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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 20 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

#GBCSA2017: Rubble is a resource

One cubic metre of concrete has a carbon footprint of 350kg of CO2, making this staple material in the construction industry one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases in the world

By Sindy Peters 12 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: De Lille calls on building sector to 'think differently' as city continues to tackle drought

Speaking at the GBCSA's 10th annual Green Building Convention, the executive mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille called on industry players to implement their projects while ensuring resilience and sustainability.

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development

Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines

By Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities

More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact on communities facing water insecurity

By Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible is one of the latest entrants to the South African proptech scene. The platform allows home buyers, property investors and tenants to search for on show properties from around the country, removing some of the frustration from the home-buying/home-selling process

By Sindy Peters 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: How WomEng is displacing the glass ceiling to make room for more women in engineering

Why sit back and complain about life's challenges when you can actually do something about it?

By Sindy Peters 17 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Women need to stand together in driving the gender equality agenda

Meet Nana Madikane, a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years' experience and a partner at PwC South Africa

By Sindy Peters 17 Aug 2017

Shazia Essa is purposefully passionate about property

Shazia Essa stepped onto the real estate scene about 10 years ago

By Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2017

Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'

The SA Reserve Bank recently reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#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: 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

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: 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

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