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Capetonian start-up company Paperight has won the Digital Minds Innovation Award at the London Book Fair

The showcase was held Sunday night at the Digital Minds Conference, a precursor event to the London Book Fair, where dozens of illustrious speakers from around the publishing world speculate and postulate about evolution, innovation and disruption in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers included authors Neil Gaiman and Robert Levine, as well as Will Atkinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Faber & Faber.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Non-governmental organisations should consider becoming social enterprises to ensure their long-term sustainability

The term non-governmental organisation (NGO) has the connotation and literal meaning of a group of people performing social projects parallel to government services. One of the earliest mentions of the term was just after the formation of the United Nations, immediately after the World War II.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Silverline Presents The Neo-Venture Business Fair  A Platform for Young Business to work with one and Mature Other Business
The Neo-Venture Business Fair is an entrepreneurial business event hosted by Silverline, a company providing quality and affordable business support services, in partnership with Makanda Finance Solutions. Neo-Venture Business Fair seeks to create a platform for young businesses to network with one another and with more mature businesses.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
One of the world’s most prestigious publishing events

The showcase was held last night at the Digital Minds Conference, a precursor event to the London Book Fair, where dozens of illustrious speakers from around the publishing world speculate and postulate about evolution, innovation and disruption in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers included authors Neil Gaiman and Robert Levine, as well as Will Atkinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Faber & Faber.   Read More...




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Once again, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series got off to a flying start in South Africa

One of the youngest events in the 37-year-old worldwide Series, Johannesburg is exceptionally vibrant and reflecting of its emerging business landscape. It celebrated its 10th running on a beautiful, blue-sky night with a capacity crowd of 13,110 entrants from 207 companies. It is the largest crowd in the event history and it also drew a star-studded collection of supporters.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Companies that test their readiness for reputational risk can unlock hidden benefits, says Andrea Bonime-Blanc

If you’re a shirt manufacturer outsourcing much of your sewing to subcontractors (or their unknown third parties) with small factories in remote locations that are visited rarely, if ever, with poor or non-existent environmental, health and safety protections, what is your potential reputational risk? Ask Wal-Mart.   Read More...




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When the Idasa announced its closure for lack of funds, many asked how this could happen when donor funding to South Africa is at a 10-year high

According to an article by Alexander O'riordan, when the Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa) announced its closure for lack of funds, many asked how this could happen when donor funding to South Africa is at a 10-year high.   Read More...




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Charities and Voluntary Organisations play a Pivotal role in Society

In order to raise awareness and generate funds amidst a plethora of other organisations all asking members of the corporate and private sectors to “dig deep”, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and related associations need to make their unique stories and needs stand out in a crowd.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Greenpop's media partner, Makhulu, has won the United Nations Forum on Forests Short Film Awards The film was made during Greenpop's first Trees for Zambia project
The South African filmmaking team from Makhulu has won the UN Forum on Forests Short Film award for the Africa region. Director of Makhulu, Rowan Pybus, is in Turkey for the UN Forum on Forests and will receive the prestigious award on behalf of his team.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Philanthrophy: When did it become about fundraising? - Working Philanthropy Building A Strong Culture of Philanthropy
Working Philanthropy is running a controversial article that argues that the birth of the fundraiser, was the moment when philanthropy began its long slow march away from its mission. The author warns that when fundraising becomes the tail that wags the dog, an organisation begins to follow its tail instead of its heart. Read it and see what you think?   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Government
Image: Building the country we want needs the efforts of all THE National Development Plan paints a vision of where our country should be in 2030 and suggests a road map to help us get there. In 2030, the plan envisages a South African economy 2.7 times its present size, in real terms; per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) of twice its present level, again in real terms; unemployment reduced from 25% to 6% ... BY BOBBY GODSELL   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Uptick in meagre donations tax relief set to foster philanthropy - THE BUDGET Review's figures show that in financial 2010/11 the SA Revenue Service (Sars) lost a mere R118 million of potential revenue as a result of donations made by taxpayers. This figure was up from R111m the previous year, R107m in 2008/09 and just R84m in 2007/08.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
- ultimate platform for talented young designers at Foschini Fashion Design Awards

The 10 semi-finalists for the Foschini Fashion Design Awards 2012/13 have been selected and given their next brief: to create an exhibition outfit inspired by the turn of the century, the 1920’s or the 1960’s, within a budget given to them.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: NPOs and the Enemy Within Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must wonder what has just hit her. There she is, happily de-registering nonprofit organisations (NPOs) by the tens of thousands, and suggesting innocuous amendments to laws governing their work - and all hell breaks loose.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Is It Really So Bad Out There in the NGO Sector? The nonprofit sector has been hit hard by a number of events in 2012 and it seems a wonder that so many are still around and providing essential services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The state of the South African economy really affected the funding patterns of companies and individuals and it is not uncommon for nonprofit organisations (NPOs) to face up to a 30 percent reduction in funding from traditional sources in South Africa.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
(Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act)

The risk of non-compliance with legislation is a significant one for all non-profit organisations and we find that registration under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No 130 of 1993 (“the Act”), together with the annual submission of the Return of Earnings form (W.As.8), is often overlooked.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Africa’s largest business television news channel, will be launching a new fortnightly show.

The show, titled ‘Innovate Africa’, is sponsored by Neotel. The show, which will premiere on 12 February at 9:30pm CAT, is hosted by CNBC Africa’s Natascha Jacobsz.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Fast Facts & Quick Stats About South Africa According to the Open Budget Index 2012, South Africa has the 2nd most transparent budget in the world. In 2010, SA was ranked 1st. (International Budget Partnership) - South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 - South Africa ranks 5th overall on the 2011 Ibrahim Index - The South African stock market rose 16.09% in 2010, ranking 8th out of the G20 nations and ahead of all of the G7 countries (Bespoke Investment Group)...   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Government
Image: Revised B-BBEE Codes – the Socio-Economic Development Element

Given the perilous financial state of many civil society organisations in South Africa, it is understandable that there is a high level of anxiety around the revised B-BBEE Codes – particularly pertaining to the Socio-Economic Development Element. And while it is true that the Codes were never intended to replace traditional corporate social investment, in practice this is largely what has happened.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Milking Profits: A Tale of Cows in Kenya Non-governmental organisations should connect to markets and build networks to sustain their development ventures. It is not funding that is the problem for civil society but access to markets, according to Sisa Ntshona, head of enterprise development at ABSA Bank. He was speaking at the Impact Investing Conference, held by Greater Capital at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS).   Read More...


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