Trialogue in the media2022-05-27T16:12:06+02:00


Delivering on the Constitution means effecting social justice

Ubuntu-driven leadership is needed for South Africa to 'bounce forward' as a nation, according to Professor Thuli Madonsela, chair in social justice research at Stellenbosch University and the founder of the Thuma Foundation. Delivering the keynote address on the first day of the Trialogue Business in Society Conference on 10 [...]

Innovation for the Blind’s successful pitch scoops R25 000 in MTN Donors Den

Stephné Botha, CEO of Innovation for the Blind, secured R25 000 for the non-profit organisation (NPO) thanks to a successful pitch at the MTN Donors Den session, held at the 15th Trialogue Business in Society Conference in May. Runner-up, Isizanda Sempilo Organisation, received R15 000 for its project, which focuses [...]

WATCH: Africa Day – Freeing Africa from donor dependency

Despite the successes of many of these interventions, some experts argue that the provision of foreign aid has contributed to a culture of dependency in Africa. At the 2022 Trialogue Business in Society conference, civil and private sector leaders discussed how Africa could liberate itself from international donor dependency. Panellists [...]

Kaya Biz: Calls for Africa to free itself from foreign donor dependency

As we celebrate Africa Day, Kayabiz with Gugulethu Mfuphi spoke to Sello Hatang, the CEO of The Nelson Mandela Foundation and asked whether or not we are prioritising international aid and foreign donors over mobilising domestic capital in order to address our social ills. Hatang says if we don’t domestically [...]

How business can help to realise the South Africa we struggled for: Rev. Frank Chikane

South Africa's future is at risk unless we deal with the scourge of unemployment, Rev. Frank Chikane warned delegates during his keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference on 11 May. According to Chikane – the chairperson of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH), who served as director-general under President [...]

Green is the new gold: why companies should invest in the green economy

Investing in the green economy will help to drive inclusive growth through job creation and entrepreneurship. Nedbank is sponsoring this vital topic at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference, which will take place on 10 and 11 May 2022. The green economy – a future-focused way of incorporating social protection [...]

Business can reconnect with its purpose as pandemic restrictions ease

South Africa has faced innumerable challenges during the past two years, from the consequences of years of state capture to living under a pandemic-induced state of emergency. Pandemic restrictions, along with unprecedented levels of hunger and poverty, have frayed the social fabric and tested our resilience as a nation. However, [...]

Women want to be decision-makers in tech revolution

The business world must become more welcoming and safer for women, so they can go all the way from the classroom to the boardroom, in all sectors, including technology. Technology is the fastest-growing, most lucrative industry in history – increasingly, it is becoming the force behind every single other industry. [...]

Feature: Ayakha Melithafa Says, Companies Should Put The Climate Crisis Firmly On Their Agenda.

Businesses have a duty of care when it comes to the climate crisis, according to teenage climate activist Ayakha Melithafa, who delivered the keynote address on the final day of the Trialogue Business in Society Conference, which took place on 22, 23, and 24 June. Aside from working to reduce [...]

Women in tech at risk of being left behind

Women are the most untapped resource in technology, but they continue to be underrepresented in the field and are at risk of being left behind all together, according to Ayumi Moore Aoki, founder and CEO of international organisation Women in Tech, which aims to bridge the gender gap in technology, and digital [...]

Business can play a key role in ‘building back better’

The upcoming Trialogue Business in Society Conference focuses on post-pandemic solutions for society. At the G7 Summit that has just taken place in the United Kingdom, the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, expressed the need for nations to ‘build back better’ after the Covid-19 pandemic. Such a global recovery should [...]

Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growth

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, but it has also revealed how society at large and business in particular can act in solidarity and collaborate to rebuild South Africa. The country is on the threshold of an important opportunity to “imaginatively reshape its economic landscape”. So says Martin Kingston, [...]

Decolonising international development

Dismantling the ‘white gaze’, fostering more transparent partnerships, and centering on local expertise and leadership 14 October 2020 International development practitioners and organisations should question how they can decolonise their work by adopting African-led solutions, says Ivorian-American Stephanie Kimou, founder and principal consultant at Population Works Africa. Kimou was the [...]

Time to transform our inequitable society into one governed by ubuntu

13 October 2020 The COVID-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society into a more equitable, resilient and prosperous democracy that promotes the wellbeing of all people and our planet. This call to action was made by academic, businesswoman and political thinker Dr [...]

Social distancing an opportunity for business to reconnect with the society that it serves

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to demand that all sectors of society act responsibly, ethically and collaboratively. Following his announcement on 15 March of a national state of disaster and the measures needed to combat the spread of Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa described this crisis as “the most [...]

Business needs to limit the damage – not exacerbate it

The way we do business has changed overnight and parts of the system are breaking because of it. Suppliers are most vulnerable to this sudden change. Guesthouses, travel agents and conference venues that rely on corporate patronage have had the rug pulled out from under them. Others, such as lawyers, [...]

Investec awarded for its strategic corporate social investment in 2019

Trialogue conferred its annual Strategic CSI Award on Investec, for its support of Promaths. The programme provides extra maths and science tuition for black learners in grades 10 to 12 at under-resourced schools who show potential to produce results that will enable them to gain entry into scarce skills studies [...]

Companies in SA spent R10.2 billion on corporate social investment in 2019

Companies spent an estimated R10.2 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2019 – a 5% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2018: R9.7 billion). This growth was flat when taking inflation into account, reflecting a subdued economy. This, according to findings from the 22nd edition of the [...]

Teacher Development Is Critical To Rescuing SA’s Education System.

Monday 29 July 2019;  South African education is in crisis. Children attending South African schools fare poorly on almost every metric and are ill-prepared for the world after school.  Added to this, several studies on teacher development and teacher quality note the high turnover rate amongst South African teachers. 60% [...]

Employee volunteering growing rapidly, communities and corporates reap benefits

While still an immature industry in South Africa, employee volunteering is growing rapidly in the country and punching above its weight given the positive impact it has on staff morale and community involvement. This is according to Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood, a social impact online platform that connects people to [...]

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