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Pioneers of sustainable enterprise and supplier development – An Anglo American Zimele case study

Anthony Mpati is the founder and CEO of 115 Solutions, an engineering consulting company that, from its humble beginnings in 2011, has expanded to include 40 full-time employees and an enviable client list. “Starting your own business is tough,” says Mpati, “but at some point you need to grab the bull by the horns and …

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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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BCX’s transformation strategy makes real changes to the lives of the previously disadvantaged

The national broad-based BEE (BBBEE) strategy was born out of the constitutional requirement for previously disadvantaged individuals and entities in SA to allow for equal access to the economy. It comprises three measurable components, namely direct investment, human development and employment equity, and indirect empowerment. The BBBEE scorecard for each SA company indicates the measure …

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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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Decoding Impact – The process of measuring social impact

Organisations throughout the world have created social and environmental change. These positive changes are often shared through success stories which communicate the impact generated. However, one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today is taking their success stories and translating them into compelling data. Increasingly, donors and stakeholders are focusing on return on investment. Therefore, …

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Vuyolwethu Dubese – a powerhouse all about impact

A multiple award-nominated professional in impact and inclusive development, and innovation strategy, Vuyolwethu Dubese has over the past five years served as a Startup Partnerships Lead for Africa for global intelligence firm, Thomson Reuters and as an Impact Acceleration Associate at investment and advisory firm, Impact Amplifier. Dubese has also served on boards, one including …

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