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Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it

Southern Africa Trust rebrands as it seeks to deepen its impact

The Trust is helping corporates to put their money in the right places to ensure that SADC communities are truly empowered

Is social entrepreneurship the new charity?

Imagine if the NGO sector became a large employer of manpower

The Brimstone Investment Corporation’s story

BEST shareholders support at least 3.5-million beneficiaries across South Africa

Surprise jump in big business social investment spending

South Africa's corporate social investment was 7% higher than it was last year

Integrating stakeholder engagement with shared value creation

In this context, management's ability to listen is truly vital

Moving from a social licence to a social investment to operate

This will require embracing new ways of understanding value

Looking back to where it started

The founder of the M&G Investing in the Future Awards, reports on how they have kept pace with the changes in corporate social responsibility.

Getting on the goodwill band wagon

Goodwill is a slippery concept whereby accountants with complicated spreadsheets look at a company to try to quantify its customer loyalty.

By Africa for Africa

Africa is changing. There are signs of new energies, interests, actors and wealth, writes Neville Gabriel.

Punishing those who plan well and deliver

There are an estimated 130 000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in South Africa and more coming to the fore almost daily.

Funding requires planning

There is no silver bullet for success, but pooling CSI resources does have merit, writes Tracey Henry.

Sanlam aims to free ‘economic slaves’

Financial giant Sanlam has launched a new education foundation to help equip young South Africans with the financial literacy to improve their lives.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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