William Gumede: 'Stand for your values; even if you stand alone'

2020-03-21 08:00

Self-worth should not be defined by material success, ostentatious displays of wealth and bling. Neither is success about being superior to others, writes William Gumede.

Communities left out of the plans meant to benefit them - report

2019-02-06 20:30

Some 95% of survey respondents in a social audit have not seen the social and labour plans of local mines intended to benefit them, a new report has revealed.

Social responsibility often just about ticking boxes for SA businesses - director

2019-01-11 11:30

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used by a lot of businesses just as a mechanism to do the least, Nozipho January-Bardill, chairperson of the UN Global Compact Local Network SA said on Wednesday.

Old Mutual's Gobodo calls CEOs to action

2018-08-27 22:02

What role do the allocators and custodians of other people's money play for the greater outcome of the wider society, asks Khaya Gobodo, managing director of Old Mutual Investment Group.

Open letter to Bathabile Dlamini from a social worker

2017-08-25 09:06

We wake up every day to care for the old, the young, the orphans, the families; the offenders, the women and the most vulnerable in our societies, yet we are disrespected, writes Nokuthula Dlamini.

Sassa: Gordhan cautions politicians to steer clear of procurement

2017-03-14 13:15

Speaking on Treasury’s role in the social grant payments crisis, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has emphasised that politicians should not interfere with procurement processes.

FULL BRIEFING: Social Development minister gives SASSA update

2017-03-05 08:29

WATCH: Minister of Social Development gives an update on social grants, particularly what will happen when the current contract with Cash Paymaster Services expires.

The real crisis in social development

2017-02-17 08:43

Government pays social workers, care providers and counsellors who help abuse victims less than anyone in its employ. If it's serious about economic transformation it should start here, writes Lisa Vetten.

The business case for responsible tourism

2016-05-25 14:18

Calabash Tours is a not your average tour company. This is evidenced by the numerous transformative programmes it has established.

5 ways to have a happy playdate

2015-11-10 11:29

Playdates are a great idea especially when mom or dad is a busy at work and the kids need to be kept occupied. Here's how you can make it a pleasant experience for all.


OPINION: This change in the way we approach charity can make a real difference

2019-10-06 10:00

It's time for us to move beyond sending volunteers to paint classrooms at schools in poor areas for Mandela Day or dropping in at a crèche or retirement home to hand out gifts, writes Luvuyo Madasa.

'Profit first' comes last in new CEO survey

2019-01-25 07:03

Business must chase more than just the bottom line, according to 93% of CEOs polled in a new survey.

Touwsrivier's solar plant - making more than electricity

2018-10-16 05:45

The introduction of a sustainable solar plant in Touwsrivier has proved to pack some power, and not just the electric kind. The small town has seen measurable change thanks to CPV1: both in the economy, and for individual residents too.

Working towards honest reconciliation and social justice

2017-12-01 09:30

To what extent can reconciliation succeed if the economic injustices of the past are left unaddressed? The Siyakha Community Healing Forum and Institute for Justice and Reconciliation works to find an answer.

Dlamini is the political gift that keeps on giving

2017-03-17 09:01

Opposition parties rub their hands with glee every time Dlamini skips a meeting, refuses to be questioned or sways in the face of a crisis. They know her failure is their political gold, writes Thulani Gqirana.

ICMYI: Watch the moment Dlamini left SASSA briefing

An unhappy Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini walked out of press briefing on Sunday. Watch the moment here...

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Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourt

2017-02-17 10:25

By invoking the interest of grant recipients, Social Development Minsiter Bathabile Dlamini is using them as a human shield to justify continuous breaking of the law, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

PICS: Critics won't bring down the CEO Sleepout, says Makhura

2016-07-29 09:27

Despite criticisms that the CEO Sleepout is not a true reflection of the plight of the homeless, participants say it is raises awareness and funding for social change.

Claims of monthly social grant payments untrue

2016-05-13 08:27

The Department of Social Development has rubbished media reports that unemployed South Africans between the ages of 19 and 59 would start receiving R1 420 monthly social grant payments from 2017.

Beading for social change

2015-10-07 15:05

From humble beginnings, Relate Bracelets now employs 300 women in townships in the Western Cape. They bead bracelets with the aim of generating social change.

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