Innovation


Innovation insights from civil society leaders

This an excerpt from the first issue of a publication called Improvise by the Fellowship for Organisational Innovation. During each immersion, we invited inspiring people to come and talk about different topics relevant to that immersion. Nomvula Dlamini, Director and Practitioner at the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) shares her thoughts on the theme of […]

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Posted on 2 May 2019

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The three powers we possess as innovators for change

This an excerpt from the first issue of a publication called Improvise by the Fellowship for Organisational Innovation. The below article is based on a talk Dr David Harrison, DGMT CEO, gave to Fellows during Immersion 1 filling them with hope and inspiration as they continued with the rest of the Fellowship activities. As actors […]

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Posted on 1 May 2019

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Introducing: Improvise – A publication for the Fellowship for Organisational Innovation

Passionate, imaginative, critical thinkers are one of civil society’s greatest assets. But too often the young talent in civil society organisations are not grown to fill the middle management gaps or to take on increasingly bigger leadership responsibilities. In recognition of this, DGMT launched a Fellowship for Organisational Innovation in 2018. This Fellowship has 3 […]

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Posted on 29 Apr 2019

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Creating space for innovation to emerge

To seize the opportunities for South Africa to fulfil its potential, we need to reignite a vital and innovative civil society that is able to drive change. DGMT’s Fellowship for Organisational Innovation sets out to do just this. Carol-Ann Foulis, Innovation Director: Innovative and Inclusive Society at DGMT, explains the thinking behind this programme. In […]

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Posted on 25 Apr 2019

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A compelling business proposition: Create value at no extra cost

Just over a decade ago, a senior official at national Treasury told me that Government was “awash with money”. Not anymore. Cost-cutting is the order of the day. Things are only going to get tighter after the medium-term budget policy statement on 25th October. We will all feel sick to the pit of our stomachs […]

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Posted on 11 Oct 2017

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Creating space for heads and hearts – bringing ourselves into amplifying impact

In 2009/10 I was lucky enough to spend a year as a Sauvé Fellow in Montreal, Canada.[1] As part of building their alumni programming, the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation recently hosted an ‘Encore’ programme – bringing together a small group of alumni from across the last 10 cohorts for a week-long session on “Amplifying Your Impact”. […]

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Posted on 10 Jul 2015

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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 –        […]

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Posted on 27 Jul 2012

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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 […]

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Posted on 22 Jun 2012

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Amazing Opportunity – Google Zeitgeist Young Minds

Last year one of the co-founders of our grantee Rethink Leadership attended the incredible Google Zeitgeist Conference as one of 10 Young Minds selected from around the world. Google Zeitgeist brings together 400 of the world’s leading thinkers across business, education, science, activism and the arts to talk share and brainstorm on all things innovation. Speakers […]

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Posted on 10 Feb 2012

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