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Emma van der Vliet and Justine Joseph

Dr Emma van der Vliet is a teacher, writer and former coordinator of the Center for Educational Innovations (CEI) hub in South Africa. She also has a Masters in creative writing, a PhD in Film and Media Studies, two published novels and some very lucky kids who get to call her Mom. She’s a scientist […]

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Elena Mancebo Masa

She is senior researcher at Creative Consulting & Development Works (www.developmentworks.co.za), a research, evaluation and communications consultancy servicing the development sector in South Africa and the region. Elena is a seasoned development practitioner with expertise in socio-economic research, monitoring and evaluation. She’s been trained in Social Return on Investment by the SROI Network. She has […]

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Moses Wasamu

Moses is a Kenyan communication specialist who writes on media, health, education, youth affairs, religion and new technology. He’s based in Nairobi, but writes for various international publications including The Star in Kenya, the New Internationalist (UK), World Magazine (US), Christianity Today (US), and Christian Times (Juba). He was a Joel Belz Media Fellow in […]

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Kayum Ahmed

He is CEO of the South African Human Rights Commission and a recipient of the Leiden University Nelson Mandela Scholarship, and the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans Award. Kayum is a board member of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics and a member of the Millennium Development Goals National Coordinating Committee for […]

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Dr Stephanie Giamporcaro

She has a PhD from la Sorbonne on the Sustainable and Responsible Investment market in France. She’s published a range of peer- reviewed articles, a book on political consumption and the African Investing for Impact Barometer. A self-confessed “true Parisian”, Stephanie is now based in Cape Town where she’s a senior lecturer and research director […]

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Dr Jolyon Ford

Originally from Zimbabwe, Jo is an associate of the Global Economic Governance programme at Oxford University. His PhD was on “Peacebuilding and the Private Sector: regulating business after conflict,” and he’s worked extensively in government, intergovernmental projects, civil society, academia and consulting. Mainly, Jo’s focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, and in navigating society’s changing expectations […]

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Khethiwe Cele

After dabbling in chemistry and teaching English in South Korea, Khethiwe has found her place and purpose in the social sector. She has an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business – her research focussed on Social Impact Bonds and prisoner reinsertion. She now manages the Social Franchising Accelerator at the Bertha Centre, a […]

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Justine Joseph and François Bonnici

She’s a scientist by training, but editor of Inside|Out by profession. She has a Bachelor of Science (Medical) Honours from the University of Cape Town and 10 years experience as a health and science journalist. She was a Mondi Magazine Award finalist and the international winner of the 2006 Novo Nordisk Media Prize for Excellence […]

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Joonji Mdyogolo

Joonji Mdyogolo is a Cape Town-based
writer and editor who spent a (wonderful, interesting and exhausting) year in the US as a Fulbright fellow in journalism. She’s a former deputy editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, SA. She also taught for New York organisation The Op-Ed Project and was a mentor editor
at youth magazine, LiveMagSA. Now […]

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Gary Marsden

Gary submitted this piece to the Health Innovator’s Review 2014 shortly before leaving this world on 27 December 2013. He inspired us all and will be greatly missed. His work and legacy will live on.

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Marcus Coetzee

Marcus Coetzee is a management consultant who’s actively promoted social enterprise for more than 14 years. He’s worked with many social enterprises and nonprofit organisations, with a particular interest in helping leaders think and act decisively. Now he heads up the African Social Entrepreneurs Network (ASEN) and is working with the Bertha Centre to develop social innovation strategies […]

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Loren Treisman

She has a PhD from Cambridge and expertise in international development, governance, health and the use of technology to spur social change. She’s the Executive of Indigo Trust, a grant-making foundation that supports tech-driven projects in Africa, particularly those involving innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. Loren regularly presents at conferences and writes for the international press, […]

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Mark van Dijk

He’s an award-winning health and wellness writer, and deputy editor of Men’s Health magazine. “It’s been inspiring and hugely encouraging to hear the questions being asked by the healthcare industry’s most innovative minds,” says Mark of his experience working on the Health Innovator’s Review. “Questions like: What are the barriers to progress? How ready is […]

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Gus Silber

Gus Silber is a journalist, author, editor and scriptwriter based in Johannesburg. His books include The Phelophepa Health Care Train, Ten lessons From the Future and Radical Innovation, co-authored with Wolfgang Grulke. “Healthcare and innovation happen to be two of my abiding interests as a journalist,” he says. “Too often, we focus on the gloom and […]

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Lindi van Niekerk

Dr Lindi van Niekerk is a medical doctor and the Inclusive Healthcare Innovation (iHI) Lead at the UCT Bertha Centre for Social Innovation. “As a young doctor, I was driven to cure patients,” she says,” but I soon realised the answer often didn’t lie in my prescription.” That’s when she and colleagues set up an End of Life care programme for terminal patients and […]

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Inside where?

We talk a lot about working from within. We talk a lot about solving problems from the inside out. We’ve even called this paper Inside|Out. But what exactly are we trying to be inside of? It’s simple, really. The aim is to be inside of the space where the problem lies. This means working from within […]

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We are the system

If the question is, “What makes healthcare better?” Then the answer is meeting patients’ needs better. Simple. No one understands these needs better than the people who work with patients every day. So it makes sense that the most effective ideas will come from them. This is inclusive innovation. Here’s how it works in a doctor’s own words. Innovation is not […]

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