The Bertha Centre and LeadSA have produced this free five part podcast series on the (social) enterprise landscape in South Africa titled Social Enterprise 101.

The series complements the Centre’s other innovative finance work i.e. its Pathways to Sustainability national workshop series and its annual Pathways to Funding Do-ference.

The series covers:

  1. Building a Social Enterprise
  2. Identifying Income Generation Opportunities
  3. Change Leadership & Intentionality
  4. Pathways to Funding
  5. Social Enterprise Planning

Join Sibongile Mafu and Bame Modungwa, as they introduce you to the themes and topics that will be covered.

Episode #1 Building a Social Enterprise

Sibongile Mafu and Bame Modungwa are joined by Francois Bonnici, Director of the Bertha Centre for this series-starting scene-setter.

In establishing a framework for sound social enterprise Francois draws on expertise from David Jeffery, Director at Libromat and Luvuyo Rani, Director at Silulo Ulutho Technologies. This podcast forms part of the “Social Enterprise 101” educational series, produced by the UCT Graduate School of Business’ Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Primedia Broadcasting.


Episode #2 Identifying Income Generation Opportunities

Sibongile Mafu and Bame Modungwa explore the different business models and income-generating activities of a social enterprise. Also featured are: Rachael Millson, South Africa Hub Manager at Social Enterprise Academy South Africa and Tamlin Abrahams, Regional Director for Operation Smile (Southern, Central & West Africa).


Episode #3 Change Leadership & Intentionality

Sibongile Mafu and Bame Modungwa look at successful strategies for organisational culture and leading a change process: moving organisations from A to B. Lending key insights are Rachael Millson, South Africa Hub Manager at Social Enterprise Academy and Zoe Mann, Community Coordinator at IkamvaYouth SA.


Episode #4 Pathways to Funding

Sibongile Mafu and Bame Modungwa explore the principles of marketing and finance that are essential to the successful running of a social enterprise. Sharing their experiences in the space are Tine Fisker Henriksen, Impact Investments Project Manager at the Bertha Centre and Ian Calvert, Project Leader at Red Bull Amaphiko.


Episode #5 Social Enterprise Planning

Sibongile Mafu and the Bertha Centre’s Bame Modungwa and Francois Bonnici unpack “systems change” the recognition that organisations do not exist in a vacuum, and as they grow, they need to do so in a meaningful way, ensuring that the broader context is taken into consideration. Providing insights is Cynthia Rayner, Researcher and Case Writer at the Bertha Centre.


The Social Enterprise 101 free podcast series is produced by the Bertha Centre and Lead SA (an initiative of Primedia Broadcasting).