Investing in an ageing population

  • 19 October 2015 | Lisa Temkin-Todes | Opinion

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that the number of old people in the world will be one of the most profound forces affecting health and social services in the next century.

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Why knowledge management in non-profit companies?

  • 06 October 2015 | Ashley Hourigan | Opinion | Category: NGO Interest

Organisations today are embarking on new efforts to remain relevant and competitive in the market and are finding it increasingly necessary to manage their knowledge capital.

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Rethinking education through the arts

  • 28 September 2015 | Janet Watts | Opinion | Category: Education

If it had been suggested 12 years ago that by 2015 one would be able to access emails, Facebook, Twitter and Google on one’s phone, at any given time or place, while following detailed instructions (spoken by this gadget) on how to reach one’s destination, one would have been very skeptical.

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Learning to learn: establishing the building blocks for learning organisations

  • 21 September 2015 | Silvester Hwenha | Opinion

The rapid information and technological developments worldwide coupled with the rise in big data have increased the need for the more efficient use of knowledge. According to the World Development Report (1998-99), “knowledge, not capital, is the key to sustained economic growth and improvements in human wellbeing”.

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Balancing social investment risk and reward

There is great power and promise in funding education, health and social development programmes. Social investors, both large and small, have made invaluable contributions all over the world towards the alleviation of poverty, the improvement of education and the strengthening of health outcomes. These accomplishments have been made possible by the targeted spending of funds, as well as the innate advantages of social investment, such as the ability to be flexible, innovate and take risks.

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Lean thinking and monitoring and evaluation practices for non-profit organisation sustainability

  • 08 September 2015 | Asgar Bhikoo | Opinion | Category: NGO Interest

In the current economic climate, the grant funding pool available to NPOs has shrunk. This situation requires NPOs to demonstrate how their activities provide a social return while ensuring that their operations are financially sustainable.

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The most challenging part of early learning development is the road ahead

  • 01 September 2015 | Phillip Methula | Insight

In March 2015 the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, published a gazette for public comment and input on the national policy on Early Childhood Development (ECD).

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Reflections on Mandela Day

  • 17 July 2015 | Tracey Henry | Opinion

Mandela inspired our nation to celebrate the gift of giving and practice acts of kindness. The 18th of July is a great opportunity for employees, who don’t encounter the harsh reality of poverty and/or inequality on a daily basis, to experience what it may feel like to walk in the shoes of someone less fortunate.

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Social innovation: changing times, changing lives

  • 29 June 2015 | Lisa Temkin-Todes, Client Relationship Manager | Insight

With a great deal of social innovation taking place in South Africa, it’s the ideal time to be inspired by some of the latest solutions being used in local healthcare …

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The business case for capacity building

  • 25 June 2015 | Tracey Henry, CEO | Insight

Capacity building is a term associated with interventions geared towards strengthening the functioning of non-profit organisations. Because it should be an integral part of any business’s development plan, both profit and non-profit organisations need to make it a priority.

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