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 »
#doDifferent with Soup for the Soul
We are heading out of a very cold winter in South Africa, at a time when the effects of economic difficulties, social issues, and Covid-19 devastation are showing to be untenable. An increasing number of people are unable to meet their basic needs and are going hungry on a regular basis. read more »
Bathu for Batho and #doDifferent
About 7 million children in Africa go to school without shoes - increasing their chance of being injured or getting infections. Every winter, many learners in South Africa drop out of school due to their lack of shoes. One South African company is choosing to #doDifferent and actively trying to solve this problem. read more »
Flower Power and #doDifferent
Flowers have an uncanny ability to communicate a wide range of emotions on our behalf. They bring a sense of brightness and joy to a celebration but also a sense of comfort and consolation to a tragedy. They make a room brighter and promote a sense of calm. read more »
Great Local Brands and #doDifferent
Every aspiring entrepreneur knows that producing a quality product is important but means nothing if you don’t get noticed by potential customers. read more »
Vaccine Equity and #doDifferent
We are now in the third wave of Covid-19 infections and the race is on to vaccinate and begin to turn the tide on this devastating global pandemic. Obviously, the roll-out of the largest ever vaccination programme presents incredible logistics challenges. read more »
#doDifferent to Rebuild
We have all seen the devastating effects of the unrest in South Africa over the past few weeks. As so often in the past, when we experience difficulty, it brings us together to rebuild and move forward. This time is no different. It is so inspiring to see the outpouring of support to help those in need, clean up those places rocked by looting, and begin to move on from this. read more »
#doDifferent and Shop Right
“There is nothing permanent except change”- This is the most famous quote by Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and nothing is truer. Imagine what an impact 1 million acts of change would have on communities that are underprivileged. Whether it is monetary, or in-kind donations; volunteering or individual actions; 1 million acts of good hope and care. read more »
Stellar Wines and #doDifferent
A trend is emerging of local wineries taking on environmental and social responsibilities and giving back to their communities. With consumers becoming more aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions, forward-thinking wineries are striving to forge a new path. read more »