#doDifferent for Better Learning
The problems in the primary education system in South Africa are well documented. A lack of resources, capacity, and politics will result in large portions of South African children not getting an adequate education, or any education at all. Those children who do attend school are often starved of critical resources – such as books and other learning materials - further hampering their access to education. read more »
#doDifferent for Better School Hygiene
We have previously highlighted the crisis of poor toilet sanitation affecting school children in many parts of South Africa. It is estimated that one in ten (6%) of school learners choose to miss school to avoid using the toilet facilities. This is beyond those who use these facilities to their detriment, through the spread of germs and the risk of pit latrines. One company has made it their business to change this, since sanitation is their business. read more »
#doDifferent Today to Change Tomorrow
By 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish, unless we change the way we consume. By choosing sustainable packaging such as glass, we can be part of the change and give our oceans a chance to recover. It’s a simple choice that can lead to oceans of change. Glass is completely natural. It takes nothing away from the environment and leaves nothing harmful behind. So by making better choices today, we can create a better tomorrow, which is why this week, we are looking at a well-known business that is putting forward a campaign to change the way we consume plastic and #doDifferent in the interim. read more »
Super Soups that #doDifferent
It’s the coldest time of year in South Africa and at this time one must spare a thought for all those people living in poverty in this country. So many people do not have access to shelter, warmth, or nourishment and each year the harsh winters claim several lives of those fending for themselves on the street. read more »
Reuse, Repurpose and #doDifferent
According to the latest available statistics, South Africa generates roughly 122 million tonnes of waste per year. Of this, at least 90% ends up in landfills or is dumped illegally. Even though there are great strides taking place towards a “greener” South Africa, there is still so much that regular people, like me and you, can do to help reduce the amount of plastic that is wasted and goes into our landfills. That’s why this week, we are looking at an initiative that was born from a desire to #doDifferent for their community as well as our environment. read more »
#doDifferent to Fight the Mozzie Bite
Over the past two years, it has seemed that all our focus has been on Covid-19 as the most threatening disease we face. And while this pandemic has been devastating for loss of life the world over there is another disease which has continued to take lives at a massive rate – particularly in Africa. read more »
#doDifferent with a Gift of Love
When we think about how we can help protect and nurture our environment, there are too many options to choose from - it can sometimes be overwhelming. Doing a little bit to help can make all the difference if we all contribute. That’s why this week, we are highlighting a company that not only wants to protect our environment for future generations but to care for their skin at the same time. read more »
#doDifferent and Put a Ring On It!
Finger-worn rings have been the traditional symbol of marriage and commitment for hundreds of years, and likely will be for hundreds more. The way we view jewellery, and the way it fits our lifestyles, has however dramatically changed. read more »
Caring for Girls and #doDifferent
We have discussed many times how so many children in South Africa – with already limited access to education – face additional hurdles to learning. Young women face a particularly high hurdle imposed not only because of economic circumstances, but also outdated taboo and problematic social dynamics. read more »
See Different and #doDifferent
Eyesight, like health in general, is often taken for granted until it begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, with modern medicine, this can be fixed or managed through relatively minor procedures or corrective glasses. read more »