Every January we as South Africans focus our full attention on the successes, and failures, of the education system as marked by the Matric results. We celebrate the individual shining examples of extraordinarily bright students, of inspiring principals that produce amazing results against all the odds, and take a step back to assess how we […]
South Africa has a resource with the potential to transform our economic and social reality. Unfortunately, we are missing this opportunity: It should go without saying that investment in children and young people is the source of future human capital. They should be at the forefront of strategies for economic growth and development in SA. […]
Tags: Create Change, Game-Changing Leaders, Young people, Youth, Youth employment
Posted on 3 February 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Game-Changing Leaders, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes.
By Senzo Hlophe. To read this article in isiZulu click here. It is unfair to do a blanket comparison of young people of the 1976 generation with those of 2016. The 1976 generation are generally seen as superhumanly inspirational, having achieved the impossible. Unfortunately, this type of comparison usually leaves us feeling disempowered, underperforming […]
The 10th issue of the South African Child Gauge, focusing on the theme of youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, was released last week on the 10th of November  by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute. It examines the situation of young people aged 15 – 24 and highlights the need for a range of interventions that continue to […]
Tags: Child Gauge, Enterprising School Leavers, Youth
Posted on 16 November 2015 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes.
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, […]
The Peculiar Dance of Education for Social Change in Different Spaces… Injairu Kulundu, Western Cape Team Leader of Activate! – a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public good across South Africa – reflects on her participation at the recent UNESCO Global Citizenship Education consultations, which began to consider how best […]
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 […]
By Jackie Lagus, based on an interview by Anna Morris. If there is a maxim that Wayne Blauw lives by, it is this: ‘A good leader inspires people to have confidence in them, but a great leader inspires others to have confidence in themselves.’ As programme manager of the Western Cape Education Foundation, a public- […]
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 […]
By Jackie Lagus, based on an interview by Leigh Meinert. A personal call to action led Australian born Pip Wheaton to South Africa and the helm of an organisation that encourages young people, and those around them, to shift their perception of what young people are capable of achieving. Spurred by her studies in morality […]