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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.

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

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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.

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

    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/

    • 35 min
    S3, Ep. 2: Teaser_ Inside the mind of a social innovator 

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

    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

    • 40 min
    S3, Ep. 1: Teaser

    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.

    • 2 min
    S2, Ep. 12: Season Wrap up episode

    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/

    • 28 min
    S2, Ep. 12: Teaser

    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.

    • 1 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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