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4 new WHO goodwill ambassadors appointed

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Dr Natália Loewe Becker have been appointed goodwill ambassadors of the World Health Organisation to champion global health...

21 May 2019

Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audience
Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audience

Preparations for Professor Thuli Mandonsela's Trek4Mandela climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in August took a stride forward with her Masterclass on the Rule of Law in Durban on 17 May...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challenges
Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challenges

"In a world in which around 1 billion people have little to no access to healthcare and 6.3 million children die each year primarily from preventable diseases, it is critical that the supply chain community shares lessons and know-how that can help to increase access to quality healthcare, especially at the last mile...."

10 May 2019

Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019
Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019

Friday, 10 May, is the Reach For A Dream Foundation's annual Slipper Day. By purchasing a Slipper Day wristband for R10 at any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Dis-Chem, participants will contribute to providing strength, hope and courage to children with life-threatening illnesses...

9 May 2019

BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund
BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund

The BON Hotels group has launched a multi-tiered CSI partnership with The Sunflower Fund Registry for Africa...

29 Apr 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

By Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands
Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands

Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are leading the way on transparency amongst the world's 200 largest fashion brands...

25 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors
Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors

Uzwelo Bags and The Jes Foord Foundation have joined hands to help support rape survivors...

17 Apr 2019

LexisNexis backs Trek4Mandela as headline sponsor
LexisNexis backs Trek4Mandela as headline sponsor

The Trek4Mandela expedition will once again see a group of intrepid adventurers taking on Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds and create awareness for the Caring4Girls menstrual hygiene programme...

Issued by LexisNexis 12 Apr 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?
Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

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#CycloneIdai: Cholera prevention and other relief efforts underway

Around 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine have been unloaded in Mozambique to help stave off a possible epidemic, in the wake of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai.

3 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programme
Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programme

The Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA) programme identifies, recognises and awards socially innovative initiatives in Africa...

1 Apr 2019

Last chance to register for The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019
Last chance to register for The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019

Registration for the Trialogue Business in Society Conference closes on Wednesday, 3 April 2019. Join more than 400 development stakeholders for a dynamic exchange of ideas on how to enhance and sustain impact in development work...

Issued by Trialogue 29 Mar 2019

Proposed zero-rating of sanitary towels (pads) a slightly hollow victory for SA women - here's why
Proposed zero-rating of sanitary towels (pads) a slightly hollow victory for SA women - here's why

During the medium-term budget in October 2018, the minister of finance announced that sanitary towels (pads) will be included in the list of those items that are zero rated for VAT purposes...

By Kagiso Nonyane 28 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business
#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business

You don't have to shy away from using your social awareness or 'wokeness' to grow your business. In fact, it might do better if you do...

By Maroefah Smith 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking
Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking

According to the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living ranking, in Africa, Port Louis in Mauritius was the city with the best quality of living and also its safest.

14 Mar 2019

Fostering healthier school learners
Fostering healthier school learners

The Adopt-a-School Foundation together with Premier Optical will be visiting Mosaledi Primary School and Sengana Primary School in Hammanskraal to dispense spectacles to 58 deserving learners as part of its social welfare drive of this School Health Week...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 12 Mar 2019

How Africa can catch up with the world in the fight against poverty
How Africa can catch up with the world in the fight against poverty

The world is making remarkable progress in combating poverty...

By M Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia 28 Feb 2019

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Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investments

There's no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry - but it's not evenly distributed...

By Suzette Viviers & Stephen McCallum 27 Feb 2019

Damning report on Eskom air pollution
Damning report on Eskom air pollution

Over a period of 21 months, Eskom's coal-fired power plants belched pollutants that exceeded South Africa's already weak air quality standards close to 3,200 times...

By John Yeld 27 Feb 2019

New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia
New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia

A new model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was recently added to Ethiopia's water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the town of Welenchiti, Oromia Region...

25 Feb 2019

Maps Maponyane and TUMI help give Langrug community clean water
Maps Maponyane and TUMI help give Langrug community clean water

TV presenter, actor and entrepreneur, Maps Maponyane, joined an international and South African team from luggage brand TUMI, global humanitarian aid organisation Waves For Water and local not-for-profit organisation, FLOW, on an urgently needed water activation...

Issued by TUMI 22 Feb 2019

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