Editorial

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It’s time to kick back and relax – are you ready?

December is here and it's time to get out your cozi, kick back, and relax. This edition of Catalyst will keep you entertained, clued up, and fighting for our environment. We have even included some alternative vacation destinations.

Lighten Up

Tour South Africa

Tour the country this festive season

When everyone starts flocking to the hotspots in South Africa this season, why not head somewhere else? Think dusty roads and very few tourists. Sounds like paradise to us!

Featured

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How to plan for seasonal dips and spikes

Running a business isn't all sunshine and roses. But this is not new information. If you want a few tips and tricks to help you effectively plan for seasonal dips and highs, read on.

Going Green

When facts fail, tell a good story

A physicist and a sustainability expert are at a suburban kids party. When facts are challenged and happily-ever-afters are what count you have to change tack and tell a good story.
Travel like an eco-warrior

Be an eco-warrior this festive season

Who doesn't love a good holiday? But how do your vacation habits impact our environment? Whether you plan to go international or next door to your chommie, make sure you do it in a way that doesn't harm our environment.

Say What?

Tholoana is passionate about growing the economy

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme and Fetola are dedicated to growing the South African economy. If you're wondering how, then this impact report will give you the deets you need. It's great reading too.

Books

Start With Why

Simon Sinek: Start With Why

When everyone around you is running around with the festive madness, why not kick back with this book and learn about the Golden Circle? No, it's not a type of Christmas wreath. This could change your life.
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Let’s create a society that cares

We're looking at mental health awareness, how it affects people, and how they have coped with it. We review Brenè Brown's book Rising Strong, how we can lessen our impact on the environment, and what food insecurity really looks like in South Africa.
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What do you know about food insecurity?

Leonie Joubert's TEDx Talk about food insecurity in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted. Put down your Big Mac and watch this video. You won't regret it.
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Top mentors dish the dirt on how to survive business

Running a small business is no easy task and small business owners are often expected to just roll with the punches. The Fetola Mentors jumped in and offered a few golden nuggets on maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. Take notes!
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6 simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Sunny Morgan of Enerlogy is climate activist and social entrepreneur. You won't catch this man beating around the bush when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint. What's your excuse?
Rising Strong

Brenè Brown: Rising Strong

Brenè Brown's book, "Rising Strong' tackles uncomfortable issues head-on. Forget those complex, academic books about the human psyche. This book will help you grow and move into the future.