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Learners were falling behind before the pandemic, so how can we achieve fundamental catch-up?

Learning loss. We’ve heard this term a fair amount since the pandemic began. It’s commonly understood as a specific or general loss of knowledge and skills, or a reversal in academic progress because of gaps in a learner’s education. On radio, television and in newspapers, education researchers and experts used the term to describe the […]

Posted on 24 Jun 2022

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Learning Brief: Government and civil society – working together during a crisis

This Learning Brief seeks to unpack the lessons learnt from the working relationship between government and civil society during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second Learning Brief that stems from DGMT’s contribution to the government-led South African COVID-19 Country Report. Sixteen key respondents from the food and education sectors were interviewed for this project […]

Posted on 5 May 2022

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Learning Brief: Liberating leaders – Transformation and change through ‘The Legacy Programme’ (2020-2021)

Many leaders of progressive civil society organisations (CSOs) – mostly formed in late-stage apartheid or early in the democratic era – are now preparing to retire or resign. This is a natural process and will create space for necessary transformation. However, the departure of a valued leader can herald a crisis – poorly managed transitions […]

Posted on 5 May 2022

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Learning Brief: Liberating leaders – Lessons on collaboration – How a multi-stakeholder consortium co-created the Basic Package of Support (BPS) for young South Africans

With support from the South African government and European Union, a multi-stakeholder consortium developed and delivered the Basic Package of Support (BPS) for young South Africans in February 2022. In theory, many partners working together can produce a better result, but the process is not without its challenges. This learning brief shares some of the […]

Posted on 5 May 2022

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Hands-on Learning Issue 20

CLICK HERE TO READ HANDS-ON LEARNING ISSUE 20. 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. Read below a short […]

Posted on 24 Nov 2021

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Learning brief: Availability and advertising – twin drivers of youth binge drinking in South Africa.

South Africa’s heavy drinking culture is intrinsically linked to how alcohol is marketed and sold. Glamourous marketing campaigns and the wide availability of alcohol mean that young people are susceptible targets. This learning brief explores ways of reducing the negative impact of alcohol on our youth. Download the learning brief here or page through it […]

Posted on 24 Nov 2021

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Learning brief: How did civil society organisations respond to COVID-19: A snapshot from a recent survey

Civil society – already existing within a context of poverty, hunger and violence – have had to respond in unprecedented ways since COVID-19 hit South Africa in March 2020. The scale and the speed of the response to the pandemic, where thousands of individuals banded together, working across communities and interest groups, has been inspirational. […]

Posted on 24 Nov 2021

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Learning brief: How to grow and sustain an active alumni network

Alumni networks are traditionally associated with universities and private schools but have grown into effective tools for social impact far beyond academia. The relationships built among alumni can contribute to their success by providing a mix of access to networks, resources, ideas and social capital. Even though growing and sustaining an active alumni network requires […]

Posted on 24 Nov 2021

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POPIA Guidelines: A guide to the the Protection of Personal Information Act for NGOs

Many NGOs may feel intimidated by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act or POPIA). To assist you we have compiled a guideline that unpacks, in simple language, the most essential aspects of the Act that NGOs need to know and understand in order to take the first steps towards getting compliant. Download the […]

Posted on 4 Oct 2021

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Hands-on Learning Issue 19

CLICK HERE TO READ HANDS-ON LEARNING ISSUE 19. 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. Read below a short […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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