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The South African Child Gauge 2017: Invest in children for sustainable development

Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to thrive and achieve their full potential, and this is costing the economy billions in lost human potential. Investing in children – and particularly in violence prevention, networks of care, nutrition, education and inclusive services – would drive the next wave of social […]

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Posted on 28 November 2017 under Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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Stunting – the silent killer of South Africa’s potential

When we think malnutrition we tend to think of emaciated children struggling to survive, but malnutrition is also the cause of stunting – a largely invisible condition that is starving the economy by preventing our children from reaching their full potential.  By Sinikiwe Mqadi The recently published South African Early Childhood Review 2017 reinforced the fact […]

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Posted on 22 November 2017 under Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Unlock, inspire, include: How unlikely networks push us forward

DGMT’s strategy and 10 opportunities to change South Africa are clearly set out. Still, some of these opportunities are easier to grasp than others: for example, most people would immediately understand what it means to give every child the benefit of early childhood development. The steps to achieving that are also clear, even if there are […]

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Posted on 18 October 2017 under Opportunity 3: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Unsung heroines in the field of development: Alice Phirime

Alice Phirime shares her journey in the field of development as the third interviewee of our Women’s Month series, which aims to celebrate the lesser-known women in the sector  – making an impact where they are, with whatever resources they have. Hi Alice, please tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Mosebatho Alice […]

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Posted on 25 August 2017 under Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Where did the other half go? What is driving school dropout in South Africa?

Most 17 year olds are attending school and will soon write their matric exam, even if not all of them pass. Right?  No! By the time a class of 30 children reaches grade 12, 50% of their peers have already left school without even making it to the grade where their can write matric. This […]

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Posted on 24 August 2017 under Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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Unsung heroines in the field of development: Jean Motaung

Jean Motaung shares her journey in the field of development as the second interviewee of our Women’s Month series, which aims to spotlight the lesser-known women in the sector making an impact where they are, with whatever resources they have. Hi Jean, please tell us a bit about yourself. In the early years of my […]

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Posted on 16 August 2017 under Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Celebrating women’s month with the unsung heroines in the field of development: Julita Dorman

Women’s Month stories often focus on renowned women. This series aims to celebrate some of the women we have worked with in development who you may not yet know about, but who have made an impact where they are, with whatever resources they have had. Each woman has a valuable journey consisting of trials, learnings […]

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Posted on 8 August 2017 under Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 2: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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What a difference the Child Support Grant makes!

The South African Child Gauge 2016 by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town has recently been released and – focusing the theme of Children and Social Assistance – it offers an interesting spotlight on the Child Support Grant (CSG).  Here follows some very encouraging facts shared in the publication relating to the benefits of the CSG […]

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Posted on 7 March 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.

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Create Change: Step Up for Young People

South Africa has a resource with the potential to transform our economic and social reality. Unfortunately, we are missing this opportunity: It should go without saying that investment in children and young people is the source of future human capital. They should be at the forefront of strategies for economic growth and development in SA. […]

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Posted on 3 February 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Game-Changing Leaders, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes.

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A new year’s resolution worth having – change the way you think

The moon is something we see almost every day and we’re so familiar with its face that we forget that we never get to see its far side. We could apply this analogy to South Africa’s challenges. South Africa is a small country, many of its problems have been analysed to death – at least through […]

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Posted on 10 January 2017 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Civil Society, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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