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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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Why zero-rated mobile phone content is a nation-builder

Cellphones have possibly been the most powerful societal bridge-builder of the post-Mandela era. Their introduction to South Africa coincided with the advent of democracy in 1994 and now, almost every household has at least one. However, their potential contribution to socioeconomic development has never been fully exploited, and in an increasingly digital world, they now […]

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Posted on 22 Feb 2021

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Introducing the Human Factor 3: young people – open minds

In her essay “In memory of who we are”, which opens the third issue of the DG Murray Trust’s (DGMT) Human Factor, social justice activist Lovelyn Nwadeyi writes: “We often talk about identity as something that we can define and determine for ourselves as individuals. While that may be true in part, it is perhaps […]

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Posted on 4 Feb 2021

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Hands-on Learning Issue 18

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 synopsis of what you can find in Hands-on […]

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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Learning Brief: Breaking down the barriers to quality ECD

More than eight months after the closure of South Africa’s early childhood development (ECD) programmes in March 2020, the ECD sector is likely to be operating at less than a quarter of its pre-lockdown levels. This makes it even more imperative that we work to achieve universal access to quality ECD services, but crucial shifts […]

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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Learning Brief: Against all odds — enabling distance learning in lower quintile schools

While public benefit organisations have long spoken out about the importance of bridging the ‘digital divide’, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed, more acutely than ever before, the impacts of unequal access to digital tools and connectivity. In this learning brief, two initiatives committed to keeping learners in school – the Zero Dropout Campaign and Public School […]

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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Learning Brief: How to restore — and maintain — the home as a site of learning

South Africa’s national COVID-19 lockdown forced us to reassess our homes as primary sites of learning. Many adults, however, felt ill-equipped to suddenly become their children’s educators. Rather than step back during the pandemic, many innovative non-profit organisations (NPOs) quickly stepped in to guide their beneficiaries through unchartered territory. In this learning brief, we look […]

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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Protecting the gains from the Covid disaster

The Covid disaster showed up much that is wrong in South Africa, but it also demonstrated that many things can be made a lot better – fast. The ban on alcohol sales proved that women and children can feel safer in their communities, especially over weekends. While the sales ban can’t continue indefinitely, a ban […]

Posted on 27 Nov 2020

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Responding creatively to the ECD sector COVID crisis

The ECD Working Group of the C-19 People’s Coalition recently released a statement that the early childhood development (ECD) sector is at risk of being “decimated by government inadequacy” during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. That statement may appear harsh, but it holds a lot of water. The impacts of COVID-19 and the lockdown on the […]

Posted on 6 Nov 2020

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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

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