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Community project aims to find 'The Next Big Thing'
Community project aims to find 'The Next Big Thing'Article

The Next Big Thing has partnered with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on an entrepreneurial community project "I am The Next Big Thing"...

18 Mar 2021

The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubs
The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubsArticle

Are tech hubs getting the resources they need to support our emerging entrepreneurs? Research by the UK-South Africa Tech Hub reveals a few things...

25 Feb 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now openArticle

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

15 Feb 2021

Why SA needs to adopt a culture of youth entrepreneurship
Why SA needs to adopt a culture of youth entrepreneurshipArticle

With economic disruption worldwide brought on by pandemic lockdowns, the future looks bleak for young job seekers unless a culture of entrepreneurship is encouraged and supported...

9 Nov 2020

#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to Cameroon
#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to CameroonArticle

As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, Agbor-Ebai Nenembou of Cameroon shares more about her startup, Supreme Sparkle, a multifaceted business that offers tailoring, salon and spa services...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in Uganda
#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in UgandaArticle

Katumba Jonathan Paul from Uganda is an entrepreneur, tech enthusiast and developer and CEO of Minute5. As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, he shares more about the startup...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

Entrepreneurs tackle Covid-19 language challenges and job creation
Entrepreneurs tackle Covid-19 language challenges and job creationArticle

Two young entrepreneurs are doing their part to help alleviate South Africa's most pressing challenges: managing the Covid-19 pandemic in the country and the knock it has taken on the economy...

21 Oct 2020

Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery
Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recoveryArticle

Africa's young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from Covid-19...

Kingsley Ighobora 12 Oct 2020

The role of policy and regulatory frameworks in driving youth entrepreneurship
The role of policy and regulatory frameworks in driving youth entrepreneurshipArticle

It is widely accepted that increased youth entrepreneurship is imperative when it comes to alleviating Africa's unemployment challenges, as well as driving the continent's over-arching socio-economic goals.

28 Sep 2020

Committing to our youth. Committing to our future
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureArticle

A "Thought Lab Webinar" was held on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Aug 2020

Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growth
Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growthArticle

As South Africa's unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern...

19 Aug 2020

Spottmedia puts the spotlight on youth entrepreneurs
Spottmedia puts the spotlight on youth entrepreneursArticle

The month of June is recognised on a national scale as Youth Month, and Spottmedia decided that it is an opportune time to allow youth entrepreneurs to speak about their businesses...

26 Jun 2020

New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEs
New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEsArticle

The Jobs Fund together with Black Umbrellas has shifted its focus to deliver inclusive support for SA startups through virtual and in-house support...

23 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business owners
#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business ownersArticle

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are partners in life and in work. Operating from their shop in Victoria Yards, they make artisanal sorbet in a range of seasonal combinations...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs
#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneursArticle

Pamela Nga, a full-time HR student and part-time network marketer studying in Cameroon, has started the Mindful Entrepreneur (M.E) podcast that aims to empower and educate young Africans to become entrepreneurs...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jun 2020

YID-Tech program connects youth to entrepreneurship and job opportunities
YID-Tech program connects youth to entrepreneurship and job opportunitiesArticle

A partnership between Citi Foundation and TechnoServe aims to grow entrepreneurship and upskill the youth in South Africa...

5 Jun 2020

Oracle Media welcomes JT Foxx as its client
Oracle Media welcomes JT Foxx as its clientArticle

Oracle Media has been appointed as a supplier for JT Foxx! Oracle Media entered into negotiations in April 2020 and, shortly thereafter, JT Foxx appointed the media company...

Issued by Oracle Media 26 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020
#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020Article

Africa's entrepreneurship rate is the highest in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), 22 % of Africa's working age population segment are starting their own businesses...

Melissa Mbazo 12 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformation
#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformationArticle

While skills development and policymaking play a vital role in long term transformation efforts, youth entrepreneurship serves as a viable way to achieve tangible impact on a local, national and even continental scale...

Melissa Mbazo 30 Apr 2020

Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for free
Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for freeArticle

The world is facing a pandemic and everyone's had to adapt. As such, Red & Yellow's Gearing Schools for The Unpredictable Future will be streamed, online, for all to "attend". The event will take place on 8 April, 3.30 - 5.45pm...

Issued by Red & Yellow 25 Mar 2020

Women of Excellence event held despite Covid-19 concerns
Women of Excellence event held despite Covid-19 concernsGallery

The Women of Excellence business leadership event took place at the Alfajiri Hub at Johannesburg's Maboneng precinct on 18 March, despite coronavirus (Covid-19) concerns. The speaker panel at the event included Alesimo Mwanga from Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange Program (YEEP) Africa, OYA co-founder, Rehema Isa, and the United Nations Women South Africa program associate, Thobela Gceya. The panellists discussed, among others, topics on how to develop action plans, recognise strengths and weaknesses, as well as general business, lifestyle and relationship issues. Here are the highlights from the Women of Excellence business leadership event:

24 Mar 2020

Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new event
Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new eventArticle

Red & Yellow and Capitec have joined forces to host four hard-hitting speakers to explore if it's possible to work within the set curriculums and drive internal policies that foster progressive skills and aptitudes like creative and critical thinking, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership...

Issued by Red & Yellow 26 Feb 2020

4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hear
4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hearArticle

On Wednesday 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will present the 2020 National Budget to South Africa. There are many pressing issues that the minister will need to address, but these should not drown out the ongoing public schooling challenges our country is currently facing...

24 Feb 2020

2020 Anzisha Prize open for entries
2020 Anzisha Prize open for entriesArticle

The Anzisha Prize announced that the 2020 call for applications is now open...

18 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneurArticle

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

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Africa's greatest asset is its youthArticle

Fostering jobs, entrepreneurship, and capacity development for African youth: the time for disruption is now...

Hanan Morsy 13 Dec 2019

CiTi to empower young entrepreneurs through Youth in Business Programme
CiTi to empower young entrepreneurs through Youth in Business ProgrammeArticle

From January 2020, business-savvy youth from Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni and surrounding areas in the Western Cape will have the opportunity to engage in an in-depth, hands-on learning experience...

12 Dec 2019

Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth
Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growthArticle

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs...

9 Dec 2019

New SAICE president calls for return to ethical leadership
New SAICE president calls for return to ethical leadershipArticle

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) recently inaugurated Mopilwane Fana Marutla as its 117th president...

5 Dec 2019

Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment
Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemploymentArticle

The youth unemployment rate is increasing, with efforts to address this national crisis failing. South Africa needs to tackle this growing social and economic problem with the urgency it requires with co-ordinated efforts, accurate resource allocation and strategic planning...

13 Nov 2019

SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programme
SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programmeArticle

SAB KickStart, the Urban Agriculture programme has announced nine finalists who will receive training and investment to grow their farming businesses...

5 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: RISE Academy nurtures youth to follow their passion
#EntrepreneurMonth: RISE Academy nurtures youth to follow their passionArticle

RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship isn't just your average academy; its core function is to make business skills available to the youth in a way that speaks their 'language'...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Oct 2019

Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge's top learners
Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge's top learnersArticle

The winners of the 2019 AGEC - the digital learning competition aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset in high school learners as a way to combat unemployment - have been announced...

25 Oct 2019

Citi Foundation, TechnoServe connect youth to entrepreneurship
Citi Foundation, TechnoServe connect youth to entrepreneurshipArticle

Citi Foundation and TechnoServe launched the Youth Ideas Development (YID) Program in 2018 with the aim of building a culture of creative and innovative thinking within South African youth...

14 Oct 2019

Inspiring productivity in South Africa
Inspiring productivity in South AfricaArticle

False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship/Rapid Incubator (CFE/RI) is the proud recipient of the Productivity SA Western Cape Regional Award in the Public Sector category...

Issued by False Bay College 25 Sep 2019

Youth Entrepreneurship Expo: Hatchery to incubator
Youth Entrepreneurship Expo: Hatchery to incubatorArticle

False Bay TVET College is intentional about instilling a culture of entrepreneurship amongst the student population, getting them to think differently about entrepreneurship as a career of choice...

Abraham Oliver, Issued by False Bay College 30 Jul 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindsetArticle

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to Africa
Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to AfricaArticle

The partnership initiative will support a cohort of 12 budding young agri-food entrepreneurs to scale and prosper their ventures...

30 May 2019

Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa. Wikimedia Commons/The Wot-If? Trust
#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the badArticle

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge begins
2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge beginsArticle

The fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge, aimed at giving budding entrepreneurs a hand up, has kicked off...

18 Apr 2019

Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA
Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SAArticle

While the continuous expansion and maintenance of South Africa's road network generates billions in revenue and employs tens of thousands of individuals, barriers to entry for newcomers are restrictive...

12 Apr 2019

Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round? EPA/Stringer
What Buhari has to do to take Nigeria's economy to the next levelArticle

One of the main reasons newly-elected Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari had been widely expected to lose his bid for a second term was the poor state of the country's economy...

Stephen Onyeiwu 7 Mar 2019

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Want to solve environmental challenges using business ideas?Article

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (Gess) is calling for students from different fields of study from across the world to brainstorm and create sustainable solutions that can potentially be turned into viable impact business ideas...

4 Mar 2019

Call for applications for The 2019 Anzisha Prize program
Call for applications for The 2019 Anzisha Prize programArticle

2019 call for applications for Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22 is now open...

18 Feb 2019

Africa 2018, Egypt.
#Africa2018: Africa is the future of the world economyArticle

African youth are the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship, the Africa 2018 forum in Egypt hears...

10 Dec 2018

Lamin M. Manneh is director, UNDP Regional Service For Africa.
Enabling youth entrepreneurship in AfricaArticle

Although the continent's "rising narrative" began to dim with effect from 2015, when economic growth rates started declining dramatically, the "Afro-optimism" is gradually returning...

Lamin M. Manneh 7 Dec 2018

The art of entrepreneurial engagement: Scooler R100k Clash winners
The art of entrepreneurial engagement: Scooler R100k Clash winnersArticle

The Scooler R100k Clash - the entrepreneurial competition for school-goers which amassed over 540 entries with friends, families and supporters clamouring to vote for their favourite entrepreneur - has named Chris van Gass its overall winner...

19 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in JoburgArticle

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

'Africa Talks Jobs' conference
'Africa Talks Jobs' conferenceArticle

Youth entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of 'Africa Talks Jobs' conference...

6 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize AwardsArticle

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

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