Press releases

Humble sweet potato boosts health and significant community job opportunities


14 June 2017

The Enactus team from the University of Zululand (UZ), have identified that sweet potato farming can provide a lucrative source of income for the community of Zululand. They believe their business model will enable community participation in industry processes and address local unemployment and food security concerns of the region.

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Kandu App Addresses Poverty, Gender Inequality and Youth Unemployment in Agri Sector


14 June 2017

The UMtate WamaBovu project Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has introduced an innovative App called Kandu which they believe is the solution to many problems faced by farmers in uMsinga, in eZingulubeni.

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University of Pretoria aims to Elevate Brand to Highest Potential


12 June 2017

The Enactus team from the University of Pretoria (UP), is on a mission to unlock the growth of Rustenburg-based fashion house, KF Brands’ tyres-to-fashion and work gear business. In doing so, they also aim to reduce the negative impact that discarded tyres have on the environment and bolster skills and employment opportunities for members of the community.

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Former Farm Workers Receive Training to Run Their Own Farms


12 June 2017

Budding entrepreneurs from The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have witnessed how the power of skills training in different forms of farming, business and marketing can contribute to social development, job creation and sustainability for communities, as it did for the Bantu Bonke Community in the Midvaal.

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Mukondeni ceramic water filters and pottery project tackles issue of water-related illnesses


12 June 2017

To address the issue of clean water scarcity in Limpopo due to the lack of clean water supply, team Enactus from the University of Venda (UV), has launched the Mukondeni ceramic water filters and pottery project. The project qualifies the UV Enactus team as one of eight finalists in the Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards (BSIYA) competing at judging ceremony on Friday, 30 June.

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Big business must do more to ensure SA's sustainable development agenda adds real value to youth


06 June 2017

Whilst youth entrepreneurship initiatives may not be the only answer to solving a global youth unemployment problem, it certainly is proving to be an effective contribution in comparison to what big corporations are adding. It can be argued then that maybe the role of big business is to support the inclusion of young entrepreneurs by developing their skills and abilities.

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Soup made from miracle Moringa Tree to curb malnutrition in schools


02 June 2017
Limpopo University recognised for ‘miracle’ soup

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Ceiling-in-a-Can provides a platform to grow business in community


02 June 2017
Mangosuthu University of Technology leverage a product to empower youth

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Old Hotel Linen, a business opportunity for Chibini Community


02 June 2017
Durban University of Technology add fresh take to community development

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8 Finalist Teams selected for Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards 2017


11 May 2017
Emerging young entrepreneurs demonstrate entrepreneurial action to improve livelihoods in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways

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Barloworld boosts SMME incubation growth


14 March 2017

14 March 2017 – Barloworld, a distributor of leading brands, launched its Barloworld Siyakhula Incubation Hub to assist small business suppliers to the group and its larger value chain in navigating challenges commonly facing Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Enterprises (SMMEs) when it comes to access to big markets and finance.

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Love Trust


01 March 2017
DATELINE -- On Friday the 10th of February, Barloworld Logistics will commence its partnership with the Love Trust, a local non-profit organisation established in 2009. The Love Trust seeks to bring hope to young children in under-resourced communities by providing and supporting values-driven education. This marks the beginning of a long term partnership between Barloworld Logistics and the Love Trust.

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Road to Rail Migration


01 March 2017

Collaboration is the key to a Landmark Road to Rail Migration of Cargo

Barloworld Logistics, ArcelorMittal South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail, Newlyn Properties and Grindrod Terminals collaborate to launch a ground-breaking initiative to convert road traffic to rail.

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Barloworld warning about procurement scams


24 February 2017
Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd would like to issue an urgent warning about fraudulent procurement activity being carried out in the company’s name and that of its divisions.

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Barloworld invests in children's health to enable successful and healthy communities


29 November 2016
Johannesburg: 30 November 2016 - Barloworld is proud to have played a part in the realisation of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital project – a journey that started in 2012 when Barloworld committed to support the R1-billion project.

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Barloworld and BayWa to extend collaboration in southern Africa


17 November 2016
Johannesburg/Munich, 17 November 2016 – South African Barloworld Limited, Johannesburg, and BayWa AG, Munich (Germany) are to establish a new joint venture to further their agriculture and materials handling operations in southern Africa.

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Offering expertise can bring change


16 November 2016
Corporate social investment is about empowering people to prepare for and withstand global shocks, writes Sibani Mngomezulu.

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Inspiring a World of Difference for future generations


21 September 2016
Barloworld and TEACH South Africa partner to bring more teachers to far-flung, under-resourced schools

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Empowering Black Woman-Owned Businesses


01 August 2016
More than 20 years after the dawn of democracy, gender disparity is one of the key hindrances to our economic progress as a nation. Black women bear the brunt of the negative impacts of gender inequality and discrimination, with far lower access to opportunities and upward mobility in our society than their male counterparts.

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Barloworld's supports Enactus in driving youth-led social change


26 July 2016
University students compete nationally for the opportunity to represent South Africa at the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto with Barloworld’s help

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Barloworld joins 800 000 meal packing drive for Mandela Day


18 July 2016
23 teams from Barloworld participate in Stop Hunger Now’s global fight hunger initiative

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Six reasons Barloworld is doing awesome things for SA’s youth


13 June 2016
JUNE, 2016: Youth development is important to Barloworld and is therefore reflected in all aspects of the business. Here are six youth development initiatives Barloworld supports in South Africa through the Barloworld Trust.

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Search is on for leaders to shape Barloworld’s future Company’s TOPP programme opens doors for CA graduates


02 June 2016
JOHANNESBURG – Distributor of leading global brands, the Barloworld Group, kicks off its search for Chartered Accounting (CA) students mainly from the University of Johannesburg this month. The campaign is part of the company’s Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) programme.

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Inspire change-makers to steer business through the storm


14 April 2016
APRIL 2016: JOHANNESBURG – The South African economy is facing one of the most challenging periods experienced in years with low economic growth expectations.

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Barloworld invests in students with potential to grow scarce skills in SA


01 April 2016
Access to education remains topical in South Africa amid the prevailing strained conditions facing the country’s tertiary education sector.

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Barloworld reaches 170 000 meal packing target


23 October 2015
Feeding 1.7-million children with Stop Hunger Now’s packed meals for World Hunger Action Month

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Innovation in action - Barloworld in 3D at Enactus


14 October 2015
Barloworld showcases custom-built application made for Google Cardboard 3D headset.

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