News & Announcements

This page contains a list of news and announcements about the Anzisha Prize’s happenings.

Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

November 6th, 2018 by

  Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa…

Winners of 2018 Anzisha Prize announced at gala event in Johannesburg, South Africa

October 25th, 2018 by

2018 Anzisha Prize winners Joan Nalubega (left), Alhaji Siraj Bah (middle) and Melissa Bime (right) “We believe in you more than we believe in politicians.”…

Twenty of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs will compete for a share of US$100,000 cash prize

October 2nd, 2018 by

  Mastercard Foundation and the African Leadership Academy Welcome the 2018 Anzisha Prize Finalists Twenty of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs will compete for a share of…

2018 Anzisha Prize applications launch with youth entrepreneurship tour and talks across Africa

February 15th, 2018 by

Learn from Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs under 25 Johannesburg, South Africa 5 March 2018 – The annual Anzisha Prize has launched the 2018 call for…

2017 Anzisha Media Prize Release

November 10th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize honors journalists, radio personalities and TV broadcasters from across Africa with the Anzisha Media Prize. Recognizing the immense potential for media partners to…

Young Emerging Entrepreneurs Share Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Premier Award for Young Entrepreneurs

October 25th, 2017 by

22 year old, Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate from Cote D’Ivoire takes Anzisha Grand Prize African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce that…

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…

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….

And across Africa we go for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Tour

February 22nd, 2017 by

Every year, when Anzisha Prize applications open, we hit the road to find Africa’s top youngest entrepreneurs during the Anzisha Prize Tour. The Anzisha Prize…

Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurs opens applications for 2017

February 15th, 2017 by

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation today launched the 2017 call for applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s award for youth entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape. Fifteen of Africa’s most promising business and social entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, receive ongoing business consulting services, and connect to a global network of leaders.

Agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha grand prize for African youth entrepreneurship

October 27th, 2016 by

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Judging Panel for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

The Anzisha Prize is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2016 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The…