social enterprise

NGOs Urged to Become Social Enterprise

As the world coffers appear to gradually dry up at a time when most non-governmental organisations are donor driven, it is about time these so-called non-profit making groups embrace the concept of social enterprise to sustain their projects.

According to an analysis by Tonderayi Matonho, these organisations also need to build positive relations with the people and communities they have assisted for the many years they have been in existence.

The Message Trust: Social Enterprise Manager

The Message Trust is a Christian nonprofit organisation that runs long term holistic intervention programmes to bring transformation to the hardest to reach youth in Cape Town.

Gangstar Enterprise Development (GED) exists to provide an environment to incubate businesses and employment opportunities created to incubate people. GED provide the structures whereby the minimum viable product can be tested before launching a formal business. During this incubation period, the business plan will be developed and apprentices employed as soon as possible.

Brien Holden Vision Institute: Research Project Coordinator

At the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation there are four key pillars of the organisation - human resource development, service development, research and social enterprise. These pillars form the basis of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation's multi-faceted strategy to eliminating avoidable blindness worldwide, transforming the lives of those in most need and contributing to poverty reduction.

Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation seeks to appoint a Research Project Coordinator, based in Durban.

Social Enterprise Giving Hope to the Community

“After my son died, one of my employers’ children suggested that I come up with something to keep myself busy, so that it could help me heal. I loved sewing so I decided to start sewing”. These are the words of Martha Letsoalo, former domestic worker and now director of the Heartfelt Project, a growing presence in the field of hand-made South African crafts.

The Wonderful World of Social Entrepreneurship

Earlier this year I applied to the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to study their course in social entrepreneurship.

It’s a phrase that smacked of jargon, and one which I felt I probably knew enough about anyway – I set up a social enterprise (unsuccessfully) in South Africa, so it wasn’t an entirely new concept.

But with the possibility of an Anglo-funded bursary through Tshikilulu Social Investments, I wrote my application form, attended my interview - and was accepted.

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