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Senior Project Coordinator – Social Welfare Services Financing

The DG Murray Trust (DGMT) is a node of public innovation for South Africa driving towards a flourishing South African people, economy and society. Our approach focuses on identifying key opportunities to shift the trajectory of human development; and tackling the underlying social and structural dynamics that shape the outcomes of our programmes. We operate […]

Posted on 20 Sep 2021 under Vacancies.

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Call for Proposals: An evaluation of the Sunbox Ambassador Programme in the Lesedi and Lestatsi Solar Park Trusts

Sunshine Cinema capacitates youth from rural and peri-urban areas as Sunbox Ambassadors (SBAs). The selected SBAs are youth who are affected by rising unemployment levels and digital exclusion, due to a lack of infrastructure and exorbitant data costs. The role of the SBAs in their communities is to create spaces for engagements that spark conversation, […]

Posted on 15 Sep 2021 under Civil Society and Public Innovation.

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Employment Opportunity: Passenger Vaccination Transport Programme Manager

DGMT seeks to appoint a transport and logistics specialist as a Passenger Vaccination Transport Programme Manager. This is a fixed-term contract for six months. The incumbent will manage the national programme to support provinces in providing citizens with transport to vaccinations sites. Using their transport planning experience, they will help develop and execute national and […]

Posted on 14 Sep 2021 under Vacancies.

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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.

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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.

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Media Engagement

The media is a powerful platform available to civil society. Through the media, NPOs can speak directly to those with influence, put pressure on decision-makers to make positive policy changes, and inspire people to advocate for transformation in their own communities. We share some of our stories and lessons learnt by DGMT when it comes […]

Posted on 20 Feb 2020 under Hands-on Issue 16 (Nov 2019-Jan 2020).

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Zero Stunting – Grow Great

Stunting is a silent epidemic that affects a quarter of South African children under the age of five. Caused by persistent under-nutrition, it hampers children’s cognitive and physical development, preventing them from reaching their full potential. A national campaign called Grow Great hopes to significantly reduce the occurrence of this preventable condition. This brief explores […]

Posted on 20 Feb 2020 under Hands-on Issue 16 (Nov 2019-Jan 2020).

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Digital Communications

Digital communication is a powerful tool that can speak to all South Africans and generate social change. Yet, many non-profit organisations (NPOs) don’t realise its potential as a critical driver that can significantly increase the scale and impact of their work. The Amplify: Mobilise: Change (AMC) pilot programme gives NGOs the opportunity to engage with […]

Posted on 20 Feb 2020 under Hands-on Issue 16 (Nov 2019-Jan 2020).

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Alcohol Harms Reduction: Facts about South Africa’s youth and alcohol abuse

The below infographic appeared in our Learning Brief on Alcohol Harms Reduction. One of the biggest retardants of progress in South Africa is the widespread abuse of alcohol. The problem is so big that the taxes paid by the liquor industry are far lower than the impact on families and the cost of health and […]

Posted on 28 Nov 2019 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Our challenge is psychological as much as it is economic: Ten ways to create new opportunity for young people

We are fast running out of time to create hope for the millions of young people who are still excluded from the formal economy. Escalating violence in South Africa shows that the problem is not absolute poverty; after all, there are many countries poorer but more peaceful than ours. Rather, the problem is extreme inequality, […]

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 under Alerts, DGMT, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017, Young People.

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