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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3 things we SHOULD change about ourselves this Mandela Month

By Sanjeev “Mahatma” Ghandi The late Nelson Mandela’s enduring legacy looms large over South Africa and the world beyond. That’s the true mark of icon – the reference point in peace negotiations and anything good that elevates the dignity of humanity. For South Africans, is there a better way put into practice what Mandela’s ideal […]

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6 facets of Barloworld’s youth development initiative

Barloworld’s commitment to youth development is reflected in all aspects of the business. The company is involved in several youth development initiatives in South Africa, which are listed below. Supporting Enactus’ innovative model for youth entrepreneurship Through Enactus South Africa, Barloworld is committed to fuelling the spirit of entrepreneurship in young people. Enactus is a […]

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Africa’s first social impact bonds

The Western Cape government together with UCT’s Graduate School of Business’ Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been working with national, provincial and local government in South Africa to design and pioneer the use of social impact bonds – an innovative financial instrument that has proven to deliver better health and social outcomes […]

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