We supported this report as part of the British Council’s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economy (DICE) programme which aims to address economic and social exclusion through supercharging homegrown creativity, enterprise and collaboration. The work in South Africa was carried out by lead consultant Simanye, along with project partners The Coloured Cube and several key experts.

The report looks into the scale and impact of social and creative enterprises in South Africa as well as some of the key challenges these businesses are facing. It shows that social and creative enterprises are an emerging phenomenon in South Africa, with most being under 5 years old, they are employing higher numbers of women and young people and have a diverse leadership.