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The MOSAIC Project: Mobile empowerment for socio-economic development in SA

February 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

 
Through the MOSAIC Project, Infusion Knowledge Hub and partners are setting out to develop and test a framework that uses cloud-based applications, innovative low-cost internet delivery mechanisms and affordable mobile technologies to unlock new mobile business opportunities, especially in rural villages.
 
The project, funded by the European Union and Department of Science and Technology focuses on […]

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

Expert Collaboration in Micro Agricultural Finance

August 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Infusion Knowledge Hub, in collaboration with Business Enterprises at University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd and the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa, Economic and Management Science Faculty, University of Pretoria is embarking on the impact assessment of the Micro Agricultural Financial Institutions of South Africa (MAFISA).

 

The overall aim of […]

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Tags: Evaluation · South Africa · Community-based participatory research · Social development

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

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

Evaluating Work Readiness

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Infusion will be conducting a large scale evaluation on behalf of the Business Trust, studying their acclaimed Monyetla Work Readiness Programme TM (Phase 2). The programme aims to contribute to the Business Processing Outsourcing Sector Development Plan through recruiting and training unemployed young people as entry level agents, and on graduation placing them in employment. […]

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Tags: Evaluation · South Africa · 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

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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