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ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Gauntlet thrown down to media industry

The bigFIG (digital) and Africa Geographic (print) partnership has thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa’s media and publishing industry: “We will plant more than 2500 indigenous trees in 2011,” declared bigFIG CEO Simon Espley at a recent tree-planting exercise. “And we will match or better this number in the years going forward.” What is your business doing to mitigate its carbon footprint, was his challenge?   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
National Peace corps announces winning project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organisation supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today that Johnstone Baguma of Uganda is the grand-prize winner of the Africa Rural Connect (ARC) 2010 ideas competition. Winners of the year’s four rounds and other noteworthy ideas submitted to the ARC online contest, including runners-up, competed for the grand prize.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Community radio station raises R3 million in one day

101.9 Chai FM, a Jewish community radio station that broadcasts to the greater Johannesburg area recently raised a whopping R3.6 million, in one day, for a nonprofit ambulance service.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: R1 million for Red Cross burn's unit Engen charity golf day delivers results

A few years back Engen committed to donating funds through the organisation's sports sponsorship initiatives to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The aim was to raise R1 million come the end of 2010 and to inject addition power and further fuel this fund raising drive, The Engen Charity Golf Challenge in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Burns Unit took place on 9 December 2010 at the King David Golf Course in Bellville, Cape Town.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: 'Movember' raises money for cancer Hairy ad men the winners in charity drive

The extremely competitive advertising industry recently joined forces for a whole month in an unusual display of camaraderie - moustache growing. The initiative was the global annual 'Movember' fundraising campaign by the CANSA Foundation to raise money for men’s health, every November month.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
2010 MTN Business Leading CEO Council

Ex-Springbok captain and founder of the Make A Difference (MAD) Foundation, Francois Pienaar has confirmed that 'The Chosen' - The 2010 MTN Business Leading CEOs Council, via The Chosen Trust, has agreed to donate R600 000 it received as pledges from leading CEOs and business leaders to the MAD Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Food & Trees for Africa receives aid

Thanks to donations from kulula fans, kulula has raised R1 million in aid of Food & Trees For Africa (FTFA). This social enterprise uplifts communities across the Southern African region through its award-winning greening initiatives.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Breakfast team to visit schools

Pick n Pay, Lead SA and 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Breakfast Xpress team will visit five schools in the Johannesburg area throughout the week to discuss key challenges facing learners, as well as highlight the values promoted by Lead SA.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
Image: Davos to look at new reality IMC highlights SA at WEF

It is a different South Africa which is going to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Education
Image: Bridging rural digital divide Company recognised for unique solution

A South African designed and manufactured solution for people who have no access to internet services received international recognition when it was shortlisted for an AfricaCom Award for best solution for rural services.

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HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: African leaders speak out on HIV/Aids Series of public service announcements spark conversation

The Soul City Institute’s Regional Campaign, in partnership with the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation have produced a series of one minute ‘conversations’.   Read More...




Social & Community, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES
Image: Red flag on gender violence Outdoor advertising raises awareness

South Africa is a society currently characterised by excessive levels of violence and abuse, being directed primarily at our women and children.


 
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COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Get rid of your jeans for good Recycle jeans for the environment

Continuing its tradition of commitment to sustainability, Levi Strauss South Africa encouraged consumers to be kinder to the environment by recycling their jeans while giving back to the community.

 


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CHANGE MAKER
Image: CHERYL HARPER, founder of WeCanChangeOurWorld our featured Change Maker ....
Q: Why are you involved in this sector?
A: I am passionately obsessed at making a difference in our wonderful country, South Africa, and feel strongly that it is up to each individual ...........




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ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Image: Outdoor campaign for HIV/AIDS Demand for awareness

With the astounding number of people being infected and affected daily by HIV and Aids, and the alarming amount of children being orphaned as a result, there is a definite increasing demand for greater awareness as well as educational campaigns focused primarily on the prevention of this dreadful disease.
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ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
CANSA salutes its volunteers

International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2010 offered volunteer organisations and individual volunteers the opportunity to make their contributions visible and for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), it was a day to recognise and honour loyal CANSA Volunteers.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Annual toy run Bikers show heart over Christmas

The annual Motorcycle Toy Run is a tradition that dates back to 1983: a day where burly bikers show how big their hearts are by uniting to ride for the biggest motorcycle charity event in the world.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Comrades Marathon donates

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) donated 20 ‘special edition’ Comrades blankets to the Greys Hospital’s Oncology Department in November.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Accolades for Avis’ sustainability efforts

Avis’ sustainability efforts were recognised at this year’s Imvelo Responsible Tourism awards when it was selected as a finalist in three out of the four categories it entered, namely Best Social Involvement Programme, Best Single Resource Management Programme (Water) and Best Overall Environmental Management System. 

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HIV/AIDS, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Award winning film for AIDS Day

Nu Metro Cinemas puts its weight behind The Topsy Foundation and offering exclusive screenings of South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film.   Read More...




Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Fourth Annual Philanthropy Awards

At the annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards held in Cape Town, fifteen exceptional people were honoured for their philanthropic efforts in South Africa.   Read More...




Health, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Image: EDCON donates towards breast cancer support

Johannesburg - Edcon's third consecutive sponsorship of the annual Journey of Hope Cancer Ride consisted of a R200 000 sponsorship.

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Animal Welfare
Image: Animal Clinic celebrates its 14th anniversary

Although we were always aware that there was a desperate need for veterinary services in Khayelitsha we had no idea that our project would grow the way it has.

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Social & Community
Image: Annual Fundraising Dinner raised R503 000 The Amy Biehl Foundation held gala dinner

Through the wonderful support of all our sponsors, entertainers and the guests on the evening, the Amy Biehl Foundation managed to raise R503 000-00 during their gala dinner on 20 November held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Michael Mol was MC, Joey Burke a true entertainer as auctioneer and performances by Aviva Pelham, James Bhemgee, Sans of Time, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Mtika and the Amy Biehl Foundation children, kept the guests entertained.   Read More...




Videos

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Social & Community
Image: Jet brightens festive season for kids in need bringing much-needed Christmas cheer

In partnership with the Nashua Children's Charity Foundation, Jet Stores has spent the past few weeks bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to many orphaned and abandoned children at care homes across the country.     Read More...




Sport, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Image: Annual soccer tournament in Free State sponsored Edcon sponsors 2010 Dreamfields community soccer tournament

Edcon hosted a Community Soccer tournament in Welkom on Saturday, 6 November together with Dreamfields SA.   Read More...




Enterprise

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.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Imperial Logistics invests in zero emission cooling technology

Johannesburg, 22 November 2009 – Perishable goods distributors, Fast’nFresh, which falls under the umbrella of IMPERIAL Logistics Refrigerated Services has taken delivery of three ecoFridge fitted trailers and a rigid body truck.   Read More...




Social & Community
Good Hope and Media24 Toy Toy together

Nigel Pierce and the rest of the Good Hope FM breakfast team spent Monday morning Toy Toy-ing at Media24 to get toys for less fortunate kids and they were not disappointed.     Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, Skills Development, Social & Community
Cargo Carriers paves the way in logistics

Sustainability is gaining traction as the world begins to take more notice of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment.   Read More...




Social & Community
"Civil society has to ensure that champions are built in all sectors.”

Civil society needs to move swiftly to make itself relevant to the government in power, unions and business and to be able to review this within a year. This was the essence of the closing speech by Jay Naidoo, a Minister of State in the first South African democratic government and chairperson of the Development Bank of South Africa and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, to the Our World Our Responsibility Donor conference today in Cape Town.    Read More...




Social & Community
Opinion piece by Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo

Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo-The South African Institute for Advancement argues that the capacity of philanthropy to serve as the engine room of social change is critical, with philanthropists not answerable to the market or to voters, but having the capacity to take risk with new concepts, cutting edge ideas and social change.     Read More...




Social & Community
Philanthropically-minded people and entities to transform the country’s socio-economic landscape.

 Major weaknesses exist in South Africa’s civil society movements and its citizenry as a result of decisions taken by government in 1994 when it demobilised NGOs and civil society, making people “passive bystanders in their own lives”. Now a new challenge existed: to deepen organisation to give communities the power to negotiate improvements in their lives.   Read More...




Social & Community
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...



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