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Press release: Common Cause comes to South Africa

Press release issued 15 August 2016 Common Cause comes to South Africa Global movement that seeks to strengthen active citizenship by promoting pro-social and pro-environmental values opens South African office. As South Africa reels from the combined onslaught of corruption, slow economic growth, high unemployment and an environment under threat,…

Working with the human condition

Our need for doing things differently is acute. But often good intentions and efforts are thwarted by the human condition — our evolution-conditioned behaviour. The impulses and habits that helped us survive long long ago in the Palaeolithic era, can work against us when trying to make the right kind…

Lost in Translation – between knowledge and action

Robert Zipplies together with Alison McCallum (formerly of ERM and now an independent consultant) and two psychiatrists (Drs Ian McCaullum and John Parker, both with a deep passion for social and environmental issues) offered an afternoon workshop at the Sustain our Africa conference to explore the gap between knowledge (of…

The art of persuasion

Published in the Sustain Our Africa (now The Change Agent Collective) book titled: Change Agent. Our society must urgently tackle a host of serious problems, yet progress has been slow. And most calls to action fall on deaf ears. Why? What to do? We inform people about the problem, the…