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Gugulethu’s Mseki Primary gets the gift of reading this Youth Month

If we want to give the next generation of young South Africans a chance to forge a meaningful life, we have to teach them to read. Reading is an essential skill not only for success in school, but throughout your life. Children who learn to read typically continue their schooling to matric and beyond, giving …

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Inspires A Love Of Reading With New #InOurOwnWords Campaign

“A love of reading is sparked when children see themselves in stories and relate it to their lives, even more so when it is shared in their home language,” says Xolisa Guzula, an early literary specialist. However, the first book many South African children read is not the immersive experience Xolisa describes, as very few …

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CSI during an economic downturn – why more should be the norm

A view from Lynette Saltzman, MD, Dis-Chem It may seem contrary, but tough economic conditions make an even more compelling argument for an unwavering commitment to corporate social investment initiatives. With 2021 being the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Dis-Chem Foundation, it’s fitting to look back to see what we have accomplished, yet …

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BIC supports education in SA through its Buy a Pen, Donate a Pen initiative

As part of their continued investment into the education of South Africa’s learners, BIC stationery is donating pens and pencils to under-resourced schools across the country. This year, the campaign ran from March ending in June 2021, which was made possible through the brand’s longstanding ‘Buy a Pen, Donate a Pen’ initiative. This year’s donation …

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CSI must change gear to confront the new reality

By Marcus Coetzee – Management Consultant Back in January 2019, most businesses were pursuing a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) strategy which had been fine-tuned over the years. Then the pandemic hit South Africa in late March. Everything changed. CSI activities pivoted, refocused and were fuelled by adrenalin and empathy. CSI entered crisis mode. Mitigating harm …

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