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How are politicians thinking about school dropout prevention strategies?

A quarter of our children are nutritionally stunted, damaging their educational prospects. While there are many reasons why children are pushed or pulled out of school, poor academic results and grade repetition due to poor marks are the best predictors of dropout. In South Africa about one in ten children (1.2 million) fail their grade […]

Newzroom Afrika Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

Newzroom Afrika Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

Change Ideas: Public policies to change our world DGMT’s new initiative, Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable. Change Ideas brings together […]

SABC News Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

SABC News Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

Change Ideas: Public policies to change our world DGMT’s new initiative, Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable. Change Ideas brings together […]

When projects don’t go according to plan

The Learning Lunch podcast explores ideas, approaches and social innovations – creating opportunity for non-profit organisations’ teams to discover what others are learning and space to reflect on what these insights might mean for their own strategy and programme implementation. Takeaways instructions Civil society organisations are a catalyst for innovation and positive social change in […]

eNCA Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

eNCA Interview – DGMT’s Change Ideas Initiative

Change Ideas: Public policies to change our world DGMT’s new initiative, Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable. Change Ideas brings together […]

SAFM Interview 11 March – Change Ideas

DGMT CEO David Harrison spoke to SAFM about our new initiative, Change Ideas. Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable. As a […]

SAFM Interview 09 March – Change Ideas

DGMT CEO David Harrison spoke to SAFM about our new initiative, Change Ideas. Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable. As a […]

Tintswalo: A cynical allegory of delivery

When South African presidents speak, their audiences listen with weary hearts, exhausted by disappointment and deferred promises. So, when President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) this month, he would have been acutely aware of how weary South Africans have become. A February poll suggested that his party, the ANC, would likely get a […]

Schools must allow parents’ voices to be heard to ensure quality education

In Ganyesa, a small village outside of Vryburg in the North West, Mme Mashego*, an enthusiastic mother to a grade 6 learner, takes pride in going to her son’s school a week before assessments start to encourage learners to study and try their best at school. While Mme Mashego did not finish school, she wants […]