First she was an investment banker. Then she was a social investment banker. Now she’s a Dean’s Fellow at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. She’s consulted with the UK government, Big Society Capital, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprises the world over. In June 2013, she moved to Cape Town to be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Richard is the Director at the City of Cape Town for World Design Capital 2014.
Anjali is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of the Groundwork Initiative and GlobalHealth Lab.
Andrew Jack is the pharmaceutical correspondent at the Financial Times in London.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Czerina Patel is a Cape Town-born journalist who has spent half her life in the US. She has a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. She also ran Radio Rookies, a youth documentary training programme for WNYC Radio in New York and won several journalism and broadcast awards, including the Peabody Award and the Robert […]