ARTICLES ON Systems Change

Luvuyo Maseko
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
Alforde Charumbira AACSB - MEDIA
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
luvyo solange - media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Building a safety net for young people who drop out of school is everyone’s problem

Low attendance rates and lost school time are signalling a looming skills crisis for the country, as high numbers of young people are likely be lost to the education system and the economy across the next year. To solve this, we need to act together, and we need to do things differently.

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Posted on 3 December 2020 by Solange Rosa
system case method - media
Learning & Development

Our world needs empathetic intervention - not heroes

As the world battles big systemic challenges, it’s clear that no single person has the answer. Instead, companies, organisations and individuals need to look at processes informed by many different perspectives to point the way forward.

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Posted on 11 November 2020 by Ncedisa Nkonyeni
Cape Talk
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Bertha Centre partners with Build Peace 2020 Conference

Fergus Turner, Programme Manager at the Bertha Centre, spoke to Kieno Kammies about the Build Peace 2020 conference, hosted virtually in partnership with global non-profit, Build Up.

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Posted on 9 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
peace image - MEDIA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Calling all young South Africans who want to help build social justice and peace

The Bertha Centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), is calling on young South Africans to join a global community of peace makers at Build Peace 2020, a virtual international peace-building conference that gets underway this weekend.

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Posted on 3 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Bertha Scholarship 2020 - media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Scholarship programme to foster a more just, inclusive and sustainable Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship aims to support a cohort of new leaders across the African continent with its scholarship programme, commencing in 2021.

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Posted on 20 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - mEDIA
Learning & Development

International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchers

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new teaching case method - incorporating multiple perspectives for the complex issues of our time - which they have been invited to present at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2020 Conference.

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Posted on 28 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
fennix
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Helping students bridge the digital divide in the time of COVID-19

Three MBA graduates from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) are spearheading a campaign by Cape Town Education Technology fundraising start-up Feenix, to raise R6.6 million to get laptops, food vouchers and connectivity to final year and graduate students during COVID-19 — ultimately ensuring these students make it into the South African workforce.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
WHAT’S BREWING DURING LOCKDOWN? - Media
COVID-19

What’s Brewing During Lockdown?

The South African craft beer market could be very different post lockdown.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
NGOs today: Competing - Media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

NGOs today: competing for resources, power and agency

NGOs play a critical role in advancing social change and transformation, but their current funding model needs to be addressed for them make a sustainable impact in South Africa.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 by Ncedisa Nkonyeni
David Korten - Media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Q&A with Dr David Korten:

Our current economic system is driving us to extinction; that we need to change it is common sense says Dr David Korten, former professor at Harvard Business School, author and engaged citizen.

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Posted on 14 November 2019 by David Korten
AMINEXT HAS SHOWN MEDIA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

#AMINEXT has shown us that gender-based violence must be on the agenda 365 days a year

The recent brutal and tragic deaths of several young women have shaken the nation and caused every woman in South Africa to wonder #AmINext?

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Posted on 19 September 2019 by Farhana Parker
The seeds of systems change are a
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The seeds of systems change are all around us

In order to disrupt the systems that perpetuate outdated principles we must involve and connect the people who are most impacted by that change.

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Posted on 30 August 2019 by Ncedisa Nkonyeni