#doDifferent and Add Hope
It is difficult to do anything on an empty stomach, almost impossible - but unfortunately, that is the reality of many children in South Africa. The South African National Income Dynamics Study and the Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey shows that child hunger has remained high with one-in-seven households reporting that a child went hungry in April this year. This is where your R2 can #doDifferent. read more »
Get Skooled and #doDifferent
Education is absolutely the key to beginning to solve the myriad issues affecting South Africa. From unemployment and inequality to devastating social issues such as gender-based violence, education is the treatment of the poor health of the country. Worryingly, the state of education is in a downward spiral, jeopardizing the futures of a whole new generation of young South Africans. read more »
Champion Men #doDifferent
Gender-based violence (GBV) has been a dark cloud hanging over South Africa for years now, affecting many aspects of daily life. This is an acute problem in South Africa as over 50% of women have testified that they have experienced it in their lifetime. read more »
Sweet Tea and #doDifferent
Given the devastating history of South Africa, it is always inspiring to find stories of business ventures created with the goal of fundamentally addressing some of the injustices of the past. read more »
Beauty, Quality and #doDifferent
“They don’t make it like that anymore”. This catch-all phrase is so often repeated to describe the modern experience of quantity over quality. Clothes made to last only one season as part of an ever-changing ever-expanding wardrobe. Appliances made from flimsy materials which are barely up to the task for which they were designed. It’s not hard to see the impact of this kind of consumerism on the planet as well as our lives. read more »
#doDifferent with Roses
With spring upon us, the world has come alive again. The colours and fragrances of the plant life we are so lucky to experience in South Africa serve as inspiration for our own gardens and living spaces. Nurseries around the country are buzzing with keen gardeners planning the new season's additions. But what if your garden purchases could help others while enriching your life? Ludwig’s Roses chooses to #doDifferent and make this possible. read more »
The Perfect Gift and #doDifferent
It is very nearly that time of the year when we start to think about Christmas gifting. For companies, this means corporate gifting – which so often feels like a chore and a wasted expense. All those poor-quality branded pens, cheap clocks and umbrellas that clutter desks and workspaces and serve only to create more waste. What if gifting could be reimagined as something meaningful and socially conscious? read more »
Recycled Rags and #doDifferent
So many businesses are seeing the need to #doDifferent and build an element of giving back into their business model. Some go a step further and develop their whole business around giving back. read more »
Winning Collabs and #doDifferent
South Africa is full of incredible stories and few more so than that of Siya Kolisi. Rising from incredible hardship to become the iconic world cup winning captain of the Springboks, his story is an inspiration to all. read more »
Feed The Nation and #doDifferent
Hunger is a characteristic of South Africa's inequality that has become extremely noticeable in the present socio-political context. The extended lockdown with different levels has meant that there are many people in and out of work, leaving them unable to provide for their families. Now, imagine feeding one person for a week for less than the price of a cup of coffee... read more »