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‘The Governator’ to headline W12, Future of Water conference in CT next year

20/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Former governor of California, climate change activist and philanthropist, Arnold Schwarzenegger will join global leaders at the inaugural W12, Future of Water conferencebeing held at M’hudi Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in May 2019. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Image by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0 The event, which is being organised by non-profit

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Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa’s cities

20/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

Every flush by a typical toilet sends about 6 to 16 litres of fresh water to wastewater treatment centres. lchumpitaz/Shutterstock About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use

The Setlogane Manchidi Book Review

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Corporate Social Investment – a  guide to creating a meaningful legacyMany of you may know the name Setlogane Manchidi, the CSI manager for Investec whose passion, flamboyance and excellence are legendary to those who have worked with him.Last week I had

Purpose Brings Results

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Companies undertake corporate social investment (CSI) for various reasons. While there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong reason to undertake CSI, company motivations matter because the “why” of doing this work shapes what is done, how it’s done, and

How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

PATRIZIA SAVARESE/GETTY IMAGES The challenge of running a sustainable enterprise has taken center stage among shareholders. Last year, for example, Russell 3000 companies received 144 shareholder proposals requesting action on social and

A mindshift in sciences and humanities is the only antidote to hoaxes

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Recently, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published a peer-reviewed paper, subsequently retracted by the publisher, titled “The Conceptual Penis”.  The paper was ridiculous in every respect. It appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, albeit

First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students

07/11/2018 • head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

As part of their fourth-year Health in Context block, medical students from University of Cape Town (UCT) taught basic first-aid skills to Mitchell’s Plain residents, at the same time benefiting from the experience as they learn the essential of

Students with hearing loss get a raw deal: a South African case study

07/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

There is a lack of research about students using hearing technology and those who use spoken language. Shutterstock Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability globally. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are currently 466

Why CSI Managers and Funders End Up Funding the Same NGOs Time After Time?

31/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press ReleaseComments (2)

Chances are high that you’re involved in closing down your own organisation! We received such great feedback from the CSI genocide article (emailed October 25) that one has to wonder why this elephant in the room has evoked so little comment before. By

Is your NGO or NPO in trouble or closing down?

25/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

How corporates have singlehandedly created CSI genocide in South Africa As host of Funders’ Round, I have spoken with CSI managers who manage some of the most impressive and ground-breaking CSI budgets in South Africa.  Close conversations over the last