South Africa, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- In acknowledgment of the importance of empowering young women for the promotion of socio-economic growth in South Africa, Atlas Copco invited 24 Grade 11 and 12 learners from Lethukuthula Secondary School, situated in Katlehong on the East Rand to share sound advice and career planning with the young ladies.
By - Robert Lewenson, ESG Engagement Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group
One doesn’t have to look very hard today to see that South Africa is at an economic and political crossroad. If a serious effort across all sectors to improve the current situation is not undertaken swiftly, the consequences will be dire for the future of our country and our economy.
Corporate scholarship helps young South African realize her potential
Phenyo Maumula enjoys subjects ranging from philosophy to politics to biology. But as she plans her career, she is laser focused on one thing: improving disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Thanks to a nonprofit organization committed to increasing educational opportunity for South Africa’s youth through corporate support, she is building the foundation she needs to become a global problem solver.
KFC’s Add Hope initiative feeds more than 100,000 children in South Africa every day. This year, to drive awareness of the initiative KFC launched the brand’s first-ever Add Hope TV advertisement during World Hunger Month this October. The advertisement brings to life the difference a nutritious meal can make for a child.
Old Mutual’s On the Money programme has been highly commended in the Most Effective International Community Investment category at the recent Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards. The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate innovative projects led by organisations striving to be more sustainable.
When I am asked about leadership, I immediately think of the great leaders I have known who have exuded vision, belief and passion.
Our own Madiba embodied all three these qualities, shining a light in the dark for all of us to follow and creating a passionate, contagious belief in a better, more sustainable future for all South Africans. He demonstrated that by inspiring the inner core of those he led, a great leader can define a new reality and make possible what was previously impossible or unimaginable.
How Volkswagen is helping those dedicated to saving the rhino from extinction
To track down rhinoceros and kill them is illegal, yet unfortunately a lucrative business model in South Africa. Sporting helicopters, silenced weapons and night vision scopes, the poachers come well equipped to claim their brutal prize. Just a single horn nets thousands of dollars on the black market. Ground into powder the horn allegedly is a miracle remedy for fever or even cancer and is said to increase male potency. Especially in Asia the horn of a rhino is also a treasured status symbol.