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South Africa has a 27.7% unemployment rate, as of July 2017. This is almost 3 in 10 people without jobs who are actively looking for employment. Assuming that 1 person supports 10 immediate and extended family members, almost 30 in 100 people do not have financial means to support them. Amongst youth, this number is…

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Competing for and maximising scarce resources is part of daily operations in SMMEs. Like natural and capital resources, human resources are not available in unlimited quantities, and are therefore scarce. When you are looking for specific skills and knowledge, the gap widens even further and the cost to acquire such talent increases far above what…

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How much do you spend on your marketing activities each month? For many small businesses, this is an unfamiliar number, although your financial statements might reveal that you are in fact spending some money on marketing. Marketing, the act of gaining attention, interest and desire for your business offerings with a view to get customers…

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The barriers, first to entry and then to growth, faced by young entrepreneurs especially in Africa are real and great in number. When faced with the many obstacles in their way, such as lack of business knowledge, experience, resources, finances, age bias etc. entrepreneurship support becomes a real need that most youth businesses cannot do…

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Botswana is a land-locked country in Southern Africa with a population of about 2 million people, a sustained economic growth rate averaging 5% in the last decade and the 2nd strongest currency in Southern Africa, after Zambia. A country sustained by mining and agriculture, which according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s (GEM) 2016 report, also…

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As we are about to open applications and embark on the 2017 Anzisha Prize tour in search for a cohort of amazing, successful very young entrepreneurs (VYEs) aged 15 to 22, we reflect on the top five reasons why we love these special entrepreneurs and why we think you should too. 2016 Grand Prize winner,…

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Boot camps have their history rooted in the military where, from the 1900s, countries at war sought effective and efficient ways to train up their civilians into soldiers. This has become a sort of art, with each country’s military designing programmes that would ultimately ‘create’ the type of soldier they seek to have fighting on…

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