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The DBSA Entrepreneurship Centre is an exciting initiative started by Deutsche Bank in 2008 to promote the emergence and development of Black owned and managed financial services entities.
Based at DBSA Sandton, it provides aspiring Black entrepreneurs in financial services with the necessary infrastructure to start and develop aspirational and inspirational businesses over a two to three year period.
Rising unemployment in South Africa especially among the youth is one of the biggest challenges. But one social entrepreneur is actively finding eco solutions, and is not only convinced there's a rich future in township recycling, but also that he can generate jobs. CGTN's Julie Scheier reports
London Business School is having an impact in South Africa through the Global Business Experiences (for MBA students), the International Assignments (for EMBA students), and through its more than 200 alumni based in the region. In this video, we look in more detail at the impact on Moses' business of the teaching of entrepreneurial skills offered by students as part of the Global Business Experience.
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Panelists Clem Sunter and Kokkie Kooyman, forum Chair Alex Perry and facilitator Eleni Giokos engage in lively debate on the subject of entrepreneurship in Africa and South Africa, covering the current status quo, access to capital and SA labour regulations.
Sunter believes job creation in a first world economy will not solve unemployment problems in South Africa, "it's what we do with the second universe economy." What matters the vast majority of South Africans, Sunter argues, is how they run small businesses - "that's how you will create an inclusive economy."
Perry agrees, noting that there is a labour force in Africa of about 350 million, with less than a third of that in formal jobs. "250 million are mom and pop stores in the townships and so on. Over the next ten years that labour force is going to grow another 120 million, and even if every government in Africa does the perfect policy to create jobs, there are still 50 million extra in the work-force who don't have formal employment." The priority therefore has to be in creating an enabling environment for small business.
Giokos questions how this market will get access to credit to grown their businesses.
Kooyman lists successful case studies in Thailand and Korea where the government has subsidised banks when they give credit to entrepreneurs.
Sunter counters with the argument that a lot of small business don't like borrowing money to start businesses, preferring the venture capital model where the risk is shared by an investor. "I do feel that we need to put as much effort into creating a venture capital network as we do into providing a backup for the banks." He also points out the need in SA to relax the labour laws in terms of hiring and firing in businesses below a certain size, then thousands of entrepreneurs would take on additional people. "They fear they're going to spend time in the CCMA (The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995) and away from their business."
Filmed at The Insiders forum, 09 October 2012 at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sbusiso Leope - Dj Sbu spoke at 67CEOs Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 Sponsored by Exxaro Resources. The GEW2018 Theme is Advancing Inclusive Ecosystem
He's popularly known as DJ Sbu, is a DJ, Producer, Best Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, TV & Radio Host, Businessman & Philanthropist thrives on giving back to the youth of Africa. He is considered by many as an African youth icon (https://youtu.be/JV-FJM-nSLg)Recently named South Africa's 2017 Trailblazer Of The Year, Sbu Leope boasts many accolades as an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Speaker, Author & Entertainer.
Thank you Exxaro Resources for sponsoring 67CEOs Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 Advancing Inclusive Ecosystem.
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Anna Phosa, two time winner of the department of agriculture's female farmer of the year started her pig farm with only four pigs. She now has a contract with retail giant Pick 'n Pay worth a staggering R25 million. We recently visited Anna's farm to find out more about her secret to entrepreneurial success.
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Bloemfontein, 21 April 2015 - Small business owners in the Free State have been given the opportunity to learn from Chinese business and government investors.
The Free State government says it is part of efforts to improve exchange and cooperation agreements between South African and China.
Entrepreneurship is usually touted as being key in securing a future for South African youth.
You may be wondering why.
Some studies seem to have the answer.
One of them is the P.P.S Student Confidence Index survey.
It reveals that 62 per cent of the participants in the survey are confident in exploring entrepreneurial opportunities upon graduation.
This appears to suggest that there is a need for tertiary institutions to actively promote entrepreneurship as an attractive and viable career opportunity.
But then, what about having tertiary institutions that place particular emphasis in refining entrepreneurial skills?
Well, a group of young visionaries has taken this to heart.
They are involved in the establishment of the Africa Cooperatives University of South Africa…
For more, I spoke with Ma-son-wabe Fuma.
He is the university's Co-Founder and Director for Communication, Administration and Public Affairs.
As well as Sizwe M-kwanazi.
He is also a Co-Founder and Director for the Planning and Programming at the Africa Cooperatives University of South Africa.
Sizwe is currently at Oxford University in London, in the United Kingdom and he joined us via Skype…Let us take a look at how that interview went...
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