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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: MySchool wins 3 awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London last night. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Sea Harvest Celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s Approval of its acquisition of the Viking Fishing Commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector

“An investment of this magnitude would never be undertaken without our absolute commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector, which will allow us to spread the benefit further to those who have been previously marginalised.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Trialogue & Eskom partner to promote enterprise development Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow.

It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa. Corporate Social Investment consultancy Trialogue has accordingly launched an Enterprise Development topic on its Trialogue Knowledge Hub (http://trialogue.co.za/knowledgehub/), which now spans nine topics addressing subjects ranging from financial literacy to school leadership.
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COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Sea Harvest Makes Progress with Viking Fishing Group Acquisition Sea Harvest will promote SMME’s & establish new entrants into the fishing sector & assist with funding, vessels, skills & access to markets.

The black economic empowerment (BEE) consortium includes three SMME’s, namely SeaVuna Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Nalitha Investments (Pty) Ltd and the South African Fishing Empowerment Corporation (Pty) Ltd. The latter two companies are new entrants to the fishing industry and are wholly black-owned. Sea Harvest and Viking will jointly provide funding of R124m to the BEE consortium.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: IkamvaYouth wins R25 000 in Trialogue Donor’s Den Some 140 learners in Grahamstown’s Joza township will be better prepared to access tertiary education and job opportunities, thanks to a project pitch

This was presented by a passionate young fundraiser at a responsible business conference in Johannesburg. IkamvaYouth fundraising coordinator Balisa Ntloko has returned to the Eastern Cape with R25 000 from the Eskom Development Foundation, following the 11th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time Gaborone, Botswana: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent. These are just some of the top level results from the research conducted by Reputation Matters for African Public Relations Association (APRA) on African ethics and reputation.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Championing stakeholder relationships with data-driven solutions Corporate South Africa has over the past year learned many lessons in reputation management and the real value of stakeholder relationships.

“Last year we saw a number of well-known corporates lose reputational ground. We saw how ethical business conduct plays an important role in determining stakeholder perceptions of an organisation and now, more than ever before, data-driven reputation solutions need to be top of the mind when formulating stakeholder communication strategies for large and small firms alike,” says Regine le Roux, Managing Director of leading reputation research organisation Reputation Matters.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Annual Stats Show Companies Pushing Hard For Transformation At The Top Annual statistics for top leadership placements in South Africa has for the second year in a row shown a sustained increase in race and gender transformation. Jack Hammer, rated as one of the Top 3 executive search firms in the country, says there has been an 8% increase in BEE appointments last year, building on the near 10% increase logged the year before.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WE INSPIRE A BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH PEOPLE & PLANET THRIVE GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings Publication - claim your free member copies

GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings coffee table book tells the stories of the first ten years of the GBCSA.  It captures the context, initiators, early adopters, innovators, and the buildings that inspired a generation and enabled South Africa to become regarded among the leaders in green building world wide.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: SA companies invest over R9 billion in CSI Despite challenging economic conditions, South African companies are estimated to have invested over R9 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2016/2017 financial year – compared to R1.5 billion 20 years ago. This represents a 105% real increase over the 20 years.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: There really is some good news at last ! This is according to recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of SA’s wealth triangle.

In just five years, the previously disadvantaged upper class has grown rapidly enough to surpass the white upper class in South Africa by at least 10% and this figure continues to rise. This is according to the recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa’s wealth triangle.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Starting Chance Training and Development Improving Enterprise Sustainability

Fair Play Fun Day: How to fundraise R60 000. As part of our professional development workshops offered to our principals and their head teachers, we planned and executed a fun day across the 9 schools we support.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey-A decade of making the difference Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Impact Amplifier Helps Secure ZAR16m Investment for Mobenzi Impact Amplifier, an accelerator and capital advisory firm for impact ventures in Africa, helped secure a ZAR16m Series A equity investment from the Vumela Fund, managed by FNB and Edge Growth, for Mobenzi. Mobenzi has developed a suite of flexible mobile applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms, which can be rapidly configured and applied to a broad range of sectors.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: PEDI AGRICULTURE ACADEMY TAKING SHAPE - Tunnel farm gets set for big things We are proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy.

The PEDI Academy is a departure from PEDI’s previous role in local development. Now investing directly into a project, PEDI has attracted a range of other partners whose involvement is turning the plan into one of the most exciting initiatives the area has seen.  Recent agreement by the City of Cape Town to co-contribute to the investment will greatly help to operationalise the academy.
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COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Applications are now open for the 2017 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Applications close at 12h00 on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs to accelerate their success. The two-year programme offers expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support. Participants develop improved confidence and business skills that enable them to make their businesses sustainable in the long term.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths store receives SA's first green building rating  Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star rating certified by the Green Building Co

Since opening its doors in 2010, the food market store has always been ground-breaking when it comes to advanced green building features. The Palmyra store set the benchmark within the Woolworths property portfolio, meeting the requirements for a platinum rating of the Woolworths SA Real Estate Division’s own green assessment programme. This is an internal rating system that is independently audited by Ernst & Young (EY) each year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




Enterprise
Image: Planners Focus On Philippi

Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.   Read More...



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