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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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SEED Awards Open for Applications

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to [...]

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SocEnt Support Survey

The African Social Entrepreneurs Network and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship invite you to participate in an online survey. This survey investigates how you would like National and Provincial Governments to support social innovation and social enterprise in South Africa. The South African government is developing a strategy to support social enterprise. [...]

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