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Non-profit companies: get your PBO application right

There are tax benefits for registering a non-profit organisation as a public benefit organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), whether such organisation is a non-profit company, trust or association...

By Graeme Palmer 28 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Remembering a sustainability pioneer: Tom McLaughlin
Remembering a sustainability pioneer: Tom McLaughlin

The recent passing of Tom Mclaughlin, who first led the Woolworths Good Business Journey has been a shock to all who came to know his warmth and wisdom...

By Hugh Tyrrell 3 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations
CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations

CSR has evolved over the past few years as more and more organisations take a larger role in actively participating in social and community projects...

By Leago Monareng 6 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

By Sindy Peters 4 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour
Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour

The use of behavioural science together with communications to help people in communities and organisations act in more sustainable ways is increasing worldwide...

By Hugh Tyrrell 13 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

SA's Brownie Points helps corporates streamline their CSR
SA's Brownie Points helps corporates streamline their CSR

South African startup Brownie Points is helping corporate businesses streamline their CSR processes by providing a digital platform that helps them design, run and measure impact initiatives...

By Tom Jackson 1 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth
#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth

It's a bad idea, as part of your CSR strategy, to pose with a big cheque to show that you are ‘doing good', says Chris Bischoff, research and sustainability specialist at Reputation Matters...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News
#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News

Local good news portal Marketing CSI South Africa (MCSISA) recently underwent a rebranding exercise that saw the platform renamed to Change News...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign
Tekkie Tax, more than a fundraising campaign

Since its start in 2013 Tekkie Tax has raised R22m, but it's much more than just a fundraising campaign...

By Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, DVC Research and Internationalisation, UCT
The role of African universities in achieving the SDGs

While the SDGs are wide-ranging, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng...

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Sustainable business is a good business
Sustainable business is a good business

The threat of global resource management is growing. While the milestones of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, which South Africa has adopted along with support for the Common African Position (CAP), help raise awareness of the challenges ahead, there is a growing need for businesses to play a leading role...

By Nathan Nayagar 18 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Social-TV spotlights stories that inspire hope
#InnovationMonth: Social-TV spotlights stories that inspire hope

Social-TV is an online media channel that showcases company CSI and sustainable development initiatives while highlighting charity organisations that need funding...

By Sindy Peters 20 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Begging-bowl tactic no longer an option for NPOs
#InnovationMonth: Begging-bowl tactic no longer an option for NPOs

South Africa is brimming with non-profit organisations seeking support for various noble causes...

By Sindy Peters 15 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Six ways your business should be getting involved in your community

Most businesses understand the concept of "giving back" and agree it's a good thing, but they don't understand just how important it is, or how they can get started...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Joanne Yawitch, CEO, National Business Initiative
Collaboration needed within the one economy - Joanne Yawitch

According to Joanne Yawitch, CEO of the National Business Initiative (NBI), the first step in the path to sustainable development is to acknowledge that there is only one economy...

By Sindy Peters 20 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Thomas Kolster, founder, Goodvertising Agency
#SBCT16: What value does advertising bring to your life?

Thomas Kolster is the founder of the Copenhagen-based Goodvertising Agency. Through Goodvertising, he is challenging the way we do business and advertising.

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

KoAnn Skrzyniarz
#SB16CPT: Sustainable Brands welcomes CT to the fold

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands, set the scene for the conference that kicked off this past weekend.

By Sindy Peters 16 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Trevor Manuel at Sustainable Brands Cape Town
#SB16CPT: World needs to check itself - Trevor Manuel

Trevor Manuel delivered the opening keynote address at Sustainable Brands Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 16 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#FRO16: Online tracking and web analysis 101
#FRO16: Online tracking and web analysis 101

I'll be the first to admit that my online analytics skills are sub-par - mention anything data-related and my brain switches to safe mode. Eva Hieninger's session at #FRO16, however, kept me, and I imagine many others, engaged...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#FRO16: How to tap into fandoms
#FRO16: How to tap into fandoms

While we might traditionally only associate fandoms with Beliebers or Directioners, everybody is a fan of something. My dad won't be first in line (or last for that matter) to a J-Biebs concert, but he has pledged a life-long allegiance to Man U...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

DJs for Bread
[Mandela Day heroes] In the business of doing good

How do companies connect with an audience that is growing increasingly savvy to traditional advertising ploys, adding to their bottom line while doing something socially meaningful at the same time?

By Nicci Botha 17 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Mandela Day heroes] Growing a community
[Mandela Day heroes] Growing a community

Other than a small directional sign on the side of the road, Kylemore is one of those "dorpies" you'll blink and miss as you drive through the towering peaks and magnificent scenery of the Simonsberg Mountains outside Stellenbosch...

By Nicci Botha 16 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Five for a chain reaction
Five for a chain reaction

As individuals experience the rewards of helping someone, they improve the communities they live and work in with a huge multiplier effect...

By Jessica Tennant 28 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Is CSI a farce or impactful?
Is CSI a farce or impactful?

Where is the difference if it's not sustainable and soon forgotten?

By Bonnie Ramaila 24 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

CSI as a brand, brand building in development
CSI as a brand, brand building in development

For many non-profit and non-government organisations, marketing is a swear word. Generally there is also little money for marketing in these organisations, and even in corporates CSI practitioners often feel left out of marketing. However, CSI itself is a brand, so there needs to be a shift from CSI being viewed as asking for something to what it offers.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

CSI in Africa: challenges and learnings
CSI in Africa: challenges and learnings

One of the panel discussions at the recent Trialogue Making CSI Matter conference was on some of the challenges faced and lessons learnt by corporates, NPOs and NGOs practicing CSI in Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Making magic with a love movement
Making magic with a love movement

Cheesekids started with eight people. Today over 20,000 people volunteer with them. One of the biggest activations that takes place on Mandela Day is through Cheesekids.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jun 2014

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