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Distell Group awarded top honours

The Distell Group has been awarded top honours at the Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards, where judges were impressed by their new wastewater treatment plant in Stellenbosh. Running for its third year, the Massmart honours local suppliers for their commitment and performance in implementing...

17 Oct 2016

MTN donates special needs computer lab to Itsoseng Handicraft Centre

In an effort to help increase vocational skills, access to education and life skills in previously disadvantaged communities, MTN, through its MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Social Development donated a special needs computer laboratory to the Itsoseng Handicraft...

10 Mar 2016

2016 ECO Film Festival calls for submissions

The third South African ECO Film Festival, organised by Cape Town-based NPO While You Were Sleeping (WYWS), will take place 30 March - 3 April 2016 in Cape Town at The Labia Theatre. The festival screens feature-length documentary films, and welcomes shorts which can screen before features, or...

23 Oct 2015

Sony launches Picture This environmental campaign

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched Picture This, a worldwide campaign to promote awareness of environmental issues. In South Africa, Picture This will be promoting initiatives to save the rhino on both the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) and Sony Max (DStv Channel 128). Picture...

29 Sep 2015

Need saving from the humdrum daily grind?
Need saving from the humdrum daily grind?

TEARS Animal Rescue & Hill's #savedbythedogs invites you to take a breather to spend a little time with TEARS' four-legged superheroes in The Company's Garden, central Cape Town on Wednesday, 15 April, 11am to 2pm (and monthly thereafter). Come walk a dog, play with a puppy and have some fun - the...

14 Apr 2015

Knit towards 67 Blankets

Den Anker Belgian restaurant at the V&A Waterfront is supporting the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day by enticing knitters with a complimentary Liefmans lower-carb Belgian beer and tapas. The group knit, between 12 noon and 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 8 to 10, also forms part...

8 Apr 2015

SMS a little hope to support outreach on HIV/AIDS, TB

HOPE Cape Town, located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch, is a non-profit organisation providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape. It has launched a national SMS donation campaign, calling on the public to...

12 Mar 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Giving to children instead of clients

In place of a year-end gift to the industry, Mediamark and its agency partners have donated shoes worth R32,000 to 300 underprivileged schoolchildren at the Livhuwani and Tsumbedzo primary schools in Meadowlands, Soweto for the first term of 2015. Mediamark asked agencies to support the effort...

4 Feb 2015

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

5 Nov 2014

Introducing the Vital Winelands Run

Vital Health Foods will team up with the Helderberg Harriers, in collaboration with Run/Walk for Life Somerset West, to introduce the Vital Winelands Run on Saturday, 15 November. For the first time, the Winelands Marathon and Vital Run will become one. It will be the 37th Vital Winelands...

4 Nov 2014

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation extends scholarship application deadline

The deadline to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship has been extended. Applications will close on 30 October 2014. This opportunity is open to current Grade 6 pupils who will start Grade 8 in 2016. To apply, visit to download an application form, or SMS...

20 Oct 2014

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

13 Aug 2014

Club Mykonos offers Mandela Day 'care packages'

In the spirit of Mandela Day on 18 July, Club Mykonos in Langebaan will partner with Saldahna Bay Tourism and the local Pick 'n Pay to create 'care packages' for local families who are in need. Guests, hotel staff and local residents are encouraged to participate by donating R67 towards a Care...

11 Jul 2014

Mustadafin Foundation and PnP feed street dwellers

Spirits were high last Friday evening, 20 June 2014, when Mustadafin Foundation and Pick n Pay set up food and blanket distribution marques at Cape Town's Grand Parade. Over a period of two hours, approximately 1,200 hungry street dwellers were treated to a hot meal with coffee and a warm blanket...

26 Jun 2014

Fives Futbol launches 'Lead the Nation'

Fives Futbol kicked off today with their 'Lead the Nation' campaign video. Fives Futbol, sponsored by Hisense and Powerade, will be hosting South Africa's very own 5-a-side World Cup Tournament on 12 July 2014 at the Fives Century City venue. In the spirit of the 2014 World Cup, 64 teams from in...

4 Jun 2014

91 delegates graduate from Engen's computer school

The eleventh group of students to graduate from the Engen Computer School have received certificates for completing various computer and business skills courses. The school equips delegates with introductory-level computer skills, which cover nine units of the National Certificate: Information...

4 Jun 2014

Dermalogica honours women empowerment

In support of Cell C's women empowerment initiative, 'Take a girl child to work day', Dermalogica FITE joined forces with These Numbers Have Faces to make two young ladies days extra special on Friday, 30 May. Asisipho Beda (19) and Thuliswa Halam (17) are currently in their first year at UCT,...

2 Jun 2014

Grootvlei Power Station employees complete school project
Grootvlei Power Station employees complete school project

In a bid to show its commitment to improving quality of life in the communities in which it operates and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country, staff at Eskom's Grootvlei Power Station near Balfour in Mpumalanga, completed a refurbishment project at the Nthoroane Secondary...

6 May 2014

Fives Futbol joins forces to inspire local community kids

HMS Portland, a British Royal Naval Type 23 frigate will be visiting Cape Town on the 4 and 5 April 2014. The ship's crew along with Fives Futbol will be hosting an outreach session at the V&A Waterfront whereby approximately 120 underprivileged kids will be given the opportunity to partake in...

2 Apr 2014

Cell C donates dog food to Wet Nose in Pretoria

As part of its 'Believe' campaign, Cell C donated part of over 1200 kg of nutritious dog food to Wet Nose Animal Rescue Center in Pretoria. The shelter rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. Currently it is looking after more than 500 animals with more...

13 Dec 2013

Hayani Support Project receives R16,000 from NAB

To assist the Hayani Support Project, a day-care and residential care service for destitute women, children and orphans, the NAB has donated R16,000, which has enabled it put down a deposit to buy the property it was renting in Orange Grove, Johannesburg. "The NPO has been living in a rented house...

5 Dec 2013

Annual Toy Run in KwaZulu-Natal

The annual Motorcycle Toy Run Mass Ride starts at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durban and runs to Amanzimtoti on Sunday 24 November 2013 at 9.30am. This event is one of the largest motorcycle charity events in the world, bringing more than 100,000 bikers and their families in 11 venues around...

19 Nov 2013

Ronald McDonald House Charities launches at Bara

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will launch its first two Family Rooms at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on 27 November 2013. The Family Room is located within the hospital, near the paediatric and intensive care units that enables the families of sick children to remain close by. The...

11 Nov 2013

Charity art sale

1000Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. At the Night of a 1000Drawings, being held on 7 November 2013 at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles,...

23 Oct 2013

Deep sole for #GetThemSomeShoes
Deep sole for #GetThemSomeShoes

Ahead of the 2013 SAMAs, Mi Casa did a live studio stream via YouTube late last week with #GetThemSomeShoes. All Mi Casa fans could #askMiCasa any questions they wanted via Twitter during the live stream. launched the #GetThemSomeShoes initiative on 4 April 2013 with the aim of donating...

6 May 2013

WIN Playhouse gets Easter hols treat at Hilton Hotel
WIN Playhouse gets Easter hols treat at Hilton Hotel

The Women in Need (WIN) Playhouse, which looks after approximately 50 children, participated in a theme party in celebration of the Easter holidays at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre. Team members, together with GM, Markus Fritz arranged a number of activities at the hotel for the children that...

5 Apr 2013

Funds raised for Operation Smile at Absa Cape Epic

The Liqui-Fruit iCan riders Warren Robertson and Jarryd Haley cycled to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile South Africa in the 2013 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race. Operation Smile funds corrective surgery for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates, helping to give these...

26 Mar 2013

Nominate a Christmas wish for Breakfast Xpress
Nominate a Christmas wish for Breakfast Xpress

The annual 94.7 Highveld Stereo Christmas Wish campaign has partnered with M-Net Cares to grant the wishes of people who just do not have the means to help themselves. The show opened this week and wish granting has begun. Nominations can be emailed to...

27 Nov 2012

Vital Charity Golf Day - a record breaking success

Vital Health Foods recently held their 14th annual Vital Spring Classic Golf Day at Paarl's Boschenmeer golf course. The event, which was staged in order to raise funds for the Drakenstein Palliative Hospice, was supported by a number of local celebrities. The golf day raised R235,000 for the...

15 Nov 2012

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