DICE Impact Makers & Creators Programme

Supporting South Africa’s growing creative social enterprise sector.


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DICE | Impact Makers and Creators


Supporting South Africa’s growing creative social enterprise sector.

Creative industries have been welcomed as a growth area for job creation, sustainable livelihoods and inclusion. The British Council’s DICE Impact Makers and Creators programme aims to strengthen creative and social enterprises in 5 emerging economies: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa.

British Council has partnered with Social Enterprise Academy and Seed Academy as programme delivery partners for a three-month learning programme for social creative entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Through the Impact Makers and Creators programme, social creative entrepreneurs seeking to create daring and holistic solutions to challenges in their society are supported with tools to enable them to reach wider communities through their work. The programme focuses on building robust business models, building social value creation and considering the impact of their business models.

Entrepreneurs have access to in-depth coaching from successful global social entrepreneurs, high-impact business development support, funding readiness and opportunities for access to market. Ten outstanding participants will pitch their businesses to impact investors at the year-end graduation ceremony. The project currently works with 120 ideation and growth-stage social and creative entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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How to get involved

If you’d like more information on how your organisation can get involved in a programme like this please contact the team: southafrica@socialenterprise.academy