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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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Animation and gaming startup, Sea Monster Makes a Huge USD1m Splash

Animation and Gaming Company Sea Monster partners with Edge Growth and FirstRand’s Vumela Fund to unlock digital solutions Animation, gaming and AR/VR company Sea Monster today announced the conclusion of a USD1m investment from FirstRand’s Vumela Fund, managed by leading SME Venture Fund Manager Edge Growth, which will change the way corporates tackle training and

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Business in Education Forum explores strategic interventions and calls for collaboration to overcome basic education crisis

Held on Thursday 9 July, the conversation featured a call for focused, collaborative and re-purposed investment in education across sectors, focusing on innovation, connectivity and skills. There was consensus that the latter is often overlooked, and that basic services as well as leadership development and readiness for change underpin the effectiveness of long-term interventions. Hosted

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Covid-19 reminds us to respect, admire and learn from social welfare organisations

When Covid-19 first landed in South Africa, exposing the entire populace to the global pandemic, the social sector was amongst the first to be galvanised into action. By the time the call for social distancing was made, these organisations, who are in the main non-profit organisations, had already thought of (and began implementing) solutions to

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Tshikululu’s Social Investment Specialist, Dipalesa Mpye on scaling social impact: what is really missing?

As more and more funders make the shift from traditional grantmaking to investing in strategic, system-shifting initiatives, conversations around scaling the impact of flagship programmes and successful pilot projects have dominated meeting agendas. The idea of scaling is not a new one. In the for-profit world, expansion of market reach, product offerings and operations form

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New map by Tshikululu tracks social investors’ response to COVID-19 in SA

Pilot map begins to tell the story of how South African social investors responded when the country needed them most. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis in South Africa which has resulted in an unparalleled response from all sectors in society including the state, Non-Governmental Organisations, social investors, foundations, companies, funders, individuals and development

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#BizUnity – Mandela Month for community, immunity and unity are in our name

This July #BizUnity Month will focus on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business. Sticking together, in familiar circles, is a natural instinct. Especially in times of danger or uncertainty; there’s safety in numbers. Herds, hives and communities provide

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Old Mutual Education Flagship Project – Improving Educational Outcomes

The Old Mutual Education Flagship Project (OMEFP), a multi-partner national initiative that set out to boost education at under-performing public secondary schools in South Africa, has come to an end. The seven-year programme had two main objectives: to increase the number of Grade 12 learners passing maths and science, and to build the management and

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