#doDifferent and Shop Right
“There is nothing permanent except change”- This is the most famous quote by Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and nothing is truer. Imagine what an impact 1 million acts of change would have on communities that are underprivileged. Whether it is monetary, or in-kind donations; volunteering or individual actions; 1 million acts of good hope and care. read more »
Stellar Wines and #doDifferent
A trend is emerging of local wineries taking on environmental and social responsibilities and giving back to their communities. With consumers becoming more aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions, forward-thinking wineries are striving to forge a new path. read more »
Simplifying Skincare and #doDifferent
Beauty products represent an international market worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Given the size of the industry, its environmental and social footprint is enormous. Sadly, this industry carries a legacy of animal testing and environmentally harmful and health-damaging ingredients. read more »
#doDifferent with a Little Green Number
Billboards have been one of the most effective ways of advertising for nearly 200 years now. However, it seems reasonable to presume that billboards are still quite influential and will be for a long time. Have you ever thought about how many billboards you pass on your morning commute? Have you ever thought about what happens to the materials utilized when the billboard you see every day is replaced with another? read more »
Healthy Refreshment and #doDifferent
Rooibos is a South African icon. Our very own appellation – only allowed to be named rooibos if grown in the Western Cape – it has been a staple of South African households for generations. Not only is rooibos delicious, but it has many reported health benefits. read more »
Get Your Caffeine Fix and #doDifferent
Coffee means a great deal to many of us. Whether it is that first ‘wake-me-up’ cup in the morning or the satisfying after dinner espresso, coffee is utilitarian yet comforting and rewarding. What if each cup of coffee could also contribute to a greater purpose? What if we could #doDifferent and have our coffee choice change lives? read more »
Putting Down Roots and #doDifferent
Trees are symbols of strength, wisdom, and prosperity. They stand for many other things as well. They can make a landscape beautiful to the benefit of communities and provide homes to animals. They scrub carbon dioxide from the air helping to offset our environmental impact. read more »
Mask Up and #doDifferent
It appears Covid-19 will be with us for a while yet. With the third wave of infections beginning, now is the time for us all to be extra vigilant to slow the spread of the virus and limit any further loss of life and damage to livelihoods. read more »
Freshly Brewed and #doDifferent
American fiction-novelist Cassandra Clare once said “As long as there is coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” These are words to live by. This week, we take a look at a local coffee company that is choosing to #DoDifferent and make drinking coffee worthwhile, not only for the avid coffee drinkers but the environment. read more »
#doDifferent to Fight Hunger
South Africa is richly endowed with arable land in which all manner of fruits and vegetables can be grown. Even though the country is food secure at a national level – with the total food production greater than the total required to feed the population- at a household level almost 20% of households are not food secure. It is estimated that up to 6.5 million South Africans go hungry on a regular basis. read more »