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Finding the Hybrid Model Balance


For-profit and nonprofit organisations have much in common, but there are significant differences between the two. The aim is to find a balance between the various features in both models and to build a customised model to reach financial sustainability, organisational growth and social impact for the organisation. The rise of the hybrid model in …

Innovative Leadership


1. Strategic vision. To be an effective change agent and innovator, one has to be able to describe one’s vision for the future vividly. Having a clear picture of the destination will provide clarity and guidance on the road to follow. 2. Risk Tolerance. Innovation and free-flowing exploration of new ideas and solutions can be …

Impumelelo submits 2 projects to the United Nations Public Service Awards 2018


  Impumelelo regularly places its award-winners on the international platform by submitting them to the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices, the UN Public Service Awards, Schwab Foundation, and many others. Over the years 21 Impumelelo award-winners received International awards for best practice. The United Nations Public Service Awards promotes and rewards innovation and excellence …

Common Innovation Traps


  Nonprofits and philanthropic efforts alike are tackling difficult social problems by seeking innovative solutions across a variety of sectors. Our Impumelelo awards programme has identified groundbreaking innovations for almost two decades – and there is certainly no shortage of innovative ideas in South Africa! However, there are just as many failed attempts as there …

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 …