'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company Conference
'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company Conference

The annual In Good Company Conference will take place 21 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria under the theme, 'South Africa Matters'. The conference speaker lineup features leaders in social innovation and impact investment.

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R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery
R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery

Bursarylottery.co.za - suitably launched on Mandela Day by local entrepreneur and chairman of the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, Rob Stokes - aims to connect South African students with financial assistance options to further their education.

19 Jul 2018

Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?
Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?

Much has been argued about the causes of the 2017 Cape Town water crisis. Is it the drought? Is it climate change? Is it population growth? Is it lack of foresight by national government or local government? Is it the rich? Is it the poor? Is it farmers? Or industry? Or invasive trees?

By Piotr Wolski 19 Jul 2018

Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop
Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop

I Love Coffee, a Cape-based social enterprise that trains and employs deaf baristas to work as frontline staff in its stores, plans to open as many as five new outlets over the next twelve months.

19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems
#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems

The centenary of the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela offers a rich opportunity to reflect on the life of South Africa's extraordinary political leader and on the legacies of the struggle against apartheid that he and his cohort of fellow activists shaped. Mandela's life-writing offers a great deal of inspiration for such reflection across a range of themes, including as scholars have pointed out, the question of Madiba's own mortality.

By Louise Bethlehem and Karin Berkman 19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme launched
#Mandela100: Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme launched

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) in partnership with Gra├ža Machel Trust (GMT) and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) will today, 18 July, announce the 100 pan-African scholars who will be the first recipients of the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme.

18 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready
#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet recently partnered with Better SA to host a collaborative volunteer event to help address youth unemployment in SA. Celebrating what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, the partnership went beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, gathering 72 volunteers to help youths from local development organisations change their stars.

18 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 17 July.

18 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Obama and active citizenship: why his Mandela address matters
#Mandela100: Obama and active citizenship: why his Mandela address matters

Former US President Barack Obama's Nelson Mandela Annual lecture in honour of the centennial commemoration of Mandela's birth is slated to be his most consequential address since leaving office in January 2017. The title of the address is billed as, "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World".

By Aaron X. Smith 17 Jul 2018

67 minutes for Madiba
67 minutes for Madiba

This Mandela Day Sizanani and Eskilz will be visiting Mother of Peace Orphanage. We are looking for sponsors to assist us in making a difference in these kids' lives.

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L-R: AECOM Educational Trust bursary recipients Tshilidzi Bridget Lutsinge, Nokubonga Lady-Peace Nxumalo, and Keabetswe Beverly Sehoole
AECOM Trust prioritises women empowerment with 3 more bursary recipients

AECOM is providing financial assistance to young women in previously disadvantaged communities, awarding bursaries through its Educational Trust.

16 Jul 2018

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The deadline for entries is Monday, 23 July.

16 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day
#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

"It was 2pm on Mandela Day at the after-care centre. The children were getting ready to go home when suddenly, 80 volunteers from a large local bank arrived, unannounced. We didn't know who they were, but they wanted to use their 67 minutes to volunteer with us. We appreciated the effort, but we had to turn them away, partly because the children were overwhelmed by the many unfamiliar faces, but mostly because we had no time to prepare the volunteers or the children."

By Joanne van der Walt 16 Jul 2018