When we announced the winners and honourable mentions for “The World Is Changing: Let’s Make It Better”, our competition in partnership with Canon South Africa, we also said that we would be shining the spotlight on some of the incredible small local businesses, communities and organisations who shared their stories of positive change with us.
It is our hope that by giving them some exposure to our broader community, we can connect these initiatives with individuals and other bodies who can support the work they are doing to make our country a better place in this particularly difficult time.
CAPE SAFARIS | @CAPE_SAFARIS ON INSTAGRAM
Cape Safaris offer personal travel planning services for those looking to explore the Western Cape. They have been operating for 28 years. To find out more, visit their website.
EVIDENTLY FRESH | @EVIDENTLY_FRESH ON INSTAGRAM
Evidently Fresh is a small, local business that sources fresh produce from farms in the Philippi horticultural area and delivers boxes of delicious fruit, vegetables, eggs and baked goods to your door. You can discover more about their services on their website.
THOUGHT AFRICA | @THOUGHTAFRICA ON INSTAGRAM
Based in Johannesburg, Thought Africa is an NPO that hosts educational workshops for children from all walks of life where they learn problem-solving and practical technological skills through hands-on DIY activities, challenges and discussions. To get involved, visit their website.
I AM PASSION YOUTH CAFE | @IAP_YC ON INSTAGRAM
I Am Passion Youth Cafe, an initiative of the Western Cape social development department, is a vibrant space for young individuals to access to opportunities and skills programmes. The cafe offers free internet access and courses in entrepreneurship, leadership, job readiness and trade skills. You can find out how to support them on their Instagram.
HUMAN CAUSE | @HUMAN.CAUSE ON INSTAGRAM
Created by young entrepreneur and Capetonian Instagrammer, Cole Arendse, Human Cause is a locally produced clothing brand. To learn more about Human Cause’s origins, you can check out the video that Cole entered into our Orms x Canon competition.
MADE FOR MORE SOUTH AFRICA | @MADEFORMORESA
Made For More is an South African NPC that uses sport as a vehicle to bring hope, build relationships, and instill morals and values, while equipping and giving disabled athletes the opportunity to pursue their sporting careers provincially and on a national level. You can discover more about the incredible work they do or donate to support their efforts on their website.
SIYAPHAKAMA | @SIYAPHAKAMA ON INSTAGRAM
Based in the Helderberg area, Siyaphakama (Xhosa for “we rise”) is a new NPO that facilitates food drop offs and blanket drives for the communities hardest hit by the current global pandemic. To support them, you can visit their concept store in Somerset West where they sell coffee and locally sourced fresh produce to fund their charity operations, or you can learn more about what they do by watching this video on their IGTV.
THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST | @CAPELEOPARDTRUST ON INSTAGRAM
The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predatory conservation working group that focuses on finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and educating South Africans about leopards. You can donate or find out more about their work on their website.
SA THEATRE ON DEMAND | @SOUTHAFRICANTHEATREONDEMAND ON INSTAGRAM
SA Theatre On Demand is an internet-based video on demand service, supplying a catalogue of filmed performances. They aim to empower actors, writers, directors, crew and producers from across the country and to deliver a diverse, paid for, virtual theatrical experiences to online audiences. Find out what’s streaming now by visiting their website.
NUT TACKLER | @NUT_TACKLER ON INSTAGRAM
Nut Tackler is an events company that offers tailor-made planning, coordinating and consulting services, in addition to supplying cakes, biscuits and other baked goodies. It was started by food photographer and stylist, Ntiyiso Mkhabela, who speaks more about how she adapted her business during the pandemic in this video.
ONE BAG FULL | @ONEBAG_FULL ON INSTAGRAM
One Bag Full was founded right before the original institution of South Africa’s lockdown when four friends forsaw the grave circumstances that many South Africans would find themselves in due to the restrictions and effects of the pandemic. Find out what they are doing to assist the various communities they support and how you can get involved by visiting their website.