Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes


Hands-on Learning Issue 21

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 5 May 2022

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Learning Brief: Breaking the cycle – teenage pregnancy and school dropout

Although rates of teenage pregnancy in South Africa have been steadily declining, adolescent girls are still more likely to become pregnant in South Africa than in most low- and middle-income countries. Early and unintended pregnancy can severely disrupt a young person’s chances of completing school with a matric certificate. There is a mutually reinforcing relationship […]

Posted on 5 May 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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Introducing: The DGMT Learning Lunch

Has your NPO ever tried to host a brown bag lunch series, but struggled to sustain it? For those not familiar, a brown-bag-lunch is an informal meeting or learning opportunity in the workplace during the lunch hour. It is hosted once a month or every two weeks, and it is called a “brown-bag-lunch” because staff […]

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Posted on 2 Feb 2022

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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 17

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. As part of this learning exercise, DGMT CEO, Dr David Harrison penned […]

Posted on 18 Aug 2020

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Learning Brief: Leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a particularly risky time for nonprofit organisations (NPOs). Transitions can be intimidating, but they also provide the opportunity for renewal and growth when key management and leadership strategies are employed. While leadership transitions are inevitable, the anticipation thereof is frequently neglected, leaving NPOs vulnerable to crisis and possible demise when the time […]

Posted on 18 Aug 2020

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Learning Brief: Alcohol Harms Reduction – Community-level interventions

The COVID-19 lockdown with its repeated alcohol sales bans, has made it painfully clear that South Africans have a complex relationship with alcohol. While many South Africans do not drink at all, alcohol continues to permeate and threaten our families and communities. This is because those who do drink tend to do so often and […]

Posted on 18 Aug 2020

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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

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