Search
Search

Will the food industry sacrifice its fat profits for health?

South Africa’s growing obesity epidemic won’t be reversed by preaching healthier eating habits and exercise alone; there’s a growing realisation that the food industry needs to change. Driving through Mpumalanga recently, it was inspiring to see how South Africa’s largest food seller, Shoprite, helps locals to sell fruit and vegetables grown in community gardens in some […]

What will it take to build a collective response to South Africa’s waste problem?

The last resort in any waste hierarchy is landfill or incineration, yet most of South Africa’s waste ends up in dumps, if not strewn across open spaces or littering our streams and oceans. It’s a problem that requires systemic change and individual-level action. Addressing South Africa’s waste problem needs joint effort from all of us, […]

Enhancing intersectoral collaboration: Lessons from the coordinated donor support to the South African COVID-19 vaccination programme

Despite the increasing importance of intersectoral collaborations to address crisis situations, relatively little is known about how they are organised, managed and governed. Moreover, within the field of public administration, there is still much to learn about how governments can use intersectoral collaboration to effectively address crises. This paper examines the case of the Coordinated […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hands-on Learning Issue 26

Through the newly rebranded edition of our Hands-on Learning publication developed in June 2023, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learnt so that others can draw from and build on their experiences. Why we need to support […]

The Perspectives Series: Does the food system perpetuate inequality?

South Africa boasts many policies that have tried to overcome the inequalities of nutrition outcomes and household food security. However,  with rising food prices, climate change and a lack of human capital development, we urgently need to reform the food system so that it delivers nutritious food for everyone. Live on LinkedIn, as we asked […]