Creative and social hubs are lifelines for entrepreneurs, but managing a hub can be a tough, lonely job. Efforts to connect and support them are warmly welcomed, as the recent SOCreative Hubs Gathering in South Africa showed.
New scheme delivered in partnership by the British Council and Pioneers Post will offer young journalists from five countries training, mentoring and opportunities to research and publish stories of social and creative enterprise for a global audience.
It may be Africa’s economic powerhouse, but just beyond South Africa’s urban centres, opportunities to make a decent living rapidly tail off. A new project aims to change this with entrepreneurship and skills training.
A year after we first reported it, South Africa's first social impact bond is close to being agreed. At the Skoll World Forum, social enterprise mothers2mothers shared the challenges of the long journey it has undertaken.
Dr Susan De Witt from the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in South Africa presents the challenges and opportunities that have emerged while designing one of the first Development Impact Bonds.