Ep.1 Innovative responses to problems

‘Just for a change powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ show notes

Episode 1: Innovative responses to problems

In this first episode of ‘Just for a Change powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ host, Kentse Radebe, introduces the work of the centre. What is social systems thinking and how can we engage this way of thinking about the world to bring about systemic change and justice? This first podcast is recorded during a worldwide pandemic - a problem that has not only highlighted systemic issues at various levels in society but has demanded innovative responses in record time.

Kentse chats to featured podcast guests, Tracey Malawana from Equal Education and Ella Scheepers, a Bertha scholar and Bertha team member. Both Tracey and Ella have been working with an on the ground community mobilisation group, Community Action Network (CANS), an innovative community driven project that has emerged during this time of Covid19 to address many different issues faced on the ground by communities across South Africa. This is one of the most incredible examples of moving from charity to solidarity ever seen in South Africa. Perhaps this is something that can lead to more community driven engagement and change in the future.

In this episode’s ‘Positive Outlook’ segment, Fergus Turner from the Bertha team, interviews Pele Box founder, Neo Hutiri on how he turned his health challenge into a solution that is changing lives and access to healthcare in Africa.

If you’re looking to change the way you change the world - this podcast is for you.

The links you need to know about:

Bertha Centre: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre 
Cape Town Together:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapeTownTogether/ 
Equal Education: https://equaleducation.org.za/
Pele Box: www.pelebox.com