SparkNews Feature

Call for Projects – Impact Journalism Day

[ED Note: This press release comes directly from SparkNews] Today, readers are hungry for different stories, stories featuring bright ideas that get them to think and enable them to act. Stories that bring hope and concrete solutions that spark change at a local and global level. Sparknews federates the world’s leading newspapers to come together [...]



ICats Fellowships 2015

LGT Venture Philanthropy are taking applications for their Impact Fellowship and Accelerator Fellowship for 2015. The ICats Fellowships The ICats Fellowship Programme was established as part of  LGT VP’s support to scale social solutions in local areas. It allows professionals and impact practitioners an opportunity to work with social organisations at grassroots level. The fellowships offer [...]



Guest Post: Meet Quentin from SparkTour Africa

My name is Quentin, I’m from France, but currently in South Africa for a six-month project called SparkTour Africa. SparkTour Africa’s works with local media outlets and journalists to find and tell stories that change lives. The most important factor of Impact Journalism is to highlight local projects, ideas, businesses, and people doing amazing things [...]



SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2014

It’s time for the SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards again! This annual award, now in its fourth year, recognises and rewards innovators, enterprises, and organisations that address developmental issues in creative and sustainable ways. Last year the winner, “Vula” Eye Health Mobile Phone Application, walked away with the R1million grand prize. About the 2014 Awards [...]


Safe Township Lighting, pedal-powered brighter tomorrows.

Shakti Energy‘s Safe Township Lighting was recently featured on eNCA. To see the video, click HERE. This World Design Capital project (#WDC608) uses a pedal-powered generator to give people access to safe, environmentally friendly lighting. Here is Vijay Mitha, founder of Shakti Energy, speaking about it. Support their Thundafun Crowdfunding Campaign Shakti Energy is trying [...]


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