Young Entrepreneurs


Young African Entrepreneurs Recognised via Anzisha Prize

African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African markets such as Morocco and Egypt, and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger, and increased diversity in the business ventures […]

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Alan Gray Fellowship Opportunity For Future Entrepreneurs

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship applications are closing 31st August. The Foundation believes that a solid education is the starting point for any entrepreneurial journey. The Fellowship opportunity is therefore available to 1st year university students who demonstrate the potential to excel academically and show entrepreneurial potential. The Foundation with its ever-growing ecosystem offers […]

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African Young Media Entrepreneurs To Be Honoured By Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is a pan-African award and support program for youth entrepreneurs in Africa. It backs the continent’s entrepreneurial activity through a comprehensive process of hand-picking, celebrating and scaling entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22. After a successful half-decade run accomplishing this mission, the Anzisha Prize is introducing a new dimension–recognizing contributions […]

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Call For Entrants In The 2016 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Competition

Youth unemployment is on the rise in South Africa, and yet at the same time youth entrepreneurship is declining. Christo Botes, executive director at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that  the recently released  Social Profile of Youth 2009 – 2014 report highlights this trend, and reveals that the number of youth entrepreneurs declined from 609 000 […]

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#HackJozi: Getting Jozi Youth To Innovate

The top three most innovative digital ideas in the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday 19 May, marking the end of an intensive six-week boot camp for aspiring tech entrepreneurs. The #HackJozi Challenge is a project of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University and the City of Johannesburg, […]

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Student Entrepreneurs

Developing Entrepreneurs At Learning Institutions

Some of the leading technology businesses were created by young people during their academic years. To operate these businesses they had to sacrifice their academic dreams to pursue their business dreams. These days some students do not have to sacrifice their academic dreams to pursue business dreams as academic institutions are building relationships with incubators […]

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SAB Kickstart

SAB’s Secret Brew For Developing Young Entrepreneurs in South Africa Is Out

The South African Breweries (SAB) has evolved its 20-year old youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives. The three programmes are SAB KickStart Ignite, SAB KickStart Boost and SAB KickStart Elevate, each targeting youth-owned businesses with different areas of focus and at varying stages of operation. This three-pronged approach and commitment to enterprise development […]

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