First Group's La Vita Health Spa at the Palace in Durban treated the three winners of the 2018 Hillcrest Aids Centre Gogo of the Year competition to a day of pampering. As the winners, the Gogos were given a brunch at the hotel's Pesto restaurant, which was followed by body treatments at the La Vita Spa, cosmetic gift hampers, and a travel set from Vaczone.
Global Citizen concluded its Mandela 100 campaign with a music festival at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. A number of local and international musicians, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, graced the stage as thousands of Global Citizens watched on.
The seventh annual 5 For Change Black Tie Gala debuted in Joburg on 27 October. The event raised funds and awareness for five social enterprise beneficiares: Dlala Nje, Olico Maths Education, Hustlenomics, CRSP Dsgn and enke: Make Your Mark. Read more about the event here.
The Tsogo Sun Silverstar Casino donated more than 189 staff hours and over R700,000 in various upliftment projects in celebration of Mandela Day. Its beneficiaries include the Bethany Trust House, which has several homes and centres under its care in Krugersdorp, as well as the Tower of Life, which shelters for men and women, and several others.
United Nations Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron recently visited non-profit organisation Dlalanathi in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Dlalanathi is one of nine Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) programme partners.
Clover has awarded Dorah Semenya of the Shalate Drop-in Centre in Seshego, Limpopo with the 2018 funding for a valued site improvement as well as bread baking training. This forms part of the Clover Mama Afrika Madiba Week, which Clover is running with fleet and mobile asset management solutions company MiX Telematics.
Non-profit organisation Qhubeka along with Nederburg and Team Dimension Data recently distributed 175 bicycles to the Charleston Hill Secondary School and the Paarl East Neighbourhood Watch volunteers in Paarl, Western Cape.
LexisNexis and its parent company RELX Group recently commemorated its annual Cares Day. The volunteers who participated consisted of employees who won the 2017 Recognising Those Who Care awards from around the world.
Native VML participated in the recent one-day shutdown of more than two dozen VML offices worldwide on 14 September 2017. During its annual foundation day, Native VML offices support non-profit organisations.
FCB Joburg MD Thabang Skwambane founded Aluwani in 2007 when he cycled unsupported from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro, and then summited the mountain. Warren Handley and Tom David are former Aluwani interns from SA walking the same distance in reverse to mark the 10th anniversary of that trip. As they walk, they reach out to the rural communities to talk about the importance of early childhood development.