The family-run business and social enterprise Botanica Natural Products (Pty) Ltd. produces organic cosmetic and nutraceutical raw materials from indigenous plants in rural Limpopo, South Africa. They created employment opportunities for locals of a neighboring tribal village and began sourcing indigenous plants that could adapt to the specific climate. 15 full-time employees are currently producing an organically certified extract from the Bulbine Frutescens plant, which is a traditional medicinal plant.
The TV series “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” is produced by Regency Foundation Networx, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Designed to promote and encourage the adoption of the ‘inclusive business’ model as a component of corporate growth strategy in Africa, the TV series demonstrates how this approach can make a contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: Business Fights Poverty 23 September 2016, Original post by Regency Foundation Networx on July 27, 2016)
IB activities taking place in Zimbabwe (as presented at a recent IB Forum of Zimbabwe Workshop) were featured in the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe's (BCSDZ) June Newsletter.
For more information, go to http://www.bcsdz.co.zw
Stimulus Africa Foundation hosted the Stimulus Africa Entrepreneurship Symposium [SAES] : ICT for Development from 31st March – 1st April 2016 at the Stimulus Innovation Centre. SNV and the IB Forum attended as guests of honour and speakers.