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Here is a glimpse into the 2020 Anzisha Prize applications

Every year we open up our applications portal and receive hundreds of applications from very young entrepreneurs across the continent. Although it has been 10 years of celebrating Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs, each year becomes more exciting than the last. Here is a quick look into our most successful application season yet!  This year, we received…

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African Governments look to increase number of young entrepreneurs

By: Dolapo Adeyanju The over-dependence of African youths on formal employment has become quite alarming, given the declining job opportunity in the formal sector. Thus, meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 8 on creating sustainable employment for young people and promoting youth entrepreneurship have become top policy issues in many African countries. In the light…

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Government intervention for entrepreneurs around COVID-19

By: Sisanda Ntshinga With the current COVID-19 pandemic around the world, many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, and entrepreneurs all over Africa are dependent on the different measures their governments have put into place, to create some much needed relief. In South Africa, government as well as the private sector have announced…

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Is the success of young African entrepreneurs up to government?

By: Dolapo Adeyanju A typical entrepreneurial journey is one not devoid of highs and lows, laced with a lot of ‘luck’, and an enabling environment bolstered by favourable policies. However, for many young entrepreneurs across the African continent, it is more of a sacrificial tale, grit and a burning desire to solve humongous socio-economic issues…

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The rise of peer-to-peer Employment

By: Dolapo Adeyanju With the increasing rate of youth unemployment in Africa, there is consensus that the formal sector is incapable of absorbing the ever-growing population of young job seekers into the labour market. Hence, the need to embrace entrepreneurship which, according to scholars, provides better economic opportunities for young people in terms of income…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Anzisha

By: Sisanda Ntshinga The Anzisha Prize takes things forward by looking back at how far it’s come showcasing its shared achievements with fellows, partners and various stakeholders It has been 10 years of the Anzisha Prize and we launched the celebrations in Cape Town in March with past Anzisha fellows, parents, teachers and some of…

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8 entrepreneurial lessons from Anzisha fellow Kola Olajide

By: Sisanda Ntshinga Peer to peer learning is one of the best ways to understand any sector and our fellows are always sharing insights to ensure that other entrepreneurs grow and learn from their experiences. Bridgelabs co-founder and Anzisha fellow Kola Olajide who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Anzisha Prize Very Young Entrepreneur…

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