Change Makers

Miss Soweto’s project to give disadvantaged kids dignity and pride at school

Reigning Miss Soweto Thobile Steyn knows first-hand what it feels like to not be able to start the school year on the right footing. Her mother Thabile, who convinced her to enter the White Star-sponsored beauty pageant, would often struggle to find enough money to make sure her daughter went to school with the proper …

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South African Flying Labs – Championing the use of drones and robotics for social good

South Africa Flying Labs is championing drone and robotics technology for social good in South Africa by employing new technology, training a new generation of innovators, and fostering an enabling environment for technology for social impact.  Officially launched this month by QP DroneTech and its Consortium partners Vula Air Technologies and Ntiyiso Consulting, South Africa Flying Labs is a local robotics …

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organisers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry. This year’s theme for the International …

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Game-changing initiative to curb unemployment in informal settlements

With youth unemployment on the rise, plastic waste destroying the environment, and a general lack of skills keeping our youth out of the labour market, South Africa was facing multiple crises before the COVID-19 pandemic. The most vulnerable are hardest hit As the pandemic continues to ravage the economy, the vulnerable youth and women living …

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CCBSA triples the size of its employee share ownership scheme

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is pleased to announce that together with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) and the Competition Authorities, we have reached an agreement on an updated CCBSA B-BBEE ownership condition. CCBSA’s B-BBEE ownership will be increased to a revised 20% target, with a significant worker ownership component.  “This …

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