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Image: Proudly SA company Smergos champions the needs of the disabled Specially designed bags that fit neatly on any wheelchair, giving the user a way to carry their belongings.

When Nicholas Smit was out looking for a birthday gift for his wheelchair bound friend, Nicole Vergos in 2012, he struck on the idea of a wheelchair bag, as he saw that she often struggled to keep her belongings on her lap when propelling herself in her chair. But Nicholas struggled to find what he was looking for locally and imported products were exorbitantly priced. And so Smergos was co-founded by both, born out of Nicholas’ idea and Nicole’s need.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common?
All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers, teachers, end GBV The Trialogue Business in Society Conference brought together more than 400 stakeholders in development to discuss sector challenges

Business has an obligation to adapt its corporate social investment (CSI) to changing needs and conditions rather than doggedly following an approach which may no longer be relevant. Speaking at the 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg today (SUBS: Wed 17 04), Ms Takalani Netshitenzhe Chief Officer Corporate Affairs Vodacom Group, said that Vodacom has allocated R500 million to education, gender empowerment and sanitation in schools over the next five years.
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COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: World Wheelchair Day With uberASSIST With World Wheelchair Day being today, it provides another opportunity to introduce an experience many take for granted, requesting an Uber.

 It has always been Uber’s goal to provide users with a safe, affordable and reliable way to travel within their own city, and with a continued commitment to this goal.   Read More...




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Image: Immediate rental space available We are offering immediate rental space to a professional

We are offering immediate rental space to a professional in one of the following fields: psychology, counselling, psychiatry, medical general practitioner, speech therapy or dietician’s. You would be joining a multi-disciplinary family centre with counselling/clinical and educational psychologists, child, adolescent and family counsellors as well as an occupational and speech therapist.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: New Publication Explores SA’s Greatest Asset: Human Potential  Ultimately, there are only two ways to improve the world – through technology and through behaviour change. The DG Murray Trust’s new publication, the Human Factor, focuses on the latter. “Far too often people are viewed as the ‘problem’ in development; through the lens of the Human Factor, we see them as development’s greatest asset,” explains DGMT CEO, David Harrison.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: How To Banish BurnOut At NonProfit Organisations  Managers and staff in the South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society sectors are increasingly dealing with extreme workplace stress due to, amongst other factors, growing socio-economic challenges and uncertainty about funding. It’s essential that they take steps to avoid burnout if they are to continue their vital work.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Do not ignore the cashflow

For many businesses, the first thing they look for in a company’s financial statements is profits. When they see earnings are going up, they believe that the company is doing well.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: The Community Chest of the Western Cape Announcement - The Board and Management of Community Chest, and the Board and Management of Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, are pleased to announce a merger between Community Chest and Impumelelo.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Sea Harvest Group announces its interim results and the acquisition of Ladismith Cheese

Sea Harvest Group today released its interim set of results for the period ended 30 June 2018 and announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cape Harvest Food Group Proprietary Limited (Cape Harvest), has concluded a share purchase agreement of R527 million to acquire the entire issued share capital of Ladismith Cheese Company Proprietary Limited (“Ladismith Cheese”), based in the Western Cape.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: MySchool wins 3 awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London last night. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Sea Harvest Celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s Approval of its acquisition of the Viking Fishing Commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector

“An investment of this magnitude would never be undertaken without our absolute commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector, which will allow us to spread the benefit further to those who have been previously marginalised.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Trialogue & Eskom partner to promote enterprise development Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow.

It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa. Corporate Social Investment consultancy Trialogue has accordingly launched an Enterprise Development topic on its Trialogue Knowledge Hub (http://trialogue.co.za/knowledgehub/), which now spans nine topics addressing subjects ranging from financial literacy to school leadership.
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COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Sea Harvest Makes Progress with Viking Fishing Group Acquisition Sea Harvest will promote SMME’s & establish new entrants into the fishing sector & assist with funding, vessels, skills & access to markets.

The black economic empowerment (BEE) consortium includes three SMME’s, namely SeaVuna Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Nalitha Investments (Pty) Ltd and the South African Fishing Empowerment Corporation (Pty) Ltd. The latter two companies are new entrants to the fishing industry and are wholly black-owned. Sea Harvest and Viking will jointly provide funding of R124m to the BEE consortium.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: IkamvaYouth wins R25 000 in Trialogue Donor’s Den Some 140 learners in Grahamstown’s Joza township will be better prepared to access tertiary education and job opportunities, thanks to a project pitch

This was presented by a passionate young fundraiser at a responsible business conference in Johannesburg. IkamvaYouth fundraising coordinator Balisa Ntloko has returned to the Eastern Cape with R25 000 from the Eskom Development Foundation, following the 11th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time Gaborone, Botswana: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent. These are just some of the top level results from the research conducted by Reputation Matters for African Public Relations Association (APRA) on African ethics and reputation.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Championing stakeholder relationships with data-driven solutions Corporate South Africa has over the past year learned many lessons in reputation management and the real value of stakeholder relationships.

“Last year we saw a number of well-known corporates lose reputational ground. We saw how ethical business conduct plays an important role in determining stakeholder perceptions of an organisation and now, more than ever before, data-driven reputation solutions need to be top of the mind when formulating stakeholder communication strategies for large and small firms alike,” says Regine le Roux, Managing Director of leading reputation research organisation Reputation Matters.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Annual Stats Show Companies Pushing Hard For Transformation At The Top Annual statistics for top leadership placements in South Africa has for the second year in a row shown a sustained increase in race and gender transformation. Jack Hammer, rated as one of the Top 3 executive search firms in the country, says there has been an 8% increase in BEE appointments last year, building on the near 10% increase logged the year before.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WE INSPIRE A BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH PEOPLE & PLANET THRIVE GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings Publication - claim your free member copies

GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings coffee table book tells the stories of the first ten years of the GBCSA.  It captures the context, initiators, early adopters, innovators, and the buildings that inspired a generation and enabled South Africa to become regarded among the leaders in green building world wide.    Read More...



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