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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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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6 reasons South Africa needs to break free from fossil fuels

Originally published on 350Africa.org: Breaking free from our fossil fuel addiction is such an obvious step that it would be easy to find more than six reasons. But here are our favourite ones why we’re taking a stand this May (join us?): Last year, a study from the CSIR found that renewable energy projects in our …

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How and why I detoxed my toiletry bag

It’s hard to avoid using plastic these days. Everything from your food to your cellphone seems to eventually be covered in some (often excessive) form of it. Apart from plastic being a bane on our ecosystem, it’s also not very good for us. Plastic products contain a variety of additives, some of which can be toxic. …

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