SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa
SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance and by making sustainable infrastructure services and products work for them. This initiative was launched simultaneously at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg and at the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg.

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Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy
Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, under the theme 'Taking Action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa'.

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Drink gin, help the pangolins
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, protection and conservation efforts across Africa.

8 Nov 2019

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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

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

Late last month saw the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA) host its annual Philanthropy Symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). This year, the organisation tackled the role that philanthropy can play in enhancing social cohesion in South Africa.

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change
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. So what is it exactly that is keeping these little boxes glued to our palms and such an indispensable part of our day?

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019