Opportunity 3: Reflection and Analysis


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

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A compelling business proposition: Create value at no extra cost

Just over a decade ago, a senior official at national Treasury told me that Government was “awash with money”. Not anymore. Cost-cutting is the order of the day. Things are only going to get tighter after the medium-term budget policy statement on 25th October. We will all feel sick to the pit of our stomachs […]

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Posted on 11 October 2017

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Language development to reshape the national economy

This article by DGMT CEO, David Harrison, was first published in the City Press on the 19th of October 2014. What you do when you’ve stared at the same problem for years and still can’t figure out how to solve it?  You frame it differently. See it through someone else’s eyes. So the next time […]

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Posted on 24 October 2014

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The role of grant-making foundations in South Africa

The D G Murray Trust, and a number of DGMT funded projects, had the priviledge to be involved in the Towards Carnegie 3 conference held in Cape Town last month. The conference entitled ‘Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality’ was styled as the Third Carnegie Conference (following on from that organised in 1932 and 1984), and aimed […]

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Posted on 8 October 2012

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TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Patmanathan Pillai, Founder and CEO, Life college group, Ashoka fellow

By Karen Le Roux, based on an interview by Anna Morris With the view that “consciousness, mentality, mindset and attitude are elements that shape one’s self-concept and ultimately one’s behaviour, character and approach to life,” entrepreneur and committed social activist Patmanathan Pillai has embarked on a sustainable social business model that has his personal mantra […]

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Posted on 25 July 2012

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TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Ilana Wetzler, CEO, LUCCA Leadership South Africa

By Karen Leroux, based on an interview by Anna Morris. In addition to training passionate and driven individuals, it is essential to focus on individuals who occupy existing leadership roles to really have a positive and enduring impact on global society, claims social architect, transformational leadership activist, CEO of Lucca Leadership South Africa, and international […]

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Posted on 22 June 2012

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TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Fred Swaniker, CEO African Leadership Academy

By Karen Le Roux, based on an interview by Janet Jobson. Diverse, talented and brimming with potential, African youth essentially holds the key to performance-driven leadership that is carefully underpinned by integrity, humility, compassion and excellence, maintains entrepreneur, practical educationalist and CEO of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), Fred Swaniker. Rather than simply focusing on […]

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Posted on 3 April 2012

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From TSiBA Education’s Perspectives on the Search for Tomorrow’s Leaders: The perspective of Ferial Haffajee, Editor of The City Press

By Jackie Lagus, based on an interview by Leigh Meinert. Hailing from a strong line of women, Ferial Haffajee was profoundly influenced by matriarchs who resourcefully managed their families and responded to calls for leadership. However, growing up in apartheid South Africa meant grappling with equally powerful political forces that sought to determine what was […]

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Posted on 12 January 2012

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From TSiBA Education’s Perspectives on the Search for Tomorrow’s Leaders: The perspective of Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice Chancellor, University of the Free State

By Karen Le Roux, based on an interview by Anna Morris. What transforms, inspires and speaks of true leadership in South Africa is not the noisy, highly-visible, much-revered dignitaries of the nation. “It is the ordinary people whom we will never know,” asserts Jonathan Jansen, professor, rector, educator, courageous leader and advisor to the world. […]

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Posted on 12 January 2012

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