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Cape Town Social Venture Wins Global Recognition

By Gareth Coetzee

It started as a 16-year-old girl’s gardening experiment. But it’s grown into a social innovation that’s turning heads and winning awards in the international social investment community [wooslider slider_type=”attachments”] Messages of congratulations from around the world have gone to Reel Gardening – a team including two UCT MBA students, both from the Social Innovation Lab […]


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A Degree in Building Africa’s Future

By Gareth Coetzee

Students get inventive for the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation Studies. [wooslider slider_type=”attachments”] It’s a degree for unconventional thinkers looking to tackle conventional emerging market challenges. It’s an MPhil with a focus on Inclusive Innovation Studies now offered by the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) in association with the Bertha Centre for […]


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Social Innovation Lab Causes Creative Reactions

By Gareth Coetzee

The Social Innovation (SI) Lab is a unique learning-by-doing social venture course in the UCT Graduate School of Business MBA. It’s led by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This lab is causing creative chemical reactions in the way students think and do. [wooslider slider_type=”attachments”] “The multi-faceted challenges of today call for creative […]


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Here’s How it Starts

By Francois Bonnici

Social impact is always more impactful when it works from the inside out. In other words, from within the environment, community or social challenge that it’s seeking to address. Creating an innovation, business or organisation that achieves this end has to start with the right kind of thinking. This means thinking about the problem from […]


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Francois Bonnici is the editorial director of Inside | Out and the co-founder and director of Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He originally trained as a medical doctor, graduating top of his class. He then read for a Masters in Public Health (London) and an MBA on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford’s Said Business School, where he received the prize for the best overall MBA student. He has a Masters in Global Leadership conferred by the World Economic Forum and is the Head of Africa for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

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The true size of Africa

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In a bid to fight “immappancy” and chronic misjudgement of Africa’s true scale, software and computer – graphics guru Kai Krause created a public domain image that illustrates the truth. The continent is bigger than the USA, UK, Japan, China, India and the whole of Europe. All combined. No wonder there’s so much potential…

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