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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SECTOR FUNDING POLICY (SFP) AND FACILITATION OF PROVINCIAL WORKSHOPS. The DG Murray Trust, in partnership with the National Department of Social Development and National Treasury, hereby invites qualified organisations to submit proposals to develop guidelines and facilitate workshops on the Sector Funding Policy (SFP). This consultancy has […]

Posted on 18 Oct 2019 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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‘I love the feeling of keeping them safe’ – Men as early childhood development practitioners

“I’m the one that’s struggling here, not her.” This was a father’s response to my umpteenth reassurance that his daughter was okay in her new playgroup. At that moment she was happily arranging mud cakes on a log under the plum tree. I realised later he was observing me to be sure that his daughter […]

Posted on 16 Oct 2019 under Alerts, DGMT, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Hands-on Learning Issue 15

Through our Hands-on Learning publication, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learned so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. In this issue: In addition to its core business, the Renewable Energy […]

Posted on 11 Oct 2019 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Networking for Social Change, Opportunity 1: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 3: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 3: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Steps to address South Africa’s dropout crisis

The majority of learners who start Grade 1 will not complete their schooling. The South African education system is failing our children because a lack of educational qualifications puts them at a disadvantage in the labour market, increasing the prospect of a life mired in unemployment, and in so doing, perpetuating cycles of poverty and […]

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Posted on 12 Jul 2019 under DGMT, Opportunity 10: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 10: Programme Profile, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017, Young People.

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Building communities free of violence

Violence against children has long-term effects that impact not just the development of our children, but the development of our nation. A costing study commissioned by Save the Children South Africa estimated that early exposure to violence during childhood resulted in the loss of R238-billion in human capital – the equivalent to 6% of the […]

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Posted on 10 Jul 2019 under DGMT, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 7: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Networks as amplifiers of social impact

Dynamic networks are amplifier strategies that enable social innovators to achieve two vital objectives: scale and impact. DGMT supports a number of initiatives that use strategies to mobilise large, ever-growing networks of people. A social network is a connected group of people who interact in different ways to inform, influence and mutually benefit each other. […]

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Posted on 8 Jul 2019 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Learning Briefs: Inclusive, Enabling Communities, Opportunity 1: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Innovation insights from civil society leaders

This an excerpt from the first issue of a publication called Improvise by the Fellowship for Organisational Innovation. During each immersion, we invited inspiring people to come and talk about different topics relevant to that immersion. Nomvula Dlamini, Director and Practitioner at the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) shares her thoughts on the theme of […]

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Posted on 2 May 2019 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Introducing: Improvise – A publication for the Fellowship for Organisational Innovation

Passionate, imaginative, critical thinkers are one of civil society’s greatest assets. But too often the young talent in civil society organisations are not grown to fill the middle management gaps or to take on increasingly bigger leadership responsibilities. In recognition of this, DGMT launched a Fellowship for Organisational Innovation in 2018. This Fellowship has 3 […]

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Posted on 29 Apr 2019 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Programme Profile, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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Connecting with learners to keep them in school

For many learners, school can feel like a losing battle. We see this in the country’s low matric throughput rates – with only 40% of learners who start school going on to pass matric 12 years later[1]. Merle Mansfield of the Zero School Dropout Initiative asks what can be done now to give our learners […]

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Posted on 29 Mar 2019 under Alerts, DGMT, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017, Young People.

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