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Impumelelo Up to the Challenge


For almost two decades Impumelelo has restored citizen confidence and trust in the role civil society and local government plays in service delivery. We recognise, celebrate and encourage replication of the best social innovations South Africa has to offer. Through our awards programme, case study research and master class training, we have unleashed a plethora …

The legend has retired!


Rhoda Kadalie, Executive Director of Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, is going into a much-deserved retirement having worked since the day she graduated in 1975. Since then her career included lecturing at UWC, heading up the Department of Anthropology for a period, founder of the Gender Equity Unit and the Women’s Studies Programme at UWC. At the height of …

2017 Social Innovations Champions announced!


PRESS RELEASE: Social Innovations Champions announced! Cape Town – 5 November 2017   A former Khayelitsha teacher, who started an Internet Café business from the boot of his car, has been crowned Social Entrepreneur of the Year during the prestigious Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre’s 2017 awards, held at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Luvuyo Rani …

Race for prestigious Impumelelo Awards enters final stretch


PRESS RELEASE: Race for prestigious Impumelelo Awards enters final stretch Cape Town – 17 October 2017           TWENTY-FIVE social innovation projects throughout the country have made it onto a final shortlist for the prestigious 2017 Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards, in association with the Distell Development Trust. The projects being pitted against each …

Impumelelo Award Winners can help solve our Water Crisis


Written by: Colleen Bröcker                         Date: 9 July 2017 Dam levels remain critically low in the Western Cape, in spite of recent rains and attempts by the City to rein in residents’ use of water. Dam levels have dropped as low as 17% in recent months, with the last 10% being inconsumable. Even when the heavens …