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Image: Avis helps kids jump for joy Jumping Kids fundraising drive

Avis' recent fund raising drive for Jumping Kids, which provides prosthetic limbs to disadvantaged children who have lost limbs, was centred on Avis' annually hosted Travelbags Fundraising event - held this year at Madame Zingara in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Government, Health
Image: A cancer-free world? SA joins global declaration

As part of a global declaration, launched in 2006 and revised in 2008, there remains a call to action to take immediate steps to reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. CANSA is taking the lead in South Africa with its ‘Together we are stronger’ campaign launched on World Cancer Day, February 4, 2011, and the signing of the 'Cancer-free' declaration by Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO and cancer survivor of over 27 years.


Image: Niger food security emergency aid US$13 million from IFAD

ROME – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced that a US$6.50 million loan and US$6.50 grant will be provided to the Government of the Niger to help mitigate the impact of the major food and pastoral crisis that hit the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Tillabery in 2010.    Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Access to safe drinking water in Ghana

GENEVA - Green Cross International (GCI) and Giorgio Armani are partnering to promote access to safe drinking water through GCI’s Smart Water for Green Schools project in Ghana.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Deadline looms for Lotto funding Social welfare organisations invited to apply

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) today issued its 2011 call for funding applications in the Charities Sector. The call invites social welfare organisations to submit applications by 25 March 2011.


ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Raising school costs Appeal by Zanokhanyo

Zanokhanyo Children's Safety Home, located in Makhasa, Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa is trying to fundraise for the children’s 2011 school costs.



ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Showcasing Dinokeng’s true colours

The Dinokeng Project is empowering local artists from the Steve Bikoville community by involving them in an innovative marketing campaign publicising the project on local community radio station, Moretele FM.    Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Community Chest’s Carnival A celebration of 60 years

One of Cape Town’s iconic events, the annual Community Chest Carnival, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: World Hunger Relief Month KFC thanks customers

KFC’s Add Hope campaign made its mark on World Hunger Relief Month during October 2010 by raising R1 521 646 through in-store customer donations, which will go towards feeding over 700 000 hungry children in South Africa.


Edgy advertising

There are many television adverts that are easily ignored and forgotten, but not this one.    Read More...

Tin Can appointed as PR agency

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport has appointed Tin Can as its PR agency. Tin Can will be responsible for publicising the institute’s efforts regarding its anti-doping strategy in sport; education on drugs in sport; and its efforts regarding collaboration with other national anti-doping agencies throughout the world.    Read More...

Image: Sustainable World: Johannesburg, South Africa - recycling

Short documentary which examines positive solutions to environmental problems. 
This film looks at the recycling of waste in Johannesburg.

ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Gauntlet thrown down to media industry

The bigFIG (digital) and Africa Geographic (print) partnership has thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa’s media and publishing industry: “We will plant more than 2500 indigenous trees in 2011,” declared bigFIG CEO Simon Espley at a recent tree-planting exercise. “And we will match or better this number in the years going forward.” What is your business doing to mitigate its carbon footprint, was his challenge?   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
National Peace corps announces winning project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organisation supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today that Johnstone Baguma of Uganda is the grand-prize winner of the Africa Rural Connect (ARC) 2010 ideas competition. Winners of the year’s four rounds and other noteworthy ideas submitted to the ARC online contest, including runners-up, competed for the grand prize.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Community radio station raises R3 million in one day

101.9 Chai FM, a Jewish community radio station that broadcasts to the greater Johannesburg area recently raised a whopping R3.6 million, in one day, for a nonprofit ambulance service.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: R1 million for Red Cross burn's unit Engen charity golf day delivers results

A few years back Engen committed to donating funds through the organisation's sports sponsorship initiatives to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The aim was to raise R1 million come the end of 2010 and to inject addition power and further fuel this fund raising drive, The Engen Charity Golf Challenge in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Burns Unit took place on 9 December 2010 at the King David Golf Course in Bellville, Cape Town.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: 'Movember' raises money for cancer Hairy ad men the winners in charity drive

The extremely competitive advertising industry recently joined forces for a whole month in an unusual display of camaraderie - moustache growing. The initiative was the global annual 'Movember' fundraising campaign by the CANSA Foundation to raise money for men’s health, every November month.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education
2010 MTN Business Leading CEO Council

Ex-Springbok captain and founder of the Make A Difference (MAD) Foundation, Francois Pienaar has confirmed that 'The Chosen' - The 2010 MTN Business Leading CEOs Council, via The Chosen Trust, has agreed to donate R600 000 it received as pledges from leading CEOs and business leaders to the MAD Foundation.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Food & Trees for Africa receives aid

Thanks to donations from kulula fans, kulula has raised R1 million in aid of Food & Trees For Africa (FTFA). This social enterprise uplifts communities across the Southern African region through its award-winning greening initiatives.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education
Breakfast team to visit schools

Pick n Pay, Lead SA and 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Breakfast Xpress team will visit five schools in the Johannesburg area throughout the week to discuss key challenges facing learners, as well as highlight the values promoted by Lead SA.   Read More...

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