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Career Planet: Opportunities for youth through cellphone technology

70% of unemployed South Africans are aged between 15 and 35.  Additionally, recent research reveals that 25% of unemployed South Africans have been job hunting, unsuccessfully, for at least 5 years.  Not only do we clearly have a serious youth unemployment problem, we are also faced with the reality that a serious communication gap compromises […]

Focus on tertiary drop-out

100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big idea at a time to increase awareness, change systems and influence new ways of thinking; […]

DGMT Trustees Annual Site visits

Exploring Southern KwaZulu Natal In August DGMT’s Trustees made their annual series of site visits, this year to projects across southern KZN, and the Wild Coast. These site visits are an opportunity for the Trustees to see first-hand the work of our partners, engage in critical discussion on key topics of interest, and learn from […]

Community of Partners Launches!

After months of hard work, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the DG Murray Trust’s Community of Partners‘ online portal. Conceptualised as a platform to showcase our grantees and their learning, it has been in the process of development and refinement for the last few months. Finally complete, it presents the work […]

Focus on: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it. Recently it challenged students across the country to: –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        […]

100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, the citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it challenged students across the country to –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        Come up with […]

Using the power of stories to spark children’s potential

Illiteracy in South Africa is a grave problem and we’ve tended to approach it with the solemnity it deserves. Each year, we hold up the grim results of the national assessment of literacy in schools and design serious plans to improve them. We stack the curriculum primly with words and phonics, all in the correct […]

100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big idea at a time to increase awareness, change systems and influence new ways of thinking; democratise the news-making environment by generating news […]