Social Enterprise Connect events link up social entrepreneurs
Social Enterprise Connect (SEC) is an exciting new Community of Practice (COP) for social entrepreneurs in South Africa. It seeks to build a strong social enterprise ecosystem, by creating platforms for sharing and learning through peer engagement.
The next generation shaping a better world
The Big Issue Schools Special 2022 partly focused on the global connection we are building, bringing young social entrepreneurs from Scotland and South Africa closer together through online 'Global Meet-ups'.
South African schools featured in Big Issue Schools Special 2022!
Young social entrepreneurs from South Africa have been featured in The Big Issue Schools Specials 2022, which was on sale throughout the UK.
Free and Easy Digital Tools To Get Your Business Through Covid
As small business owners, there is one question we are all seeking an answer to. How do I get my business through the economic downturn that has taken place as a result of Covid-19? Explore the free and effective tools that can help you to increase sales and grow your business.
Today's youth shaping social change
The coronavirus pandemic has added urgency as well as visibility to the movements young people have been hard at work building. As our reality is constantly changing, change is happening inside young people. Jarrod Patrick takes a look back at the year and how young people have been affecting social change across the globe.
If we’ve run out of chalk, why are we still making blackboards?
“Now is the time to move away from profit above all else, moving towards a financially and societally profitable change in our current “businesses as usual” model. SEA Facilitator, Emile Fourie explores the need for more inclusive business models when rebuilding post COVID-19.
A Youth Perspective: Leadership during COVID-19
To mark National Youth Month, social entrepreneur and Founder of Marimba Jam, Kiara Ramklass, shares a youth perspective on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘New Normal’: Lessons from Social Enterprise
As we see the reopening of much of the economy in South Africa, SEA's African Partnerships Director, Rachael Millson, explores how individuals, businesses and society can learn from a social enterprise approach.
The women of social transition
Thandi Allin Dyani is the CEO of Impact Hub Johannesburg shares with us how focussing on empowering women has shaped her decisions
Social Enterprise Academy takes measures against COVID-19
As we rally together not only as a nation but globally, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Social Enterprise Academy South Africa will be working remotely (out of the office) from 17 March 2020 to 13 April 2020.
Developing a Social Economy Policy in South Africa
With consultations taking place soon, our SEA Africa Partnerships Director Rachel Millson explores the impact the Green Paper for the Social Economy could have on the viability, success and growth of social economy in South Africa
What is the value of social entrepreneurship?
Elena facilitates our Social Impact Measurement programmes. In her latest blog, she explores how funders increasingly expect financial self-sufficiency and the impact this has on non-profits.
#SocEnt in Sudan
Our SEA Africa Partnerships Director Rachael Millson reflects on her week in Khartoum with the British Council’s Social Enterprise team
Social Enterprise Cafes: Why are they so popular?
From Cape Town to Edinburgh, Carrie Leaver (founder of Social Agents & Social Enterprise Academy tutor) explores why social enterprise cafes are gaining popularity across the globe.
A Journey to Sustainability for NPOs
With over 170,000 NPOs and 68 new registrations per week, it becomes more and more important to identify new and sustainable income streams. But is social or impact enterprise right for you?
Embracing Ubuntu through Peer Learning
By strengthening our connections with others and supporting each other, we’re creating a movement of resilience – so how can we engage in even more interconnectedness in our roles?
Social Enterprise Academy Meets: YWaste
On our second episode of #SEAcademyMeets, we sat down with Emile Fourie from YWaste to explore the challenges of leadership when working for social change.
Social Enterprise Academy Meets: Iyeza Express
On our first episode of #SEAcademyMeets, we sat down with Sizwe Nzima of Iyeza Express who explains what he wishes he'd known before becoming a social entrepreneur.
Leading Change on a 'Silent' Journey
Charles Nyakurwa, founder of Deaf Hands @ Work, reflects on his leadership journey over the past 6 years and explains how a life-changing 'silent walk' inspired him to start his social enterprise.
My Journey to Social Enterprise
Wendy Arendse, co-founder of Thinking Empire, shares her experience of growing her organisation from a donor-dependent charity to a sustainable social enterprise.
Looking to the future - from dependency to independence
In times of trouble, crisis and difficulties, agile organisations seek ways to not only survive but to sustain themselves for the long-term.
Monitoring and evaluation in times of crisis
SEA Facilitator, Elena Mancebo Masa, explores how monitoring and evaluation can in fact support the work of your organisation in these uncertain times.
Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of COVID
SEA facilitator Gavin Weale shares ten things he has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part Three
SEA facilitator Paul Durrant explores how to enable great teamwork in a virtual office.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part Two
SEA Facilitator, Paul Durrant, explores two more helpful tools and ideas to support you navigate leadership in uncertain times.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part One
SEA Facilitator and experienced leader, Paul Durrant, explores tools and ideas to support you navigate leadership through lockdown uncertainty, remote teaming and more.
How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?
Rachael Millson, SEA African Partnerships Director, looks at how corporates can support the rapidly growing social enterprise sector in South Africa.
How well do you know your beneficiary group?
Social Enterprise Academy Tutor, Carrie Leaver, explores the impact that taking time to understand can have on your working practices.
Is Social Enterprise the New Face of Business?
SEA Africa Manager, Rachael Millson, looks at why a focus on a single bottom line (i.e. only profit) is no longer enough.
7 Steps to Improve Your Social Impact with Measurement
Through research conducted with South African social enterprises, we explore 7 steps to help your organisation use measurement to improve your social impact.