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Hollard's Covid-19 response includes distribution of food hampers
Hollard's Covid-19 response includes distribution of food hampersArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated food insecurity in the most vulnerable communities within our society, says Londiwe Mkhize, Hollard's Group Head of Corporate Affairs...

Issued by Hollard 14 hours ago

Debacle over child malnutrition rates belittles suffering
Debacle over child malnutrition rates belittles sufferingArticle

Recently, our country's leaders and medical representatives have publicly debated the effect of the lockdown on the malnutrition rates of our most vulnerable populations...

1 day ago

Covid-19: How corporates can rise to the occasion and support vulnerable communities
Covid-19: How corporates can rise to the occasion and support vulnerable communitiesArticle

In the face of severe socio-economic realities, what can organisations do to protect and empower our vulnerable communities?

22 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platformArticle

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

SANParks distributes food parcels to destitute communities
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A South African National Parks (SANParks) initiative led by SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni distributed food parcels and water tanks to vulnerable communities bordering Marakele National Park in Limpopo.

20 May 2020

Mapping tech helps stop Covid-19 in its tracks
Mapping tech helps stop Covid-19 in its tracksArticle

GIS mapping technology has been key to limiting the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa by providing access to real-time information and ensuring that vulnerable communities stay safe...

18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerableArticle

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

Dr Dorman Chimhamhiwa, GIS and planning department head, Right to Care
#OnTheFrontLine: Geo mapping cools Covid-19 hotspotsArticle

Geo mapping technology has proved its worth in managing the spread of Covid-19, by providing access to real time information, especially in South Africa's densely populated communities...

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindness
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic reminding us of importance of ubuntu, responsible kindnessArticle

Thandazile Precious Nala, marketing manager at Afrika Tikkun, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Kia Motors donates 6 vehicles to SANZAF in support of food relief and welfare services
Kia Motors donates 6 vehicles to SANZAF in support of food relief and welfare servicesArticle

Kia Motors South Africa, a subsidiary of Motus Corporation, this week donated three Kia K2700 light commercial vehicles and three Kia Picanto STARTs to SANZAF to assist the organisation in delivering food and other welfare support services to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 Lockdown...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 8 May 2020

Riding the Covid-19 Curve: How one conscious company is doing the extraordinary to help the ordinary
Riding the Covid-19 Curve: How one conscious company is doing the extraordinary to help the ordinaryArticle

Over the Covid-19 lockdown period, most organisations have been using the time to align on their plans. However, AECI has already implemented its first round, measured the impact and identified even more areas for investment...

Sarika Modi, Issued by Triple Eight 8 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travelArticle

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

Dawn Jorgensen
#LockdownLessons: Green is the new luxury - Q&A with travel writer Dawn JorgensenArticle

Travel writer and earth advocate Dawn Jorgensen shares her #LockdownLessons and predictions on how travel will shift to a more authentic, climate-friendly and sustainable focus post Covid-19...

Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of Aurecon
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of AureconArticle

Kate Roper, client director, health and education at Aurecon, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 24 Apr 2020

PepsiCo relief initiative to provide 11 million meals in SA
PepsiCo relief initiative to provide 11 million meals in SAArticle

PepsiCo South Africa has announced a R12m initiative to provide meals to vulnerable South Africans during the Covid-19 crisis...

23 Apr 2020

Africa Tikkun launches #FaceUpToCovid19 campaign
Africa Tikkun launches #FaceUpToCovid19 campaignArticle

South African NGO Afrika Tikkun has launched its #FaceUpToCovid19 campaign, providing cloth face masks to some of the country's most vulnerable citizens...

23 Apr 2020

Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 response
Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 responseArticle

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34m to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa...

22 Apr 2020

L'Oréal begins production of hand sanitiser at Gauteng factory
L'Oréal begins production of hand sanitiser at Gauteng factoryArticle

L'Oréal South Africa has started producing hand sanitisers under its beauty brand Garnier...

22 Apr 2020

Report reveals how South Africans feel about lockdown
Report reveals how South Africans feel about lockdownArticle

Right now, there are currently around 2.5 billion people around the world in some form of a Covid-19 lockdown, and millions more businesses are also shuttered and unable to trade or generate an income...

22 Apr 2020

Call for corporates, individuals to support Covid-19 feeding initiative
Call for corporates, individuals to support Covid-19 feeding initiativeArticle

Food security for vulnerable families in the lockdown calls for coordinated action...

22 Apr 2020

Sappi donates essential items and products for Covid-19 relief
Sappi donates essential items and products for Covid-19 reliefArticle

In an effort to provide some relief during the Covid-19 coronavirus global pandemic, Sappi Southern Africa has made available several donations of scarce items, such as hand sanitiser, face masks, nutritional porridge and paper products...

Issued by Sappi 20 Apr 2020

20,000 'home-sewn' face masks delivered to Alex community
20,000 'home-sewn' face masks delivered to Alex communityArticle

Alex Mall in Alexandra, Gauteng will be the pilot project for the distribution of masks to the community...

20 Apr 2020

Massmart leadership funds donation of 230 tonnes of food
Massmart leadership funds donation of 230 tonnes of foodArticle

The Massmart board and executive committee will personally fund, through a waiver of a portion of their monthly remuneration, 230 tonnes of food for distribution to vulnerable communities...

16 Apr 2020

Barbara Creecy overrules officials on air pollution data
Barbara Creecy overrules officials on air pollution dataArticle

Environment minister Barbara Creecy has ordered air pollution data and anti-pollution plans of some of South Africa's biggest polluters to be made public...

John Yeld 16 Apr 2020

Pick n Pay launches 'Feed the Nation' relief fund
Pick n Pay launches 'Feed the Nation' relief fundArticle

Pick n Pay has established a 'Feed the Nation' relief fund to provide food and basic hygiene essentials to the most vulnerable during the lockdown period...

9 Apr 2020

Superiate calls on public to support Cans with Purpose during Covid-19 lockdown
Superiate calls on public to support Cans with Purpose during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

Launched on Monday, 16 March, Superiate's Cans with Purpose has raised over R100,000 so far. All proceeds collected are donated to Afrika Tikkun...

3 Apr 2020

FoodForward SA bumps up food support operation amid Covid-19 crisis
FoodForward SA bumps up food support operation amid Covid-19 crisisArticle

Following its R50m appeal in response to the Covid-19 lockdown, non-profit food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA has received over R11m in financial and food donation support...

2 Apr 2020

Mobenzi to map socio-economic impact of Covid-19
Mobenzi to map socio-economic impact of Covid-19Article

As communities across South Africa start settling into the 21-day national lockdown, collecting accurate relevant real-time data is critical to ensuring a collective, meaningful response...

1 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

Distell to supply SA's vulnerable communities with free sanitiser
Distell to supply SA's vulnerable communities with free sanitiserArticle

Distell, producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and RTDs, will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products at its production facilities...

26 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictions
Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictionsArticle

Over 20 social justice organisations have called for an urgent moratorium on all evictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic...

Zoë Postman 23 Mar 2020

When times get tough, it's time to stand together
When times get tough, it's time to stand togetherArticle

If you want to go one step further, and make a difference to South Africa's most marginalised communities, you can donate funds through the Nation Builder Back-a-Buddy campaign or the Nation Builder account...

Keri-Leigh Paschal, Issued by Nation Builder 19 Mar 2020

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Sanef addresses misinformation and journalists' safety while reporting on Covid-19Article

Sanef says it's committed to assisting government to communicate information pertaining to the spread and containment of the Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of journalists covering the disease...

17 Mar 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

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SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habitsArticle

Under the auspices of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, the Code for Commercial Communications aims to provide clear guidelines for the responsible marketing of wine and other liquor products, and thereby curbing alcohol abuse in communities...

4 Feb 2020

Bas Timmer with someone wearing his Sheltersuit. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a timeArticle

Design Indaba speaker, Dutch fashion designer Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a time...

23 Jan 2020

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet
How to design a forest fit to heal the planetArticle

Without care, reforestation projects can damage ecosystems and be useless as carbon stores. Here's how to go about it the right way.

Heather Plumpton 11 Dec 2019

Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund
Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change FundArticle

Following a €2m grant to the Africa Climate Change Fund in 2016, the Government of Flanders has this year committed a further €1m to support five projects in three African countries - Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa...

3 Dec 2019

Social investors, don't forget about the welfare sector
Social investors, don't forget about the welfare sectorArticle

The welfare sector is facing an increasingly challenging time in terms of funding, which is unlikely to change in the current economic environment...

Sameera Munshi 10 Oct 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climateArticle

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerful
Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerfulArticle

According to the 2019 Travel Trends Report by the UK travel trade association ABTA, 45% of British travellers feel the social and environmental sustainability credentials of their tour operators, accommodation, and other travel suppliers are important...

22 Aug 2019

Gallagher gives back on Nelson Mandela Day
Gallagher gives back on Nelson Mandela DayArticle

Gallagher Convention Centre is proud to be one of the venue sponsors for the FoodForward food packing event on 18 July...

Issued by Gallagher Convention Centre 15 Jul 2019

A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a sign in Liberia during the West African Ebola outbreak. AHMED JALLANZO/EPA
Context matters in fighting Ebola: lessons from West Africa for the DRCArticle

There seems to be no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak that has swept through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. By 19 June, nearly 1500 people had died...

Shelley Lees & Luisa Enria 5 Jul 2019

Global disaster risk reduction platform calls for drastic change of course
Global disaster risk reduction platform calls for drastic change of courseArticle

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanisation, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises...

23 May 2019

Health professionals must work effectively in a team. Shutterstock
Collaboration and teamwork could improve South Africa's health systemArticle

South Africa's public health system has many shortcomings. There aren't enough to serve the 84% of patients who rely on the public sector...

17 Apr 2019

Celebrating women in the tech industry
Celebrating women in the tech industryArticle

As we recently celebrated International Women's Day 2019 under the theme "#BalanceForBetter", let's not forget to applaud the amazing work done by extraordinary women in the tech industry...

8 Mar 2019

Kelly du Plessis, CEO: Rare Diseases SA
NHI is an opportunity to access orphan drugsArticle

Government's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme represents a substantial policy shift to restructure healthcare and secure universal health coverage for all South Africans...

28 Feb 2019

SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP
SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNPArticle

A whopping R2,940,000 was raised over the past year for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund thanks to 34,000 supporters...

2 Nov 2018

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