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Business has more to give than money
Business has more to give than money
There is a growing cynicism about corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa and abroad. The checkbox-driven approach of the past, where an...
MTN uses technology to uplift communities
MTN uses technology to uplift communities
Current CSI initiatives are no longer about taking allocated funds or second-hand equipment and “gifting” them to pre-selected causes, then...
The power to influence society
The power to influence society
In years gone by, corporate social investment (CSI) was seen as little more than philanthropy, with the main purpose being simply to convey a...
Measuring the impact of CSI
Measuring the impact of CSI
Many companies see corporate social investment (CSI) as an abstract concept. While business leaders are well versed in the potential of CSI to...
Taking healthcare services to communities
Taking healthcare services to communities
The full impact of the South African government’s interventions in the HIV and Aids epidemic, and promises of improved primary health care...
Committed to social investment
Committed to social investment
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is one of the largest private sector employers in the Eastern Cape, and has invested considerable funds and...
Towards strengthening SA education
Towards strengthening SA education
It is therefore important to bring people from all sectors together to talk about ideas and best practice to help equip teachers in preparing...
South Africa's future, today
South Africa's future, today
As a society, we need to find ways to engage youth in productive and purposeful pursuits. How can companies help young people to direct their...
Taking stock of CSI spend
Taking stock of CSI spend
Monitoring has improved from only tracking expenditure to also tracking outputs and outcomes indicators, as well as conducting site visits to...
Keys to successful volunteerism
Keys to successful volunteerism
Although it is important initially to inspire and motivate staff to get involved, gaining longer-term commitment requires strategic support....
A bigger role for business in education
A bigger role for business in education
When Cyril Ramaphosa donated R100-million to Free State schools in March and challenged other businesses to do the same, he reignited debate about...
Harnessing collective efforts is the answer
Harnessing collective efforts is the answer
The success of South Africa's reconstruction agenda rests on an effective social contract between the state, business, labour and ordinary...

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