Renewable energy and the potential it holds for South African communities

  • 05 August 2014 | Jolene Shaw | Opinion

The Department of Energy (DoE) expressed its commitment to the growth of the renewable energy industry by launching the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011. This policy was put in place to elicit significant growth and investment from international renewable energy companies.

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Governance for the non-profit sector

  • 30 July 2014 | Mthandazo Ngwenya | Opinion

Tshikululu has played an active role in support of amending and updating the current King III Codes, in its submission to the King Committee on Corporate Governance. This submission was made to suggest that the codes be made more adaptable for the not-for-profit (NPO) sector, which battles to apply these corporate-minded governance codes in its social context.

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Read the full report: Value and Values – What Motivates Corporate Citizenship in South Africa?

  • 26 May 2014 | Insight

At the 5th Annual CSI Conference, held at the beginning of April 2014, Tshikululu Social Investments CEO Tracey Henry announced the results of Tshikululu research into what motivates companies to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read the full research report here.

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Scenario planning for the non-profit sector

  • 20 May 2014 | Anja Lubbe and Sarah Hallier | Insight | Category: NGO Interest

Scenario planning should not be viewed as a tool that can only be used by large corporates: it is a useful tool for strategy planning for non-profit organisations (NPOs).

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Tshikululu CEO to attend prestigious conference in US

  • 16 May 2014 | Opinion

Tshikululu Social Investments CEO Tracey Henry will next week attend the prestigious 8th Annual Sustainability Exchange in Washington DC.

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2014 CSI Conference: speakers’ notes

  • 06 May 2014 | Opinion

The 2014 CSI Conference at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, which Tshikululu sponsored, drew an august body of speakers. Some of the speakers have shared their addresses with us, which you can download and digest at your leisure.

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Life after matric not a bed of roses for many

  • 22 April 2014 | Phillip Methula, Education Specialist | Insight | Category: Education

With the hype, excitement and furore around the matric results slowly dying down, thousands of matriculants around the country are bracing themselves for the next set of challenges in their journey of growth: finding study opportunities in tertiary education institutions. They are soon to find out that their 12 years of difficult schooling was only a dress rehearsal for the nightmare of getting a place to further their studies.

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Frank Magwegwe – a success story in action

  • 17 April 2014 | Opinion

Frank Magwegwe, executive at Momentum Retail and the founder of Inspire Belief, closed off the first day of the 5th Annual CSI Conference on a personal note.

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Adam Habib: inequality is South Africa’s greatest challenge

  • 16 April 2014 | Opinion

South Africa is now officially the most unequal society in the world – and if we do not have the courage to tackle this issue, “we are in trouble”. So said Professor Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand and prominent political analyst, in the closing address to the recent 5th Annual CSI Conference, sponsored by Tshikululu Social Investments.

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Mpadi Makgalo: CSI builds trust – and trust wins support

  • 15 April 2014 | Opinion

Companies spend millions on corporate social investment (CSI) because being part of the solution to society’s challenges builds trust with key stakeholders – and therefore wins their support. So said Tshikululu Social Investments’ executive: corporate affairs, Mpadi Makgalo, at the Breakthrough Strategies for Corporate Communications Conference, held at Montecasino in Johannesburg on 10 April 2014.

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