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Policies with a Purpose: Government policies that support entrepreneurship in Africa

April 26th, 2017 by

Being an entrepreneur is pretty tough. The challenges that you face are either internal, external and in some cases, they are forces that you have…

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail – The Entrepreneurial Botswana

April 3rd, 2017 by

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…

Anzisha Applications Insights: Who Applied for Anzisha Prize 2017?

April 3rd, 2017 by

This year the Anzisha Prize received a record number of applications from across the content. Applications increased from 550 in 2016 to 831 this year….

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Learnings in Tunis

March 31st, 2017 by

The great benefit of being based at the African Leadership Academy for Anzisha is the wonderful network of young leaders we have access to across…

March 2017 Newsletter

March 31st, 2017 by

The team’s Prize Tour reflections, Anzisha Fellow updates and more youth entrepreneurial opportunities.

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Are there any young entrepreneurs in Liberia?

March 30th, 2017 by

Little is known about Liberia except that it has been a peaceful country since 2013 when the second civil war ended. This is unfortunate as…

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Why do young Kenyan entrepreneurs thrive?

March 30th, 2017 by

During this year’s Anzisha Prize tour, two of our team members, Lerato and Melissa, travelled to Nairobi to encourage young Kenyans to apply for the…

Anzisha Insights From the Prize Tour Trail: Igniting entrepreneurship by example featuring Sudan and Impact Hub

March 23rd, 2017 by

We made a few changes to the Anzisha Prize Tour experience, which have definitely allowed our experience on the ground to be more fruitful. This…

Tips for entrepreneurs for navigating a conference fruitfully

March 23rd, 2017 by

There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to attend conferences and gatherings of all sorts these days. They are generally viewed as beneficial to participate in….

Some surprising misconceptions about youth entrepreneurship in Africa, and why they matter

March 9th, 2017 by

I recently attended a very informative session hosted by African Development Bank (AfDB), sharing their newly published strategy on Jobs for Youth in Africa. The…

Anzisha Prize 2016 winner sees business grow over four-fold just months after winning the prize

March 7th, 2017 by

Last year, the Anzisha Prize judges ploughed through 550 promising applications from 32 African countries to shortlist 12 finalists, and then to crown the ultimate…

Rockstar entrepreneur Karidas Tshintsholo: from wire cars to SA textiles

March 7th, 2017 by

Karidas Tshintsholo, like most other four year olds, halted what he was doing as soon as he heard the distant and jarring jingle of the…