The runway to South Africa’s success is an innovative and inclusive society – able to see and seize opportunities, and ensure that no one misses out on the benefits of a growing economy. Innovation and inclusion often work in different directions, however – enriching a few while the majority misses out.
We see three opportunities to bring them together: 1) by building civil society (already focused on social justice) as social innovator; 2) by creating ‘unlikely networks’ across business, civil society and government – as well as across race and class; and 3) by tackling those factors that choke innovation by excluding people because they cannot afford to participate, are physically disabled or excluded for other reasons.
Visit our strategy page to read more about our plan for a flying nation.
We support a number of pivotal projects or key partnerships that we believe are, or will in the future, play an important role building an innovative and inclusive society.
Although these projects are associated with specific opportunities, they also complement and build on each other.
We also regularly develop articles and resources to make the case for these opportunities, and to support the efforts of those who are working towards achieving them. You will find such articles referenced in projects profiles, or pulled together in our thematic collections.