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#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity
#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 3 days ago

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs
People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits
Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem
#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem

'Pink tax' has been doing the rounds for decades. Here's why consumers are seeing red about paying more for anything sold to females...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2018

CEO SleepOut apologises for 'Robben Island room bid'
CEO SleepOut apologises for 'Robben Island room bid'

Newswatch: Trustees of the CEO SleepOut have apologised in a group statement for any offence caused after its 'Robben Island room bid' came under fire on social media this week....

6 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Andisa Liba treks Kilimanjaro in support of #girlchild initiative
#Mandela100: Andisa Liba treks Kilimanjaro in support of #girlchild initiative

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for the keep the #girlchild in school initiative, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) will be supporting Andisa Liba who forms part of the Trek4Mandela team that will summit Mount Kilimanjaro...

5 Jul 2018

Safe Space launched in CT for street people
Safe Space launched in CT for street people

The City of Cape Town has launched its pilot Safe Space facility for street people...

4 Jul 2018

SA must focus on its kids to meet UNSDG targets
SA must focus on its kids to meet UNSDG targets

There have been several vast improvements in the lives of South Africa's children in recent years...

By Winnie Sambu and Lucy Jamieson 27 Jun 2018

A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card
A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has swapped over one million social grants beneficiaries to the new South African Social Security (Sassa) card which is being issued by Postbank...

27 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions shortlist has been released, with an SA entry making the grade...

21 Jun 2018

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

There's a new way of measuring poverty in SA: Here's how it works
There's a new way of measuring poverty in SA: Here's how it works

There's more to understanding a country's poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn...

By Derek Yu 13 Jun 2018

Photo: Anglo American
CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

Cash heists spur Sassa's move to phase out cash payments
Cash heists spur Sassa's move to phase out cash payments

Sassa is planning to completely phase out cash grant payments in favour of electronic transactions, partly due to the increased risk of cash-in-transit heists...

7 Jun 2018

Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimens
Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimens

We are scaling up adherence clubs in SA to help patients attending public health facilities who have to take medication every day stay on their treatment and remain healthy...

7 Jun 2018

Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards ceremony 2017
2018 Zayed Sustainability Prize open for entries

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is now open for entries from across Africa...

6 Jun 2018

Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa
Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa

Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Professor Mark Collison of the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network
What population growth will do to health and communities

By 2030,the world population is expected to be 8.6 billion people, growing to 11.2 billion by 2100, which will have an impact on health and communities...

29 May 2018

Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards
Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards

Founder and MD of Khulisa Social Solutions Lesley Ann van Selm was recently named the Gold Award winner in the Play Your Part category of the UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards...

29 May 2018

This year's Slipper Day a tremendous success for Reach for a Dream
This year's Slipper Day a tremendous success for Reach for a Dream

This year, Wimpy South Africa managed to raise R1.43m for the Reach for a Dream Foundation...

25 May 2018

McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign
McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign

McCann Worldgroup Johannesburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS Foundation are together working on a collaborative campaign...

15 May 2018

The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S
The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

What do you get when you take two creative brands, a shared love of bananas, and a desire to do some good? The Missibaba x Mami Wata Bananananananas custom surfboard bag...

By Maroefah Smith 14 May 2018

2017 SHE-EO SleepOut event - Constitutional Hill Women's Prison
2018 SleepOut Movement calls on South Africans to #RiseToTheChallenge

Marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the 2018 SleepOut Movement is presenting several new opportunities...

14 May 2018

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash
How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies
Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies

What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...

By Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018

Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
How tech underpins the new wave of CSR in India

"There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world," said Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference...

11 May 2018

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