Applications Open for Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2014

The Western Cape Government has opened applications for their Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) 2014. The awards showcase and celebrate exceptional entrepreneurs from across the Western Cape, with the aim to inspire and help build a culture of entrepreneurship in the province. This year’s award totals R500,000 in cash prizes across six categories, with the [...]

Civil Society Development Fund Call for Applications

The Civil Society Development Fund is calling for applications from Civil Society Organisations. The Fund, run by the Embassy of France in South Africa, aims to equip and capacitate organisations to adequately participate in local governance.  It focuses on developing CSOs’ capacity to advocate the interests of marginalized communities, to contribute to local public policies and [...]

Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

There’s no question that South Africa needs to foster a healthy ecosystem for entrepreneurial activity. The Entrepreneur of the Year Competition, hosted by Sanlam and Business Partners, helps to create exactly such an ecosystem by acknowledging, celebrating, and rewarding exceptional individuals in the entrepreneurial space. About the competition The EoY Competition has been running since [...]

Greenpop plants 10,002 indigenous trees at Platbos

GREENPOP PLANTS 10 002 INDIGENOUS TREES AT THE PLATBOS REFOREST FESTS  “In February 2011, I received a phone call from a man named Francois Krige, who was living in Platbos Forest, a place about which I had never heard before. My partner Misha met him and was inspired by his dedication to and knowledge of [...]

ImpactHub Joburg Launches Social Impact Accelerator

Impact Hub has announced the launch of the Social Impact Accelerator, an incubation programme for start-up social enterprises. Impact Hub provides business development support to social innovators and entrepreneurs. Impact Hub is part of a global network of 47 hubs around the world with over 8 000 members collectively. Impact Hub’s aim is to support [...]

Guest Post: Meet Nicolas Hazard, VC of Groupe SOS

[ED Note: This guest post was written for ASEN by Groupe SOS]             This month in the ASEN newsletter meet Nicolas Hazard, Vice Chairman of GROUPE SOS, the leading European social enterprise (11 000 employees, $900m turnover) and Chairman of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation.  After a European education in Politics [...]

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 [...]