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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How to raise funds for your internship adventure

Originally published on ificould.co.za: Sometimes, usually when we’re meeting the great interns on the if i could… programme, we start dreaming about all the places we still need to travel to and how much more of the world there is to experience out there. Do you get sent off on those tangents too? It’s amazing …

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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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invest in education: please support lethabong school's fundraising project

Support early education in Pretoria with this community scholarship project

Click here to join the Lethabong Scholarship Project today and help give 7 deserving kids a brighter future. The suburb I grew up in, sitting comfortably between Joburg and Pretoria, always had a heartwarming community vibe about the things that happened around us. And from the time I was old enough to start noticing things, …

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Open Up The Industry!

Originally published on 350Africa.org: It was Freedom Day morning in South Africa when I opened Twitter to catch up on news headlines from the last day. Because there’s more stuff flowing through my timeline than I could ever hope to read, I glanced to the left of the screen to see the trending topics and …

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