The Bertha Centre
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2011 in partnership with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is one of the leading management schools in Africa, globally ranked at 54 in 2012 by the Financial Times (the only business school in Africa in the Top 100). The school is focused on the dynamics of African emerging economies and seeks to build a new kind of business school. The Bertha Centre is a catalyst for social impact and dialogue that promotes and emboldens social and environmental change agents to find new solutions for emerging markets in Africa.
The Centre invests in the next generation of social innovators through scholarships; supports practical, rigorous teaching, exposure and debate; and encourages the application of focused research to take on challenges that are immediate and critical to the fabric of Africa's social and economic future - many of which sit on its geographic doorstep.