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 »
Thirsty to #doDifferent
Plastics have become a key target in the fight against pollution and climate change. Although plastics have undoubtedly revolutionized many aspects of modern existence, their disposable nature and lack of biodegradability mean they are one of the leading causes of pollution. We see the effect of this in oceans and rivers around the world, and the devastating effect it has on animal and human life. read more »
Funky Threads and #doDifferent
T-shirts make a statement. Maybe it’s a fashion statement. Maybe it’s a statement about yourself and how you want the world to see you. The logo of your favourite band, a print of the sports team you support or a commemorative t-shirt of a place you have visited all communicate something about you. read more »
#doDifferent through the Power of Sports
For years, sports has brought South Africans together - bringing happiness; unity; and camaraderie to all ages. It is probably the cornerstone of what we now know as the rainbow nation. But perhaps the most important outcome is the contribution it makes to children’s mental and physical development. read more »
Talent and Skills Combining to #doDifferent
So many great things are achieved through collaboration. Think about how much great art and music has been produced through collaboration. Think about how great sports teams are often greater than their individual players. The coming together of different minds, talents and skills often yields the best results. read more »
Beer Community Spirit and #doDifferent
Last week we shone a light on a craft brewery choosing to #doDifferent and support those in need as part of their survival efforts. This week we look at another, despite being one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic - and suffering through 5 months of alcohol bans during which they have not been able to trade. This is enough to destroy most businesses and the fact that some have survived speaks to the strength and resilience of these brewers. The fact that so many have still found capacity to support those in need speaks to the community spirit engrained in the industry. read more »
Beer Heroes and #doDifferent
South Africa is again in a heightened alert level in response to the 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Once again, a total ban on the sale of alcohol is in place in an attempt to ease pressure on hospitals which are completely overwhelmed. read more »