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Covid-19 Response:

Not just a number, but a life that needs protecting.

Not just an anxious public, but people who must know they have a part to play in shaping the future.

 
 

DGMT is a public innovator committed to developing South Africa's potential through strategic investment. Our goal for South Africa is a flourishing people, economy and society.

We focus on 10 opportunities to change South Africa, and while this work continues, we are also undertaking a series of emergency response approaches to COVID-19. Specifically, we aim to provide support to those who are excluded from mainstream efforts to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and to mitigate its impacts.

Protection

Protection and support for Community Care Workers

Community health workers and other care workers are likely to be ‘at the bottom of the pile’ when it comes to protection, yet they will be at high risk entering people’s homes or supporting nurses in primary care facilities.

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Zero Data

Zero-rating mobile data services of Public Benefit Organisations

The poorest children have least access to digital learning - and yet we are currently zero-rating mobile content that only wealthy children can use!

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Radio

Daily programming on SABC radio stations

Much of the communication around the epidemic is being directed towards digital communication, effectively reaching the middle class, however, half of the population do not have Smartphones. Radio remains the most powerful medium to reach people, with 90% reach.

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Food Vouchers

Digital food vouchers for social relief of distress

South Africa will likely see a spike in acute malnutrition in the next few months – one that will impact how children grow physically and intellectually. Digital vouchers sent via cellphone provide a way to provide social relief of distress without the costs and infection risk associated with the distribution of food parcels.

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When it is business as usual

Opportunity 1
Drive public innovation by reigniting civil society
Opportunity 2
Release the systemic chokes on innovation that are perpetuated by exclusion
Opportunity 3
Create unlikely networks to stimulate positive change
Opportunity 4
Give every child the benefit of early childhood development
Opportunity 5
Stop nutritional stunting among children under two years
Opportunity 6
Make sure every child is ready to read by the time they go to school
Opportunity 7
Build simple, loving connections for every child
Opportunity 8
Place failing schools ‘under new management’ so that children can succeed
Opportunity 9
Create new connections to opportunity for young people
Opportunity 10
Support young people to keep their grip on opportunity
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Opportunity 9
Opportunity 10

Learn more about our strategy here.