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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 Vic O

Jun 1, 2020

exceptional course


May 14, 2020

Awesome experience

By farayi m

Mar 2, 2021

Great stuff wooow


May 18, 2021

Excellent Course

By G D R

Jan 5, 2021

Excellent course

By anand r

Jun 13, 2020

excellent course

By James K

Apr 29, 2020

Potential course

By Nandini

Aug 8, 2020

nice initiative

By Leaname R P

Oct 9, 2021

Great learning

By Rakesh g G

Jul 9, 2021

amazing course

By Aryan G

Jul 22, 2020

Amazing course

By Tamadhur A

Apr 21, 2020

eye opening :)

By Jean K

Apr 11, 2020

Amazing course

By Ainsley P

Nov 17, 2022

very grateful

By Bhaiya S

May 30, 2021

interesting !


May 3, 2021

It's vey good

By Zanewonga A M

Aug 16, 2020

Great Course!


Jul 12, 2020

Excellent !!!

By Huỳnh P D

Oct 5, 2021

Great course


Aug 18, 2021

great course

By May P A

Jun 27, 2021

So effective

By Carolyn C

Sep 28, 2020

Finished it

By Ximena A

Aug 7, 2020

great course

By sandeep r

Jul 26, 2020


By Esra A A O

Jun 25, 2020

Great course