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Projects

The examples of projects listed below demonstrate our capacity and experience:

Water Sector

                    Lesson 5 and 6: A risk based approach to water and wastewater management (2015)

                    Lesson 4: "From the bottom rung on the Green Drop ladder to good performance" (2014)

                    Lesson 3: "Green technology to achieve a Green Drop" (2013)

  • Workshops for municipalities on billing practices. For the Water Research Commission (WRC) (2012)
  • South Africans` Perceptions of their drinking water. For the Water Research Commission (WRC) (2011)
  • Good practices in wastewater treatment. Lesson for WIN-SA:

                    Using a Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan (W2RAP) to achieve Green Drop compliance (2012)

                    Using a risk abatement approach to secure ACIP funding and achieve Green Drop Status (2012)

                    10 lessons between 2006 and 2008.

  • Guidelines for a communication strategy for the Water Research Commission. (2010/2011)
  • Water and sanitation practices in rural South Africa. Research study for the Water Research Commission, in collaboration with CRC. (2010-2012)
  • Editing of newsletter for WASH (2010); WIN-SA: Lesson 28, Newsletter – Issue 14, August (2009), Lessons series 2006/7/8; Roundtable publication on Water for Growth and Development Framework for DWAF. (2008)
  • Communications campaign for waste discharge registration for DWAF. (2007-2009)
  • Media and poster campaign for the DWAF toll-free line. (2006)
  • Water Services Barometer Study for Sigodi Marah Martin and the Water Resarch Commission. (2006/7)
  • Customer Care and Protection study for Sigodi Marah Martin, DFID and the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. (2004/5)
  • Draw-down management services for the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. (2004-2006)
Local government
  • Makana Local Municipality: Project to improve content, layout and design of the municipal bill. (2011)
  • Uthungulu District Municipality. Project to improve content, layout and design of the municipal bill. (2010)
  • eThekwini Customer Satisfaction Survey. In collaboration with Nielsen SA. (2009)
  • A Free Basic Services Communication Handbook – A workbook for Councillors and Municipal Officials for the Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs. (2009)
  • Silulumanzi customer satisfaction surveys. (2005, 2006/2007)
Education and training
  • Online education portals. Desktop research for African Response (2012)

  • The SA Rural Educator - An online journal for the Centre for Multigrade Education, CPUT (2011/2012). To download the latest issue of the journal please register on the CMGE webiste cmge.co.za/ejournal.
  • Financial Football - a game of financial education. In association with CRC for Visa. (2009/2010). The material carries the Plain Language trademark of the Plain Language Institute.                                     See http://www.financialfootballsa.com/
  • Communication strategy and various communication products for the Centre for Multigrade Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. (2009/2010)
  • Content development and training for the DWAF’s toll free line. (2005/2006)
  • The evaluation of a GautengOnline pilot project, a project of the Gauteng Provincial Administration, for the Meccer Consortium. (2002)
  • The evaluation of a multilingual, multimedia pilot teaching project for the Department of Education. (2001)
  • Curriculum Development for Afrikaans as Primary Language for the Gauteng Institute for Educational Development (GIED) and the Gauteng Department of Education. (1999-2003)
  • Editing English and Afrikaans Illustrative Learning Materials for the GIED. (1999-2003)
  • Language in Education Case Studies, as an associate of Paul Musker & Associates for the Gauteng Department of Education. (2000)
  • Language in Education Broadcasting (as an associate of Paul Musker & Associates for the South African Broadcasting Corporation). (1999)
Health
  • loveLife annual report (2011) 
  • The evaluation of an HIV/Aids project in four neighbouring countries for Soul City, a leading NGO in the health sector, in partnership with the UK Department for International Development. (2001-2002)
Language
  • Language and Communication Audit for the Northern Cape Provincial Administration. (2010)
  • Language and Communication Audit for the Gauteng Provincial Administration. (2004)
  • Language and Communication Audit of the provincial administration and government of the Western Cape, in association with MarkData, for the provincial Department of Environmental and Cultural Affairs and Sport. (2001/2002)
  • Plain Language and Language Development Project for the European Union Parliamentary Support Programme. This project included the development of a language policy for the Parliamentary Services. (2000-2001)
  • UNESCO World Languages Survey for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. Completed for 14 South African languages. (2000)
  • A literary competition for urban high schools in Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and the Eastern Cape for the Pan South African Language Board - in collaboration with Prof Rosalie Finlayson of the University of South Africa. (1999-2000)
  • Language and Client Behaviour for ABSA Bank and the Pan South African Language Board. This project researched language policy in a corporate environment and its implications for client behaviour. (1999)
  • The development of a suitable Interpretation and Translation Model to structure and monitor the interpretation and translation services of the Gauteng Legislature. (1999)
  • A large-scale qualitative and quantitative study on multilingualism in South African urban areas for the SABC, in association with CRC. (1993/1994)
Website Copywriting

We expanded in 2009 into website copywriting in collaboration with Woema Graphic & Web Design. The collaboration combines communication, design and technical expertise to give clients a top quality product. See www.stone-h.co.za (Stone Hill Manufacturers) and www.blommestein.co.za (English and Dutch for Blommestein Nursery).

Other
  • Qualitative research to assess the perspective of the demand side on financial inclusion (and exclusion) in Mozambique for Cenfi, FinMark Trust & The UNCDF. (2013)
  • Desk research on online and mobile gambling for African Response and The South African Responsible Gambling Foundation. (2012)
  • The evaluation of a regional project for the National Development Agency of South Africa. (2001)
  • Case Management Model for the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, in association with Shurnell Andersson of Event-U-Ally Africa. (2003)
  • The collation and interpretation of a research report on Human Rights Awareness in South Africa, as well as the development of a communications brief for the European Union Human Rights Foundation in collaboration with Simeka TWS. (1999)