This year, hashtivism on social media not only empowered women, but raised awareness about pertinent issues that until now, were often only discussed in whispers, or not at all. While these conversations are vital, now what? It takes more than a hashtag to put an end to violence against women.
Jacaranda FM and SPAR’s Carols by Candlelight is the highlight of Gauteng’s festive calendar. It’s coming to Joburg on the 2nd of December at new venue, St Stithians College and Pretoria on the 5th of December 2017 at Loftus Versfeld.
Primedia Outdoor is helping to bring smiles to the faces of South African children in need of reconstructive surgery through a donation of R350 000 worth of outdoor advertising to the Smile Foundation.
SPAR, one of the largest retailers in Southern Africa and their long term agency TBWA Durban are “narrating it forward” with a campaign that carries a heart-warming message. The 60-second commercial “United For Christmas” was inspired by a Danish advertisement that debuted on YouTube early in 2017.
Friday the 17th of November is annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is the leading cause of death worldwide in children under the age of five. Babies born too early are more susceptible to long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision.
Every World Hunger Month, the Add Hope campaign raises awareness about hunger and malnutrition, encouraging an increase in donations which go to feed 120 000 children in need through partnerships with 137 local and national NGOs nationwide. During the month of October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for Add Hope.
McCain South Africa recently donated R220 000 towards building a brand-new kitchen and storeroom at the Kwa-Thema Primary School in Springs. McCain South Arica wanted to help the school to continue doing the work that they are doing by helping to feed over 1185 children each day.
Lufthansa will donate one euro for each purchase on board to help alliance project.
From now on, Lufthansa passengers can do good, not only for themselves, but also for others by purchasing good on board.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, absolute levels of hunger and poverty are the most dramatic issues when it comes to addressing inequality, which in turn is a threat to economic growth. The fact that 3.2 million of South Africa’s children go to school hungry each day serves as a strident call to the nation that achieving one of the cornerstones of our democracy - social equality - will continue to pose a severe challenge unless the cycles of hunger and poverty are addressed.
Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow on 11 October 2017 at NGO Mould, Empower, Serve (MES) to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month. MES is one of 137 NGOs supported by Add Hope. With World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, KFC is aiming to raise over R5 million in Add Hope donations which will go to feeding over 120 000 children around the country at NGOs like MES.
This month the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) is celebrating 30 years of support to South African hospices with an innovative auction on social media of unique experiences and artworks sourced from amongst South Africa’s top talent.
- In September, Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd., and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), committed to plant 1810 trees in three provinces across South Africa. Trees were planted at schools, clinics and community centres in Johannesburg, Newcastle and Polokwane. Johannesburg saw the planting of 900 trees, Newcastle and Polokwane were each allocated 450 trees, which were planted at identified beneficiaries.