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The potential of social enterprise for waste management and reduction in South Africa – A literature review

“Maintaining the status quo is not a viable option,” but we can also see that this crisis presents an unprecedented opportunity. We can rethink the choices we have made and commit to achieving something different, a world that is community-centric, ecologically balanced and spiritually fulfilling.” -David Korten (Living Economies Forum) Covid-19 has impacted the world, […]

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 under Alerts, Civil Society and Public Innovation, COVID-19, DGMT, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Support our digital food voucher drive!

DGMT DIGITAL FOOD VOUCHER DRIVE Please consider donating a R200 digital voucher to a family in need and/or to support our donation drive (find resources below this poster). For detailed banking particulars and SnapScan QR code please click here. Please help us to advocate for digital food vouchers and to drive for donations in your […]

Posted on 29 May 2020 under Alerts, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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DGMT Fellowship for Organisational Innovation

Watch this space for a detailed project profile that is coming soon, but in the meanwhile here follows a very basic outline of what this project is about and how it works:  What is the Fellowship for Organisationsal Innovation and why do DGMT invest in it? Effective, impactful, and innovative civil society organisations as a […]

Posted on 15 Nov 2018 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, Opportunity 1: Programme Profile, Strategy 2017.

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A snapshot of our reading culture in South Africa – time to spread the love

“It’s been more than 25 years since I met Mr Dube, my English language teacher, and I still remember him vividly.  For his second lesson, Mr Dube distributed newspapers to every student and instructed us to read them.  After fifteen minutes he requested all those who had come across new words to write them on the […]

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Posted on 7 Sep 2018 under Alerts, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 6: Resources and Toolboxes, Reading and Early Literacy Development, Strategy 2017.

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Creating a Story-Powered Nation

“Reading opens up new worlds. It gives us power – to learn new things, tell our own stories, and shape our futures”.  [Extract from a Story-Powered Nation] At DGMT we often talk about the importance of reading, of ensuring that children are ready to read when they go to school. We believe it is a key […]

Posted on 7 Sep 2017 under Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis, Reading and Early Literacy Development.

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Unsung heroines in the field of development: Julie Mentor

Julie Mentor shares her journey in the field of development as the fourth and final interviewee of our Women’s Month series, which aims to celebrate the lesser-known women in the sector making an impact where they are, with whatever resources they have. Hi Julie, please tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a very proud […]

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Posted on 30 Aug 2017 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, Opportunity 1: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Introducing DGMT’s new five-year strategy

Imagine a South Africa where every person has the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. This is the South Africa that we at the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) dream of.

Posted on 1 Jun 2017 under Strategy 2017.

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Your Mandela Day to-do list: Grow empathy, connect to others, take action – but choose wisely

The message behind Mandela Day is that we all have the ability and responsibility to change the world for the better.  In theory many people agree with this sentiment, judging from the 2.8K likes that a Nelson Mandela quote like “our society needs to re-establish a culture of caring” can garner on the Nelson Mandela […]

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Posted on 18 Jul 2016 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, Early Childhood Development, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, From Head & Heart: Resourceful Young Children, From Head and Heart: Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Resources and Toolboxes, Reading and Early Literacy Development.

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What will bring the next real change in South Africa?

There has been much public discourse this year about how we, as South Africans, relate to each other.  Our sense, at DGMT and from our interaction in civil society, is that more and more people see the urgency of finding ways of relating and want to start doing things to bring about greater equality and […]

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Posted on 4 May 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 6: Resources and Toolboxes, Reading and Early Literacy Development, Resourceful Young Children.

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Clever hacks, sound advice and nifty tools to excite NGOs in 2016

There is some disagreement about what the word “hack” refers to outside of programming contexts.  We see it as a way of doing something that may not provide the most straightforward or expected solution, and yet it presents a clever way to satisfactorily solve a meaningful problem.  Here are a few good examples that can […]

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Posted on 1 Feb 2016 under Civil Society and Public Innovation, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes.

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