Youth Entrepreneurs Step Up 2 Social Challenges & Win Big
Government officials, key private and public sector stakeholders, media and the winning young entrepreneurs from the far corners of South Africa gathered at a glittering celebration of The 2017 Step Up 2 a Start Up Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, which took place at the Southern Sun Hotel in Arcadia. The awards are a culmination of a 5-month entrepreneurship development programme and competition for secondary school learners, made possible by key sponsors Standard Bank, Sasol and the MTN Foundation, amongst others. With input from industry leaders and experts, the Top 9 entrepreneurial teams who demonstrated the most innovative social or environmental business model were selected through a national competition and 3-stage adjudication process. Speaking to Teboho Mafodi at the event was Minister of Small Business Development - Lindiwe Zulu, Standard Bank Senior Marketing Manager in Retail Banking - Thisile Mtyeku, Primestars GM - Nkosinathi Moshoana, and Standard Bank Step Up 2 a Start Up influencers.
Teboho Mafodi looks at the creative industry with a focus on markets. He's joined by Karabo Songo, Group Founder and CEO of Olive Communications, as well as Yandisa Sokhanyile from Xanopia Women's Group to enlighten us on the creative solution their partnership with Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network has brought to Africa.
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Ellis and Arnie are joined by Dylan James, director of Entrepreneur Expo to discuss the state of entrepreneurship. They also discuss the apparent paralysis in the government and in the private sector including recent chaotic scenes from parliament and the board room brawl at PPC (A major cement company).