Invitation to Participate in Mapping: what social enterprise looks like in South Africa

Invitation to participate in researching social enterprises in South Africa

The Gordon Institution of Business Science (GIBS) Network for Social Entrepreneurs and UCT’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship have teamed up to research what social enterprise looks like in South Africa, and we’d love your help.

We are trying to understand tricky questions like what are they, area of operation, who do they employ, and why are they important. The aim of the study is to get a foundational understanding so that we can influence and inform policy and improve the working environment for social entrepreneurs. Helping us along this journey is research house Social Surveys Africa who have been commissioned for Phase 1 of the project.

We need your help

Our study is only useful if we can get as many people as possible involved – social enterprises, those who think they are social enterprises, those who are and don’t know it, and those on the cusp of change. We’re happy to filter who is and isn’t. But for now we would love as many people as possible to participate in the study.

So we would be VERY grateful if you could complete the 5 question questionnaire by clicking on the following link:

For us this is the start point of what we hope is a journey that will provide some concrete answers on social enterprise in South Africa, to influence funding and legislative channels.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Bev Russell at Social Surveys Africa at

All the best, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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