#doDifferent


#doDifferent with a Gift of Love
When we think about how we can help protect and nurture our environment, there are too many options to choose from - it can sometimes be overwhelming. Doing a little bit to help can make all the difference if we all contribute. That’s why this week, we are highlighting a company that not only wants to protect our environment for future generations but to care for their skin at the same time. read more »
#doDifferent and Put a Ring On It!
Finger-worn rings have been the traditional symbol of marriage and commitment for hundreds of years, and likely will be for hundreds more. The way we view jewellery, and the way it fits our lifestyles, has however dramatically changed. read more »
Caring for Girls and #doDifferent
We have discussed many times how so many children in South Africa – with already limited access to education – face additional hurdles to learning. Young women face a particularly high hurdle imposed not only because of economic circumstances, but also outdated taboo and problematic social dynamics. read more »
See Different and #doDifferent
Eyesight, like health in general, is often taken for granted until it begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, with modern medicine, this can be fixed or managed through relatively minor procedures or corrective glasses. read more »
#doDifferent with Homegrown Stories
Currently, in South Africa, only 2% of children’s books published commercially are in local African languages, meaning that most kids only have access to books that are not in their home languages. In a country where approximately eight out of ten people speak a home language other than English, this makes creating relatable stories and tales in local languages critical if we hope to improve childhood literacy and ignite a love of reading. read more »
Shirts from Sheets to #doDifferent
Entrepreneurs are prized for their ability to develop a vision and make it a reality. Some of the greatest business success stories stem from seemingly simple and modest ideas which turn into empires. An equally important characteristic of entrepreneurs is drive. For some, the drive comes from a need to succeed and for some, it is a desire to build something of their own. For a small few there is a greater good which leads them to start a business. read more »
African Threads and #doDifferent
If you were to make a list of things South Africa needs to do to improve our current circumstances, I am sure you would list employment creation and solutions for sustainability close to the top. read more »
#doDifferent for Rugby Development
Rugby in South Africa has an incredible ability to bring our nation together and the power to lift people out of dire circumstances to reach incredible heights. Think of the euphoric Springbok world cup wins which have united us and made us believe in what we can accomplish as a country. Think also about the heroes that have come from the game... read more »
Feed a Furry Friend and #doDifferent
This week we take a look at a company who is choosing to #doDifferent but not in the way we are used to. This company has created an initiative to help our furry companions – dogs and cats. Sadly, in our country so many pets are subject to terrible conditions and neglected or abandoned. Often, they are discarded when their owners fall on tough times and are left to fend for themselves. read more »
Shop, Swipe and #doDifferent
With a country beset with problems as South Africa is it can become overwhelming when you as an individual would like to help but there are just too many needs confronting you. Whether it’s the chronic hunger problem, the broken education system, or one of the other crises constantly facing the country it feels like the means and influence of one person can do no good. Fortunately, a stalwart South African business is choosing to #doDifferent and give each individual the chance to make an impact. read more »