ARTICLES ON Social Entrepreneurship

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Annual Reviews

UCT GSB Highlights in 2023

This year has been an exceptional year for the UCT GSB. This article highlights some of the moments that were greatly celebrated.

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Posted on 20 December 2023 by Alumni Relations Dept
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Remembering Raymond Ackerman: Doing Good is Good Business

Alumnus Bruce Ackerman shared his thoughts on the recent passing of his half-brother Raymond Ackerman on 6 September 2023, aged 92.

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Posted on 19 September 2023 by Alumni Relations Dept
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Raymond Ackerman Academy goes national

Innovative programme aimed to empower young people by developing their entrepreneurial mindsets moves from face-to-face lessons to an online programme.

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Posted on 1 September 2022 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The role of entrepreneurs engaged in alleviating period poverty

Nishana Bhogal is a PhD candidate at the UCT GSB who has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her research work on the role of entrepreneurs engaged in alleviating period poverty. We spoke to her about her research and what she plans to achieve while she is in the USA.

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Posted on 26 October 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

New book offers blueprint for systems change in a deeply divided world

As the world battles to shake off COVID-19, it appears increasingly stuck; inequality has widened, climate breakdown is accelerating, and many are suggesting that we may have missed the opportunities presented by the pandemic to build a more just and inclusive system. But a new book out this month shows us that a way forward is right under our noses – it just happens to be invisible to most people.

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Posted on 12 October 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Solving South Africa's problems from the inside out

To change the world, social innovators have to first change themselves, argue academics from the UCT GSB

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Posted on 21 June 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

COVID-19 has nudged youth development towards 4IR, but gaps remain

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred organisations working in youth development to find new ways to reach their young audiences through technology, but without the basics in place, many of these solutions are doomed to remain isolated examples of excellence.

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Posted on 9 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Alforde Charumbira honoured in the AACSB's Influential Leaders challenge

This annual initiative recognises notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools around the world, who are using their business education to create lasting impact in their own, unique way.

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Posted on 16 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The backpack is too heavy: what schoolchildren are carrying into 2021

Many hope that the new year will bring new energy and stability to the education sector, but as the country finds itself still very much in the grip of COVID-19, there is much work that needs to be done to ensure that schools deal with the baggage of 2020.

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Posted on 28 January 2021 by Louise Albertyn
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Giving initiative a chance to grow

Running a profitable and sustainable business while also making a worthwhile social impact makes things extra tough for social entrepreneurs. These enterprises urgently need more formal support to help them continue doing the good work that they do.

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Posted on 16 November 2020 by Mignon Reyneke
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Learning & Development

Dr Solange Rosa to lead the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

New director cites community across boundaries, a fairer world, communal inspired action, access to opportunities, radical collaboration, kindness, social justice, and aligned interests as key to forging a fresh vision for the next decade.

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Posted on 2 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Young people can lead the response to COVID-19

Youth Day reminds us of the role the young people have played in the past to drive change. In a world that is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, their vibrant energy and mobilising ability is needed more than ever — especially on the African continent.

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Posted on 15 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs

Growbox is the subject of a teaching case study by the UCT GSB's case writing centre. Its focus is on the reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs in Cape Town

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Posted on 1 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

From uncertainty to lasting social value

While Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in our economy and our communities, it is simultaneously giving rise to compassion and innovation. Crisis has always been a driver of change, unlocking new ways of doing things, the question is can we sustain these into the future?

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Posted on 20 May 2020 by Solange Rosa
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Q&A with Dr Solange Rosa on social innovation and its role in building a better world

Dr Solange Rosa, Interim Director of the UCT GSB's Bertha Centre explains why social innovation is thriving amidst this pandemic, and what we can do to ensure that the benefits it is bringing can be sustained in the longer term.

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Posted on 15 May 2020 by Solange Rosa
South Africa
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Four ways to give township entrepreneurs a much-needed boost

If township entrepreneurs are ever going to be the job creators that policymakers hope for, a major overhaul of mindsets and infrastructure will be necessary — and it will take a collaborative effort to bring this about.

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Posted on 20 August 2019 by Elvis Sekhaolelo