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+27: Social Innovators of South Africa
Follow Six Social Innovators in South Africa
Talented entrepreneurs drive their social innovation projects forward in some of the most economically challenging neighbourhoods and townships of South Africa while generating the income necessary to survive. Get involved at
Indigenous Dance Academy
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E1
A couple must decide whether to rebuild their Tembisa dance academy from scratch or close its doors forever.
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E2
A humble taxi driver creates a travelling cultural marketplace in the hope of creating opportunity for others.
DJ Ready D
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E3
Cape Town musical icon DJ Ready D launches a grassroots organisation to inspire youth through hip-hop.
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E4
A former pro basketball player uses his sport to teach life skills in South Africa's most violent township.
Ilizwi Photo Club
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E5
Founded by a student, Ilizwi Photo Club teaches photography to young people from under-resourced communities.
+27: Social Innovators of South Africa S1E6
Young people interested in the media create a publication from start to finish at Cape Town's Live Magazine.
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Creators of Tomorrow
Bureo – Making Skateboards from Fishing Nets
A trio of surfers tackles the issue of ocean waste by creating a skateboard that makes a change for good.
Waves for Water
Clean Water is His Life's Purpose
A troubled ex-pro surfer stumbles upon a new calling, bringing clean water to parts of the world most in need.
Skate for Change
Sheckler Sessions S1E11
Ryan is off to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA to open a new skate park built for the charity Skate for Change.
Connecting the Local Scene
Garrett Reynolds and Broc Raiford link up with Fiend X Ride BMX to build some sweet community riding spots.
Poop to Power
The Wizard of Nairobi S1E1
Dominic turns to a rather curious energy source to replace unsustainable wood fuel consumption.
Swim To Bestival
The most dedicated fans choose to swim to Bestival, a 10-year-old tradition that raises money for charity.
Horsepower to House Power
The Wizard of Nairobi S1E2
Dominic Wanjihia, Kenyan inventor, engineers a motorcycle battery-charging device.
Waves for Water: BTS
Jon Rose took the traditional NGO model and flipped it on its head thanks to support from his sponsor, Hurley.
Tracking the Sun
The Wizard of Nairobi S1E3
Dominic Wanjihia, Kenyan inventor, figures out a way to triple the efficiency of a standard solar panel.
The Wizard of Nairobi S1E4
Dominic Wanjihia, Kenyan inventor, devises a way to preserve fruits and vegetables in Kenya's hot climate.
Water: Can You Dig It?
The Wizard of Nairobi S1E5
Dominic Wanjihia, Kenyan inventor, develops a drill that brings water to Kenya’s residents.