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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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Learning brief: Flourish: Empowering women and helping babies to grow great

Women have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing unemployment is likely to be felt for generations and could plunge more women and their families further into poverty. This learning brief looks at how Flourish, a social franchise, aims to halt and even reverse this downward trajectory by providing women with the skills […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Learning Brief: Datafree – Building on digital gains made during the COVID pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic further cemented South Africa’s wide socio-economic disparity, it also demonstrated the power of mobile technology to jump the gap. This learning brief explores how and why public benefit organisations (PB0s) fought to achieve zero-rating during the country’s national lockdown, and the next essential steps and challenges that lie ahead to ensure […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Learning Brief: Sowing the seeds of change – How to create a more inclusive, fair and sustainable food system

The coronavirus threw South Africa’s fractured and unequal food system into stark relief. How can we create a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient food system that gives greater power to those who still have little influence over how the system works? Some solutions emerged during the 2020 Food Dialogues – we summarise them for you […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Online learning should be a mandatory alternative

The global economy and world of work and education are changing; it is essential that online learning is more formally integrated, supported and embraced by our public education institutions. Our young South Africans are being denied the opportunity to grow and learn, and with so many school leavers not being able to enter the tertiary […]

Posted on 1 Jun 2021

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What has your organisation been doing to mitigate the impact of COVID-19?

If your organisation provided (or is still providing) support to the public to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, please tell us what you have been doing so that your work can form part of the COVID-19 Country Report. Complete the survey here.  The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the Government Technical Advisory […]

Posted on 27 May 2021

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Misdirected statistics and smoke screens – How the alcohol industry evades the truth and overstates its contributions to protect its profits

A recently released five-page ‘report”, funded by and on behalf of the alcohol industry, purports to reveal new data that counters current analyses that the bans on the sale of alcohol have led to a decrease in trauma cases in South African hospitals. Many news outlets have parroted the media releases from the South African […]

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Posted on 16 Apr 2021

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Playing calamity’s concertina in Covid-19

An article from DGMT’s Annual Report, 2020 Normally, about 10 000 people die every week in South Africa. If they were all white – or rather, if they had the wealth and privilege of most white South Africans, that number would be 40% lower, as the age-standardised death rate for whites is less than half […]

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021

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Human Factor 3: Shaping the frontal cortex as a critical youth development strategy

What happens when the thrust of our national youth development strategy is to connect young people to jobs, and there are no jobs to connect them to?  Then we sit with a 50% unemployment rate among 18 – 34-year-olds and fear the ticking time bomb when young people eventually have had enough of being left […]

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Posted on 5 Mar 2021

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Human Factor 3: Coming of age in South Africa

Having worked my way through the DG Murray Trust’s latest issue of its annual publication, Human Factor: Young People Open Minds, I decided to apply my open mind to the difficult topic the issue took on, which was young people’s individual and collective identity formation in our country. The publication delves into the complex lives […]

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Posted on 23 Feb 2021

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