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Image: Jet brightens festive season for kids in need bringing much-needed Christmas cheer

In partnership with the Nashua Children's Charity Foundation, Jet Stores has spent the past few weeks bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to many orphaned and abandoned children at care homes across the country.     Read More...




Sport, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Image: Annual soccer tournament in Free State sponsored Edcon sponsors 2010 Dreamfields community soccer tournament

Edcon hosted a Community Soccer tournament in Welkom on Saturday, 6 November together with Dreamfields SA.   Read More...




Enterprise

Changing consumer patterns, fuelled by fragmented media, greater product choice and lifestyle changes, combined with environmental and social changes are keeping marketers on their toes.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS
Imperial Logistics invests in zero emission cooling technology

Johannesburg, 22 November 2009 – Perishable goods distributors, Fast’nFresh, which falls under the umbrella of IMPERIAL Logistics Refrigerated Services has taken delivery of three ecoFridge fitted trailers and a rigid body truck.   Read More...




Social & Community
Good Hope and Media24 Toy Toy together

Nigel Pierce and the rest of the Good Hope FM breakfast team spent Monday morning Toy Toy-ing at Media24 to get toys for less fortunate kids and they were not disappointed.     Read More...




Social & Community
"Civil society has to ensure that champions are built in all sectors.”

Civil society needs to move swiftly to make itself relevant to the government in power, unions and business and to be able to review this within a year. This was the essence of the closing speech by Jay Naidoo, a Minister of State in the first South African democratic government and chairperson of the Development Bank of South Africa and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, to the Our World Our Responsibility Donor conference today in Cape Town.    Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, Skills Development, Social & Community
Cargo Carriers paves the way in logistics

Sustainability is gaining traction as the world begins to take more notice of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment.   Read More...




Social & Community
Opinion piece by Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo

Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director of Inyathelo-The South African Institute for Advancement argues that the capacity of philanthropy to serve as the engine room of social change is critical, with philanthropists not answerable to the market or to voters, but having the capacity to take risk with new concepts, cutting edge ideas and social change.     Read More...




Social & Community
Philanthropically-minded people and entities to transform the country’s socio-economic landscape.

 Major weaknesses exist in South Africa’s civil society movements and its citizenry as a result of decisions taken by government in 1994 when it demobilised NGOs and civil society, making people “passive bystanders in their own lives”. Now a new challenge existed: to deepen organisation to give communities the power to negotiate improvements in their lives.   Read More...




Social & Community
Awards acknowledge, celebrate and profile Philanthropists making a difference in South Africa

At the annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards held in Cape Town yesterday evening (15 November 2010), fifteen exceptional people were honoured for their philanthropic efforts in South Africa. See the Gallery for photos...   Read More...




HEADLINES
The results of the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer were recently announced.

The Trust Barometer is an independent and objective measure that rates corporate trust and reputation. The only benchmark of its kind in South Africa, the survey is based on 200 exclusive interviews with CEO’s/M.D.’s of listed companies. GreaterGood South Africa was ranked in the top ten most admired and trusted NGO brands.    Read More...




Social & Community
Ask Afrika Trust Barometer 2010 included the NGO brand category for the first time

GreaterGood South Africa was ranked in the top ten most admired and trusted NGO brands in the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer, an independent and objective measure that rates corporate trust and reputation. Started formally in 2004, GreaterGood SA has rapidly established its reputation as a trusted player in the social investment arena.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Just the first of a series

Clover's Clean Up 2010 campaign amongst its 22 regional office staff to clean up local communities has resulted in large amounts of waste being collected by the appropriately named teams, CSC Green Factor, Grasshoppers, City Deep Organic Mechanics and the Carbon Warriors. The teams collected 15 640 refuse bags of waste, weighing in at 37 860 kilograms during June, July and August 2010.    Read More...




Social & Community, COMPANY NEWS
Seven community-based organisations honoured for their contributions to community upliftment

JOHANNESBURG: Edcon's flagship CSI programme, the annual Jet Community Awards, honoured seven community-based organisations for their contributions to community upliftment at a ceremony at the Edcon Retail Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, 10 November 2010.   Read More...




Skills Development
And support for Trust programmes
The primary focus of the Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust is the Protégé programme, introduced in 2007 to bring about transformation in the wine industry.

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Skills Development
The programme is being run through the Ciro Coffee Academy and involves taking unemployed South Africans who have limited skills and putting them through an approximately three month barista training programme.

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Social & Community
TFG Partners with Lifeline to extend the service to 24 hours a day

This year, TFG is donating R16,000-00 to the Helpline on each of the 16 Days of Avtivism to help reach the goal of permanently operating the line for 24 hours a day   Read More...




Social & Community
TFG once again supported the Drive by generously donated toys

During a LIVE BROADCAST of the Good Hope FM/Nigel Pierce Toy-Toy Drive, staff of Fashion Lifestyle Retailer, TFG once again generously donated toys by the boxful to the following 6 beneficiaries, all of whom are supported by one or more of the various Trading or Service Divisions that make up the TFG Group. The Toy-Toy Drive is but one initiative in support of these beneficiaries as the staff support them all year round.   Read More...




Health
City introduces new registration process for Dial-a-Ride

The City’s Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service is designed expressly for those who have a physical disability which prevents them from using mainstream public transport such as busses, trains and mini-bus taxis for their daily commute between home and work.   Read More...




HIV/AIDS
A formal dress affair - with a touch of red

The impressive powerful programme of classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz genres will inspire patrons to make a difference to mankind. It is a joyous celebration, honouring unsung heroes and salutes individuals and organizations who have contributed to the fight against HIV/AIDS   Read More...



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