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Resources

Browse our collection of resources aimed at equipping individuals and organisations with information and tools to help bring about the next big changes in South Africa.

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1 Drive public innovation by reigniting civil society

Your Mandela Day to-do list: Grow empathy, connect to others, take action – but choose wisely

18 July 2016

The message behind Mandela Day is that we all have the ability and responsibility to change the world for the better.  In theory many people agree with this sentiment, judging from the 2.8K likes that a Nelson Mandela quote like […]

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Clever hacks, sound advice and nifty tools to excite NGOs in 2016

1 February 2016

There is some disagreement about what the word “hack” refers to outside of programming contexts.  We see it as a way of doing something that may not provide the most straightforward or expected solution, and yet it presents a clever […]

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The Karnataka Learning Partnership: what data can do

23 November 2015

  Imagine: A parent is trying to decide whether to send her child to the preschool at the end of her street, or the one in a nearby neighbourhood. She’s heard the faraway preschool is better, but it also has […]

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We recommend…

28 October 2015

A quick note to let you know about some recent online discoveries we’ve found helpful and inspiring:     The Community Tool Box is a public service of the University of Kansas and is developed and managed by the KU Work Group for […]

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2 Release the systemic chokes on innovation that are perpetuated by exclusion

Youth driving social change: examples of how information and technology can be their tools

5 September 2014

Increasingly, the value of using technology to facilitate access to information and for building the capacity of people to critically review information available to them, is being demonstrated.  Indeed, work being done in South Africa provides useful insight into the […]

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3 Create unlikely networks to stimulate positive change

Give your programme an edge with social media – the Nonprofit Network Website can help you!

22 July 2013

The Nonprofit Network is an online resource for nonprofit organisations, particularly those based in South Africa, in using social media, websites and e-newsletters.  The site was commissioned by the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Programme: Health Media Initiative to assist their […]

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4 Give every child the benefit of early childhood development

Early learning gets a boost – ELOM and SmartStart

19 September 2016

Research indicates that while children from better-off homes make good progress following Grade R, children from poor households do not, and the gap between these two groups widens with age.

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134 big and small ways to start changing South Africa this Mandela Day

15 July 2016

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”- Nelson Mandela According to the […]

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The first comprehensive review of early childhood in South Africa

25 May 2016

Two thirds of children under 6 in South Africa are still not receiving the crucial services they need during the most important period of their development. This is according to the South African Early Childhood Review – a first of […]

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What will bring the next real change in South Africa?

4 May 2016

There has been much public discourse this year about how we, as South Africans, relate to each other.  Our sense, at DGMT and from our interaction in civil society, is that more and more people see the urgency of finding […]

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5 Stop nutritional stunting among children under two years
6 Make sure every child is ready to read by the time they go to school

134 big and small ways to start changing South Africa this Mandela Day

15 July 2016

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”- Nelson Mandela According to the […]

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What will bring the next real change in South Africa?

4 May 2016

There has been much public discourse this year about how we, as South Africans, relate to each other.  Our sense, at DGMT and from our interaction in civil society, is that more and more people see the urgency of finding […]

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Introducing DGMT Create Change: Ideas. Tools. Experience.

8 September 2015

We would like to commemorate World Literacy Day today by introducing our “Create Change” resources and publications. Through these documents we aim to equip individuals, communities and organisations with information and tools that will enable them to bring about the […]

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Nal’ibali launches literacy app with Mxit Reach to empower parents to share stories with their kids

29 August 2014

Press release issued by Nal’ibali (September 2014) This International Literacy Day, Monday September 8, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign has joined forces with Mxit Reach to launch a new and improved app to put children’s stories and literacy tips into the […]

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7 Build simple, loving connections for every child

Your Mandela Day to-do list: Grow empathy, connect to others, take action – but choose wisely

18 July 2016

The message behind Mandela Day is that we all have the ability and responsibility to change the world for the better.  In theory many people agree with this sentiment, judging from the 2.8K likes that a Nelson Mandela quote like […]

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8 Place failing schools ‘under new management’ so that children can succeed
9 Create new connections to opportunity for young people

Create Change: Step Up for Young People

3 February 2017

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. […]

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The South African Child Gauge 2015: Youth – an opportunity to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty

16 November 2015

The 10th issue of the South African Child Gauge, focusing on the theme of youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, was released last week on the 10th of November [2015] by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute.  It examines the situation of young people aged […]

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Youth driving social change: examples of how information and technology can be their tools

5 September 2014

Increasingly, the value of using technology to facilitate access to information and for building the capacity of people to critically review information available to them, is being demonstrated.  Indeed, work being done in South Africa provides useful insight into the […]

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Incentivising youth employment: What is the Employment Tax Incentive?

26 February 2014

During the delivery of the 2014/15 National Budget to Parliament Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan said that the youth employment tax incentive recorded 56 000 beneficiaries in its first month.  What is he talking about? The Employment Tax Incentive is an incentive […]

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10 Support young people to keep their grip on opportunity

Create Change: Step Up for Young People

3 February 2017

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. […]

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The South African Child Gauge 2015: Youth – an opportunity to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty

16 November 2015

The 10th issue of the South African Child Gauge, focusing on the theme of youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, was released last week on the 10th of November [2015] by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute.  It examines the situation of young people aged […]

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Incentivising youth employment: What is the Employment Tax Incentive?

26 February 2014

During the delivery of the 2014/15 National Budget to Parliament Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan said that the youth employment tax incentive recorded 56 000 beneficiaries in its first month.  What is he talking about? The Employment Tax Incentive is an incentive […]

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