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Mixed livelihoods was a term that I first heard during the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town when I attended in 2015. This term refers to the ability for young African youth to move in and out of different formal and informal experiences as opportunities present themselves. This article will focus on…

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Lean thinking has become a prominent topic of discussion since the popularisation of the Toyota Way as a form of operations management. The two have become increasingly synonymous where organisations speak of adopting a more efficient system of creating value in an organisation by removing unnecessary non- value adding activities. “…companies can dramatically improve their…

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Often times, people are convinced that creating a website is difficult. This is true but the internet has created many quick tips, processes and templates that make it easier to do it on your own. The Anzisha Prize recently encouraged the young entrepreneurs that they work with to learn how to create their own websites…

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This year the Anzisha Prize received a record number of applications from across the content. Applications increased from 550 in 2016 to 831 this year. The infogrphic below tells us more about the type of entrepreneurs that are applying for the Anzisha Prize. Check out some of the data, such as the number of applications…

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How have you grown as an entrepreneur? If you have been on social media lately, you might have come across the #dubchallenge. This is another enjoyable photo sharing craze where individuals post pictures of themselves and how they have visibly grown in beauty and swag over the last several years. Photos range from comparisons of…

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African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Heritiaina is the founder of Fiombonana, an agro-processing enterprise that manufactures dairy products and confectioneries…

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The Anzisha Prize is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2016 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The Anzisha Prize has invited a panel of five experienced African professionals from both the business and social sectors who represent a holistic view of contributors to the dialogue around youth…

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This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by young change makers across all African regions. Journalists were invited to submit their portfolio of published work on African youth entrepreneurship for consideration and 3 media prize have been chosen for consideration.…

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25th AUGUST 2016 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…

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