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Cape Town - The donor landscape has changed considerably over the past few years. Increasingly, the concept of "social entrepreneurship" is replacing traditional non-profit funding models, with the promise of greater self-sustainability and easier exits for donors, two key reasons why corporate and other donor agencies are increasingly turning their focus towards these hybrid organisations.  

On the face of it, social enterprises make perfect sense for a country like ours, with widespread poverty and ongoing service delivery challenges placing ever-increasing burdens on the already constrained non-profit sector.

A business that can do good work in society and also be self-sustaining seems like the perfect solution to our challenges.

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