Who is this class for: This class is for you! If you've always wanted to create social impact in your community or your business but didn't know where to start, the skills, tools and methodologies will help you get going. If you are already involved in a social business and want to take it to the next level, you'll find a supportive community, examples and case studies to inspire you. This course is suitable for business students, business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals in any sector seeking to bring about social change.


Created by:  University of Cape Town

  • François Bonnici

    Taught by:  François Bonnici, Director

    Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

  • Warren Nilsson

    Taught by:  Warren Nilsson, Associate Professor

    Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

  • Marlon Parker

    Taught by:  Marlon Parker, Founder

    RLabs
LevelBeginner
Commitment6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.7 stars
Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said
Syllabus

FAQs
How It Works
Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

Help from Your Peers
Help from Your Peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

Certificates
Certificates

Earn official recognition for your work, and share your success with friends, colleagues, and employers.

Creators
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 112 ratings

I have learned a lot from this course and it has helped to open my mind to solutions which are already existent within environment rather than inventing something new.

This course was fantastic!! What I loved most about it was that the course was client-focused. I had an idea, and their course helped me to develop and improve the idea so that I can positively affect my community. It was a class where I wanted to get all the ideas down because they were so innovative. I love how there was one main case study, R Labs, and how we were able to learn about their challenges and how they managed to successfully impact their community. The professors were great, they had an abundance of knowledge and I learned so much from them. Well done!

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This course is amazing in combining theory-based approaches with practical thinking and tools which can be applied easily to a broad variety of complex problems. It offers a broad range of useful readings and the opportunity to discuss questions and issues with other students online. Being well familiar with beeing graded at school and university I like the free approach because it trusts that students want to learn, that cooperation contributes to learning and that learning is about compassion. The course also connects theory with individual motivation and making concrete steps. I deeply appreciate this offer and am thankful that I have found it.