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We are Social Enterprise Connect

We are changemakers like you creating social and environmental impact. We are a community that brings together like minded people from all sectors across SA. We create safe space to connect on your, often lonely journey as a Social Entrepreneur.  We combine economic activities with social impact. Come and learn, collaborate and grow with us.

What is Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is a business that combines social impact with economic activity. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. Their profits are principally used to fund social programs. These businesses are driven by a social/environmental mission and reinvest profits into creating positive social change.

Why Join

Connect with other social entrepreneurs like you.
Together we can achive more social and environmental impacts in South Africa.



  • From other social entrepreneurs

  • Shared resources

  • Community chat forum

  • Peer group mentorship



  • Expand your network

  • Online events

  • Collaboration forums

  • Exploring joint ventures



Our Commitment

Incredible people like you who are stepping up across South Africa to make
a difference in their communities need support. We are committed to connecting and
supporting you with resources to build and grow their impact.

National Roadshow Events

We recently hosted four exciting roadshow launch events in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Gqeberha. The main aim of the national roadshow was to uncover and understand the specific needs of social impact organisations in each region. We asked social entrepreneurs what support they need.

Join & Find your Tribe

What They Say
Our Members

The biggest value of my membership and participation in Social Enterprise Connect CoP is the opportunity to build relationships with my colleagues in the industry. Social Enterprise Connect affords us the space to share ideas, celebrate accomplishments, and collectively advocate for the advancement of social entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Lungile Xaba

Ever since I joined Social Enterprise Connect, I have come to realise that I am not alone in my quest to make a difference in our country. I have become part of an amazing community of like-minded people who are stepping up all across South Africa to make a difference while supporting each other to find lasting solutions to the problems in our communities.

Nabeela Masjiet


How to Join

Successful Social Enterprise


A social enterprise that provides a range of up-cycling and art installation services.

The Clothing bank

A social enterprise helping unemployed mothers start their own business.

Digify cirle2

Digify Africa's mission is to bridge the gap of the digital divide, particularly among Africa's youth.

Helping to Mobilise you

You can access some amazing practical tools and resources
to build you and your social enterprise.

Funding opportunites for you to explore.

Access leads to funding opportunities and non-financial support currently available for impact organisations in South Africa.

Resources to help you grow your Social Enterprise

Here you can access practical tools and resources to help you scale your business and social impact.

Community member's partnerships and collaboration ideas

Looking for partnerships or opportunities to collaborate? Here members can access collaboration opportunities that are currently available for impact organisations in our network.

Success Stories

SEC Online Community Member: Sneakers4Change


Waverly Business Park, Unit 23B, Kotzee Road, Observatory, Cape Town

Working Hours

Mon - Fri : 09h00 - 16h00n