Ep. 7 A look at the Bertha Centre year in review & looking ahead to 2021

In episode 7 of the ‘Just for a Change’ podcast we take a look inward and hear from the team at the Bertha Centre as they reflect on 2020 and also look ahead to 2021. It’s no secret that 2020 has been an immensely challenging year around the globe. It has required a lot of grit and determination from everyone on the Bertha team and despite the challenges, the Bertha Centre has had a number of incredible successes across the six portfolios.

Podcast host, Kentse Radebe, hosts a conversation with fellow Bertha team members Fergus Turner and Louise Albertyn to chat through what the Education Innovation, Bertha Scholars and Social Systems Justice Innovations portfolios have been working on this year. It’s been a jam-packed year and the necessity to pivot and think innovatively have kept everyone on their toes. Take a listen and be inspired by what these portfolios have achieved this year - from hosting an incredibly successful webinar on racism in schools to the SSJI delivering the ‘Transforming Change’ programme in partnership with the Swedish Institute & the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

In the second segment of this podcast, we get to hear from Ntombini Marrengane, the new senior manager at the Bertha Centre. She shares some of her highlights of 2020 and hosts a conversation with Simnikiwe Xanga, Stephen McCullum and Katusha de Villiers about what lies ahead for the Youth, Innovative Finance and Health Systems Innovation portfolios in 2021, as well as what lies ahead for the Centre in general. One thing is for certain, the Bertha Centre is looking forward to another year of incredible work and collaboration in 2021.

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The links you need to know about:

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bertha portfolios: https://gsbberthacentre.uct.ac.za/portfolios/
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