Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth

Original article on | 28 February 2017 | by Fred Swaniker Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa […]

Kenyan youth second in seeking side hustles in Africa

Original article  on 20 | February 2017 | by Margaret Njugunah In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics.  In Nigeria and Ghana, the youth are into less conventional sectors than those mostly associated with the youth such as […]

Entries open for Youth Entrepreneurship Education Competition

Original article on | 13 February 2017 This annual competition, which is one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes, is aimed at identifying and celebrating South African secondary schools that are leading the way in entrepreneurship education. The Eskom Development Foundation works in partnership with the Education With Enterprise Trust (EWET) to bring this premier […]

Mobilising youth, greater entrepreneurship key to unlocking job creation in Africa

Original article on | 3 February 2017 | Megan Van  Wyngaardt With the continent facing a significant unemployment rate and with millions in need of jobs, local governments need to strengthen their relationships and build alliances within Group of 20 (G20) economies, but without sole reliance on its capital resources. During a South African Institute […]

How business owners can drive SA’s youth entrepreneurship levels

Original article on |16 September 2016 | The 2015/2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for South Africa shows an upsettingly low entrepreneurial involvement level among 18-to-24-year-olds, when compared to the average figure for Africa in the same age group. This is particularly alarming when considering the majority of South African school-leavers do not enter into […]

Profile on business man, Brian Mdluli

Written by Lerato Mokgoro |12 September 2016 | Youth Today introduces businessman Brian Mdluli, current CEO of SA Taxi, and owner of one of Soweto’s top 5 restaurants, Nexdor. We sat down with the “Direct marketing” brand to find out more about what’s next in his career, what inspires him and what role he plays to […]