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Infusion New Year Roundup

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

The Infusion team can look back on 2012 with great pride – it was an exciting year with many challenges and great successes.  Various bespoke projects for clients including Massmart, Shoprite, The National Institute for the Deaf, eighty20, FNB, Sanlam and PEP were executed and the continued support from such valuable clients is […]

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Tags: Information scarcity · Information · HIV/AIDS · CSI · South Africa · Developing country · Lifestyle · Social development · Community-based participatory research · Research

Melani Prinsloo to present Seminar at the HSRC

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Infusion’s work with CDI (www.cdi.org.za) has resulted in the first South African Community Capabilities Survey.  The HSRC have provided a platform for Infusion and CDI to share some of the findings, and Dr Melani Prinsloo will be presenting a seminar entitled ‘How are poor communities building their own futures? Barriers and triggers to […]

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Tags: Information · HIV/AIDS · Information scarcity · Developing country · Social development · Community-based participatory research · Research

Infusion in partnership with CDI

June 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Infusion’s innovative Contextual Research project, ‘Frank’ has truly come into its own through the creation of an independent research NGO called CDI (Centre for Democratising Information – www.cdi.org.za) – an entity that seeks to give more people equitable access to better information about underdeveloped and emerging markets in South Africa.
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Tags: Information scarcity · Information · HIV/AIDS · South Africa · Developing country · Social development · Community-based participatory research · Research

Food and Home

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Infusion has been looking at home and grocery choices in 2 separate projects…
 
In association with Cape Town-based research house eighty20 (www.eighty20.co.za) Infusion executed primary research into public perceptions of alternative housing in various South African markets. 
 
Focus groups were conducted in different parts of the country where participants were introduced to new age […]

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Tags: Information · South Africa · Research

Investigating the Information Value Chain

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments

 
Castellum Administrators (Pty) Ltd who administer the ZCC church’s Burial Benefits Programme as well as their Short Term Insurance offering commissioned Infusion to execute a multi-faceted study to analyse the information value chain within the Kganya membership services. 
As part of the study Infusion conducted an employee study that looked into the culture of Kganya Administrators, […]

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Tags: Information · South Africa · Community-based participatory research · Lifestyle · Research

On site Insight

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Infusion has executed a large scale Behaviour, Attitude, Knowledge study for ESKOM, on site at the Medupi Power Station near Lephalale.  The project focussed on unpacking safety issues and was conducted in November and December 2010 with the final presentations delivered in January 2011.  The Infusion team interviewed some 1675 people on site, at all […]

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Tags: ESKOM · Corporate Climate · Information · Community-based participatory research · Social development · Research

Making Information Accessible

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Infusion has formalised its relationship with the Centre for Democratising Information (CDI) – a non-profit entity in the research sector.  CDI seeks to bridge the divide between the reality of middle- and lower-end economic communities, and the realities of companies, social enterprises and governments that serve them.
CDI’s website – www.cdi.org.za – describes the objectives and […]

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Tags: Information scarcity · Information · South Africa · Developing country · Social development · Community-based participatory research · Research

Partnerships for the future

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Every year the bilateral HIV and AIDS Partner meeting for organisations funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy takes place in Pretoria.  The Embassy’s impressive group of partners (including Miet Africa, AIDS Foundation South Africa (AFSA), Centre for Municipal Research and Advice (CMRA), Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), AIDS Law Project (ALP) and others) meet to […]

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Tags: HIV/AIDS · Information · South Africa · Social development

Taking on Adoption

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments

In an innovative partnership, Infusion joined up with advertising agency Lesoba Difference in a CSI initiative geared at benefitting children in need.  The project aims to explore and communicate the complexities of adoption in South Africa – the parents, the children and the mothers involved - with a view to raising awareness of the possibilities […]

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Tags: CSI · Information · Social development · Research

Frank looks back

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

INFUSION’s last 3 years:
frank looks back – AND forward! 
Infusion’s acclaimed frank contextual community-based research project has concluded a successful 3 year pilot run! Careful consideration of learnings and developments over this period is helping frank design a great future in continuing to address information shortages suffered in under-developed markets.
This success story has taken […]

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Tags: Information scarcity · Information · South Africa · Developing country · Social development · Community-based participatory research · Research

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