Archive | Issue 3

eKasi Entrepreneurs

By Joonji Mdyogolo

  The company eKasi Entrepreneurs emerged with the launch of the eKasi Entrepreneurship Conference in September 2012. In November 2013, the now annual event included a broad programme and a keynote speech by Richard Branson. It was a huge success, says Sekhaolelo, in attendance numbers and the ideas that emerged on how to develop townships as business hubs.     “When urban people look at townships, it’s like how Americans look at […]


Inside | Joonji Mdyogolo

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 she contributes to various local and international publications. She also hosts a late-night show on Talk Radio 702.

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Global fellows talk about a Social Innovation Toolkit

By Joonji Mdyogolo

  In early November 2013, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosted a group of dynamic fellows from the Rockefeller Foundation’s first-ever Global Fellowship Programme on Social Innovation. Having the 25 accomplished fellows here was very valuable, says Bertha Centre director François Bonnici, because “they recognised that we are one of the key […]


Inside | Joonji Mdyogolo

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 she contributes to various local and international publications. She also hosts a late-night show on Talk Radio 702.

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Building a change-making nation of Higher Education

By Eliada W. Griffin-EL

Reflections on the Ashoka U Indaba in Johannesburg, November 2013. “How many of you are close to becoming a change-making campus?” asked the friendly voice through Skype speakers to an audience of 11 South African universities – of which we were one. We’d been listening attentively to our colleagues in North America describing what it takes to become a university that embraces […]


Inside | Eliada W. Griffin-EL

Eliada

Dr Eliada W. Griffin-EL is a Senior Lecturer of Social Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on networked ecosystems for social change and how social entrepreneurs innovate, operate, and transform systems using the social networks in which they are embedded. Eliada loves words, live music, and is a collector of coffee-shop memories and all things orange.

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