Philanthropy Or PR Stunt? You Decide…….
This is beyond genius. This is next-level marketing. And we totally love it. How do you make a mockery out of the election posters that constantly nag us to show support for individual political parties and not do much else with our lives during the week ahead? You tell the population to live their lives [...]
What would you do if you saw a random dude wearing a “Fuck The Poor” sandwich board, handing out “Fuck The Poor” leaflets and shouting “Fuck The Poor” on a busy London street? Check out the results of a social experiment entitled #FuckThePoor.
It will be known has the drum battle of the millennium. Only one man will step away as victor, deciding once and for all who is the lookalike and who reigns cowbell supreme. What started as a comment on a Reddit AMA has escalated into a drum showdown between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith – oh, and it’s for charity.
Posh Spice touched down in Cape Town over the weekend. Victoria Beckham is here to support the charity Born Free Foundation Africa. Born Free is an initiative that aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children by December 31, 2015.
An 11-year-old boy sits shivering in the cold at a bus stop in Norway. Hidden cameras capture acts of kindness that restore your faith in humanity.
Two people are hoping to show that crowdfunding should not only be used to launch the next app or indie film, but to make the world that tiny bit better. Pete and Sarah Portal are trying to save Manenberg by inspiring change in one of Cape Town’s most gang-infested communities. Here’s how you can help.
If you happen to play a game of chess against the world number one, you lose. Even if you are one of the most innovative men in the world. About eighty seconds is all it took for Magnus Carlson to beat billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.
More accurately, he’s aiming to eradicate the poverty, not the countries. Every year for the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have published an annual letter in which they tally the success or failures of their foundations, and set the philanthropic agenda for the next year. This year’s annual letter, which was released today, goes down a slightly different path. Rather than a letter, it’s more of a manifesto.
“Doing good has never been easier.” That’s the tagline thrown into each video, indicating that everybody at the table has done something incredibly altruistic for the benefit of mankind. The new series entitled ‘The Good Guys’ contrasts the historical figures Jesus, Gandhi and Mother Teresa with your average Joe, and shows how a few simple mouse clicks is enough to make a difference and score the Mr Average a seat at the table with the greats.
The festive season is a time for celebration and gifts. It’s also a time to give back to those who need it most. Marco Pietrowski is a local body builder who might be paralysed after a horrific car accident. He needs your help.
Tally ho, chaps. Prince Harry is coming to town. He’s been preparing for a charity race to the South Pole that will take place next week, and he’s going to stop by Cape Town for some sunshine.
Heard of Chris Hadfield? He’s that awesome Canadian astronaut who spent a few months in the space station, and tweeted about his entire journey. He even recorded a music video in space, as well as gave tips on how to sleep in zero-gravity. Now, he’s giving tips on mustache-cultivation.
We have been sent in this picture taken today on the streets of Woodstock, showing a child in a pram, left in the care of a man who is passed out on the pavement.
Good guy Kyrie Irving visited a school in Gauteng to participate in an educational program supported by UNICEF’s Schools for Africa initiative. While visiting the kids, an impromptu dance battle kicked off with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard and one brave student. The rest of the class provided the soundtrack.
This is an ‘Ask Me Anything’ with a difference. Samuel L Jackson has presented Reddit users with a challenge. Come up with a 300 word blurb and if it gets upvoted you could be famous. The movie star will read your blurb as a monologue.
When Zach Galifianakis was 25-years-old, he befriended a homeless, elderly, laundromat volunteer. Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist was her name and Zach, being the legend that he is, got her an apartment and took care of the bills in the process. Now he takes her to red carpet events – take a look.
Jenna Lowe is a very close friend of the vibe who, at 17, was diagnosed with a rare, little-known, degenerative, life-threatening lung disease called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. This beautiful bright child has launched a blog detailing her journey.
12 May 2013 will see another Mothers Day roll around. Most of usbuy chocolates, flowers, and spend the day spoiling our moms. But some mothers won’t get to enjoy that luxury, because this year they’ll be sitting beside their child’s hospital bed, praying for a miracle. Click through for details on how to give to a charity that will change that
A Cape Town couple from Norrdhoek, Sally and Stan Hannath are undertaking a road trip from Norway to Norrdhoek. The aim of the trip ios to rais awaerness for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hosptial in Johannseburg. THe cape2cape4kids road expedition will cover 27 countries and will run form June to October 2013.
John Smit’s final farewell to the Mr Price Kings Park faithful takes place on Friday 22 June 2012. John will bid an emotional goodbye to those who have supported him over the past 10 years when his Barney’s Army side play the Sharks. The game is in celebration of the launch of the John Smit [...]
Gordon Ramsey suffered an effing back injury in the recent effing Soccer Aid, held every two years in effing England. The match sees a team from effing England play against a team from the rest of the effin’ world, in a charity match where all the effing proceeds go to UNICEF. Ramsey was taken out by effin’ Teddy Sheringham, and had to be taken off the field in a fucking stretcher. Video after the jump.
Team Shake & Bake The Put Foot Rally is a 17-day journey through Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. One of the rally’s crews, Shake & Bake, will also be responsible for maintaining their own vehicles and route. The four members of this journey are Meegan Rourke, Louise Gans, Andrew McGill and Gordon McTavish. They [...]
One of the positive things to emerge from the Kony 2012 saga was the fact that discussion around some of Africa’s many problems increased. One could say that more people know about some of the things we deal with, than before Kony 2012. Charity organisation, Mama Hope, has since released a response video, seeking to break what it calls stereotypes of black African men.
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to launch what will arguably become the most extensive online archive of Nelson Mandela’s life. The free global access to photos, videos, letters and personal documents about his life and times will continue to expand as people across the world add their memorabilia to the archive.
An intelligent billboard set up in London has facial recognition tech built in that lets it scan passersby for gender – if a woman stops to take a look, it plays a 40-second video clip. Dudes only get a link to the advertiser’s website. It’s like they’re trying to send a message or something.
Driving over the holiday season can be hairy at the best of times, but imagine what it’s like for parents who cannot afford to transport their families safely. Road safety organisation Drive More Safely has launched a new children’s campaign which calls for donation of old car seats which can be used to help more families transport their kids safely.
As World AIDS Day approaches, health advocacy groups and charities across the developing world are tightening their belts following an announcement by the The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria that the expected 11th round of funding due in 2012 would be cancelled due to “resource constraints”.
The new Camps Bay Business Forum is staging a Charity Gala Evening at The Bay Hotel on Tuesday 22 November, to raise much needed funds and awareness with a view to ensuring the sustainability of this truly iconic South African destination for visitors and locals alike. This stylish formal event for over 300 guests is [...]