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SA: Entrepreneurship the long-term solution to unemployment

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the long-term solution to South Africa’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers. “South Africa is a youthful country. The long-term solution to the nation’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs, and not a nation of job-seekers. “Empowering young people is not …

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Japan-U.S. Cooperation in African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

1. As a part of Japan-U.S. development cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a seminar on August 5th to the participants of the fifth annual AWEP International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. . The 29 Sub-Saharan African exchange participants will be …

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Twenty-nine women entrepreneurs from 26 African countries arrive in the United States this week to explore ways to expand their businesses and generate prosperity in their communities. The women in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has generated thousands of jobs and connected enterprises across Africa and the United States. The U.S. government is committed …

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Canada supports Nigeria’s efforts to promote youth entrepreneurship

Canada announces support to create jobs and opportunities in Nigeria Senator Don Meredith, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canadian support for a new project to help increase job opportunities and promote entrepreneurship among young people in Nigeria. Senator Meredith made the announcement in an address to the inaugural national …

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IBM drives innovation in South African start up community

Entrepreneur programme produces first of a kind road safety system and mobile app to help reduce road accidents  IBM announced today that its entrepreneur programme is gaining momentum in South Africa, driving innovation in the South African start up community. This programme has helped produce a new vehicle alert system and mobile application called “Road Buddy”. A first of a …

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SA: New youth agenda on the cards

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says a new agenda is needed to fight youth challenges over the next five years. Deputy Minister Manamela was speaking at the New Age Business Briefing at Fourways, on Monday morning. He said a lot of lessons have been drawn over the past five years and that going forward, all hands must be …

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IBM’s SmartCamp Competition aims to develop African Tech Innovation

The SmartCamps events are staged in more than 40 different locations around the world, bringing together investors, mentors and entrepreneurs. Winners receive mentoring, access to industry experts and technology, and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, venture capital firms and industry partners. To date, IBM has engaged with more than 1500 startups to bring new technologies to market, during which, IBM …

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Ethiopia -Women doing business in Africa seminar and Trade Mission

In partnership with the Pan-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Leading Women of Africa (LWA) will lead a trade mission to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme: Women doing business in Africa from the 27th to the 29th of August 2014. Women doing business in Africa are series of seminars and Trade Missions that bring together women entrepreneurs and …

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Hellofood wins European Tech Startup Award

Online food delivery marketplace awarded best e-commerce startup at “The Europas 2014” Hellofood, Africa’s leading online food delivery marketplace, has been selected as the best ecommerce startup at the 2014 European Tech Startup Awards “The Europas”, which took place yesterday in London. Having successfully expanded its service to over 40 countries since launching less than two years ago, the startup …

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SA: Finding opportunity in adversity – Lessons for Budding Entrepreneurs

Adversity is something none of us likes to think of, but in a moment one situation can change our entire lives. While insurance companies maximise the reality of this eventuality, most people are still completely blind-sided when adversity hits them. As a result, the obvious by-products of experiencing misfortune can be depression, a complete lack of self-esteem and even financial …

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