Social Entrepreneurship and South Africa Essay
In the presence of a corrupt, non‐developmental state, social entrepreneurs can serve as the basis for the political mobilisation of people from poor communities. The Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa, where AIDS activist forced the South African state to provide anti-retroviral drugs, is one good example of community group banding together to solve problems that the government have failed to address, or using the market and the general public to become a constituency to promote political change.
At a macro-level private sector development and entrepreneurship development are essential ingredients for South Africa and any other developing country in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty, The South African government has long recognised the vital contribution that entrepreneurs can play in economic development and the social upliftment of its people and is putting every policy in place to recognise and encourage entrepreneurial activities in South Africa. This process will contribute