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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 Bala K

May 11, 2020

A good initiate of social innovation and the course enrich our knowledge

By Sydelle S J

Aug 5, 2020

Thought this was a great intro to social innovation and in depth.


Aug 29, 2020

Recommended for anyone interested in doing some social good.

By Lungisa S

Jul 9, 2020

Awesome course learnt a lot about social innovation from it.


May 22, 2020

good for beginners who aspire to become a social innovators.

By Jack M

Mar 25, 2021

A very informative and challenging course

By Ongeziwe N

Mar 8, 2019

Amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the course!


Jun 4, 2020

It was a nice learning experience..

By dagmawit

Aug 1, 2022

A course that ignites my vision.

By Nina A

Mar 7, 2017

Great and inspirational course!

By Tech C

May 10, 2020

it was amazing.thanks everyone

By Franco G A

Jun 11, 2019

very good reflection excercise

By Santhosh R

Jul 9, 2020

Really interesting and good

By TMU b

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Jun 28, 2020

it was a good course

By Samiul I

Jun 1, 2020

it was so creative

By Harish K

May 16, 2020

great course

By Ajit P

May 14, 2020

Good course

By Akinboyewa O O

Oct 31, 2020



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By Ellen D

Jun 28, 2020

The "reflecting" videos at the end of each week were not very helpful. Its not particularly engaging to watch a group discussion. I think this could have been made more interesting. But I like the assessments.

By Georgey K B

Jun 17, 2020

Too much hefty. But whats being taught is perfect

By Chanpreet S M

May 27, 2020

Teachers are not so engaging. Material is fine

By Juan J C

Jul 25, 2020

too cofused on RLabs