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Foodways Of The Poor In South Africa: How Poor People Get Food, What They Eat, And How This Shapes Our Food System

This report investigates peoples access to food in an ever changing environment. Changes are taking place that are shaping the source and types of foods consumed. These changes stem from many factors including rapid changes in urbanisation, value chains and dietary habits.  

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Invitation To Join The Biodiversity Disclosure Project – A Study Of The Biodiversity Performance Of South African Companies

This report is a preliminary study by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) on the awareness and attitude of JSE listed companies towards conservation of biodiversity in South Africa. The results of this study highlight that South African companies, in general, have a limited understanding of the importance of biodiversity to business and its stakeholders, and […]

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South Africa: Direct Employment

This is a report by the  International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) indicating concerns of the international investment community towards the introduction of stricter regulations on SA’s mining industry. Key lessons learnt are listed in the report.

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Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Integrated Report 2016 – 2017

This is an in depth annual report on EWT’s conservation projects for the period 2016 -2017.  

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Sustainability of rural development projects – Best practices and lessons learned by IFAD in Asia

IFAD’s undertook a multiphased research process to provide guidance on sustainability, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the lasting development impact of IFAD-funded operations. The research study involved, a comprehensive desk review, followed by a series of case studies highlighting best practices, constraints and lessons learned in achieving sustainability in selected countries. This paper represents […]

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Communication that Counts: Lessons from SA Social Investors

This GrantCraft guide focuses on communicating for impact in the South African context. Through a partnership with Tshikululu Social Investments, we bring you lessons and experiences in communicating for impact from grantmakers, foundations and others involved in social investment in South Africa.

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CSI: Communication Challenges facing JSE listed organisations

Corporate Social Responsibility is an issue with a growing business value in South Africa. The increasing emphasis on CSI is affecting the relationship between organisations and their various stakeholders, such as investors, customers, vendors, suppliers, employees, communities and government. The stakeholders of an organisation play a vital role in the process of CSI planning and […]

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How the Best Employee Volunteer Programs Structure Themselves

As part of the 2005 and 2006 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs, managed by the Points of Light Foundation, an independent panel of judges honored a total of 36 Employee Volunteer Programs (EVPs) as finalists, 11 of which subsequently won. Using these 36 organizations as models, the Benchmarks of Excellence series presents descriptive […]

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Social assistance and the’dependency syndrome’

This policy brief looks at pros and cons of social assistance and the factors that  hinder the progress of social assistance programmes, including the ‘dependency syndrome’. It argues that in some instances social assistance in chronic poverty situations can actually assists beneficiaries to be less dependent.

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Mainstreaming the Environment & Sustainable Development in IDP’s – A Roadmap for Green Projects in the Western Cape

This document serves as a roadmap which aims to support efforts towards mainstreaming sustainable development within municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). It is intended to assist officials in identifying Local Economic Development (LED) opportunities that might be available using natural resources, developing these projects, and incorporating these projects into the IDP.