A look back at the first Red Bull Amaphiko Academy

Last April saw the introduction of the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy — a 10-day course in social entrepreneurship. The academy, hosted at Uncle Tom’s Community Centre, in Soweto, Johannesburg, brought together various grassroots social entrepreneurs, who also got to interact with some of the worlds biggest social innovators. A lot has happened since then. The inaugural 18 inductees have grown their businesses (sharing the message of change outside of the continent and courting the attention of Bill Gates). Here’s a look at where it all started:

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