Throwing money at a problem won't work – instead you need to invest in young people who are solving their own communities’ challenges, said disco-funk guitarist Nile Rodgers in the final session of the Social Enterprise World Forum.
STARS OF SEWF2020: 19-year-old Amonge Sinxoto and her cousin run a social enterprise that’s provided leadership training to hundreds of young South Africans. Catch her on the closing panel at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
In a tough Cape Town township, residents are starting enterprises that make good use of discarded tyres, wood, plastic and glass. This could be a route out of poverty for many, not only in South Africa but beyond.
South Africa’s SoulArt Foundation has created a community art centre and a safe space for youth in the heart of Soweto, by tapping into the power of waste and art. Now, the coronavirus has prompted a new project.
Two organisations have teamed up to help the residents of Melkhoutfontein upcycle waste into sought-after products – helping them generate an income, clean up the environment, and even tap into a part-forgotten cultural heritage.
Many of South Africa’s domestic workers supplement their low income by setting up a side business – often one with a community ethic. Our DICE Young Storymaker reports on a partnership that’s helping them achieve even more.