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Send in your support for the Bill Read or edit the petition First Name Last Name Email Attention: Speaker of the National Assembly I hereby submit my support for the Animal Protection Amendment Bill (as introduced in the National Assembly (proposed section 76); explanatory summary of Bill published as Notice 942 of 2017 in Government [...]…

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CampaignCon 2017 coverage

These articles were written for Mobilisation Lab, covering the CampaignCon event that took place in Pretoria from 7 – 9 November, 2017. Global campaigning: What’s working, not working (so well) and what’s missing Campaigning in high risk environments Equal access with mobile campaigning…

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The Maker Movement in South Africa

This is an assignment done for a research module of my Strategic Communication degree at Vega: Introduction and Background This report contains the main findings of formative research done into the way the maker movement in South Africa uses and interacts with brands. The maker movement is a community that combines technology with DIY and …

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Training in understanding focus groups’ value in research

Op-ed originally published on BizCommunity.com: In understanding political and economic trends, focus groups are one tool that can be used to gauge sentiment in the public sphere and learn more about how cultural and political norms are changing. Focus groups — carefully planned discussions with a small group of people on a specific topic — …

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Putting the Focus on Strengthening SA’s Evaluation Culture and Capacity this October

Originally published on NGOPulse.org: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices are integral to the policy-making, corporate social investment (CSI) and development industries in South Africa because they improve performance and development impact, foster accountability, inform and guide decision-making, and widen our knowledge base. In 2015, the United Nations’ (UN) International Year of Evaluation, South Africa placed …

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4 things I learned from getting skin cancer

Five weeks ago, I came out of my first (and hopefully only) brush with cancer. I’ve heard a few people refer to it as ‘the big C’ recently but come on, it’s not the disease that must not be named, let’s call it what it is.   I had metastatic melanoma skin cancer, which was …

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