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How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 20 December 2016

How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

Project Demo’s parliamentary correspondent, Sheilan Clarke recently attended  a youth unemployment summit help at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  in the Eastern Cape. It was here and back in Cape Town she spoke young people trying to find solutions to youth unemployment. Here are some of their suggestions. If you have solutions you want...

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Young online entrepreneurs killing it in SA

by: Lerato Motsiri - 7 September 2016

Young online entrepreneurs killing it in SA

South Africa has 13 million Facebook users, 7.4 million users on Twitter, 8.28 million Youtube subscribers and 2.68 million users on Instagram. To some these are just numbers, but to the five young people below, they hold power. This is how they’re using social media and the Internet to run businesses virtually.   1. Instagram Tasmiyah Haffejee is a...

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So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

by: Lerato Motsiri - 5 August 2016

So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in choosing a career by featuring a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field.  This week we speak to Bheki Nkosi (26), an educational entrepreneur who attended the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and runs a start-up called Eventful...

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How 2 Kenyan brothers used tech to make motorcycle taxi drivers safer

by: Contributor - 22 July 2016

How 2 Kenyan brothers used tech to make motorcycle taxi drivers safer

When motorcycle taxis known as boda boda were introduced in Kenya, it was to address the country’s permanently gridlocked traffic. In Nairobi, a city where travelling anywhere involves being stuck in a traffic jam, boda bodas save time. But 16 years later, the motorcycles have earned a reputation as death traps. However, what’s become mobile...

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These 16 young South Africans are doing amazing things that you should know about

by: Live Staff - 15 June 2016

These 16 young South Africans are doing amazing things that you should know about

You’ve probably never heard of most of these young people who are doing amazing things in their fields. We bring you musicians, poets, entrepreneurs, innovators, and the like, who you should know. In no particular order:     Samantha Ngcolomba (lawyer) Samantha Ngcolomba is using law to tackle gender disparities. Her business, Lady Liberty, is a...

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How to get more women into the tech industry

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 26 August 2015

How to get more women into the tech industry

American social entrepreneur Netia McCray (25) is the founder of youth-focused social enterprise Mbadika. The organisation hosts engineering workshops where children are taught basic engineering principles by making simple DIY kits. In South Africa, McCray has taught young South Africans how to make low-cost, solar-powered USB chargers. The chargers are made from a solar panel,...

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5 exciting female African social entrepreneurs

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 19 August 2015

5 exciting female African social entrepreneurs

Beyoncé was onto something when she said that girls run the world. There are plenty of women on the continent doing the most exciting social entrepreneurship work. While challenges still exist, there are plenty who are making a big impact and contributing to the continent’s development. Here are five of them. 1 Thato Kgathlanye In...

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Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

by: Rebabaletswe Shai - 13 July 2015

Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

I was at a party in the East of Johannesburg some time ago where the place was filled with interesting young people. But only one person left a lasting impression on me, even though I hardly said a word to her the whole night, because of her gorgeous hair. I later found out that her...

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Awethu Project providing youth entrepreneurship training in our lifetime

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 10 June 2015

Awethu Project providing youth entrepreneurship training in our lifetime

Youth entrepreneurship training in our lifetime! Founded by Yusuf Randera-Rees in 2009, the Awethu Project has made it their personal mission to revolutionize the economy by solving the problem of the “Missing Middle”. According to the Awethu Project website, “In high-income countries, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are responsible for over 50% of GDP and...

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Entrepreneurship alive in fashion

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 2 May 2015

Entrepreneurship alive in fashion

Entrepreneurship have contributed immensely to the economy of our country. It’s delightful to know that among these entrepreneurs, women are now being recognized as part of these extensive contributors. One woman in particular, Roxy Farrera, has worked hard as an entrepreneur within the fashion industry to make a name for herself. She is the owner...

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