Red Bull Amaphiko Academy applications are now open

The 2019 edition of the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy will be held in Durban from 16-26 May 2019. Started in 2014, the academy aims to equip grassroots social entrepreneurs who make a positive difference in their communities and who work to resolve social issues of national relevance. It enables...

6 Nov 2018

Local film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to open international film festival

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) has chosen local rhino documentary film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to be its opening night film. The festival takes place from 24-28 October 2018. Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War tells the story of the ongoing poaching of...

12 Sep 2018

Facebook Lite to offer Community Help in 100 countries

Social media platform Facebook is to launch Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries. Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they are safe, learn and share more about what's happening in their communities, and...

11 Sep 2018

Food Lover's Market now offers paper bags to customers

As of 1 August 2018, fresh produce retailer Food Lover's Market is offering paper bags to its customers nationwide in its commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience. The paper bag offering comes after a successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper...

1 Aug 2018

Bon Hotels calls for Woman2Woman campaign support

In the lead up to Women's Day on 9 August and Women's Month, Bon Hotels is calling on its staff, the community, guests, and visitors to collect sanitary wear for its Woman2Woman drive. The drive aims to ease the plight of females that cannot afford sanitary wear. Donations for the drive can be...

24 Jul 2018

LFP Training sponsors Down Syndrome Swimming South Africa

LFP Training is sponsoring the Down Syndrome Swimming South Africa team that is competing at the eighth Down Syndrome World Swim Champs, which takes place in Nova Scotia, Canada from 20-28 July 2018. The event is hosted every two years and provides down syndrome athletes with the opportunity to...

23 Jul 2018

Stratcom Branding unveils Sisonke Design Sprint initiative on Mandela Day

Stratcom Branding launched the Sisonke Design Sprint initiative this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018. Sisonke Design Sprint means 'we're together' or 'coming together'. The initiative aims to take the design of black entrepreneurs' companies and branded packaging to an award-winning level by...

19 Jul 2018

Nearly one million hungry South Africans fed through campaign

Food Lover's Market's Hunger Month campaign has raised R579,152 and fed 733,179 South Africans through FoodForward SA during May. Food Lover's Market partnered with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots, and Simpl Fruit Juices for the campaign. The amount raised was a significant increase...

22 Jun 2018

A new water sustainability award by Sanlam Top Destination Awards

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards, Water 4 Cape Town, and Cape Town Tourism have collaborated to create the Water Sustainability Award for the annual event. The award aims to find the most water conscious establishment. The Sanlam Top Destination Awards takes place on 20 September 2018 at The...

7 Jun 2018

East Coast Radio anti-gun violence campaign gathers local support

East Coast Radio's #StandUpForSadia campaign has garnered support across KwaZulu-Natal. Citizens wore orange and added their voice to the cause to show their support. The campaign was launched in support of victims of gun violence following the tragic death of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj.

4 Jun 2018

Red Bull Social Innovation Festival is a swing and hit

Red Bull recently hosted its Red Bull Amaphiko Social Innovation Festival in Umlazi. Residents of Umlazi flocked to King Zwelithini Stadium and Zintocele Park to be part of the event. Social entrepreneurs exhibited their products throughout the day at the festival. The festival aims to...

4 Jun 2018

Falke shows support to WWF with campaign

Falke South Africa is donating R5 of every Falke AH4 hiking sock sale to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The campaign launched in January 2018 and just under 6,500 pairs of Falke AH4 have been sold. The sock forms part of the Falke Advance Performance range.

1 Jun 2018

Unilever gives feedback on sustainable living plan

Unilever SA has shared an update on its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) seven years after it was launched. The consumer goods company reports that its sustainable living brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its overall revenue growth. The update...

11 May 2018

Hurtigruten to address marine pollution by going plastic-free

Hurtigruten will remove plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all its ships from 2 July 2018. The move forms part of Hurtigruten's efforts to reduce marine pollution, which is said to be increasing at a rate of 15 metric tonnes of plastic per minute. ...

10 May 2018

Totalsports to sponsor 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change

Totalsports will sponsor the 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change by donating R120,000 to assist Ocal Global projects as well as sponsoring a kit for a 12-person team. The 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change begins on 10 May 2018 in Centurion and ends on 20 May 2018 in Cape Town.

9 May 2018

Tetra Pak to launch paper straw

Tetra Pak has joined the Last Plastic Straw movement and will be launching a paper straw suitable for its portion-sized carton packages. Tetra Pak has also been working to encourage consumers to push straws back in the pack once they have consumed the contents so they can be collected along with...

2 May 2018

Plastics SA channels The Blue Planet II to highlight marine pollution

Plastics SA's new radio and television adverts aim to shed light on marine pollution with a focus on plastic polluted in the ocean. The advertising campaign takes inspiration from Sir David Attenborough's The Blue Planet II. The adverts will broadcast on various DStv channels and selected...

2 May 2018

Reach For A Dream, Wimpy launch the 2018 Slipper Day campaign

Reach For A Dream and Wimpy have launched the 2018 Slipper Day campaign. This annual campaign raises funds and awareness for children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Wimpy will once again be giving away coffee on Slipper Day, 11 May 2018 to all those who support the cause. To participate,...

23 Apr 2018

Radisson Blu Waterfront goes plastic straw free

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront will no longer use plastic straws and will only offer paper straws from April 2018. This forms part of its environmental and sustainability strategy. The hotel will in future use biodegradable straws and will further customer attention on no plastic straw usage...

12 Apr 2018

Tiso Blackstar is giving TimesLive readers a chance to win and donate books

Tiso Blackstar's Play-it-forward campaign, in association with the Nal'iBali reading for enjoyment campaign, is giving TimesLive readers an opportunity to win and donate books to a school, reading club or library of their choice. Each week from 13 April to 22 June 2018, two readers stand the...

11 Apr 2018

Virgin Active to invest in water saving efforts

In light of the recent water shortages in South Africa, particularly in the Western Cape, Virgin Active South Africa has indicated that it would invest a further R20 million in its Western Cape clubs and has committed to rolling out its water resilience efforts to its clubs nationally. Virgin...

22 Mar 2018

Shoprite's Act for Change card to ease economic pressures for NGOs

In light of the current economic climate, Shoprite has introduced the Act For Change buying card in an effort to assist welfare organisations. The card will give NPOs a 5% discount across outlets from the Shoprite Group and they will have 30 days to pay with no interest. NPO donors will also be...

15 Mar 2018

Tintswalo Atlantic stands with global 'straw wars'

Tintswalo Atlantic has decided to no longer use straws and has completely banned it from the hotel. The decision comes after other hotels and restaurants stopped using straws to help reduce pollution. The hotel has replaced straws with re-usable glass straws. The hotel's close proximity to...

20 Feb 2018

BON Hotels is collecting water for CT

BON Hotels is currently running a water collection drive for those affected by the drought. Guests and visitors have been asked to donate five litres of water, which can be left in the BONangel donation bins located at the reception at BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, and...

13 Feb 2018

Travel Channel adds 5,000l to Flight Centre's water collection drive

The Travel Channel has contributed 5,000l of water to the Flight Centre Foundation's water initiative. The initiative will take place at the Travel Expo at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 10-11 February 2018. The initiative forms part of the Flight Centre Travel Group's (FCTG) wider...

9 Feb 2018

Shoprite launches donation drive for CT

The Shoprite Group has started a Disaster Relief Fund to assist parts of the country that have been affected by the drought. Consumers will be able to donate R5 at any Shoprite or Checkers store throughout the country. The donations will be used to aid Cape Town, which is currently facing the...

6 Feb 2018

Montego raises over 23,000 meals in Click2Feed campaign

Montego Pet Nutrition's Click2Feed campaign has raised 23,225 meals for 30 various animal charities and welfare organisations. The campaign has also raised R6,450 in cash donations, which will contribute to 3,225 additional Montego meals that will be donated. Kitty and Puppy Haven - a sanctuary...

11 Jan 2018

#IamConstitution campaign wins gold award

The #IamConstitution campaign won the Gold Award in the education, training and skills development category of the Stars of Africa Awards. The campaign, which was developed by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation in partnership with the Paramount Group, was launched in 2016 and is a nationwide...

14 Dec 2017

Johnson & Johnson recieves recognition for partnership with Unjani Clinics

Johnson & Johnson SA won gold in the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Stars of Africa Awards in acknowledgement of its partnership with Unjani Clinics. The company has funded Unjani Clinics in establishing clinics for black professional female nurses that help meet the healthcare needs of...

1 Dec 2017

Wellness Warehouse goes paperless

Wellness Warehouse has decided to conduct its business via online and will no longer use paper to communicate its monthly deals. The paperless approach is part the company's journey towards implementing sustainable practices in its business. The company's customers may now browse, learn what...

2 Nov 2017

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