Public Innovation


Ideas from South Africa’s youth for addressing key social challenges … where to now?

Recently, the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) put out a call for ideas from young South Africans for addressing the country’s key social challenges. In part, this tactic was influenced by our belief that if we are to develop South Africa’s youth as leaders for public innovation – a process of continuing improvement of programmes, policies, […]

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Posted on 3 Dec 2014

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DGMT calls for bold ideas from South Africa’s youth for addressing key social challenges

CALL FOR IDEAS – DGMT Leadership for a Winning Nation Programme Twenty years into our democracy, how has South African history begun to define the youth of the 1970s and 1980s? Increasingly, their role in South Africa’s struggle for freedom and subsequent liberation is being revered and today, we marvel at their successes in mobilising, defending […]

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Posted on 5 Aug 2014

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Update on Activate!

In January 2012 an ambitious new programme – Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation – was launched with the aim of building a network of young leaders from across the poles of South Africa that could collectively tackle South Africa’s biggest challenges. Last year 182 Activators completed the intensive residential component of the programme and are […]

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Posted on 23 Apr 2013

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Activate! Project and Ideas Catalogue

2012 is the first year of the Activate!, public innovation and leadership incubator. Working with young South Africans it aims to build a critical mass of think-out-of-the-box trendsetters who have the skills, sense of self, and spark to reshape South African society and meet its toughest challenges.   This year the Activators embarked on a […]

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Posted on 14 Dec 2012

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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; […]

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Posted on 30 Oct 2012

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Supernews: Focus on the tertiary drop-out stage

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 –        Come up with innovative ways […]

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Posted on 29 Oct 2012

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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 […]

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Posted on 5 Sep 2012

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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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TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Anisha Archary, Human Resources Director, Old Mutual

By Jackie Lagus, based on an interview by Anna Morris. Anisha Archary has devoted herself to a life of continuous learning – and in the process, is helping others to achieve their dreams and ambitions. As Old Mutual’s human resources director of emerging markets, Archary has the task of managing the people issues, strategy and […]

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Posted on 22 Jun 2012

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TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Ilana Wetzler, CEO, LUCCA Leadership South Africa

By Karen Leroux, based on an interview by Anna Morris. In addition to training passionate and driven individuals, it is essential to focus on individuals who occupy existing leadership roles to really have a positive and enduring impact on global society, claims social architect, transformational leadership activist, CEO of Lucca Leadership South Africa, and international […]

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Posted on 22 Jun 2012

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