Ms Sanele Matomela, Junior Lecturer in Business Management, represented Nelson Mandela University at the Social Entrepreneurship Summit (SES) 2021.


The theme of this year’s summit was ‘Building Ecosystems for a more resilient society’. It was held online from 8 to 10 September and was organised by Equalisi BVBA, in collaboration with the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and ESPAE Business School (Ecuador).


The Social Entrepreneurship Summit brings together academics, students, business leaders, government officials and social entrepreneurs to co-create solutions to the most challenging issues of our society. The summit aims to gather together various different actors in an attempt to foster collaboration among themselves and to intensify the hands-on support to social entrepreneurs and all ecosystem partners.


This year, the summit featured more than 150 participants from 22 different countries, with Ms Matomela being the only South African representative! This was Ms Matomela’s first conference, and she was ‘super excited for the opportunity’. She presented her paper titled, ‘Challenging the need for a common social impact measure: A case for a new social impact model’.


Contact information
Ms Sanele Matomela
Contract Junior Lecturer in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 4102