Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources
Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources

The Heineken South Africa Foundation is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF-SA) South Africa to help informal and underserved communities better manage their freshwater resources...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 21 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in southern Africa
LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in southern Africa

Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1 for the next two years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in southern Africa to Youth against AIDS (YAA)...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 12 Feb 2019

These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural
These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural

FireFly Biofuel is a non-toxic, eco-friendly firelighter that's made from recycled coffee, biodegradable vegetable wax, recycled wood and unrefined sugar...

6 Feb 2019

UNU report compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater
UNU report compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater

A new study compares the effectiveness and costs of many different technologies designed to remove arsenic from groundwater - a health threat to at least 140 million people in 50 countries...

1 Feb 2019

People living in run-down, inner city apartments, like these in Cairo, are at risk of heat-stress health problems. Shutterstock
How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people

There is mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on human habitat and health, on plant and animal life, on water resources and shorelines...

By Lenore Manderson 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

New report: Almost 36 million Ethiopian children lack access to basic social services
New report: Almost 36 million Ethiopian children lack access to basic social services

88% of the 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, according to a new report...

22 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced
Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced

The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4m global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta, with the aim of improving the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. The five finalists have been revealed...

9 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

ECA launches Africa Poverty Clock
ECA launches Africa Poverty Clock

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECS) launched the Africa Poverty Clock late last year in Addis Ababa as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations...

3 Jan 2019

Vukile, Reach For A Dream partner on Dream Room campaign
Vukile, Reach For A Dream partner on Dream Room campaign

Vukile Property Fund and Reach For A Dream have launched the Dream Room campaign, creating sanctuaries for children with life-threatening illnesses in hospitals...

2 Jan 2019

Engen donates R2.5m to Imbumba Foundation's Caring4Girls initiative
Engen donates R2.5m to Imbumba Foundation's Caring4Girls initiative

Engen is supporting the Imbumba Foundation's Caring4Girls initiative in its mission to support one million South African girls in 2019 and two million by 2020 in the form of a R2.5m donation...

13 Dec 2018

Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget
Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget

Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6,000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey...

Issued by FCB Africa 11 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference
Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference

In November 2018, the Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) contracted Citizen Surveys to conduct a needs analysis within the five local municipalities in which it operates...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 Dec 2018

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish
Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish

The Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish will launch on Mansfield in the Morning from 10-21 December...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 6 Dec 2018

Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicks off
Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicks off

Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicked off with a handover of 50 Blue Bikes to the Uitenhage community in the Eastern Cape...

4 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years later
Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years later

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year's theme, 'Know your status', reiterates the fact that HIV is a manageable disease...

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 3 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched
#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched

To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...

28 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

By Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Schalk van der Merwe, Rural Hand Bikes
The true cost of disabilities

It is well known that persons with disabilities are often disproportionately poor as a result of a combination of barriers...

By Bridgit Evans 26 Nov 2018

CEO Wheelchair Campaign supporting the vulnerable
CEO Wheelchair Campaign supporting the vulnerable

Little Eden houses and cares for children and adults living with intellectual disability. Their annual CEO Wheelchair Campaign calls on participants to donate and then spend a day at work in a wheelchair...

Issued by Perfect Word 23 Nov 2018

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Africa to feature on Al Gore's 8th annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast

The Climate Reality Project's eighth annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast will showcase South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa...

23 Nov 2018

Kia Motors South Africa supports Smile Foundation
Kia Motors South Africa supports Smile Foundation

Kia Motors South Africa handed over a donation of R65,000 towards the Smile Foundation, in support of the organisation's #Ride4Smile initiative...

19 Nov 2018

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