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About the Course

This free 6 week course is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions. We will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator. We will learn from the numerous examples of social innovations happening all over the world. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the diverse spaces around you. By the end of the course, you will have formed your own approach to social innovation, and you will have begun to develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to start and evolve as a changemaker. You will be able to purchase a Verified Certificate if you wish to show evidence of your achievements, but this is optional, and you may apply for Financial Aid if you are unable to pay the certificate fee. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-created this course with RLabs, a social movement ‘born-and-bred’ in Bridgetown, Cape Town that is now active in 22 countries. The movement empowers youth through innovative and disruptive technology by teaching them vital skills and providing much needed support and a sense of community. Advocating and supporting initiatives such as RLabs forms part of the Bertha Centre’s mandate. The Centre is a specialised unit at University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. You can view the course trailer at Tweet about this course using the hashtag #socinnMOOC...

Top reviews


Feb 10, 2018

Highly recommended for the change agents who have no background in social entrepreneurship. This course will walk you through step by step into changing the system for the better of humanity habitats.


Jul 2, 2020

This course was great! I learned a lot through discussion and project submissions. I have not only learned how to create change in my community but I have taken the first steps to make it a reality.

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By Lindokuhle S

Oct 3, 2020

Great introductory course! Allows you to put some of the key principles to practice.

By Anthea P

Oct 16, 2022

I have learned a lot in this course. I'm implementing these tools in my daily live

By Arooj A

Dec 15, 2020

Very nice course. After the course I feel great energy and positive changes in me.

By Onur Ç

Oct 6, 2020

This course really did a lot for me. I am grateful to the University of Cape Town.

By Simileoluwa A

Oct 2, 2020

Course was relatable, intense yet simple in presentation.

I really enjoyed myself.

By abhishek a

May 29, 2020

Impressive the way this mooc was designed and explained in depth all the concepts.

By Mohammed A

Aug 9, 2020

I have really loved the course and the instructors. It helps you to think deeper.

By Peter L

Nov 10, 2020

Excellent course = I learned a lot more from this course than I thought possible

By Lekaota D L

Jun 30, 2020

This course has given me practical tools to set up my social innovation project.


May 20, 2020

Nicest course I have ever done. It made me a critical as well as social thinker.

By Duong D Q D

May 15, 2020

Great to know more about the world around and understand about social innovation

By Tony S

Sep 12, 2020

I enjoyed this course. It will contribute to the changes I will make! Thank you

By Maria M

Aug 25, 2020

Excellent course! Very useful as I just have started a social business journey.

By Praveen K

Jun 29, 2020

Its great course to start your journey as a social innovator and a changemaker!

By Tendai M

May 2, 2022

This course has helped me implement what I have learnt. It was very practical

By Lazaros A

Oct 19, 2020

Very good presentation of the relation between social and system innovation.

By samantha p

Jul 23, 2019

Great way to start projects which may have been stagnant ....gets one going.

By Vivian P

Aug 7, 2020

loved it

Theres actual implementation of executing a social innovations plan

By Jingsi W

Mar 19, 2022

Excellent course! Quite challenging, but the journey is equally rewarding!


Sep 25, 2020

Its a good course for those who want to make a change in their community .

By Hannah W

May 23, 2020

This course taps your humanity and gemeinschaftsgefühl in a proactive way!

By Sierra Y

Oct 23, 2020

Very eye-opening to the work that goes into creating lasting innovations!

By Prestige C

May 25, 2020

Wonderful Course. Learn quite alot and quite intensive as well. Thank you

By Megan S

Jun 28, 2021

Amazing course. Definitely helped me to see how I can help my community.

By Nurulita W

Dec 31, 2020

this is so good. help me to deepen my knowledge about social innovation.