Schneider Electric Foundation* donates €7,000 for a rural project delivered by the University of Johannesburg

Earlier this year, the Schneider Electric Foundation donated €7,000 to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) ‘Project Connect’ endeavour in Gwakwani Village, a remote rural village in Limpopo, almost 300kms from the capital, Polokwane.  This hand-over ceremony took place on 17 September 2017. The university and Schneider Electric South Africa have been in partnership on this […]

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SASSTEC, Changing lives and securing futures

Through various social intervention projects the group continuously touches the lives of people by responding to the real needs of communities, thereby playing an increasingly vital role in the democratisation of societies. SASSTEC is short for SA Security Solutions and Technology, and the group is a pioneering producer of integrated security solutions in South Africa […]

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Learners benefit from Eskom

The Eskom Development Foundation recently completed a three year programme aimed at assisting ten secondary schools in Mpumalanga to improve their maths and science learning.  This corporate social investment initiative, which started in 2013, included ten schools from around Middelburg, Delmas, Emalahleni and Belfast. Each school received a fully stocked mobile laboratory, physical science textbooks […]

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CSI is the new currency consciously growing the bottom line

By Glenda Mansfield When it comes to growing your business, people are everything, be they staff, customers, or the community surrounding your brand. Investment into product development, service delivery, marketing and internal training are all pretty much standard items when it comes to driving the business forward, but increasingly, there is another and potentially more […]

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SMEC engineers Soweto community empowerment

SMEC South Africa is providing on-site training for its graduate engineers, as well as helping to build much-needed infrastructure for local communities, through its involvement with the Growing Up Africa initiative in Devland, Soweto. A Non-Government Organisation (NGO) established by entrepreneur Deborah Terhune, Growing Up Africa engages local companies to become involved in its various […]

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Music icons to add melody to Heritage Day

Sacred Heart has proudly announced that they will be hosting multi-platinum artist, Lira, legendary Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse and international SAMA & BET award winning DJ, Black Coffee at their annual Music Festival, under the auspices of Kaya FM 95.9, famous for the slogan “Home of the Afropolitan”.  Now in its 3rd year, the festival will […]

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Restoring hope through literacy

It has been said that literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. No truer words have been said of thousands of children in Southern Africa, upon their discovery of the power of the written word… of literacy and all that goes with it.  The READ Educational Trust team has remained steadfast in their commitment […]

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Dream of affordable housing for all is achievable

Industry experts argue that greater coordination and collaboration can unlock a more proactive approach to building affordable housing to meet SA’s development needs. Lack of affordable housing remains one of the key challenges facing South Africa and the recent Local Government Elections results suggests that the electorate is becoming increasingly impatient at the slow pace […]

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Channeling SA’s money into better social and environmental outcomes

South Africa has been leading the investigation and creation of outcomes-based contracts and social impact bonds (SIB) in the developing world. Now, two new short courses are set to roll out crucial skills and know-how gained from this experience in order to improve the effectiveness of social and environmental programmes across the country. The Bertha […]

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Woolworths’ ‘Inside Retail’ programme reaches 32 TVET colleges

Woolworths recently hosted its annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme, targeting 32 technical vocational education and training colleges in Cape Town through a week-long, embedded course aimed at providing practical experience and knowledge of the retail value chain in South Africa. The course also took the participants to various Woolworths distribution centres and suppliers around the Western […]

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