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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08
DEC
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S3, Ep. 5: Teaser: Climate justice: there’s no plan(et) B

How climate change is a justice issue at its core and why should we care?

We explore the side of the green economy that isn’t spoken about enough in this episode of the Just For A Change podcast powered by The Bertha Centre for Innovation and Change. Our host, Ntombini Marrengane, chats with Dr Mao Amis, founder of the African Centre for Green Economy about the unfair reality of global warming for African countries and more.

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23
NOV

S3. Ep. 4: Water justice for all - but how?

Can you imagine life without water? What lengths would you go to get it?

The people of Somalia are faced with these real questions as they experience droughts, famine and water scarcity right now. In this episode of the Just for a Change podcast, Abdikhayr Mohamed Hussein joins our host, Ntombini, to unpack this very real crisis in East Africa. We talk to him about his work with the Somalian government, as well as local and international organisations for the last 10 years in peace-building and humanitarian assistance.

Why should you listen to this episode? According to the World Wildlife Fund, two-thirds of the world’s population will be facing water shortages in the next few years. It’s a sad reality but Abdikhayr’s work gives us hope in the midst of it all. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

Links you should know about:

More on Abdikhayr Mohamed Hussein: https://berthafoundation.org/story/bertha-challenge-2022-fellows/#group-section-Abdikhayr-Mohamed-Hussein-G1wliGnADV

The human right to water and sanitation: https://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/human_right_to_water.shtml#:~:text=The%20human%20right%20to%20water%20and%20sanitation&text=On%2028%20July%202010%2C%20through,realisation%20of%20all%20human%20rights.

The Bertha Challenge: https://berthafoundation.org/story/the-bertha-challenge/

Bareedo Platform Somalia: https://bareedo.org/

Famine in Somalia:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/18/somalia-faces-worst-famine-in-half-a-century-un-warns

Water Scarcity Info: https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/water-scarcity
Abdikhayr Mohamed Hussein The human right to water and sanitation The Bertha Challenge Bareedo Platform Somalia Famine in Somalia Water Scarcity Info
15
NOV
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S3. Ep. 4 Teaser: Water justice for all - but how?

Why are so many regions in the world experiencing water scarcity despite access to water and sanitation being a human right? What impact has the scarcity had on the communities in these regions? And most importantly, why is access is water access increasingly becoming a source of conflict?

In this episode of the Just for a Change podcast powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, our host, Ntombini talks with current Bertha Fellow, Abdikhayr Mohamed Hussein. We find out more about Abdikhayr’s work in Somalia with rural and nomadic communities that have been experiencing conflict over access to water resources due to water scarcity.

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27
OCT

S3. Ep 3: Substance abuse and mental health - it’s okay not to be okay

Did you know that three thousand people, globally, take their own lives each day? This number is according to a statement released by the South African Government on Suicide Prevention Day this year.

South Africa is still reeling from the suicides of great names in the entertainment industry who lost the battle with their mental health issues. Those greats may be gone forever but Tshego decided to take a different path when faced with the same challenges. In episode 3 of the Just For A Change Podcast, Ntombini has an honest conversation with Tshegofatso Ketshabile, known professionally as Tshego, about his challenges with depression and substance abuse.

If you’re struggling or know someone who is, this episode is vital. It approaches this very real and very heavy subject with empathy, hope and practical ways to get help. Make sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!

Links you should know about:

Lifeline
24/7 Helpline: 0861-322-322

The South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Helpline: 0800 21 22 23 (8am to 8pm)
Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 (8pm to 8am)
SMS 31393

Alcoholics Anonymous (https://www.aasouthafrica.org.za/)
24/7 Helpline: 0861 435 722

Narcotics Anonymous (https://na.org.za/_)
Helpline: 0861 006 962
The South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous
21
OCT
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S3. Ep 3. Teaser: Substance abuse and mental health - it’s okay not to be okay

The reality is that many of us are not okay but the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse is among the reasons why people, particularly young people, are not accessing the help they need.

In episode 3 of the Just for a Change podcast we talk to Tshegofatso Ketshabile, known professionally as Tshego. Tshego is a South African rapper and singer-songwriter who has been making waves since his hit single ‘Hennessy’ debuted in 2016. He has also come out in public to share his challenges with depression and substance abuse.

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28
SEP

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
22
SEP

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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25
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
18
AUG
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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
29
JUN

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/
23
JUN
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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.
25
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.

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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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