28 episodes

Featuring a variety of guests on each show, we highlight the work and thinking undertaken by the Bertha Centre and innovators researching, teaching and working in the field.

The podcast focuses on the broad topics of social innovation and social justice - making these topics digestible and thought provoking for a cross section of society. We aim to appeal to people who are curious about solving social issues in the world around them and especially those who believe we can make the world a better place. This is not merely a ‘feel good’ show but rather a podcast that showcases the work undertaken by the Bertha Centre and others in the field. We like to encourage discourse and critical thinking through all the content presented and at the same time educate and entertain listeners.

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Featuring a variety of guests on each show, we highlight the work and thinking undertaken by the Bertha Centre and innovators researching, teaching and working in the field.

The podcast focuses on the broad topics of social innovation and social justice - making these topics digestible and thought provoking for a cross section of society. We aim to appeal to people who are curious about solving social issues in the world around them and especially those who believe we can make the world a better place. This is not merely a ‘feel good’ show but rather a podcast that showcases the work undertaken by the Bertha Centre and others in the field. We like to encourage discourse and critical thinking through all the content presented and at the same time educate and entertain listeners.

    S2. Ep5. GSG Summit

    S2. Ep5. GSG Summit

    The world of impact investing is brimming with opportunity - especially in Africa. The Global Steering Group (GSG) for Impact Investment Summit is dedicated to challenging old perceptions of investment and catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship that benefits people and the planet.

    In this episode, host, Kentse Radebe chats to Misha Morar Joshi, the Innovative Finance co-lead at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship about the mindset of an impact investor and her takeaways from the 2021 GSG.

    Kentse is also joined by Impact Investing SA Consultant Motshegwa More, Cliff Prior CEO of the GSG, and managing director of Old Mutual Investment Group, Tebogo Naledi. They deep dive into the global influence and importance of the GSG. Why is Africa such a fertile hunting ground for impact investors? Why are events like GSG are important and how do organisations like Impact Investing SA play a significant role in knowledge building and advocacy?

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    The links you need to know about:
    https://gsgii.org/
    http://www.impactinvestingsa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/IISA_Report2021_vf.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18WF85l18s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay7__JxEjX0

    • 37 min
    S2. Ep 5. GSG Summit_Teaser

    S2. Ep 5. GSG Summit_Teaser

    With Africa arguably being the largest impact investment opportunity in the world, how do we mobilize to take hold of such an opportunity?

    Innovative finance serves as one of the strategies to capitalize on this investment opportunity. One organisation leading this charge is the Global Steering Committee. The GSG is a global organisation that catalyses impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet.

    In this episode we reflect on the recent Global Steering Group for Impact Investment Summit which brought together diverse voices across the global impact investing community.

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    The links you need to know about:
    https://gsgii.org/

    http://www.impactinvestingsa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/IISA_Report2021_vf.pdf

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18WF85l18s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay7__JxEjX0

    • 2 min
    S2. Ep4. Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for systems change

    S2. Ep4. Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for systems change

    The truth is that not all entrepreneurs are created equal.

    When faced with a backwards system with inadequate funding structures, restrictive policies, outdated networks, a huge skills gap and all the red tape around registering a business, you’re nothing less than a hero as an entrepreneur in Africa.

    In this episode, we shine a light on some of the incredible people who are solving social challenges in Africa through innovative entrepreneurial ideas. As JASIRI and Raymond Ackerman Academy Alumni, they are no strangers to catalysing change with their business ventures.

    To kick off the podcast, JASIRI staff, Daniel Hampton and Akalisa Keza and JASIRI fellows Peace Iraguha and Brian Simiyu join host, Fergus Turner, to talk about what the initiative is about and how it is making a difference in the continent. In the inspiring positive outlook segment, Kentse Radebe interviews Ayanda Cuba about how enlisting in the Raymond Ackerman Academy transformed his life and inspired him to start his business.

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    The links you need to know about:

    Music used from () ‘Midas Touch’ by Ketsa via https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/African

    license available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode

    https://jasiri.org/about/

    https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-the-global-south-is-redefining-tech-innovation/

    https://www.ackermanacademy.co.za/AlumniStory.asp?intAlumniID=43

    https://www.ackermanacademy.co.za/AlumniStory.asp?intAlumniID=40

    https://www.socialchangecentral.com/as-the-virtual-un-general-assembly-debates-how-to-get-the-sustainable-development-goals-back-on-track-social-entrepreneurs-have-the-solutions/

    • 41 min
    S2. Ep 4: Teaser. Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for systems change

    S2. Ep 4: Teaser. Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for systems change

    Do you believe that entrepreneurship has the power to transform Africa?

    It all boils down to the systems change privately owned businesses bring and their potential to drive continental development. The problems are evident in the global south but are the solutions just as evident?

    In this episode of Just for a Change, we feature The Raymond Ackerman Academy as well as JASIRI, supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation, to unpack entrepreneurship as a solution for real change.

    Join us as we discover how innovative changemakers are changing the world in Africa and beyond.

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    • 2 min
    S2. Ep.3 Full episode: The small shifts that drive change and a systems approach to tackling youth unemployment

    S2. Ep.3 Full episode: The small shifts that drive change and a systems approach to tackling youth unemployment

    The record-high youth unemployment statistics both nationally and internationally can be overwhelming. In season 2, episode 2 of the Just for a Change podcast, we explore the power of a systems thinking approach when attempting to slay this ‘giant’ of an issue. Systems thinking is a lens that helps to understand the grand scheme of things and how its parts interact in order to determine sensible intervention points for impactful change.

    The guest host for this episode, Luvuyo Maseko, heads up the youth innovation portfolio at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is joined by Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital, Dr Solange Rosa, director of the Bertha Centre and Zimbabwean-based Bertha Scholar, Hillary Musarurwa. What are some small shifts that can drive systemic change? How is the Youth Development Collab driving this conversation and how can we tackle these issues head-on so that we don’t have another generation of young people repeating cycles of unemployment and poverty?

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    The links you need to know about:

    - Shift 2020: https://youthcapital.co.za/youth-capital-annual-publication-shift-2020/

    - https://www.dcme.nu/systems-thinking-episode-1-what-are-wicked-problems-and-why-should-i-care/

    - https://youthcapital.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/YC-SECOND-CHANCE-GRAPHICS-2-6.pdf

    - https://newcities.org/four-cities-global-south-fighting-youth-unemployment/

    - http://www.statssa.gov.za/?p=14415

    - https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/youth-unemployment-global-crisis

    • 45 min
    S2. Ep.3 Teaser: The small shifts that drive change and a systems approach to tackling youth unemployment

    S2. Ep.3 Teaser: The small shifts that drive change and a systems approach to tackling youth unemployment

    With more than 64 million youth unemployed worldwide and 145 million young workers living in poverty, it is evident that youth unemployment is a complex problem that needs a complex solution. This global challenge can become overwhelming if seen as a one-dimensional issue. This is where systems thinking plays a powerful role in finding a solution. In this episode of the Just for a Change podcast, we explore the topic of youth unemployment and unpack how small shifts can drive change.

    Join us as we discover how innovative changemakers are changing the world in Africa and beyond.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Raquarterntsch ,

Wonderful intro to systems addressing important issues

I love this podcast. It is a gentle and relevant introduction to the systems in place to address a variety of areas in social and sustainable development. I love hearing first hand from the people on the ground and Kentse asks the questions that you didn’t know that I wanted to know! Thank you for the hard work. I’ve learnt so much that I reference in daily life.

CJ 🇿🇦 ,

Great local podcast 🇿🇦

This is a great South African podcast on creating social change. In a complex country such as SA I’ve been relief to find a local podcast that unpacks issues and looks at things with a systems change lens. I highly recommend this podcast!

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