Social Enterprise Academy South Africa

Learning and development programmes for people and organisations enabling social change in South Africa.

Who we work with

We believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world. We strengthen their role in local communities across South Africa through transformational learning that will increase their community impact.

Social Entrepreneurs

Our facilitator-led learning and development programmes offer a dynamic space for you to connect with other changemakers and develop the skills needed to step up and effect social change.


We provide transformational learning and development to support organisations with a social cause at their core.

Young people

We empower young people in South Africa who have a desire to see positive change locally and globally, both in and outside of education.

Join the movement

“Never think you can't be the one to change the world. You're just where it starts.” We’d love to hear from you so we can find out how best to support your journey or get in touch if you would like to know more about ours.
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Our Impact

Since 2004, the Social Enterprise Academy has worked with 28,000+ adult learners and 55,000+ young people from across the globe. Through our accredited programmes, we specialise in creating safe spaces for learners to share experiences with a community of peers and find creative solutions to their challenges. Our experienced facilitators are social change leaders themselves – meaning your true potential as a changemaker will have maximum impact long after the programme has finished.

Learner Spotlight: Boikano Sikwane

Learn more about how the Seeds of Change programme, in partnership with Food Lover's Market, supported Boikano Sikwane’s social enterprise.

The programme has really been such a journey and really came at the right time for me. The shared experience with the other learners is just invaluable, and moving forward, I think we all feel that we have a valued network of peers and peer-support.

Carol, learner on the Just Enterprise programme in Scotland.
  • 28,000 +

    Adult learners

    From across the globe.

  • 94%

    of learners...

    say they have improved how they do things and that their performance has been enhanced after attending one of our programmes.

Find out more

Contact us

Please get in touch with the team in South Africa, we would love to learn more about how we can support you or your organisation.

Latest news & learning resources

Check out the latest updates from the team in South Africa or get stuck into a learning resource from across our network!

Learner Spotlight: Meet Sikelela

Impact Makers and Creators is an ambitious programme working with 120 ideation-and-growth-stage social and creative entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg.


At the end of 2021, a Pitching Bee event was held at Golden Grove Primary School in Rondebosch, Cape Town. This celebration event gave the learners an opportunity to pitch their top 10 social enterprises to a panel of judges and get feedback to support their future growth and deepen their impact.