge is transforming mobility
The Lake Victoria Challenge is transforming mobilityArticle

The World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution have come together to support the Government of Tanzania in the organisation of the Lake Victoria Challenge...

5 Dec 2018

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

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