Social Enterprise Connect

Social Enterprise Connect: A Community of Practice for 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.

Social Enterprise Connect consists of in-person learning and networking events across South Africa and an online resource platform for impact leaders. Learning events are centred on connecting and partnering with other social enterprises and learning from each other. Born out of a partnership between Social Enterprise Academy Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), this CoP is focused on “Linking Change-makers to Learn, Collaborate and Grow”. It provides a safe space for entrepreneurs to discuss their needs, problems and possible solutions within the social impact space.

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“Social Enterprise Connect lit a fire beneath me that refuses to allow me to sit still. As a result, I have picked up momentum. I’m looking forward to connecting with individuals that will bring fresh perspectives or innovation in benefiting the youth, women and children". 

Ncumisa Mfenqa, Beyond Dreams Mentoring


National Roadshow Events

The Social Enterprise Connect National Roadshows have been travelling to all nine provinces across the country, creating a platform for social impact makers to connect, collaborate, learn, and grow. Watch them in action below: