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Awards acknowledge, celebrate and profile Philanthropists making a difference in South Africa

At the annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards held in Cape Town yesterday evening (15 November 2010), fifteen exceptional people were honoured for their philanthropic efforts in South Africa. See the Gallery for photos...   Read More...




HEADLINES
The results of the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer were recently announced.

The Trust Barometer is an independent and objective measure that rates corporate trust and reputation. The only benchmark of its kind in South Africa, the survey is based on 200 exclusive interviews with CEO’s/M.D.’s of listed companies. GreaterGood South Africa was ranked in the top ten most admired and trusted NGO brands.    Read More...




Social & Community
Ask Afrika Trust Barometer 2010 included the NGO brand category for the first time

GreaterGood South Africa was ranked in the top ten most admired and trusted NGO brands in the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer, an independent and objective measure that rates corporate trust and reputation. Started formally in 2004, GreaterGood SA has rapidly established its reputation as a trusted player in the social investment arena.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Just the first of a series

Clover's Clean Up 2010 campaign amongst its 22 regional office staff to clean up local communities has resulted in large amounts of waste being collected by the appropriately named teams, CSC Green Factor, Grasshoppers, City Deep Organic Mechanics and the Carbon Warriors. The teams collected 15 640 refuse bags of waste, weighing in at 37 860 kilograms during June, July and August 2010.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Seven community-based organisations honoured for their contributions to community upliftment

JOHANNESBURG: Edcon's flagship CSI programme, the annual Jet Community Awards, honoured seven community-based organisations for their contributions to community upliftment at a ceremony at the Edcon Retail Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, 10 November 2010.   Read More...




Skills Development
And support for Trust programmes
The primary focus of the Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust is the Protégé programme, introduced in 2007 to bring about transformation in the wine industry.

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Skills Development
The programme is being run through the Ciro Coffee Academy and involves taking unemployed South Africans who have limited skills and putting them through an approximately three month barista training programme.

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Social & Community
TFG once again supported the Drive by generously donated toys

During a LIVE BROADCAST of the Good Hope FM/Nigel Pierce Toy-Toy Drive, staff of Fashion Lifestyle Retailer, TFG once again generously donated toys by the boxful to the following 6 beneficiaries, all of whom are supported by one or more of the various Trading or Service Divisions that make up the TFG Group. The Toy-Toy Drive is but one initiative in support of these beneficiaries as the staff support them all year round.   Read More...




Health
City introduces new registration process for Dial-a-Ride

The City’s Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service is designed expressly for those who have a physical disability which prevents them from using mainstream public transport such as busses, trains and mini-bus taxis for their daily commute between home and work.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS
A formal dress affair - with a touch of red

The impressive powerful programme of classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz genres will inspire patrons to make a difference to mankind. It is a joyous celebration, honouring unsung heroes and salutes individuals and organizations who have contributed to the fight against HIV/AIDS   Read More...




Social & Community, Sport
another extreme, ultra swim -- one of my most challenging to date

I am about to embark on another extreme, ultra swim -- one of my most challenging to date. I am raising funds to help teach children to swim, and to assist disadvantaged swimmers through the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust.   Read More...




Social & Community
Earn a little extra karma over the festive season this year

“We could all use a little extra karma at the moment,” says GreaterGood SA’s CEO, Dean Hand. “We live in an increasingly commercialised world where every celebration, tradition or festival seems to be more and more about what you get, rather than what you give.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Edcon Invests in the Future Supports the Black Management Forum's National Student Chapter Sem

Leading clothing, footwear and textiles retail group, Edcon demonstrates its support of young black professionals via its longstanding membership of the Black Management Forum (BMF) and sponsorship of the annual National BMF Student Chapter Seminar, hosted at the company's Retail Academy.     Read More...




Animal Welfare

Not only must we continue with the programme, but we have to increase our operational and funding capacity too. To date our facility has hosted 109 mass sterilisation and primary treatment days where over 3300 patients have benefited from our FREE service   Read More...




Skills Development

Clover has empowered these Mamas with vital skills such as: cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, business management, food gardening and bread baking skills. Over and above the training sessions, they are supplied with the necessary tools, equipment and infrastructure to create an income for their communities.

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Social & Community
A fun way to make your statement for the 16 Days of Activism

Speak Out and Stop Violence against Women and Girls – a 16 Days of Activism initiative by the Women’s Hope Education and Training (WHEAT) Trust.

Be part of a Global Women’s Feast from the 25th November, 2010 until the 10th December, 2010, by hosting a fun brunch/lunch/tea/cocktail or dinner from your own home or office. Do this as your contribution to speaking out and stopping violence against women and children during the 16 Days against domestic violence.    Read More...




Videos

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Arts & Culture, Skills Development
Troupe of 5 off to Paris to join biggest tenting show

Zip Zap is proud to announce the inclusion of an original Zip Zap act into the 10 year anniversary tour of Cirque Phénix and the departure of a troupe consisting of five Zip Zappers to Paris on 14 November.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS

Given the show’s commitment to showcasing living positively with HIV, the people interviewed are always treated with great integrity and compassion   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: KFC highlights World Hunger Relief Month    The most satisfying meal of the day

The most satisfying meal of the day at KFC is the one which provides the giver with the satisfaction of donating a meal to a hungry child and in turn feeds the starving and adds hope to their lives.     Read More...




Arts & Culture

The Salsa and Tango evening on 20 October was a huge success.  R23 000-00 raised - your support is greatly appreciated and you are helping us to make a difference in the lives of so many children.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Helping to develop a sustainable solution

Changing consumer patterns, fuelled by fragmented media, greater product choice and lifestyle changes, combined with environmental and social changes are keeping marketers on their toes. Companies that can adapt to this new landscape the fastest will be the ones that win.     Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: New afterschool centre in Manenberg Amy Biehl Foundation - Equipping the next generation

After running four centres successfully in the Guguletu, Nyanga and crossroads area, the foundation has opened its 5th afterschool centre at the Catholic Church in Manenberg.      Read More...




Education
Knowledge Divides

Huge inequalities in international research capabilities and knowledge fragmentation hamper the capacity of social sciences to contribute answers to global challenges of today and tomorrow.   Read More...




Social & Community
Keynote Address at Opening

Minister of Social Development will be making the keynote address at the opening of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Summit on Monday, 18 October.   Read More...




Education
Primary & Secondary Education fails Universities

Billions of Rands in investment in education is lost annually as a result of the high drop out rates of higher education students in South Africa.   Read More...




Social & Community
Caring volunteers get together

Be A Blessing started doing its good work in September 2007. The idea was born after Karen Bothma, a chartered accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc, had worked in New York City for two years.   Read More...




Sport
Top celebrity and business players contribute

Key business influencers in the series is a true indication of the tournament's overall success and signalling how participants can gain from this valuable networking opportunity   Read More...




Education
An answer to her prayers

The Container Project is an initiative of Breadline Africa, one of the biggest suppliers of converted containers for poverty relief in Southern Africa   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity
Main challenges to counter effects of corporate greenwashing

“Sustainability in Africa is much more complex than in other markets where it has really become just about environmental management."   Read More...




Enterprise, Health, HIV/AIDS
Business is an essential partner in the response to AIDS

Support a global campaign on HIV/AIDS - the numbers do not lie! A disease that has killed more than 30 million people is everyone’s problem…and every company’s responsibility.
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Education
Now in its fourth year

The annual Back 2 School Fundraising Party is considered one of the highlights on the CSI events calendar - and this year's event is expected to be even bigger and better than any before.   Read More...




Videos

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Arts & Culture, Social & Community
The Amy Biehl Foundation fundraiser

The Amy Biehl Foundation will be hosting an exciting and fun evening of Salsa and Tango on Wednesday, 20 October at the River Club from 18:30. The Foundation hopes to raise lots of funds for their programmes. There will be raffle prizes, dance shows and dance lessons.   Read More...




Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: Why is there hunger? Online petition aims to collect one million signatures.

An international campaign launched in the fight against hunger is encouraging people to vent their anger towards the hungry crisis by adding their names to an online petition.     Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Bidvest World Chefs' Tour Against Hunger Designing a logo with a cause

It is said that too many cooks spoil the broth. Not so for the Bidvest World Chefs’ Tour Against Hunger. With the support of over 200 international chefs, the initiative aims to amass over R4-million and feed hundreds of thousands of starving South Africans.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS
Image: Make a difference on World Aids Day    POCKETMEDIA® Solutions

Whilst World Aids Day, observed annually on 1 December, may seem like it’s miles away, companies or organisations aiming to get their communication material in hand on time, should have already set the wheels in motion.   Read More...




Agriculture/Food, Food security
Growing her business leaf by leaf

 Nelspruit, Mpumalanga - There is more than spring in the air at the Timbali Technology Incubator. The smell of success is blossoming with 470 small scale farmers in incubation programmes with Timbali, selling their flowers and other fresh products through AmaBlom and AmaFruit.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Recycled Billboard Bags ADreach Goes Eco-chic

Demonstrating its green conscience, The ADreach Group is donating used Supalite skins to Bloomin’ Bags for recycling into a high quality range of unique and trendy bags.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Enchanting South Africa This Winter Gogo Magic

M-Net Cares and the Gogo Trust have teamed up to spread winter cheer in 2010 on a new project called Gogo Magic – a partnership which will see sustainable employment for underprivileged people and warmer winters for deserving parties, guaranteed.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Responsible Drink Driving Campaign Sharks promote responsible entertainment

The Sharks are the first-ever rugby and sports union to actively promote responsible entertainment and with it the need to consume alcohol responsibly, including the measures taken to avoid driving if under the influence of alcohol.   Read More...




Education
Image: Guardian Angel to SA Education Foundation Net#work BBDO CT

There was a tear of inspiration in the eye of macho, sport celebrity Francois Pienaar as he stood on a sandy Khayelitsha soccer field recently. The township was one of the locations for the making of a TV commercial.    Read More...




Social & Community

Join TFG (The Foschini Group) and their ladieswear brand, Foschini in the fight against breast cancer by supporting their "Colour Makes Change" Campaign.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Oudrif Estate leads SA with the help of TopTV

Johannesburg: Before the launch of Lead SA, Oudrif, a farming estate situated in Louterwater in the Eastern Cape, displayed the spirit of ubuntu, by paying it forward to their staff with the help of TopTV. 
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Environment & Bio-diversity

It’s coming up to that time of year again where Collect-a-Can will embark on their eco-friendly, record-breaking mission to get into the Guinness World RecordsTM Book for collecting the most cans in a single month. The record attempt happens every year in October and this year Collect-a-Can will not only be encouraging schools to help them break their record, as has been the case in previous years, but would like to encourage organisations within the community to join in as well. Participants will not only become a part of history by joining this initiative but will also stand the chance to win some great prizes.     Read More...




Safety & Security
Going beyond the call of duty

The Naledi SAPS enjoys a tremendous amount of support from its community who are actively involved in the activities and projects spearheaded by the station.  Naledi Station’s umbrella of responsibility currently incorporates approximately 7km² of territory with a population of 128 587.    Read More...




Social & Community
Going beyond the call of duty

Nestled in the heart of Soweto, Naledi Police Station was nominated by its community for a Glenrand M-I-B Police Station Renovation in recognition of service beyond expectation. As a result, the Community Service Centre (CSC) received a fresh coat of paint inside and out, in addition to the installation of benches and a thorough refurbishment of the tiled floors, leaving the CSC at Naledi looking as good as new. A washing machine has also been added to service the trauma unit at Naledi Police Station, in recognition of the excellent work that is done.    Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity

ZOOM Advertising was South Africa’s first ad agency to offset its carbon footprint.  And now the agency has taken this to another level by measuring the impacts of its television and photographic shoots too.

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Social & Community
Image: Willowton’s ray of Sunshine

Excited cries of “Inkosi Yami!” an isiZulu phrase meaning “My God” could be heard on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 at the Umbumbulu Post Office in KwaZulu-Natal when Sunshine D’s  promotional team began serving queuing pensioners slices of bread smothered in delicious Sunshine D margarine. 

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Social & Community

In honour of all cancer survivors, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will be hosting special events for cancer survivors during early June 2010 to celebrate annual International Cancer Survivor's Day on the 6th of June. CANSA wants to celebrate hope and life with survivors and their families with a special day of hope, support and nurturing.   Read More...



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