Africa’s Youth at the Forefront of Africa’s Digital Revolution

August 29th, 2017 by

Disruptive digital innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.  So how are Africa’s young entrepreneurs contributing and getting…

3 things you need to know about the Rise of Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

August 29th, 2017 by

Did you know that Africa’s youth population is set to more than double by the year 2055? Yes, you read that correctly, double, in less…

Strong Anzisha applications and recent investments signal dynamism of African youth entrepreneurship sector

August 28th, 2017 by

The 2017 application season was extremely strong and competitive for the Anzisha prize.  Over 800 young entrepreneurs submitted applications from across the continent.  These young…

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Take on Bold Challenges

August 24th, 2017 by

  Click here to view full matrix For the past 7 years, the Anzisha Prize has reviewed thousands of business ventures in order to find…

Fifteen Emerging Young African Entrepreneurs Will Put Their Talent to Work on the Continent

August 14th, 2017 by

Hailing from 14 countries, promising finalists to share US$100,000 Anzisha Prize 2017, Africa’s premier award for her youngest entrepreneurs JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Fifteen young…

Be the 4 in 7: Build businesses that Create jobs

August 12th, 2017 by

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…

July 2017 Newsletter

July 31st, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize Monthly Digest July 2017 Edition Greetings from Johannesburg, It is officially winter in South Africa, but our hearts are smiling even in this cold…

3 Fundamental actions for youth entrepreneurship support in Africa

July 25th, 2017 by

Over two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans are under 25. This is also the same group that experiences chronic underemployment. A lot, perhaps too much emphasis has…

How to find and keep good employees (when you can’t pay more money)

July 25th, 2017 by

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…

Mixed Livelihoods: An increasing option for young African entrepreneurs!

July 25th, 2017 by

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….

June 2017 Newsletter

July 13th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize Monthly Digest June 2017 Edition Warm greetings from Johannesburg, Welcome to our latest newsletter, the sixth for this year, all of which we hope…

May 2017 Newsletter

July 13th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize Monthly Digest May 2017 Edition Warm greetings from Johannesburg, We hope that you have all been doing well. It’s unbelievable but we are almost…