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COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika receives yet another pestigious award Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the ‘Play Your Part’ Award at the 2018 South African Premier Business Awards which took place in Sandton

This award recognises business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.  The South African Premier Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.   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...

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...

COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Great successes in 2017  -  But what about Corporate Social Investment ? One may feel 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. While politics probably comes to the fore, South Africa had many great successes during the year.

CSI is often an afterthought, but Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative is far more than a few cheque handovers or a once-off food parcel delivery. A full team of passionate and productive women fly the CSI flag high for Clover, running the successful Clover Mama Africa Project.   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...

COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Digital platform offers free maths and science resources What innovative teaching programmes are making a difference in under-resourced schools? How relevant are global educational rankings to SA conditions

These are just some of the topics addressed on a free online knowledge hub that offers extensive information on improving maths and science education in South African schools. The portal mainly targets companies wishing to get involved in corporate social investment (CSI) projects, as well as those that are already invested and want to stay abreast of the latest initiatives and findings. It’s also ideal for educators, researchers, philanthropists and media.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Social & Community
Image: Community Mama's in Clover after taking Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. Clover Mama Afrika CSI project, worthy winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.

Launched in October 2004, Clover's CSI programme provides training in skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, welding and food gardening. The 'mamas' pass these skills on to others in their communities, and also receive the necessary equipment and infrastructure to create local industry centres, based on their honed skills.   Read More...

Image: Stars Come Out to Mark World AIDS Day at Grassroot Soccer Gala David Beckham and Rachel Riley headlined fundraising event on1st December, to mark this year’s World AIDS Day.

Celebrities, footballers, and leaders in business and media came together to support a fundraising gala evening for Grassroot Soccer at 8 Northumberland, in London’s West End. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer as a platform to educate over 2 million young people in 50 countries around the world about health issues, including the dangers and preventative measures of one of the greatest health challenges in Africa: AIDS. More than 300 guests attended and the World AIDS Day Gala raised £600,000, which will make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of youth.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Sport
Image: Three Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders finish in front group Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were well poised for the finale with 3 riders positioned in the group of favourites.

Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka

Founded in 2007, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka became the first ever African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license, in 2016. In the team’s palmares you can find a Milan-Sanremo victory, numerous stage wins at the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana, two Tour of Britain GC victories, and 36 National Championships. The team has bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to change lives with bicycles in Africa. #DoYourPart and gift a bicycle or part of a bicycle, by clicking here.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: World Read Aloud Day 2018  : Help 1 million children benefit from the joy of story Taking place on Thursday 1 February, the campaign is calling on the nation’s support as it aims to break its read-aloud record.

Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day is becoming one of the biggest literacy drives in South Africa, reaching thousands of children and adults every year in its bid to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud for children’s literacy development and school success. Taking place on Thursday 1 February, the campaign is calling on the nation’s support as it aims to break its read-aloud record by reaching one million children or more across the country.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Engen and SuperSport United, join the PinkDrive to raise cancer awareness The plight of men and women fighting breast cancer is ongoing; consequently, Engen and SuperSport United along with the Pink Drive association.

Engen and their football partners SuperSport United, along with the PinkDrive association have joined forces to raise awareness around breast cancer.

ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Fees Have Fallen - at TSiBA! Fees Must Fall has always been TSiBA’s ethos and a reality for our students who ONLY PAY WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD - the rest being funded by scholarships.

Being mindful of the predicted scramble for free university education in the coming weeks, TSiBA Education has made additional scholarships available to help the critical national shortage for funded spaces at our universities.   Read More...

Image: World Aids Day 2017 On the 1st December 2017 Marang a Letsatsi OVC in collaboration with Kuyasa Library and ChildLine commemorated the World Aids Day (WAD)

During the programme Mr Lungelo Masiza from Marang A Letsatsi educated the audience about HIV/Aids, what it is, how is it transmitted, who is at risk, how can it be prevented, what treatment is available ?   Read More...

HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: SA companies invest over R9 billion in CSI Despite challenging economic conditions, South African companies are estimated to have invested over R9 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2016/2017 financial year – compared to R1.5 billion 20 years ago. This represents a 105% real increase over the 20 years.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Educating and empowering vulnerable children and youth Please meet Mihlali, one of our inspiring young students. She is one of the 200 young students who attends the Salesian School of Skills.

Mihlali lives in a neighborhood where gangs, drugs and violence are an everyday reality. It’s not safe she told us. Mihlali was struggling at her last school and the Teachers dealing with already overcrowded classes, could not afford to spend any time with her. Her mother knew she would be left behind.

Please listen to her story.  

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Over 500 youngsters play cricket on Muizenberg Beach The Festival is a key event for identifying new cricketing talent in Cape Town.

Cricket coaches from the NGO Sporting Chance, helped the enthusiastic youngsters to hone their ball skills and a team from the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy identified youngsters with promise who could benefit from additional cricket coaching and opportunities throughout the year.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A meeting of minds insoired by the Gift Of Giving “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

Nowhere do these words ring truer than when echoing the sentiments of artist SaySay.Love, who believes that compassion has the power to bring hope and healing.
He states that as we approach the festive season we are all presented with an opportunity to express great warmth, kindness and generosity to not only our loved ones, but those less fortunate than ourselves, and that this gesture is not only limited to those who pursue careers in caregiving, but in humanity as a whole.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Waste-wise wisdom for the festive season It’s that time of the year when many of us go a little crazy giving loads of gifts and indulging in far too much food. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) would like to give everyone some waste-wise advice this festive season, to reduce their environmental impact by looking for ways to minimise the amount of household waste which is eventually diverted to landfill.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: South Africa’s leading cab service for children launches in Cape Town How do your children get home from school every day? Are you able to pick them up?

If not how confident are you that your child is transported safely, correctly strapped into the appropriate car seat and driven by someone who is as reliable and responsible as you? Cool (Kids’) Cabs, the cab service focused solely on transporting children safely from school, is launching in Cape Town this January.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Call for Volunteers: NPO to hand over food parcels to Valhalla Park fire victims Kind hearted members of the Cape Town community and businesses have been supportive and contributed towards the relief efforts for the victims

While many were celebrating over the festive season, 640 residents of 7de Laan in Valhalla Park have struggled to rebuild their lives after they lost everything in a fire which swept through the settlement the day after Christmas.   Read More...

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