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4 ways to make a real difference on Mandela DayEvery Mandela Day, people across South Africa come together to help change the world for the better. This year, their efforts will be needed more than ever, as millions of people have been left vulnerable by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. But how do you contribute in a time of social distancing? 15 Jul 2020 Read more

Covid-19: Making our NPOs' voices heardSouth Africa's non-profit sector plays a critical role in our society, helping to address societal issues like hunger, housing and unemployment. They are producing outcomes that the government and the private sector cannot achieve on their own. And right now, they're the ones with the answers. This could signal a sea-change in the traditional 'top-down' dynamic between the private sector funding entities and NPOs, and start a journey towards a more productive partnership, where all parties recognise the resources and skills that each brings to the table. 18 May 2020 Read more

NPOs in 'desperate need of support' to help the homelessThe Covid-19 pandemic has already had a huge impact on the homeless sector in South Africa. Thousands of people remain isolated on the streets, with reduced support. As a result, South African NPOs have come under unprecedented pressure. They are working with partners and government to assist as many people as they can but they are in uncharted territory as shelters have had to turn themselves into lockdown centres literally overnight. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

When times get tough, it's time to stand togetherIt's no secret that the South African economy is struggling. Earlier this month, we officially entered a recession, after two quarters of negative growth. And now, the Coronavirus pandemic has added to the complexity, sending our stock market and currency plunging. Businesses are closing their doors and sending their workers home. It's an unsettling, uncertain world out there. 19 Mar 2020 Read more

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insightsRecognising the value that social enterprises and non-profits add in building the economy and the nation, South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). 14 Jan 2020 Read more

Giving and receiving - Creating shared value through CSIPaul Pereira - Editor-in-Chief at WHAM! Media
Lauren Henning - Product Development and Strategy, Nation Builder
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A beginner's guide to positive social impactLet's talk about social impact. Businesses often don't know where to start when designing and implementing a strategy. They know they want to do good, but how should they go about it? 5 Nov 2019 Read more

More than money, social investment is about the heartTime after time, I found myself annoyed when the CSI department was considered merely to be where all the "goodhearted" people hung out. When I started at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, there were no specific CSI-related study courses. On-site training was all that was available. My bosses claimed that I was too technical, too 'numbersy'. That I was calculated and harsh. I found myself saying no to many of the requests I received, however politely. There was always a perfectly rational explanation for it. 21 Oct 2019 Read more

Pushing boundaries to stay relevant during the Fourth Industrial RevolutionTo fully understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution, one needs to probe into its origins and preceding industrial revolution change agents to fully understand it. This was the message of Carl Hickson, Project Manager at Dalberg Advisors, during this year's Nation Builder In Good Company Conference 2019. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

The case for business as a force for good with Sizwe Nxasana at the 5th In Good Company Conference"You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself." ~ Nelson Mandela 6 Aug 2019 Read more

Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference"You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself."?Nelson Mandela 2 Aug 2019 Read more