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Drink gin, help the pangolins

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin, a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation's pangolin awareness...

8 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

World Media Group survey identifies activism as key campaign benefit

A new content-led marketing-focused survey found that there is an increased interest in brand activism...

7 Nov 2019

Evaluating your social investment - timing and process is everything

The primary aim of evaluations is to assess whether these interventions are achieving their intended objectives, but importantly how these processes are undertaken and when they are undertaken can either improve or hinder the utility and value of the evaluation...

By Mandisa Diza 6 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Gender inequality in education is still an issue in Kenya and South Africa

Women still aren't fully represented in higher education in Kenya and South Africa, despite changes in law and policy over the years....

By Beatrice Akala 5 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction

Her focus on how financial services, in particular, tend to connect with females consumers in the wrong way was a stand-out section of Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative's opening presentation at the Cape Town version of the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2019

Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provision

Recent research shows that the youth in South Africa have the potential to make a critical difference in their communities if government and civil society structures engage constructively and partner with young people...

By Dr Cephas Mutami 31 Oct 2019

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

By Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

10-year global study notes African surge in giving

Despite a downward trend in donations in some of the world's wealthiest places, large swathes of the African continent are defying the trend...

29 Oct 2019

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced

It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual...

By Mike Muller 28 Oct 2019

How research networks can help BRICS countries combat invasive species

BRICS countries should establish more networks of researchers dedicated to invasion science if they wish to curb the spread of invasive species...

28 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

Reshaping the forces - Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

South Africa's Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula remembers the day she walked into a conference of defence ministers, confident and ready for deliberations, and realised that her counterparts, mostly men, thought she was just an aide to a defence minister...

By Kingsley Ighobor 23 Oct 2019

Groundwater supplies on Kenya's coast must be managed for people and industry

Industry is growing along Kenya's coast, and some of these companies - such as mining and agricultural companies - are water intensive. To meet their demand, most industries are turning to groundwater...

By Nuria Ferrer Ramos 23 Oct 2019

#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: The future of water collection, purification and distribution

What is the future of cities? And what is the future of water collection, purification and distribution?...

21 Oct 2019

2019 Feathers Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Feathers Awards were recently announced in Johannesburg. The awards recognise South African personalities and institutions, activists, performing artists, sportspeople and media organisations that fly the LGBTIQ+ flag high...

18 Oct 2019

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