Case Studies


MiniSASS – River Health Monitoring and Management Tool

River Health Monitoring: Public Mobilisation using the miniSASS Community River Health Monitoring Tool

MiniSASS is a low technology, scientifically reliable and inexpensive participatory citizen science tool that can be used by anyone to monitor river health. MiniSASS is a simplified version of the SASS5 method; miniSASS only encompasses thirteen family groups of macro invertebrates, whereas the SASS5 method involves the identification of over 90 species. The miniSASS method […]


Partnering for Maths & Science Impact

Education: Maths & Science

The Coega Maths and Science Programme  is a programme aimed at assisting learners from Grade 10 to 12 to improve their Maths and Science results.  This is done through: Mobile Science Laboratory Project – aimed at Grade 10 – 12 school based learners.  The project provides the practical element to Physical Science by conducting all […]


WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa)

Poverty alleviation, sustainable development and job creation

BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Working For Ecosystems programme facilitated by WESSA and funded by eThekwini Municipality is a poverty relief and sustainable development programme aimed at providing job opportunities to communities while improving the natural environment. The project, which aims to restore ecological integrity and resilience of ecosystems through control and eradication of invasive alien plants […]

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Real impact after 12 years of investing in children…

Children of the Dawn started operating in September 2002, their first beneficiaries were 8 or 9 years old. Fast forward 12 years and these then-children are now young adults forging their way in life, having found confidence and balance through Children of the Dawn’s programmes. Working in communities marred by schooling failures and unemployment, Children […]

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A Whole-School Development Initiative


The business of doing business today is not only about making a profit, but it is also about pursuing business objectives in a responsible and sustainable way that takes into account the environment and the communities in which business operates. Edcon has embraced this challenge, seeing it as a means of gaining a competitive advantage […]

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Mamma Zamma Moms & Kids Development Group


The Mamma Zamma Kiss. The signature greeting between each mamma and child in the Mamma Zamma moms and kids development group, is the Mamma Zamma kiss. The mamma kisses her finger and then presses it on the lips of the child; the child in turns does the same. At first, Thando and Zinthle are a […]

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Gordonia and Group Home Services


Gordonia and Group Home Services’ core business is to provide accommodation and rehabilitative services to people with severe mental illness. It serves as a bridge between hospital discharge and independent community living. Services are tailored in a way that prepares the beneficiaries for successful independent living at Gordonia and outside the Gordonia setting. Group homes […]

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Zenex Foundation: School support


The Zenex Foundation implemented a School Development Programme (SDP) in four provinces (KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape and Gauteng) from 2007 and 2011. The Programme provided support to primary and high schools to improve learner performance in Maths, Science and language. The aim was to strengthen learner performance in a pipeline of learners from primary to […]

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Mogolo Academy Civil Skills

Skills Development

Exxaro has achieved a positive impact in Lephalale by offering the youth and adults opportunity to learn construction skills such as brick laying, carpentry, plastering, roofing and tiling. The fast growth pace of Lephalale town demands the named skills. Most people are able to get jobs in different construction companies. The establishment of Mogolo Civil Skills […]