Make Money Mondays

'We get to feed 120 000 children every day with a nutritious meal'

What if we used our store footprint… to partner with customers to make a difference…?

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC

We provide free afterschool tuition all over the country.

Kimon Phitidis, Pep

You SMS your business’ details and SAB puts it on its billboard.

Miles Kubheka

Every month we have a flavour of the month… the proceeds goes towards school shoes for kids in Diepsloot…

Emile Alexander, Emilio's Gourmet Popcorn

There are companies that do well.

Then there are companies who do well, and good.

For the next few weeks The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield will interview someone from a business that makes a difference as part of his weekly “Make a Difference Mondays” feature.

“Make a Difference Mondays” is all about businesses – no matter how big, or small - that are socially aware, and doing good work.

It’s about businesses that are innovative in the way they are making a positive difference in the world; perhaps even sacrificing profit to do so.

If you know of a business that fits the bill, please send an email to contact@702.co.za.

This week Whitfield profiled Thabisa Mkhwanazi (Public Affairs Director for Africa at KFC) and Kimon Phitidis (Member of the CSI Committee at PEP).

He also spoke to Miles Kubheka, founder of the Vuyo’s brand, about his novel idea for helping small business owners get onto huge billboards.

Then, the most inspiring of all, Whitfield spoke to Emile Alexander, a popcorn maker with a heart of gold.

Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

We’ve raised R38 million in 2016 from the R2 donations…

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC

We get to feed 120 000 children every day with a nutritious meal.

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC

Last year we donated R25 million… We fund all the marketing behind it…

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC

A lot of children going to Grade Four, being taught in English, aren’t too familiar with English.

Kimon Phitidis, Pep

Each academy has 165 children.

Kimon Phitidis, Pep

That billboard increased my sales by 40%!

Miles Kubheka

Send in your name, surname, your company’s name and what you do to 33011…

Miles Kubheka

We don’t just sell popcorn, we make people happy!

Emile Alexander, Emilio's Gourmet Popcorn

We’re building the world’s biggest popcorn donut… a massive 1.5m… Then we slice it up and sell it… proceeds goes towards buying stationary for kids in Diepsloot…

Emile Alexander, Emilio's Gourmet Popcorn

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