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COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: R2.1 million to celebrate MySchool 21 Years of giving back. The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is celebrating 21 years of giving back

To date more than R500 million has been raised for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes thanks to supporters swiping their cards at participating retailers. In celebration of its 21st anniversary, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes. Supporters are invited, until the end of February 2019, to nominate any South African charitable organisation that matters to them.   In May, 21 winning beneficiary organisations will be chosen from the list of nominations to each receive R100 000, and the supporters who nominated them will each receive a R1 000 Woolies Giftcard.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: UCKG’s third Love Walk encourages couples to invest in their relationship The third Love Walk, held at outside venues nationally, gave couples the opportunity to invest in their relationships.

The Love Walk encourages couples to spend time together without interruptions, to talk and learn to understand each other better and rekindle their first love. For singles, it was an ideal opportunity to find out more about one another and see if they share the same values and have any interest in dating.
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Unjudge Someone – The Human Library Facebook Live Series SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) in partnership with the Human Library SA is hosting a Human Library Facebook Live book series.

Running weekly until 12th December, book titles include “A Domestic Violence Survivor”, “Living HIV+” and “Living with Depression”. 
The Human Library™ is where the books are people with incredible life stories and the readers get to ask the books questions. It’s a positive and safe space in which stereotypes are challenged and prejudices broken down through dialogue and understanding.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: New wheels for Zip Zap Circus School Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.

Zip Zap is a social circus that was founded to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes help protect children against the social ills, such as drug abuse, that often plague their communities. Many of the children who enter Zip Zap’s doors go on to become professional circus performers gracing the international stage.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen gets storm-damaged schools ship-shape for 2019 Without any electricity, the school community struggled throughout the 2018 academic year in dark and extremely hot conditions – Engen donation

Engen has come to the rescue of five Durban schools severely damaged in storms by committing R1 million to effect repairs critical to the safety, comfort and security of pupils and teachers. “Engen turned our darkness into light,” says Colin Chand, principal of Collingwood Primary in Wentworth, which was severely affected by the October 2017 storms, forcing the children and teachers into mobile units on the school fields.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Empowering entrepreneurs and communities one computer course at a time The course formed part of Reputation Matters’ Awesome AfriCAN initiative and was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Sea Harvest Foundation.

Over the last six weeks, eleven small business owners and 13 members from the Saldanha community on the West Coast attended a basic computer literacy part time course at the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCDC). The course formed part of Reputation Matters’ Awesome AfriCAN initiative and was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship received from the Sea Harvest Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment
Image: Merchants is co-winner of Trialogue’s 2018 Strategic CSI Award The programme took the honours as it has not only generated numerous social benefits in the communities where it operates.

Call centre experts Merchants (a Dimension Data company) which partners with non-profit organisation Columba Leadership to activate the potential of young learners in under-resourced high schools, has been named co-winner of the prestigious 2018 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding
Image: SA companies invest R9.7 billion in CSI Companies spent an estimated R9.7 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 – a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1 billion) and, taking inflation into account, the first real increase in five years, according to CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue. The company launched the 21st edition of the annual Trialogue Business in Society Handbook in Johannesburg on 28 November 2018.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Championing breastfeeding support in the workplace “Breastfeeding plays a significant role in contributing to the optimal health and development of a child” said Sue Jones, Chairman of SACSoWACH

This morning, the South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH) hosted a roundtable discussion to encourage better implementation of the Code of Good Practice for breastfeeding in the workplace, in an effort  to create enabling environments for breastfeeding in the workplace. The event comes after a recent discovery that while women constitute close to half of the South African workforce (44%), the vast majority do not receive adequate maternity protection, support or facilities to promote breastfeeding.*   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Do not ignore the cashflow

For many businesses, the first thing they look for in a company’s financial statements is profits. When they see earnings are going up, they believe that the company is doing well.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: How To Banish BurnOut At NonProfit Organisations  Managers and staff in the South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society sectors are increasingly dealing with extreme workplace stress due to, amongst other factors, growing socio-economic challenges and uncertainty about funding. It’s essential that they take steps to avoid burnout if they are to continue their vital work.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Funding, Videos
Image: Hope Africa Christmas School Shoes November 2018 Campaign

St Paul’s Primary School in the critically disadvantaged area of Faure near Cape Town, has been teaching and nurturing local children for 100 years. But sadly, many of them don't have school shoes. This is their story. #ShoesForSmiles   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations recognised for efforts toward a greener and more sustainable future Organisations in KZN had the opportunity to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2018. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to the waste industry.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image:  #Uturn SOS The reality is, if we are going to save U-turn’s services to homeless people, we need your help

Over the years that we have known you, we have always considered you a friend and supporter of U-turn. Today I am writing with some somber news and an earnest request for assistance. We are asking our supporters if they can help U-turn Save Our Services (a U-turn SOS for sure!). The following gives rise to this urgent request.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Anna Foundation wins GOLD! The Anna Foundation is delighted to have won 1st prize for the “GEES” charity competition at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon! #SCTMcharitygees .

For many years the Anna Foundation children have been participating in the Sanlam 5km Peace run as a build up to the marathon and manning a water table at the marathon. This year the organisers launched this new incentive. The Anna Foundation children from winelands’ rural farming communities will benefit directly from the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s only IAAF Gold label status marathon by winning this amazing prize.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Work4You graduates enter the labour market Seven Engen sponsored bursars proudly received their graduation certificates at the Work4You Spring Stakeholders celebration in Salt River.

Cape-based NGO Work4You offers crucial work-training opportunities for persons with cognitive disabilities, significantly boosting employment of these young adults in the formal labour market.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: The SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 The winners of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 were announced on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at a ceremony i

During the evening, the SAB Foundation awarded a total of R12.5 million, with the overall Social Innovation Award winner walking away with R1.3 million and the overall Disability Empowerment Award winner walking away with R1.2 million. Several other grants, ranging from R200 000 to R900 000, were also awarded on the night.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image:  Tribute, Reflections, the living legacy - Nelson Mandela Foundation The Nelson Mandela Foundation is delighted to announce two upcoming public deliberations as part of the continuing the Centenary and as we commemorate the fifth anniversary of his passing. At the first event, titled Is’thunzi Sabafazi, media personality Oprah Winfrey will deliver a keynote address.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Delegates share solutions toward a zero-waste future at WasteCon 2018 Key role players in the waste and environmental management industries gathered at the Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg for the 24th biennial WasteCon conference and exhibition which took place from 15 to 19 October 2018. WasteCon is the flagship event of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Mofolo residents in Soweto now have a brand-new outdoor gym in their park. The gym, which is a collaboration between Joburg City Parks and Zoo and Hi-Tec

The Gym was officially opened to the public on 17 October 2018. In celebration of the launch, Joburg City Parks and Zoo hosted an event that was attended by residents, learners from Emisebeni Primary School and City of Johannesburg officials.
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