Just for a change powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts 'Conversations with change-makers'. Spotlighting the stories of innovators, social entrepreneurs, industry leaders, activists and more about the work they do, and what makes them tick. We find out how they keep the fire burning when it comes to tackling some of the most - to use a systems change term - wicked problems - facing the world today.

We aim to appeal to people who are curious about solving social issues in the world around them and especially those who believe in changing the way we're changing the world.

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S3, Ep. 2: Inside the mind of a social innovator 

How would you describe a ‘change-maker’?

Award-winning social innovator, Tracey Gilmore, is the epitome of one and we got to chat with her about the exciting work she’s doing and why she does it. She’s the co-founder of The Clothing Bank, now known as Taking Care of Business, director of the African Centre for a Green Economy and passionate about creating sustainable, equitable and just systems in the circular economy.

Episode 2 of the Just For A change podcast powered by The Bertha Centre will leave you inspired to impact the world through social innovation and use business as a tool in the social economy. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and if you’ve enjoyed this content, make sure to rate and review it wherever you listen to your podcasts. Feel free to share it with your friends, family and colleagues. Let’s stay inspired and keep changing the way we’re changing the world.

Links you should know about:
Bertha Centre: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Taking Care of Business: https://www.tcb.org.za/

Understanding what makes inventors tick article: https://www.ft.com/content/9e15e97e-0e25-11e6-b41f-0beb7e589515

'50 Social Innovations That Changed the World': https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/50-social-innovations-that-changed-the-world/282274/

African Circular Economy Network:
https://www.acen.africa/
https://www.wef.org.in/tracey-gilmore/
Taking Care of Business Understanding what makes inventors tick article '50 Social Innovations That Changed the World': African Circular Economy Network Tracey Gilmore
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S3, Ep. 2: Teaser_ Inside the mind of a social innovator 

Have you ever wanted to get into the mind of a social innovator making a real difference?

That’s exactly what we get the privilege of doing in episode 2 of the Just For a Change podcast. Host, Ntombini Marrengane, unravels what makes Tracey Gilmore the changemaker she is. She’s the co-founder of The Clothing Bank which recently rebranded as Taking Care of Business and is as passionate about restoring garments as she is about restoring people’s lives.

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AUG

S3, Ep. 1: What do gender equity and public loitering have in common?

Do you know what the difference between gender equity and equality is and why it matters?

Throughout history women have been protesting various issues such as sexism, gender-based violence, gender inequality and corrupt political systems. From the right to vote to the right to loiter, women - and some men - have made themselves heard. Change may be slow, but change does happen.

Season 3 of the Just for a Change podcast powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship captures conversations with changemakers - both local and from further afield. Episode 1 takes us to the streets of Mumbai, India and the start of an inspiring social movement that involves loitering and the promotion of gender equity, started by Neha Singh. Neha is an author, and theatre-maker and was included in the BBC’s top 100 women who have made a positive impact on the world in 2016 for her work on the #WhyLoiter movement.

If you’re interested in hearing more conversations with change-makers, then make sure you subscribe to this podcast so that you don't miss any of our upcoming episodes!

Bertha Centre: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Global Gender Gap Report 2022: https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2022/

World Population review: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-where-women-cant-vote

The difference between gender equity and equality—and why it matters:
https://fortune.com/2020/03/25/gender-equality-and-equity-iwd-womens-education/

Why loiter? http://whyloiter.blogspot.com/2016/06/lets-start-revolutionbut-how-neha-singh.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38031598

Youtube links:

SA woman’s march 9 August 1956 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li3L2rlrTZc

Sophia Williams de Bryn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP8O-9jvZYg

#Metoo protest soundclip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYpyPcbesk

#Whyloiter soundclip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIh2vMXnqjg
Clip from Neha Singh Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfL8INbJbma/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Global Gender Gap Report 2022: World Population review The difference between gender equity and equality—and why it matters: Why loiter? SA woman’s march 9 August 1956 Sophia Williams de Bryn #Metoo protest #Whyloiter soundclip Clip from Neha Singh Instagram page
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S3, Ep. 1: Teaser

Did you know that according to the latest Global Gender Gap Report 2022 it will take another 132 years to reach gender parity?

Season 3 of the Just for a Change podcast powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship captures conversations with changemakers - both local and from further afield. Episode 1 takes us to the streets of Mumbai, India and the start of an inspiring social movement that involves loitering and the promotion of gender equity.

You don’t want to miss these conversations with these change-makers, so make sure you subscribe to this podcast so that you don't miss the full episode.
Bertha Centre
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S2, Ep. 12: Season Wrap up episode

What are the building blocks that enable social innovation and entrepreneurship in the global South? We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up JFAC season 2 than reflecting on a few of these building blocks and highlights from the previous episodes.

Hosts, Fergus Turner and Simni Xanga reminisce on the successful season by sharing their favourite tidbits from past episodes. You’ll hear the voices of Zeenat Hendricks from Rape Crisis, Thando Mavumengwana from Solution Space, Dr. Andrea Feigl-Ding on her advice for women driving social investment for health, Manuel Espinoza from SIHI and Ayanda Cuba, an RAA alumni who launched lifestyle marketing tourism start-up, ABCD Concepts, in the heart of Khayelitsha to name a few.

With such a jam-packed and insightful season behind us, we look forward to new conversations, new voices and new ways to change the way we’re changing the world.

Click the subscribe button on our podcast profile to make sure you don't miss season 3!

The links you need to know about:
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

The UCT GSB Year in Review: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/year-in-review

The Bertha Centre the 5-year strategy:

Rape Crisis: https://rapecrisis.org.za/

Social Innovation in Health Initiative: https://socialinnovationinhealth.org/
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S2, Ep. 12: Teaser

Another season of Just for a Change has come and gone! We’ve featured a number of inspiring change-makers who have shaped these episodes and given us a better understanding of what leads to systems innovation and entrepreneurship in the global south.

What are some of the building blocks that lead to systems innovation and entrepreneurship in the global south? To find out, click the subscribe button on our podcast profile to make sure you don't miss the full episode.
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MAY

S2, Ep. 11: Pathways in entrepreneurship in the Global South

Africa hasn’t been idle on the entrepreneurship front but what makes starting a business in this continent so complex? What milestones and challenges do entrepreneurs have to overcome specific to the Global South?

Host, Luvuyo Maseko sits down with Dr Phumlani Nkontwana, a senior lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business and entrepreneur, Reuben Kimani from Kenya, to hear about their experiences in the business world. Does the research in this area reflect the realities? What are the benefits and short-comings of business hubs? How can we de-risk and provide collateral for entrepreneurs without assets and networks? Their conversation touches on these questions and so much more.

In the latter part of the podcast, co-host, Simnikiwe Xanga hears from Zakheni Ngubo from Kelo, an online digital bookstore and Thando Mavumengwana from Estratweni Moblie Foods - at fast food catering and hiring business. Both were part of entrepreneurial hubs and share about the incredible effect these had on their businesses.

Click the subscribe button on our podcast profile to make sure you don't miss any future episodes! =

The links you need to know about:

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Phumlani Nkontwana’s research: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/124546

Kelo online library: https://kelo.africa/

Estratweni Moblie Foods: https://estratwenimobilefoods.netlify.app/
Phumlani Nkontwana’s research Kelo online library Estratweni Moblie Foods
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S2, Ep. 11 Teaser: Pathways in entrepreneurship in the Global South

Entrepreneurship has been painted as the ‘solution’ to unemployment and poverty in the global south but what challenges come with choosing this path?

In this episode of the Just for a Change podcast we talk about the pathways to entrepreneurship in the global south and we get some valuable insights into this world from guests who have deep on-the-ground knowledge.

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S2, Ep. 10: The role of women in the health investment space

What is innovative finance? Who are the women in this space doing incredible research and finding fantastic health development solutions? What can women working in this space do to drive investment in priority areas?

In this episode of the Just for a change podcast, we hear from Dr Nevilene Slingers, executive programme manager for Social Impact bonds in the Office of AIDS and TB and Mariale Urrea who is a Social Finance manager based in Colombia.
Hosts Gillian Moodley and Iris Nxumalo-De Smidt also have insightful conversations with Dr. Andrea Feigl-Ding, the Founder and CEO of the Health Finance Institute and Dr. Mara Airoldi who is the Academic Director of the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford.

These pioneering women share from their experiences in the innovative finance world and give great advice to women working in the space of driving social investment for health and social priorities.

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Links you should know about:
World Health Day 2022: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2022

Understanding outcomes funds - A guide for practitioners, governments and donors: https://golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk/knowledge-bank/resources/understanding-outcomes-funds-a-guide-for-practitioners-governments-and-donors/

Innovative financing mechanisms for Health: Mapping and Recommendations: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/photos-publications-and-graphics/publications/article/innovative-financing-mechanisms-for-health-mapping-and-recommendations-november
Understanding outcomes funds - A guide for practitioners, governments and donors World Health Day 2022 Innovative financing mechanisms for Health: Mapping and Recommendations:
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S2, Ep.10 Teaser: The role of women in the health investment space

What is the experience of women working in innovative finance for health and why is it so important for women to operate in this space?

To commemorate World Health Day on 7 April 2022, episode 10 of season 2 of the Just for a change podcast, focusses on innovative finance for health. More specifically, we hear from some inspiring women who are working in the investment for health space and the impact it’s having in communities around the world.

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S2, Ep. 9: Blended Finance - when to use what instrument when?

As blended finance, an approach to mobilising finance partnerships for development moves into the spotlight, there has been a rapid growth in diverse, innovative tools and practices.

Host, Barry Panulo, sits down with Hann Verheijen, managing director at Cordaid Investment Management, Mandy Jayakody, a project manager on the Green Outcomes Fund, and Taeun Kwon, research lead of Blended Finance at the Centre for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth at the University of Zurich for a conversation on blended finance approaches and how to choose the best approach when.

Perhaps you’re curious about innovative finance or maybe you’re asking why Blended Finance is the way to go? Which approaches are best? How to choose an approach or how to conceptualise and design a new blended facility? Then this episode is for you.

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Links you should know about:
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-youngest-and-oldest-countries/

https://www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2014/08/redesigning-development-finance-initiative.html

https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Blended_Finance_A_Primer_Develo
pment_Finance_Philanthropic_Funders.pdf

https://www.reffa.org/reffa

https://ibf-uzh.ch/research/
www.visualcapitalist.com www.reffa.org
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S2, Ep. 9 Teaser: Blended Finance - when to use what instrument when?

What is blended finance? Why is it moving into the spotlight right now and what are the best ways to approach it as a practitioner? This episode of the Just For A Change podcast is dedicated to answering all these questions and more.

The Bertha Centre recently partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich as well as Roots of Impact on the project, Blended Finance: When to use which instrument. Tune in for a deep dive into the world of Blended Finance with experts and changemakers in this arena.

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