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Extravagant philanthropy: Meet the man behind the Cape Wine Auction
Extravagant philanthropy: Meet the man behind the Cape Wine Auction

Innovative wine producer and MD of the Warwick and Vilafonté Wine Estates, Mike Ratcliffe is is a founder of the annual Cape Wine Auction which raises millions of rands for charity. Ratcliffe answers some questions

17 hours ago

Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
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 20 Nov 2017

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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
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
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
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

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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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
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 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

Kruger goes green
Kruger goes green

Two Kruger National Park's camps are now powered by the sun, thanks to grid-tied solar PV systems producing a total of 1,367KW of energy

31 Oct 2017

Firewater offers free digital session for local charities
Firewater offers free digital session for local charities

Sandton-based digital and PR agency Firewater is inviting charities from across Joburg to a free Digital and PR Therapy session

31 Oct 2017

Indaba Education Fund hosts fundraising dinner in NYC
Indaba Education Fund hosts fundraising dinner in NYC

The Indaba Education Fund held its first fundraising dinner in New York City earlier this month

27 Oct 2017

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet raises more than R6m a month
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet raises more than R6m a month

Launched in 1997, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year

26 Oct 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises
SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses

25 Oct 2017

Deputy President goes back to school to raise funds for Adopt-a-School Foundation
Deputy President goes back to school to raise funds for Adopt-a-School Foundation

Over 800 industry leaders and government officials attended the 11th annual Adopt-a-School Foundation 'Back to School' fundraising event at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 14 October

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 23 Oct 2017

Free financial literacy portal shares learnings and lessons
Free financial literacy portal shares learnings and lessons

The Trialogue Knowledge Hub offers free examples of best-practice projects, case studies, research and much more so that companies can start or improve their own projects and programmes

Issued by Trialogue 20 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme

19 Oct 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

L-R: Carine Munting, UNICEF partnership manager; Leon Meyer, GM at The Westin; Marilize van Niekerk, executive secretary to the GM; Sandra Bisin, UNICEF chief of communication and partnerships; and Jeremy Harris, radio personality and event MC.
Westin-Unicef Charity Ball raises another R1m in 2017

This year's Westin-Unicef Charity Ball, hosted by The Westin Cape Town on Saturday, 14 October, matched the previous year's donations, raising R1m.

18 Oct 2017

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

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#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 16 Oct 2017

Engen contributes R100K to Community Chest
Engen contributes R100K to Community Chest

The 12th Mayoral Charity Golf Day took place earlier this month at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club

13 Oct 2017

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category

13 Oct 2017

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