Status of Enterprise Development in South Africa

Youth Entrepreneurship: The missing link in building the SA economy

“While South Africa is considered an entrepreneurial leader in sub-Saharan Africa, its weakest link in terms of its entrepreneurial ecosystem is start-up skills. This poses the question, what skills can local youth be taught, in order to improve their appetite for entrepreneurship?” 


Youth and entrepreneurship

In May 2017, the Department of Basic Education formalised a 13-year blueprint to embed practical Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Employability Training into the National School Curriculum, from grades R to 11 (grade 12 learners will focus only on their matric exams). Furthermore, the Department is eager to work with non-profits that are currently supporting youth entrepreneurship to roll out this plan.

It was against this backdrop that a panel discussion on youth and entrepreneurship took place at Trialogue’s 2017 Business in Society Conference.

The small, medium and micro enterprise sector of South Africa

This report presents a broad statistical overview of the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) of South Africa.

The impact of enterprise development in South Africa

This author discusses the findings of 'The Enterprise Report', published in July 2013, which states that the injection of billions of rands into enterprise development (ED) by the South African corporate sector has not realised its potential to impact on socioeconomic transformation, nor has this commitment accomplished the intentions of the BEE Codes.