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Hands-on Learning Issue 19

CLICK HERE TO READ HANDS-ON LEARNING ISSUE 19. 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 […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Learning brief: Flourish: Empowering women and helping babies to grow great

Women have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing unemployment is likely to be felt for generations and could plunge more women and their families further into poverty. This learning brief looks at how Flourish, a social franchise, aims to halt and even reverse this downward trajectory by providing women with the skills […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Learning Brief: Sowing the seeds of change – How to create a more inclusive, fair and sustainable food system

The coronavirus threw South Africa’s fractured and unequal food system into stark relief. How can we create a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient food system that gives greater power to those who still have little influence over how the system works? Some solutions emerged during the 2020 Food Dialogues – we summarise them for you […]

Posted on 4 Jun 2021

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Hands-on Learning Issue 15

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. In this issue: In addition to its core business, the Renewable Energy […]

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP)

South Africa’s renewable energy sector took off in 2011 when the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme invited Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to submit competitive bids to build and operate large-scale renewable energy power plants. In addition to its core business, REIPPP aims to drive positive social change and requires approved energy projects […]

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

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Alcohol Harms Reduction

Billions of Rands are invested in social development in South Africa. Tens of thousands of people in government and civil society pour their lives into trying to improve society. But it seems like a Sisyphean task – pushing boulders up a hill only to see them roll back down again and again. One of the […]

Posted on 20 Nov 2019

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Faith-based organisations

A number of faith-based organisations (FBOs) played an influential role in the struggle against apartheid, but since the advent of democracy, they have, with notable exceptions, been less visible agents for social change, despite continuing to provide relief for the poor. There is no doubt that faith has great transformative power, yet it is not always […]

Posted on 11 Nov 2019

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14

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. In this issue: Dynamic networks are amplifier strategies that enable social innovators […]

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Posted on 12 Jul 2019

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Steps to address South Africa’s dropout crisis

The majority of learners who start Grade 1 will not complete their schooling. The South African education system is failing our children because a lack of educational qualifications puts them at a disadvantage in the labour market, increasing the prospect of a life mired in unemployment, and in so doing, perpetuating cycles of poverty and […]

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Posted on 12 Jul 2019

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Building communities free of violence

Violence against children has long-term effects that impact not just the development of our children, but the development of our nation. A costing study commissioned by Save the Children South Africa estimated that early exposure to violence during childhood resulted in the loss of R238-billion in human capital – the equivalent to 6% of the […]

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Posted on 10 Jul 2019

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