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Indigo Christmas Office Clausure

Ho ho ho! The Indigo team will be out of the office from now until early January. As such, any proposals received during December will not be reviewed until the New Year and applicants should expect a slower-than-usual response.  Don’t worry, though, we’ll be … Continue reading

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Supporting Community News in South Africa

Growing up, I always assumed community news to be a mixture of the banal (‘Local Man Eats Sandwich’), the bizarre (‘Woman Marries Budgie) and the barely believable (‘Dog learns Swedish watching Nordic Noir’). Actually, that last story sounds intriguing and certainly … Continue reading

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The Thorny Issue of Sustainability

‘Sustainability’ is one of the words you’ll hear more than almost any other in the third sector. For charities, sustainability means being able to pay the bills and their staff, while funders worry that their investments and grants may merely … Continue reading

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Hub in a Box! What is it and how can you get involved?

The following blog post is reproduced here with the kind permission of the organisers of the Hub in a Box conference currently taking place in Cairo. AfriLabs, iceHubs Global and Impact Hub with openº are co-hosting a Hub in a Box … Continue reading

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How to… raise your profile

One of the key challenges faced by our grantees is raising the profile of their work. In what can so often be a very crowded sector, it can be difficult for small organisations to be heard. Sure, many people are … Continue reading

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RewardYourMP?

Incentives and rewards are common tools used by many employers to reward hard-working or dedicated employees who go the extra mile. Think of ‘Employee of the month’ and then imagine putting something similar in place for MPs? ‘Best MP of the month? ‘Most … Continue reading

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SA Data Journalism Course – Apply Now!

Starting in February 2016, Code for South Africa will be hosting Africa’s first data journalism school. To find out more and learn how to apply, keep reading… The three-month-long training programme will consist of a combination of theoretical and hands-on … Continue reading

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