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2021 Anzisha Prize Applications open as need for job creation soars during pandemic

Press Release – 15 February 2021 The Anzisha Prize launched the 2021 call for Africa’s biggest award for young entrepreneurs between, 15 and 22. Applications have now opened for the…

Very young social entrepreneurs – critical agents of change for Africa’s growth

By Neil Butcher and Associates African populations are rapidly increasing in numbers. This means that these populations are getting younger and that existing challenges, such as unemployment, are also likely…

3 Young Agripreneurs who have proven Agribusiness as a Profitable Career Choice

By Dolapo Adeyanju “I mentioned to my uncle who is a farmer that I would like to go into farming, he rejected the idea and said none of his kids…

5 lessons learnt from supporting very young entrepreneurs

(Previous Anzisha Managers’ perspectives) By: Dolapo Adeyanju Young entrepreneurs’ journeys are shaped by many interrelated factors, one of which includes working closely with program managers, educators, and investors.  While investors…

What makes the 2020 Anzisha finalists special?

By: Lionel Tarumbwa In light of the pandemic, it has become apparent that the world needs businesses that are community-focused and agile.  The makeup of the top 20 finalists this…

Anzisha Top 20: Inside the Selection Process and the Pandemic Effect

By: Lionel Tarumbwa The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on how business and organisations operate. This year’s Anzisha Top 20 selection process was no exception to the disruption of…

2020 Anzisha Prize applications launch with 10th year celebrations

PRESS RELEASE Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 February 2020 – Today, the Anzisha Prize–Africa’s premier award and fellowship for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – is excited to announce that the 2020 call…

From Zimbabwe to Egypt: Three entrepreneurs empowering youth

Around 20% of applicants for the 2015 Anzisha Prize were pursuing ventures within education and youth empowerment. Here is a sample of some of the entrants.

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in by an orphanage and sponsored to go to school.

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