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ANZISHA PRIZE ANNOUNCES THEIR TOP 20 YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2019

Meet Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs whose ideas are reimagining the future of the continent. Johannesburg, South Africa – After months of searching the African continent, the Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top 20 finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth annual Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Anzisha…

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Can entrepreneurial parents inspire their children to follow in their footsteps?

By Daniel Mpala Does it make a difference who your parents are if you’re looking to start a business? To what degree do parent’s influence the chances of a young person becoming an entrepreneur or not? More importantly, can entrepreneurial parents inspire their children to follow in their footsteps? Vincent Omanudhowo Ologbo, who runs a soap…

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Here’s what goes on behind Anzisha’s Prize winner selection process

By Daniel Mpala Ever wondered how the winners of the Anzisha Prize are selected? The prize, an initiative of the African Leadership Academy and the Mastercard Foundation, aims to increase the number of job-generating entrepreneurs in Africa who are between the ages of 15 and 22 years old. To date, the Anzisha Prize has invested over $500 000…

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Easyburse set on being go to platform for students seeking funding, jobs

By Daniel Mpala In recent years, South Africa has been rocked by a series of “Fees Must Fall” protests which has seen students across the country protest over rising tuition fees. For most South Africans, the cost of higher education is unaffordable. And for those lucky enough to afford the fees, or win a bursary…

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Investors are knocking at the door of tech startup founder who once sold wire cars

By Daniel Mpala 24-year-old South African, Karidas Tshintsholo may have grown up in a shack —selling wire cars— but his agritech startup Khula! is now in the sights of investors. The startup’s business-to-business (B2B) marketplace helps small-scale farmers to bring their products to formal markets, by offering them cost-effective logistics services. In April, Tshintsholo, who…

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University incubators, hubs young African entrepreneurs should know about

By Daniel Mpala When Njabulo Mthanti, 22, registered his business last year he was keen to join the University of Pretoria’s business incubator TuksNovation as quickly as he could. Mthanthi, who runs academic funding platform Easyburse, joined the incubator early this year. “TuksNovation assisted us by providing mentorship which has helped in forming business strategies…

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Tips from four young African entrepreneurs on running start-ups

Tips from four young African entrepreneurs on running start-ups By Daniel Mpala Running a business, no matter how old you are, is no easy feat. As an entrepreneur not only do you have to deal with the day to day problems that come with owning a business venture — like dealing with financials, employees, and…

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Award has helped give social enterprise wider recognition says former refugee

By Daniel Mpala Before she arrived at Kyaka II at the age of nine, former Rwandan refugee Vanessa Ishimwe had a “wonderful life”. After fleeing Rwanda with her mother, following the death of her father, the two ended up at Ugandan refugee camp where they struggling to get even one meal a day. Medication was also difficult…

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