Wheelchair innovator awarded R1,3 million

On Tuesday, 30 November, the SAB Foundation once again held its annual Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. The Foundation awards entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses, who are empowering their communities, with funding to further their business, project or idea. The first place winners also receive guidance from the Foundation through […]

Mental health of entrepreneurs

SAB Foundation executive director, Bridgit Evans, shares the following opinion piece. The SAB Foundation run, among others, a programme that empowers entrepreneurs with disabilities or who support the disability community through innovation or employment opportunities. The impact of the looting and unrest in parts of our country, earlier this year, […]

Millions to be awarded at 2021 SAB Foundation awards

The SAB Foundation has announced the 23 finalists of its annual Social Innovation and Disability Awards. They stand a chance to win a total of R12,95 million in funding and development support for their businesses. This year, the SAB Foundation received over 750 entries from local innovators. Out of those, […]

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 […]