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 »
Kick The Debt and #doDifferent
University is one of the most exciting times a young person can ever experience but can also be one of the most stressful. With looming deadlines, a mountain of work to do and adjusting to a new environment, it can get a bit much for anyone. Now imagine having to deal with all of that, plus the stress of having a massive amount of student debt to your name, threatening your chances of graduating should it not be paid up. read more »
#doDifferent to Empower
Empowerment is vital in South Africa where so many people have been, and continue to be, marginalized. It is easy to view empowerment through the lens of big government policies and projects but often it is the choices made by individual companies to change the status quo, and drive empowerment through their business journey, which really makes a difference. read more »
African Scent and #doDifferent
Scents have a massive impact on our daily lives. Since smell is so intricately connected to our memory and emotions, the scents we encounter help to set our mood and change the dynamic of our environment. read more »