News & Announcements

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

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by…

2016 Finalists for Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award, Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

August 29th, 2016 by

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25th AUGUST 2016 African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for…

Anzisha Prize Introduces a New Category to Honour Drivers of African Youth Entrepreneurship in Media

July 26th, 2016 by

After five years of celebrating youth entrepreneurs across Africa, the Anzisha Prize is adding a category to honour young media professionals devoted to telling the…

North Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping for a share of $100,000

April 29th, 2016 by

While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Portuguese-speaking Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping to make it big

April 28th, 2016 by

This year the Anzisha Prize has seen a notable increase in applicants from Portuguese-speaking African countries – mainly Mozambique and Angola.

Anzisha Prize increases award to $100,000 and adds $7,500 fellowship; 2016 applications and nominations now open

March 2nd, 2016 by

After five years of success, the Anzisha Prize is investing further to find, celebrate and expand the award to the very youngest entrepreneurs in Africa.

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

February 11th, 2016 by

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, this week published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa.

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015 wants to solve the jobs crisis

December 9th, 2015 by

We talk to Anzisha’s Grand Prize winner from Nigeria about how he got into entrepreneurship and the problems he wants to solve.

Nigerian job placement technology entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize

November 18th, 2015 by

The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship.

Stellar keynote speaker and judges lined up for Anzisha Prize 2015 Africa youth entrepreneurship awards

November 3rd, 2015 by

The Anzisha Prize is proud to announce a celebrated youth advocate as keynote speaker for Anzisha Prize Awards Gala for 2015.

Meet Africa’s top young entrepreneurs for 2015

September 17th, 2015 by

Here are this year’s top 12 finalists for the Anzisha Prize, and why they deserve to be in the running for the title of Africa’s top young entrepreneur in 2015.

Francophone Africa’s young contenders for the Anzisha Prize

September 9th, 2015 by

Three young entrepreneurs from francophone Africa who applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize.