"Social entrepreneurship in South Africa is not the magic solution that will eradicate the constraints that non-profit organisations experience. But it offers potential to shift our civil society into a different way of doing things. It blends the lessons from business with the diversity and complexity of social values, and in the mix are great opportunities for change." - Kerryn Krige
Social enterprises can be defined as enterprises that have a social purpose, but are run on business principles, and reinvest any profit or surplus into the social purpose of the entity. [International Labour Organization]
Social Enterprise Continuum
Organisational models exist on a continuum, from grant-dependent traditional NPOs, to traditional businesses generating income through trading activities. Towards the centre of the continuum are social enterprises. Read more.