Small & Local

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Mission: Facelift 3 businesses over 2 days
Date: 15th - 17th December 2023
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About Us

Who we are

The Social Hack is a weekend hackathon "event", held by a group of people, combining their skills and expertise to drive social change.

Change is possible when unity is present.

The aim of the Social Hack is to establish a fun getaway weekend experience where creatives co-create to support local entrepreneurs and businesses. 

The Social Hack affords creatives the opportunity to combine their skills and expertise to assist and invest in small businesses in the local communities and townships, by providing a full Digital Marketing service to the value of R50 000 (per business) over a period of a weekend.

Our Process

How it works


Find a suitable getaway venue

Find a suitable venue to host the hackathon and house a team of creatives for a period of 3 days. The team of creatives will spend the weekend together, hacking and investing in the nominated businesses.


Build the dream team

Nothing great is accomplished alone. Build the team based on the required skillsets needed for the weekend. These skillsets will consist of; a web designer, graphic designer, content creator, social media manager and photographer.


Get hacking!

Select the nominated businesses through the nomination process. Do a consultation with each business prior to the weekend. Prepare, plan, go away and spend the weekend problem-solving.

Nov 2022 Edition

Dream Team

Hendrik Louw

Cre8ive Productions

Hendrik is an independent filmmaker & photographer from Cre8ive Productions.

Nathaniel Wagner

Design Lunatics

Nathaniel is an explorer, passionate about entrepreneurhsip and problem-solving.

Jamie Thurston

The Agency

Jamie is a Design Thinking thought leader and managing director at The Agency.

Dailen Jacobs

Dailen Jacobs


Dailen is an Online Content Marketer who specializes in the creation and distribution of online content.

Amiena Lewis

Project Manager

Amiena is creative at heart but has a thing or two for putting operational structures in place.

Jason Arendse

Shot By Jay

Jason is a designer by day and a designer by night with a love for photography on the side.

Eligible Businesses



The business should not be in ideation phase.

Our purpose is it support and boost a functional business more than getting a new business idea off the ground.

Early Stage

The business should be less than 5 years old.

The aim is to accelerate a business that has most likely been struggling to get traction over the last few years.

Poor Online

Should ideally lack a strong online presence.

The aim is to fully digitise the business by strengthening its online presence with work to the value of R50 000.

Submission Form


Nov 2022 Edition


Cre8ive Productions