News & Announcements

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


September 16th, 2019 by

Meet Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs whose ideas are reimagining the future of the continent. Johannesburg, South Africa – After months of searching the African continent, the Anzisha…

The Anzisha Scenario – A future where students of high potential choose entrepreneurship as a career

April 2nd, 2019 by

April 15, 2019, will hopefully mark the day a new phrase enters popular discourse about how our economic futures could play out. The term “4th…

Two Anzisha fellows recognised as emerging leaders for the Skoll World Forum 2019

April 2nd, 2019 by

Skoll World Forum 2019: Recognizing Emerging Leaders Ariane Campbell and Erin Harrington 19 March 2019 As we look forward to next month’s Skoll World Forum, the…

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…