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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.

 


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.


From till-packer to owner of a supermarket in one of South Africa’s biggest retail networks, Shadreck Siziba’s business journey has taken him to the top of the class in the Small Business Academy (SBA) development programme for township entrepreneurs run by the University of Stellenbosch School (USB).


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


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:


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.


The False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) applied for an innovative project of incubating 20 young entrepreneurs late in 2020 and were awarded this in January 2021.


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.

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