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JA South Africa | Citi Company of the Year Competition 2015 

Young business leaders from Qwaqwa, Free State Take First Place at the Inaugural Company of the Year Competition

A group of 27 excited participants descended on Johannesburg on Thursday, 1 October. Two young business leaders from each of the nine provinces, accompanied by a chaperone all had one goal in mind - to be the winning team of the inaugural JA South Africa | Citi Company of the Year Competition 2015.
Prior to their arrival in Johannesburg, the business leaders used WhatsApp messages to submit their responses to challenges, were briefed about presentation content and marketing materials to prepare, and various other methods of support offered the teams. Nthato Malope (@Nthato) from Kairos, a business that works with entrepreneurs and helps them tell better stories about their businesses, guided the young business leaders through a series of workshops to refine their final pitches to judges.

In their exhibition shells, which served as their makeshift business for the day, teams engaged a panel of judges who assessed their trade booth, their company financial reports, their business presentation and their ability to answer tough business related questions posed by the judges. The judges identified a top 5 at the end of this stage of the competition. Read more
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JA South Africa is a proud partner of Global Entrepreneurship Network and the of the Local Organising Committee of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 which will be hosted in Johannesburg.

GEW Dates for 2015: 16 - 22 November 2015

Over the past 36 years, JA South Africa has reached in excess of 400,000 learners through our experiential programmes. Many of whom go on to achieve great success as entrepreneurs and stellar employees. See their stories here

JA South Africa's Enterprise Digital Programme had been awarded the MetLife Entrepreneurial Award of $25 000 under programme innovation category. The distinguishing feature being the workspace component - interactive e-learning and the use of the use Raspberry Pi(Ed). The funds will be utilised for additional development required to allow the Raspberry Pi(Ed) to synchronise to the central server so that the programme can be marketed on a larger scale.

The Anzisha Prize of $75,000 USD for Young African Entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities.
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The winning team, Washer Washer from the Free State -  Simphiwe Mokoena, Simphiwe Gumbi, and their chaperone Pontsho Kakuli are photographed here with Karabo Denalane, Dennis Evans and Daisy Tlhapane.

The JA South Africa team proudly pose holding the Metlife Award plaque