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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

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

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

Addressing Information Shortages

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Infusion’s flagship research undertaking, The Frank Lifestyle Research Project, has been benefiting the business world for more than 2 years – providing insights and contextual information about one of South Africa’s most complex, promising and diverse, yet unexplored (from an information perspective) markets.
A long standing goal of the organisation has been to ensure that this […]

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Tags: Talk Radio 702 · Information scarcity · Community-based participatory research

Community-based participatory research: A case study from South Africa

August 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Mélani Prinsloo
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Marketing research, often in the form of surveys, is one of the critical tools marketing managers use to guide decision making. Although this occurs in all environments, developing markets present problems in the paucity of information available and a desperate shortage of skilled information gatherers. This leaves those needing information […]

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

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