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Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyondArticle

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in flux
Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in fluxArticle

"The time has come for social purpose organisations to draw a line in the sand when it comes to accepting funds, creating policies and rolling out plans of action," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

More than money, social investment is about the heart
More than money, social investment is about the heartArticle

Time after time, I found myself annoyed when the CSI department was considered merely to be where all the "goodhearted" people hung out...

Charlene Lackay, Issued by Nation Builder 21 Oct 2019

How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI
How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSIArticle

A finalist for the 2019 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award, Vollar has been making waves on the social enterprise scene since its inception. The new digital currency, as its name suggests, comes with an interesting twist...

Sindy Peters 23 Sep 2019

Odette Faling
#WomensMonth: Meet the mother of two who summits mountains in life and businessArticle

Odette Faling, CEO of Travelcheck.co.za talks women making a mark on the male-dominated tech scene, balancing family life and work, and her unshakeable thirst to explore, which recently took her to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro...

11 Aug 2019

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications openArticle

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the leadArticle

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'
2019 In Good Company Conference to celebrate 'Art of Business'Article

Set for 15 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, this year's In Good Company Conference will be celebrating the 'Art of Business'...

12 Jun 2019

Techies showcase talents at Red Bull Basement Hatch
Techies showcase talents at Red Bull Basement HatchArticle

Johannesburg's brightest young tech geniuses gathered at the Tshimologong Precinct recently to share their ideas and their creations at the Red Bull Basement Hatch event...

13 May 2019

Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programme
Entries open for Community Chest social innovation awards programmeArticle

The Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA) programme identifies, recognises and awards socially innovative initiatives in Africa...

1 Apr 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquacultureArticle

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Brand South Africa celebrates International Women's Day
Brand South Africa celebrates International Women's DayArticle

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity...

Issued by Brand South Africa 11 Mar 2019

Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019
Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019Article

The annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference brings together development stakeholders from the corporate, non-profit, government, academic and media sectors to share lessons and innovations for enhanced and lasting impact in development...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Mar 2019

Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schools
Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schoolsArticle

Can schools, on their own, see to the cognitive and psycho-social development of all our children?...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Feb 2019

Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured community
Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured communityArticle

UCT's Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre has partnered with key stakeholders in the community of Philippi to turn the building of a wall into a first step towards building social cohesion and trust...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 5 Feb 2019

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSIArticle

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

The Lake Victoria Challenge is transforming mobility
The Lake Victoria Challenge is transforming mobilityArticle

The World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution have come together to support the Government of Tanzania in the organisation of the Lake Victoria Challenge...

5 Dec 2018

Schalk van der Merwe, Rural Hand Bikes
The true cost of disabilitiesArticle

It is well known that persons with disabilities are often disproportionately poor as a result of a combination of barriers...

Bridgit Evans 26 Nov 2018

UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother City
UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother CityArticle

The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town for the first time...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Nov 2018

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark
#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their markArticle

Founded in 2009 by international volunteers Tom Walsh, Philippa (Pip) Wheaton and Kathryn Maunders, enke enables young South Africans who are passionate about driving social change to become the masters of their own destiny and make their mark.

Sindy Peters 25 Oct 2018

This Thursday's Impact Investing Forum to lead national conversation around investment
This Thursday's Impact Investing Forum to lead national conversation around investmentArticle

The inaugural South African Investment Summit that will take place this week in support of the president's investment goals, will be preceded by the launch of the first ever South African Impact Investment Forum...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 24 Oct 2018

Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond
Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bondArticle

Social impact bonds are ideally suited to emerging markets and have the potential to reduce costs and improve service delivery say experts from the UCT GSB Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Oct 2018

SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5m
SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5mArticle

The first place winners in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards took home more than R1m each for their innovations...

16 Oct 2018

Stakeholders must take ownership of UCT, says Vice Chancellor
Stakeholders must take ownership of UCT, says Vice ChancellorArticle

New UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng urged the community to work with the university to heal the divisions of the past and move forward at a special event in Philippi...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Oct 2018

South Africa joins global impact investing body
South Africa joins global impact investing bodyArticle

South Africa will take another step toward meeting its development challenges this week when it becomes the first African country to join the Global Steering Group (GSG) for Impact Investing...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 9 Oct 2018

Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector
Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sectorArticle

The concept of a circular economy has received significant attention on various platforms...

Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 3 Sep 2018

Conference highlights the power of business to positively impact society
Conference highlights the power of business to positively impact societyArticle

Nation Builder hosted the fourth annual In Good Company Conference earlier this month with business leaders, social innovation experts and impact investment thinkers...

31 Aug 2018

SA case study takes story of township entrepreneurial success to the world
SA case study takes story of township entrepreneurial success to the worldArticle

A UCT GSB teaching case study on how an entrepreneurial township business is uplifting communities around South Africa has been shortlisted in the 2018 CEEMAN Case Writing Competition...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 30 Aug 2018

Are you restless and ready to build a new world?
Are you restless and ready to build a new world?Article

If you are itching to pioneer at the frontier of social innovation on the African continent, apply for this catalytic opportunity with the Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 13 Aug 2018

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/miran/4603130687
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant fundingArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship awarded a total of R660,000 to ten startups...

Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant fundingArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Nation Builder takes lead in driving high-impact social change
#WomensMonth: Nation Builder takes lead in driving high-impact social changeArticle

Celebrating Women's Month on Biz, we chatted to Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director of Nation Builder, to find out more about the women empowerment space in SA...

Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company Conference
'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company ConferenceArticle

The annual In Good Company Conference will take place 21 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria...

20 Jul 2018

Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop
Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shopArticle

I Love Coffee, a Cape-based social enterprise that trains and employs deaf baristas to work as frontline staff in its stores, plans to open as many as five new outlets over the next twelve months...

19 Jul 2018

Finding ways to accelerate transformation in Africa
Finding ways to accelerate transformation in AfricaArticle

Transforming Africa through innovation, youth and technology at the Responsible Business Forum...

22 Jun 2018

Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge
Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder ChallengeArticle

Pitched by Lungi Tyali, Solar Turtle was recently announced the winner of the inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge...

15 Jun 2018

UCT GSB launches trailblazing legal course in SA
UCT GSB launches trailblazing legal course in SAArticle

The first impact investment course for lawyers in South Africa is launching at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB) - aimed at increasing knowledge and promoting opportunities in the field of impact investment...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Jun 2018

SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fund
SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fundArticle

The SAB Foundation has pledged R1.5 million ($119,000) to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB, which will be invested in student-run social innovations...

Tom Jackson 31 May 2018

Next Generation: Sharing Knowledge
Next Generation: Sharing KnowledgeVideo

With over 20 years in the world of social innovation and transformation… we’ve learned quite a bit… And we believe that knowledge is a social currency that is best shared.

Issued by Next Generation 17 May 2018

Next Generation: What we do
Next Generation: What we doVideo

The success of social innovation doesn't depend on just one thing... That's why we have a targeted approach and method to ensuring real, widespread and inclusive development and economic growth.

Issued by Next Generation 17 May 2018

Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes
Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training InstitutesArticle

The second edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting local and regional governments was held at the Be Live hotel in Saidia, Morocco last week, where delegates participated in the creation of the Local Africa HR-Net...

3 May 2018

Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa
Responsible investors channel over $400bn into AfricaArticle

According to the latest data from the 2017 African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continent targeting financial returns combined with positive social and environmental impacts or good governance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Apr 2018

Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge
Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation ChallengeArticle

The inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge aims to identify and support South Africa's social entrepreneurs, with an opportunity to win a share of R150,000 seed capital...

Issued by Nation Builder 29 Mar 2018

R10m up for grabs in 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards
R10m up for grabs in 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment AwardsArticle

Total prize money of up to R10m is up for grabs in the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and third annual Disability Empowerment Awards...

19 Mar 2018

To achieve more equity in the tech industry, we must reframe diversity
To achieve more equity in the tech industry, we must reframe diversityArticle

There is a lot of fear among men in the tech industry about speaking out and trying to overcome declining female participation and sexual harassment, according to my ongoing research...

Patricia Baum Salgado 16 Mar 2018

Red Bull introduces local social tech basement programme
Red Bull introduces local social tech basement programmeArticle

Red Bull is trying to position itself in the tech space in South Africa by launching Red Bull Basement - a new social tech basement programme - in South Africa...

1 Mar 2018

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