Virtual, private counselling with Syked

The SAB Foundation is dedicated to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who show promise and are dedicated to improving the surrounding communities. This month, the organisation highlighted Syked – a virtual private counselling platform for individuals looking for alternative ways of seeking mental health support without putting themselves at risk. […]

Giving back to people with disabilities

In 2012, after a tragic gymnastics accident, Brandon Beack became a quadriplegic wheelchair user. While training, he lost concentration and fell off the parallel bars, missing the safety mats and landing on his head. He broke his neck at C6/ C7 spinal motion vertebrae and was left instantly paralysed from […]

Entrepreneur with a disability steps up

Anda Mthulu started a shoeshine business to provide more job opportunities. “The drive for inclusion in the workplace of people with disabilities was one of the main reasons I started Msi Shoeshine and Services,” he explains. Serving the Pinelands offices of Old Mutual and the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel […]

2019 SAB Foundation winners announced

The annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empower Awards identify small companies and entrepreneurs who are providing services or products that elevate their communities, and award them funding and advice to assist in furthering their businesses. This year, the SAB Foundation awarded a total of R13,6 million to the 20 […]

Clothing as a source of empowerment

On October 11, the SAB Foundation announced its first prize winner in its Disability Empowerment category of the 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. While the competition was tough, with many deserving initiatives in the running, Clothes to Good won the top prize. The awards recognise innovations […]

Giving entrepreneurs with disabilities a helping hand

Unemployment rates in the first quarter of 2018 for women and young people in South Africa were approximately 40 percent, while the rate was about 70 percent for people with disabilities. These are the latest unemployment figures from StatSA. In response to the critical need for better opportunities in these […]

Hope-Mandeville teams up with SABC

The seventh annual Hope-Mandeville Disabilities Career Expo was this year hosted by the SABC Foundation. The 2018 SABC Disability Summit was held on April 18 at the SABC head offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Various organisations offering learnerships and career opportunities for students with disabilities as well as organisations owned […]

APPLICATIONS FOR SAB FOUNDATION’S SOCIAL INNOVATION AND DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN

The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation is calling on local innovators and social entrepreneurs, who solve social problems facing disadvantaged South Africans, to apply for its seventh annual Social Innovation, and second annual Disability Empowerment, Awards. Online applications for the Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards opened on May 3 […]