Recently South Africa lit up social media again when a photograph by UCT Masters student Johnny Miller made the front cover of Time magazine. Miller started his Unequal Scenes project and research in 2016, and in the Time interview states that “South Africa was so ruthlessly and effectively segregated during apartheid, I just had an idea that by seeing it from the air it would help make that hit home. That the architecture itself is a dividing factor.”
What can we do in the social innovation, systems change and higher education sectors to address this? How can we address inequality, compassionately and effectively? Are we doing enough to bring about equality for all? Join the GSB’s Alumni Relations and Bertha Centre departments as they host the second event in their Rethinking series.
Speakers will include Mayra Hartman; a Bertha Scholar, GSB MBA Alumnus who conducted her Master’s dissertation research on the South African affordable housing sector. She will be joined by Lorenzo Davids the CEO of Community Chest, a GSB MPhil candidate and someone who has worked in the social and civic organisations space for decades. They will be in conversation with the Bertha Centre’s Acting Director Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. Bulelwa is the former CEO of the Cape Town Partnership and a town planner with extensive experience in managing and coordinating public-private partnerships for area-based management.