At the start of 2011, the Leadership for a Winning Nation portfolio posed a question: “How can we move away from a crisis-management approach to youth, and begin engaging with young people as agents of their own, and the country’s broader successes; as innovative, capable and with the potential to input wisely, inventively, and responsibly […]
One of the big questions facing philanthropic foundations, and civil society in general, is what implications the new trend of social entrepreneurship has for the work of social change. In this session, “The Social Enterprise Explosion: What Might it Mean for Foundation Funding?” trustees, staff and practitioners began exploring some if these implications, and some […]
On 4 August 2011 the DG Murray Trust staff and Trustees had a full-day engagement with various practitioners around key issues and emerging trends in grant-making and civil society. As part of our commitment to sharing learnings we are making podcasts of various sessions available through this blog. The DG Murray Trust’s CEO, David Harrison, […]
On Saturday, 23 July 2011, the 9th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture was held at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg. This year’s speaker was Prof. Ismail Serageldin – the Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. In the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, hearing from an Egyptian national proved particularly interesting. His speech was […]
On 15 and 16 June over 70 people gathered at the Old Mutual headquarters in Cape Town to engage in robust discussion about how best to support young people to drive public innovation in South Africa. The conference was organised by TSiBA Education with support from Old Mutual and the DG Murray Trust. Key objectives […]
Check out this opportunity for young leaders who are interested in, and taking action on, humanitarian issues: Humanitarian Affairs United Kingdom is inviting Outstanding Youth Leaders from your Organization to participate in the 2nd University Scholars Leadership Symposium from August 1 to 7, 2011 in Pattaya, Thailand. The recent natural disaster in Japan has made us realise that […]
I came across this interesting piece by Athambile Masola on Thoughtleader today. I think she’s pondering some of the same quandaries I am about the space for a publicly-minded, non-political youth that can drive innovation. Check it out here.
Young people in South Africa today are negotiating a complex reality wedged between a brutal apartheid history which they did not personally experience, a post-apartheid era where poverty and violence are the norm, and the knowledge that they will inherit an uncertain future. For the most-part as young people engage with South Africa, the country […]