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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John Kane-Berman: South Africa a basket case without private sector

  • 14 April 2014 | Opinion

John Kane-Berman, outgoing CEO of the South African Institute for Race Relations (SAIRR), headed one of the country’s top think tanks for the past 30 years.
Berman addressed delegates attending the 5th Annual SSI Conference held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science on 2 April, 2014.

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Sizwe Nxasana: how the NECT supports the NDP

  • 09 April 2014 | Opinion

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is an organisation dedicated to strengthening partnerships among business, civil society, government and labour, in order to achieve the education goals of the National Development Plan (NDP).

It strives both to support and influence the agenda for reform of basic education, NECT founder Sizwe Nxasana told the Tshikululu Social Investments-sponsored 5th CSI Conference, which took place in Johannesburg on 2-3 April 2014.

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What motivates companies to do CSR? Tshikululu CEO reveals survey results

  • 03 April 2014 | Opinion

Companies are primarily motivated by their values and culture to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR). So said Tshikululu Social Investments CEO Tracey Henry this morning at the 5th Annual CSI Conference, in presenting the results of research undertaken by Tshikululu into what motivates companies to undertake corporate social investment.

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What is the future of CSI? asks Tshikululu CFO Mthandazo Ngwenya

  • 02 April 2014 | Opinion

At Tshikululu, “practical knowledge is combined with strategic thinking and sound governance to create flexible, well-managed fund portfolios” for corporate social investment (CSI). So said Tshikululu’s chief financial officer, Mthandazo Ngwenya, in his introduction to the 5th Annual CSI Conference, sponsored by Tshikululu and taking place at the Gordon Institute of Business Science campus in Johannesburg on 2 and 3 April.

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Tribute to Professor Leana Uys

  • 28 March 2014 | Kath Defilippi | Opinion

The South African palliative care community, particularly the nurses associated with the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA), were sad to learn of the death of this inspiring and generous leader.

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Great minds, great insights at the 5th annual CSI Conference

  • 26 March 2014 | Opinion

Registrations are closed, the speakers have been finalised, and it’s all systems go for the 5th annual CSI Conference, sponsored by Tshikululu Social Investments.

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Interactive learning experience in a smart way

  • 19 March 2014 | Tsepo Senoamali, CSI Practitioner, Education | Opinion

St Mary’s Interactive Learning Experience (S.M.I.L.E) was founded in 1991 with the key objective of improving the quality of teaching and learning in English (first additional language) as the core foundation for improved proficiency in all subjects in the GET and FET phases (Grades 4 to 12).

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The VCP: an initiative that tackles the root causes of crime and violence

  • 18 March 2014 | Opinion

In order to promote violence and crime prevention, the German and South African governments have agreed on a joint initiative: the Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention for Safe Public Spaces Programme.

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Broadening our horizons on education

  • 11 March 2014 | Phillip Methula, Education Specialist | Opinion

On 26 February 2014, Tshikululu Social Investments hosted Godwin Khosa, the CEO of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). The purpose of the event was to provide Tshikululu staff with an overview of the scope and focus of NECT’s work in the country.

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