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#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive
#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

Oscar Siziba, Absa managing executive in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Pretoria; Tshepo Seeta, eSpaza Sum managing director and founder; Anastasia Mathabathe, spaza owner and Tony Ferreira, operations director, Big Save.
Absa invests R10,5m in spaza development

An investment by Absa Bank aims to transform spaza shops into sustainable businesses, able to compete with mainstream retailers

31 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand
#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand

"At Breedezicht Estate we aim to complement the authentic character of Witsand and Port-Beaufort with the addition of more environmentally conscious building techniques."

By Cari Coetzee 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation
#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: Agricultural transformation is a multigenerational, multi-stakeholder undertaking

"We understood that we couldn't create new jobs, facilitate more access to land and opportunity, without providing the means for people to share their skills and technical know-how"

By Cari Coetzee 26 Jul 2017

Celebrating a great man's legacy
Celebrating a great man's legacy

On 18 July 2017 South Africans from all walks of life celebrated Mandela Day. For 2017, Cipla's week-long campaign kicked off on 12 July with its awesome Mandela Day team hard at work packing over 900 food hampers

Issued by Cipla 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box
#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box

Although every attorney is obligated to provide 24 hours of free legal work per year, some firms take a special interest in the pro bono services they offer and go so far as to establish a dedicated department, headed up by a team of specialists. Webber Wentzel is one such firm

By Shan Radcliffe 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: Going beyond armchair activism

There's been a rise in criticism for only performing acts of good on Mandela Day, but there's a similar trend of eye-rolling at the clicktivism of keyboard warriors or ‘slacktivists'

By Leigh Andrews 24 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'

24 Jul 2017

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#Yochallenge: Bite-size bikram for a good cause

The problem with taking a stand in July, even if you do so for a host of #MadibaDay and #CSIMonth initiatives, is that these are usually limited to just that one day of the year. Here's how you can stretch your body - and your wallet - to uplift others this August

By Leigh Andrews 21 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: 5 For Change black-tie gala raises over R240k

5 For Change's annual black-tie fundraiser raised more than R240k treating guests to a five-star experience while also raising awareness about five inspiring social enterprises which are changing the way Cape Town gives back

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Jul 2017

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Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: The People's Gallery and Solo Studio provides platform for disadvantaged local artists
#CSIMonth: The People's Gallery and Solo Studio provides platform for disadvantaged local artists

The People's Gallery community outreach initiative taking place between 11 and 13 August 2017, forms part of the Solo Studios event, which is now in its second year.

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure
#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure

“Millennial travellers are always looking for their next big adventure where they want to see, feel and taste their destination, explore every aspect of the culture, and, of course, give back to the communities they visit."

20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA
#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA

The Round Table Cannonball Run has raised over R3m for charity over the past 15 years. Ross Crichton from Super Car Lifestyle and founder of the event tells us more about the rally and the cause

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Jul 2017

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded

20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence
#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence

Ramona Kasavan is the founder of social enterprise Mimi Women - an organisation that aims to help keep South African girls in school by providing sanitary pads in rural parts of South Africa. It also empowers unemployed women by equipping them with entrepreneurial skills via its Empower Me programme.

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people
#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people

Odette Geldenhuys has dedicated her career to assisting those less fortunate, fighting for the rights of those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to have their voices heard

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security
#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

We chat to President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth
#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth

It's a bad idea, as part of your CSR strategy, to pose with a big cheque to show that you are ‘doing good', says Chris Bischoff, research and sustainability specialist at Reputation Matters

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive
#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive

Over the six years since its inception, KFC's Add Hope initiative has managed to raise R387m, partnering with 137 beneficiary organisations to feed over 120,000 children across South Africa

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal
#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal

Carmién Tea, through its social upliftment arm The Mouton Foundation, has contributed R17m towards community upliftment over the past decade

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

Reliance Compost Founder, Eddie Redelinghuys
#CSIMonth: Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations

By Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools
#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools

Nedbank recently launched a new Schools Healthy Lifestyle Programme, offered in partnership with Colgate, Futurelife, the ICRD Group Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Education and Health

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business
#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business

We have undergone the industrial age, the technology age, the people or talent age and now we're on the cusp of the green age

By Tania Morgan-Weyer 17 Jul 2017

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