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In the fourth quarter of 2021, the rate of unemployment among youth stood at a staggering 66.5%. It is widely believed that entrepreneurship is key to improving the lives of youth.  

 


In the first quarter of 2022, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) revealed that the unemployment rate increased to 63.9% for people aged 15-24 years old. On the other hand, unemployment stood at 42.1% for the 25-34 age group, prompting government to find ways to combat youth unemployment. 

 


The launch of a brand new skills training centre in Kwa-Mhlanga, Mpumalanga represents a beacon of hope for young people in the province. This could allow them to develop critical skills that could improve their lives.

 


Jobless numbers in South Africa are at an all-time-high with the unemployment rate recently hitting a new record of 35.3%.

 


If you know your corporate jargon, you’ve probably heard the term “Price Leadership”. But this article is not about a dominant company that determines the price of a product or service, but more about the “cost” leadership comes at.


An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea. Becoming an entrepreneur comes with many risks but for many, it is the rewards and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur that is enticing.


The Department of Small Business Development has recently launched the Youth Challenge fund.


Earlier this month the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced that more than 1.7 million people registered to vote in the upcoming 2021 local government elections.


Women can learn the ins and outs of becoming entrepreneurs when private higher education institution MANCOSA’s Centre for Women in Leadership hosts a virtual masterclass on Saturday 11 September from 11am.


The Mindspa Institute has been presenting the course “Business Skills for South African Women” since 2008, and throughout the years the following really stood out:


Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 


The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National Entrepreneurship Context Index (the NECI Index), South Africa ranks 49th out of 54 countries, ahead of only Croatia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Iran.


Careers Portal had the pleasure of catching up with founder of DigsConnect, Alexandria Procter. She shared her top 5 tips for entrepreneurs who need a little push to get started. 


An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea.  Becoming an entrepreneur comes with many risks but for many, it is the rewards and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur that is enticing.


An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea.  Becoming an entrepreneur comes with many risks but for many, it is the rewards and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur that is enticing.


It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shutdown. Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only 27 days. 


A total of 100 000 young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to new heights with funding through the Small Business and Innovation Fund (SBIF).


Starting a business and forging a new frontier can be a lonely task and the entrepreneur needs support.

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