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One of the most significant challenges facing South African youth today is unemployment.

And with more and more youth finding it difficult to secure work, we believe that young entrepreneurs have an important role to play in creating employment opportunities for their peers.

The Branson Centre in partnership with Naspers Labs, has launched the Young Entrepreneur Development Ignite programme, an intensive accelerator programme for
businesses that are committed to
youth job creation.

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For a chance to be part of the Ignite programme,

you need to meet the following criteria.

  • You are a South African citizen, residing in South Africa.

  • You are between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.

  • Your business creates employment or has the potential to.

Preference will be given to youth who are black, female and living with disabilities.

If you meet the criteria, register your interest before 

30th September 2021.