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Mapping South African Social Investors’ response to Covid-19

Covid-19 is an unprecedented global health crisis. In South Africa, the pandemic has resulted in an unparalleled response from all sectors to mitigate the social and economic impact of the pandemic. Since the day President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national lockdown in March, social investors have played an integral part of the national response.

Telkom unveils online education support solution for learners

Most classrooms in South Africa have over 50 learners per class with one teacher having to give enough attention to each child. This is impossible in most cases resulting in some children being left behind. 2020 has added additional strain to this already tenuous situation with Teachers and Parents now having to help learners to …

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Financial Mail’s The Human Face of Business showcases corporate SA’s response to covid-19.

Now in its 12th year, CSI: The Human Face of Business has become the key reference guide for best practice and innovation in SA social investment. With the social, economic and health challenges emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, thousands of South Africans are set to be adversely impacted – throwing into sharp relief the importance …

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Thebe Foundation Relief Fund feeds another 1 000 vulnerable families in Soweto to mark Mandela day 2020

The Thebe Foundation Relief Fund, an initiative launched at the beginning of lockdown to help feed the country’s most vulnerable communities, is continuing with food relief this Saturday, 18 July 2020, with hampers being distributed to feed another 1 000 families in the Soweto. Over 3 400 families, in communities around Gauteng, have already received desperately …

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Liquid Telecom partners with Twiga Foods to accelerate agricultural transformation

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has partnered with Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity through precision farming. This partnership is opening up a new world of opportunities, enabled by Kenya’s rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) network, Liquid Telecom says. In a statement on Tuesday, Liquid Telecom said it has deployed a complete precision agriculture …

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Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to substantially increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt. The week after the U.S. economy shut down in March, Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, fielded a stream of phone calls from the heads of dozens of organizations that Ford supports. Many …

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