The Bertha Centre

Who are we and how we do what we do

Who We Are

The Bertha Centre’s mission is to pursue social impact towards social justice in Africa through teaching, knowledge-building, convening and catalytic projects with a systems lens on social innovation. In collaboration with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, the Centre has integrated social innovation into the business school curriculum, established a wide community of practitioners and awarded over R6 million in scholarships to students from across Africa.


Our Story

Established in 2011 in partnership with the Bertha Foundation – a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change and human rights – the Centre has become a leading academic centre in Africa. In collaboration with the GSB, the Centre has integrated social innovation into the business school curriculum, established a wide community of practitioners, and awarded over R8 million in scholarships to students from across Africa. At the GSB, the Centre works closely with academic faculty, the Solution Space and the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development.


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