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The Editor, Sihle Magubane, shares some of his highlights in the world of entrepreneurship in 2018.     1. African Leadership Academy shares its inaugural Learning Brief on Entrepreneurship Education   African Leadership Academy shared some emerging thinking on very young entrepreneurs which has been gathered over 10 years. My personal highlight was some of…

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by Ryan Findley & Josh Adler  African Leadership Group (ALG) is a globally referenced pioneer in experiential education. In its short 10 years, it has established one of the world’s most important secondary school (pre-university) programs through African Leadership Academy  (South Africa), and has since expanded to two African LeadershipUniversity campuses (Mauritius, Rwanda) and a…

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Entrepreneurship programs face an ongoing challenge of selecting the best candidates as beneficiaries, whilst balancing that with a need to produce results that prove a return on the investments they have made in the particular individuals they support. For the past 13 years, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has been running fellowship and scholarship programs…

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Over the past 40 years, the global narrative and outlook on Africa’s potential for economic growth have dramatically changed. Historically, countries in post-independent Africa encountered a range of internal struggles that limited the prospects of creating conducive and stable environments that propelled their citizens towards prosperity. All this sustained a view of a compromised Africa.…

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What support interventions works best to scale job-generative enterprises? This is a perennial question that few have attempted to solve conclusively- which is understandable because there is no easy way to resolve this question. Endeavor Insight and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have provided critical insights into a sub-section of entrepreneurship activity through their…

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Now in it’s 19th year, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor tracks rates of entrepreneurship across multiple phases of entrepreneurial activity. The region with the highest proportion of entrepreneurs expecting medium to high job creation(6 or more jobs in5 years) opportunities is North America (29.5%). The United States, in particular, stands out with 38.6% of entrepreneurs expecting…

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It may be the case that your child or learners have expressed a desire to explore entrepreneurship, but face one problem: They haven’t yet found an idea that they are very excited to work on for a considerable number of years. This may be due to a number of potential issues- including lack of exposure to…

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The power of one  22-year-old Vanessa Ishimwe is the only one in her family to have completed high school. She did not understand why her family had to leave her home country for the refugee camp she now calls home: the Kyaka 2 camp in Uganda. The harsh realities of her own circumstances and those…

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Editor’s interview with Claudia Makwela, mother to Ntando Makwela, a 15-year-old author, motivational speaker, and co-founder of Molo Africa, an initiative to strengthen youth involvement, tourism, and arts on the continent. She shares her experiences raising a young entrepreneur.    Sihle Magubane (SM): Can you tell us a bit about your son, Ntando and your…

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Three lessons on Shared Value from the African Leadership Academy Africa Shared Value Summit Pre-Event Dinner with Prof. Mark Kramer of Harvard Business School. The attendees included Anzisha Prize Fellows, African Leadership Academy Alumni, and Shift Social Development representatives. The conversation aimed to unpack the concept of “Creating Shared Value” in the context of doing…

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by Thokoza Mjo, Founder, Beyond the Lemonade Stand My entrepreneurial journey began a while ago. I perhaps did not see it that way at the time. When I was in high school, I was at boarding school, and part of the school policy was that we can’t sell anything to other students because we couldn’t…

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by Danie Jacobs. Parents should focus on enhancing the entrepreneurial mindset in their children — a skill that is increasingly important as young people must become less dependent on the formal job market and fend more and more for themselves in a crowded, harsh world, and as the freelance economy grows.   To be clear,…

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