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Learners were falling behind before the pandemic, so how can we achieve fundamental catch-up?

Learning loss. We’ve heard this term a fair amount since the pandemic began. It’s commonly understood as a specific or general loss of knowledge and skills, or a reversal in academic progress because of gaps in a learner’s education. On radio, television and in newspapers, education researchers and experts used the term to describe the […]

Posted on 24 Jun 2022 under Alerts, DGMT, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Reading and Early Literacy Development, School Dropout, Strategy 2017, Young People.


Employment Opportunity: Executive Director – Grow Great Zero-Stunting Campaign

Grow Great is a national campaign to eliminate nutritional stunting in children. A quarter of South Africa’s children under five years old are stunted; damaging their health, education and job prospects and reducing GDP by 1% per annum. Grow Great combines home-based programmes, public communication and advocacy. We are looking for a new Executive Director […]

Posted on 20 Jun 2022 under Vacancies.


Printed copies of ‘Hands-on Learning’and the Zero Dropout Campaign’s ‘Gender Matters Report’

DGMT recently released issue 21 of our Hands-on Learning publication. Similarly, the Zero-Dropout Campaign released an excellent and useful report called ‘Gender Matters’ which we believe should be in the hands of every school teacher in South Africa. Because you are signed up to be part of our Learning Community, we would like to give […]

Posted on 19 May 2022 under Alerts.


Learning Brief: Liberating leaders – Lessons on collaboration – How a multi-stakeholder consortium co-created the Basic Package of Support (BPS) for young South Africans

With support from the South African government and European Union, a multi-stakeholder consortium developed and delivered the Basic Package of Support (BPS) for young South Africans in February 2022. In theory, many partners working together can produce a better result, but the process is not without its challenges. This learning brief shares some of the […]

Posted on 5 May 2022 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Hands-on Issue 21 (Apr 2022), Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.


The Learning Lunch – New Episodes

We have just released the next three episodes of our Learning Lunch podcast series. DGMT’s Learning Lunch podcast is a practical and free resource to host your brown bag lunch series. It facilitates the discovery of new ideas, approaches, and social innovations during your lunch hour. Each podcast includes a 30-minute main meal conversation and […]

Posted on 3 May 2022 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, Embrace.


Third Round of funding by the Vaccine Challenge Fund – Deadline Extension

EXTENSION OF LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF VACCINE CHALLENGE FUND – ROUND III APPLICATIONS In view of the low number of applications received due to the earlier application deadline, the last date for submission of online applications for the Vaccine Challenge Fund through the Tshikululu website has been extended to 17:00 on Wednesday, 4 May […]

Posted on 29 Apr 2022 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, COVID-19.


PRESS RELEASE: KeReady2Flex Challenge Launched Today to Encourage Young People to Vaccinate

Less political protocol and more personal control. That’s the essence of KeReady2Flex. The KeReady campaign, a youth Covid-19 vaccination movement launched in February, today announced the launch of the KeReady2Flex Challenge. This initiative, using both social media and community engagement, invites young people to take control of the communication about Covid-19. #KeReady challenges them to […]

Posted on 3 Mar 2022 under COVID-19.


POPIA Guidelines: A guide to the the Protection of Personal Information Act for NGOs

Many NGOs may feel intimidated by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act or POPIA). To assist you we have compiled a guideline that unpacks, in simple language, the most essential aspects of the Act that NGOs need to know and understand in order to take the first steps towards getting compliant. Download the […]

Posted on 4 Oct 2021 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.


Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout – A story from Kwa-Zulu Natal

IS IT YOUR TURN TO REGISTER FOR THE VACCINE? FOLLOW THE EASY STEPS BELOW. This story written by Jess Nicholson first appeared in the Mail & Guardian on 02 July 2021. View a pdf here. This article was commissioned by DGMT. Jess Nicholson is a writer and copy editor based in Durban.

Posted on 7 Jul 2021 under COVID-19.


Homeschooling during lockdown

Turn off the sport reruns and put down the braai tongs – interacting with your child could be the most powerful thing you do during COVID-19, writes Kwanda Ndoda. As any sound Asset Manager will tell you: all crisis begets opportunity! Even though COVID-19 has restricted our movements, this doesn’t mean we have to stand […]

Posted on 14 Apr 2020 under Alerts, DGMT, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Reading and Early Literacy Development, Strategy 2017.