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Investigating Social Franchising for Early Childhood Development

September 15th, 2014 by admin

The DG Murray Trust has awarded Infusion Knowledge Hub the opportunity to conduct the formative research for their Social Franchising for Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project.
 
The DG Murray Social Franchising for ECD project is built on the assumptions that early childhood development interventions are significant in facilitating equality of opportunity; that play is important in […]

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

February 23rd, 2014 by admin

 
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 […]

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

Expert Collaboration in Micro Agricultural Finance

August 5th, 2013 by admin

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 […]

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

Infusion New Year Roundup

February 7th, 2013 by admin

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 […]

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 by admin

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 […]

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

Infusion in partnership with CDI

June 5th, 2012 by admin

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 by admin

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 […]

Tags: Information · South Africa · Research

Investigating the Information Value Chain

August 25th, 2011 by admin

 
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, […]

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

Evaluating Work Readiness

May 25th, 2011 by admin

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. […]

Tags: Evaluation · South Africa · Research

On site Insight

February 17th, 2011 by admin

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 […]

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

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