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Protecting yourself from payment fraud

Looking to safeguard your NGO against payment fraud in South Africa? Our comprehensive guide is tailored specifically for NGOs, offering actionable strategies to mitigate electronic funds transfer (EFT) fraud risks. From establishing robust authorisation protocols to enhancing IT controls, we cover it all. Dive into essential topics like staff vetting, phishing awareness, and the nuances […]

Why an obligation to provide South Africans with free public benefit content has stalled.

An obligation placed on South Africa’s biggest mobile network operators (MNOs) to start providing free access to content from public benefit organisations (PBO) has stalled because discussions with the communications regulator are yet to be finalised. This obligation was created following last year’s successful spectrum auction, where Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, Rain, Cell C and Liquid […]

eNCA Interview: Zero-rating – Making information accessible to everyone

eNCA Interview: Zero-rating – Making information accessible to everyone

  In a recent discussion on eNCA, DGMT CEO David Harrison laid out a vision of connectivity and opportunity for South Africa. He made it clear: the door is open for mobile network operators (MNOs) to join DGMT’s Social Innovation Register and begin zero-rating public benefit organisations (PBOs). Zero-rating isn’t just about free data—it’s a […]

Learning Brief – Blended learning: When partnerships spark innovation

This learning brief explores how partnerships between government, civil society and communities led to innovations aimed at tackling a number of challenges impacting quintile 1–3 schools in South Africa, serving some of the country’s poorest children. To read this learning brief, download a PDF here or read it magazine-style on ISSUU here.       […]

Communications tools & active citizenry

The Learning Lunch podcast explores ideas, approaches and social innovations – creating opportunity for non-profit organisations’ teams to discover what others are learning and space to reflect on what these insights might mean for their own strategy and programme implementation. Download takeaway instructions Many civil society organisations (CSOs) have placed promoting active citizenry at the […]

Zero rating: A bridge across the digital divide

The Learning Lunch podcast explores ideas, approaches and social innovations – creating opportunity for non-profit organisations’ teams to discover what others are learning and space to reflect on what these insights might mean for their own strategy and programme implementation. Download takeaway instructions Mobile technology has the potential to transcend structural divides and enhance access […]

Learning Brief – Building coalitions: The power of synergy

Apartheid’s legacy continues to divide us in deep and undeniable ways, but civil society coalitions across class, race and economic sectors can inspire new ways of accelerating change. This learning brief explores communications and advocacy campaigns that demonstrate the power of coalitions to effect transformation. It includes case studies of Messages for Mothers (M4M), Youth […]

Learning Brief: Lessons from zero-rated websites

Zero-rating means that a user can access a specific website for free. Civil society organisations know that having their digital content zero-rated is a major advantage because zero-rating democratises access to information and resources online. But the zero-rating advantage can only be fully realised once CSOs meet the needs of their target audiences. This means […]