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When projects don’t go according to plan

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 Civil society organisations are a catalyst for innovation and positive social change […]

Tintswalo: A cynical allegory of delivery

When South African presidents speak, their audiences listen with weary hearts, exhausted by disappointment and deferred promises. So, when President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) this month, he would have been acutely aware of how weary South Africans have become. A February poll suggested that his party, the ANC, would likely get a […]

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 […]

Learning Brief – Why we need to support young people in agriculture

If one considers that food should not only meet a person’s caloric requirements but also support their nutritional status, there is an obvious link between agriculture and nutrition. Considering the role of agriculture in our food system, this learning brief explores how young people can participate in the sector and how this could influence environmentally […]

Hands-on Learning Issue 25

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 are able to draw from and build on their experiences. Blended learning: When […]

Learning Brief – Social Employment Fund partnership: Partnering to bring the SEF to communities across South Africa

This learning brief explores some of the lessons learnt from the first phase of the Social Employment Fund (SEF), a state-funded stimulus package for civil society organisations that work on a range of community development projects – referred to as Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs). By design, the SEF encourages partnerships among the different Strategic Implementing […]