Civic Engagement

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City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Impumelelo is aiming to mainstream social innovation throughout South Africa.  It is a South African non-profit established in 1999 to identify, reward and promote socially innovative projects that improve quality of life for the poor. Since then, it has awarded more than 300 innovative projects.

Each year, the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre is awarding civil society organisations, social innovators and entrepreneurs in the public and private sector that improve the quality of the life of the poor in exceptional ways.

Address: c/o University of Stellenbosch Business School, Carl Cronje Drive
Cape Town, South Africa

MakeSense is not an organization like others. It’s an open project built by a worldwide community. Until today, 10 000 Sense-Makers across the globe have built MakeSense all around the world by launching new cities, finding new social entrepreneurs, structuring partnerships and creating new tools! Their main objective is to boost the impact of social entrepreneurs by connecting them with individuals and who support those social entrepreneurs with their challenges. And in order to sustain their social impact, they promote the concept of social business.

MakeSense affiliates organisations are:

MKS Room: recorded events blending live performance and talks connecting art and social entrepreneurship. By using music and culture, our mission is to promote social business and make it accessible to everyone.
Sense Cube: accelerator program for social start-ups using digital technologies to mobilize strong communities and solve social and environmental issues.
Commons Sense: engaging employees on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.
Sense School: engaging students on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.