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Welcome to South Africa!

Over the next weeks, you will be immersed in the business environment and economic landscape of Cape Town and its social enterprises. You will be challenged to question your personal assumptions and ideas, looking at innovations and traditional business models differently. The focus is to support the development of existing small organisations carrying a positive social impact.

The assignment will require you to immerse yourself in the business and economic environment of Cape Town and South Africa, doing as much desk research and topical reading as possible even before you land: On South Africa, on your client’s particular sector of activity, and on the broader continental and global trends that form the backdrop of your assignment.

Your focus remains to facilitate the growth of these existing social businesses and community-based organisations owned and / or managed by passionate individuals. This type of consulting experience is likely to transform your outlook on opportunities in emerging markets, including the typical challenges that entrepreneurs face in this type of environment. Your consulting assignment will be complemented by a half-day immersion in Langa, Cape Town's oldest "township", in order to increase your understanding of the broader socio-economic environment your client may directly or indirectly operate in.

This website will provide you with your client profile, as well as resources dedicated to help you throughout your mission. Visit often, as the website will be updated regularly.