#doDifferent for Everyone, Everywhere
Imagine living life without one of your five senses. Imagine how difficult it may be to perceive the world and make connections with others, let alone your family and those closest to you. Hearing brings us together and serves as a connector throughout our lives. The loss of hearing has life-changing effects on individuals, families and societies. That’s why this week, we are looking at a company that aims to #doDifferent in communities by bringing hearing back to the hearing impaired. read more »
#doDifferent by Growing Businesses and Changing Lives
There are many people in South Africa that live in townships, thus there are many businesses that operate within these communities. The economy within townships in South Africa is worth over R260 billion and is becoming more competitive as larger retailers move in to capture a slice of that market, although many consider it too challenging to operate in this terrority. Most food delivery services in South Africa don’t deliver to townships making getting fresh produce and groceries a hassle for township-dwellers who would have to venture outside their community and carry heavy grocery bags on public transport. That’s why this week, we are looking at a #doDifferent business that is using technology to empower local, community-owned businesses. read more »
#doDifferent for the Underdogs
Technology is growing and changing the way that people do business, as well as make purchases. Very few people carry physical money with them every day, which can make some purchases difficult to make. In developing African countries, such as South Africa, it is hard for entrepreneurs to access card payment tools. This poses the question “How do you grow if you can't get paid?”. The answer is easy - make it as simple as possible for small business owners to accept card payments, in-person and online. One company strived to #doDifferent by creating simple card machines and online payment tools that are helping to uplift the economy. read more »
#doDifferent with Ubuele
This week we are looking at a well-known South African company that aims to bring value and joy into the lives of their customers daily, whilst spreading kindness and generosity. read more »
Partnering with People to #doDifferent
In South Africa alone, there are over half a million people in need of food. This is why it has become more important than ever to support food initiatives that promote food security and help people provide for their families and communities. This week, we look at a company that has become a household name to many Southern Africans and use its reach to #doDifferent. read more »
Wood if You Could #doDifferent
The past few years have seen a revival of interest in practical skills. In a world where most people now do work without a tangible outcome or product - coupled with pandemic lockdowns, all set against access to ubiquitous access information and knowledge sharing – has set the scene for huge swathes of people to rediscover skills such as blacksmithing, baking, sculpture, and woodworking. read more »
Quality that strives to #doDifferent
One of the great contradictions in our world is that, despite all the advancements we have made in every aspect of civilization, so much of the world is still exposed to food insecurity and hunger. read more »
Flame Grilled to #doDifferent
Child illiteracy in South Africa is one of the highest in the world. This affects the quality of life, currently and for the future, due to the lack of resources for developing childhood literacy skills. In order to change this, we all need to play our part to make a difference. That’s why this week, we are highlighting a brand that has used its famous burgers to help improve literacy in South Africa. read more »
Tap and Go to #doDifferent
Possibly the worst social problem afflicting South Africa is the appalling amount of abuse against women and children. It is truly unconscionable and speaks to the broken nature of our society. Even in this overwhelming darkness, there are those pushing back against violence to break the cycle of abuse. They need all the help they can get, and one company has seen a way to use their technology to lend some much-needed assistance. read more »
The Beauty of #doDifferent
There are many moving #doDifferent stories of entrepreneurs motivated to give back to their community or the country through their business journeys. Those who take on the responsibility to help people in need with whatever means are available to them. This time we look at a truly inspirational example of a business owner tirelessly working to serve her community. read more »