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Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more

By Leigh Andrews 9 hours ago

Net#work BBDO opens two more school libraries

Net#work BBDO's non-profit foundation, Mal has opened its 11th and 12th Seed libraries at the Tlamatlama Primary School in Tembisa and Mafumbuka Primary School at Soshanguve on Monday, 13 November 2017

16 Nov 2017

Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017

Thousands of children benefit from GSK, Just Footprints Foundation partnership

Global healthcare company GSK's longstanding commitment to its partnership with local non-profit organisation The Just Footprints Foundation has resulted in 3662 children having benefited so far by attending camps hosted in different venues in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

14 Nov 2017

Webinar to discuss giving around the globe

Leading global organisations in corporate giving are hosting an international webinar on Thursday, 19 November, from 3pm-4pm - which stakeholders can access free by registering online

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2017

New online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook to help steer food systems in sustainable direction

Climate-smart agriculture is one of the approaches to steer the needed transformation in the world's agriculture and food systems in ways that are both productive and sustainable

13 Nov 2017

Nigerian fine hits MTN's social investment budget

MTN's $1bn fine in Nigeria contributed to a slashed corporate social investment budget for the MTN SA Foundation in the 2017 financial year

By Nick Hedley 10 Nov 2017

Stor-Age sponsors Old Boys Tens Annual Education Endowment Fund fundraiser

The Old Boys Tens initiative (OBX) has teamed up with Stor-Age for the fourth edition of the annual fundraising rugby tournament

7 Nov 2017

Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa

7 Nov 2017

Collaborative transformation in education shows real results

South Africa's journey of transformation is far from over. This is evident in the stories from the classrooms of our poorest schools, still heavily burdened by the effects of the apartheid education policy

By Matshela Seshibe, Issued by Adopt-a-School 3 Nov 2017

Extreme MTB riders triumph in second JBX MTB race, raising R40,000 for Ubuhle Christian School

Racing more than 220km in one day is a feat 21 riders recently completed when they tackled the gruelling second annual JackalBerry Extreme (JBX) MTB race, all in the name of charity

Issued by BMi Research 3 Nov 2017

Philanthropy site answers your questions about giving this festive season

With so many worthy causes in South Africa, it can be daunting to decide where and how to allocate your money. How do you find a charity doing great work in a field you're passionate about?

Issued by Trialogue 2 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances

2 Nov 2017

Educor Holdings gives back to 2,000 pupils in KwaMashu and Inanda

Educor Holdings flagship brand Damelin gave back to over 2,000 pupils from Sibonese Primary School and Siphumele Primary School with two fun-filled days of good food, music and entertainment

By Ashmika Chottu, Issued by Educor 1 Nov 2017

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International

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now, however, the region's endangered plants and animals, along with its still undiscovered secrets, may be wiped out in return for cheap hydroelectricity.

By Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market

The EU struck a deal on Thursday, 9 November, to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement.

10 Nov 2017

A huge marine reserve in the Pacific will protect rich tourists rather than fish

The small Pacific archipelago of Palau has a poaching problem. When I went there in 2016 for instance, four Vietnamese crews were held for nearly two months after their timber-hulled "blue boats" were apprehended in local waters. They were fishing for tuna, but sharks were also found on board as well as sea cucumber - an expensive delicacy on the Chinese market.

By Peter Howson 2 Nov 2017

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