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 »
Zero Waste and #doDifferent
Awareness of the effects of plastic on the environment is at an all-time high. The devastating impact of waste on the oceans and natural environment is self-evident. The planet needs solutions to reduce the damage our convenience-based lifestyles cause. Fortunately, technology has responded with new and innovative solutions which can greatly reduce the amount of waste that lands up in the oceans or landfills. read more »
Linen and Leather and #doDifferent
It is no understatement to say that the state of the education system in South Africa is dire. With all the systemic issues such as lack of infrastructure, shortage of qualified teachers and chronic mismanagement we seem to be going backwards. read more »
Debonairs' Doughnation and #doDifferent
In 2019, about 6.5 million people in South Africa were suffering from hunger. To put it in context, that is about the whole population of the Eastern Cape. It is a scary thought that so many people in our beautiful country are always wondering where their next meal will come from. Children are at the short end of the stick because their bodies require more specific nutrition to aid their growth and help them concentrate in school. read more »
Saving Sight and #doDifferent
About 80% of the information we process on a daily basis is through our eyes, making the gift of sight one that is very often taken for granted. With this being said, it is unfortunate that there are people in South Africa living with visual impairment on a daily basis. They are unable to read this article or see the beauty that is South Africa without the aid of spectacles, contact lenses - for some, they can’t see at all. read more »
Ethical Bling and #doDifferent
This week we take a look at an entrepreneur choosing to #doDifferent in the glamourous world of jewellery design. Janine Binneman is a Cape Town-based jewellery designer. Having spent 25 years creating her custom designs and standard collections, she is a master of her craft. Fans include prominent local television and radio presenters. Janine Binneman Jewellery products include a standard range featuring rings, necklaces, earrings, and cufflinks, as well as custom-designed fine jewellery and everyday pieces. read more »