Ncedisa Nkonyeni

Ncedisa is the Social Systems Innovation Lead at the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She leads the Africa regional hub of the global systems play team – a support and resource node for systems innovators pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals. 

She is also co-convener of the Social Entrepreneurship and Systems Change Executive Education course delivered by the Bertha Centre. She is deeply curious about what happens at the intersection of social justice and systems thinking, with a particular interest in the potential for counter-narratives to shift the values and beliefs that uphold unjust systems.  

Currently reading for a Masters in Philosophy (Inclusive Innovation) at the Graduate School of Business, her research question is around the institutional work that is necessary and possible to bring about inclusive education. Her academic background is in Clinical and Research Psychology (University of Cape Town and the university currently known as Rhodes, respectively). Her work and research experiences span a variety of sectors including film policy analysis, popular culture and oral history, gender, and identity.

Ella Scheepers

Ella Scheepers is an independent consultant and activist working at the intersections of social justice, social innovation and law. She has over 10 years of experience with social justice and human rights organisations, philanthropic institutions, and more recently social innovation approaches to social change.
Scheepers work has included exploring unconventional partnerships and innovative approaches to organisational
management and sustainability, project integration, strategic
planning, grant-making, and network-building across sectors.

She has worked in a range of areas in the development sector advancing social justice struggles concerning sex work, HIV and AIDS and social innovation for social change, and is involved in various literary projects written by African queer women and activists.

She hold a BA Honours in Law & International Relations from Rhodes University, and an MBA from UCT Graduate School of Business.

Tine Fisker Henriksen

Tine is the Innovative Finance Lead at Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has spent her time focusing on building new partnerships between the public, private and civil society sectors to deliver positive social impacts. Prior to joining the Bertha Centre, she worked as a strategy advisor to SNV Netherlands Development Organisation’s Managing Board, focusing on new business models and key trends in sustainable development. Tine also led multiple projects across Africa focused on impact investing and social enterprise acceleration as part of SNV’s Impact Investing Advisory Services.

Tine has worked in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa on impact
investing projects in the renewable energy and agriculture
sector and co-founded an online publication on impact investing
in Africa. She is an Alumni of the Elumelu Professionals Programme in Nigeria and holds a M.Sc in International
Business & Politics from Copenhagen Business School and a B.A in BSc. Public Administration and Social Science.

Kentse Radebe

Kentse is currently based at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at UCT. Kentse’s work largely focusses on social stratification and exploring how institutions and organisations can advance equity and social justice.

 Kentse’s academic background is in Sociology and Organisational Psychology. Prior to joining Bertha Centre, Kentse’s work focused on initiatives that aimed to reduce the mental health treatment gap in South Africa. This included working towards setting up the Counselling Hub in Woodstock which delivers low cost mental health services in Cape Town. Kentse also currently serves on the South African Human Rights Commission Section 11 Committee Monitoring the Implementation of the Mental Health Care Report.  Kentse is a Tekano Health Equity Atlantic Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, a Mail & Guardian 2019 Young 200 award recipient and an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow.