JASA 2009 Alumnus Zaza Motha is the founder of POUT

JASA 2009 Alumnus Zaza Motha is the founder of POUT

It is important to have passion for what you do because tough times and challenges will present themselves.

“I was exposed to Junior Achievement South Africa through a Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development programme.  JASA’s programme gave me solid business principles but most importantly it was practical in its approach. Running a T-shirt printing business within a team of people with different views taught me how to separate personal emotions from business and to lead with confidence. Doing the JASA programme also proved to me that I can actually run my own business, manage a team and resources while delivering while making profit. 

“After completing the JASA programme, I went back to work as a journalist ,with a plan to learn the skills necessary within the corporate environment to run a business, as I felt that building on the experience that I had would make me a better business leader. I worked with resilience and an undying passion, remaining focused on my end goal. 

“When I felt that I had sufficient experience and was ready to move on I did so and launched POUT, a self-empowerment movement for young women, which is based on my life experience as a young woman in South Africa. 

“Junior Achievement taught me that it is important to surround yourself with people who are positive or who believe in your vision. POUT is my legacy. It is a forum to help young women realise their full potential by sharing inspiring stories, information and opportunities to reach their dreams, just as JASA helped me on my path to success.

Find out more about POUT and why Motha embarked on this journey by clicking here.

Recruitment is open for five Transnet-funded Youth Enterprise Development programmes in North West, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape

Recruitment is open for five Transnet-funded Youth Enterprise Development programmes in North West, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape

Transnet will be funding five Youth Enterprise Development Programmes, for out of school youth, to be run at the following community centres:

North West

  • Rustenburg and Klerksdorp at the PASA and Kgatelapele Skills Development Centres
  • Contact JASA North West Agent Zipporah Segabetla: 0824847673


  • River Cross Village, Civil Society Development Initiative
  • Contact JASA Limpopo Agent James Sekele: 0714008535

Eastern Cape

  • Buffalo City, East London, Mdantsane Youth Centre
  • Contact JASA Eastern Cape Agent Lulama Sidloyi: 0761977541

Western Cape

  • Mitchells Plain, Masakhe Youth Centre
  • Contact JASA Western Cape Agent Elena Meyer: 0827806280

Do you fulfil the following criteria?

  • Do you live close enough to one of these centres to commit to attending the programme once or twice a week for the next six months?
  • Are you between 18 and 35?
  • Are you out of school – unemployed or self-employed?
  • Do you have Grade 10 education or up?
  • Are you able to read and write in English?
  • Are you unsure of how to start a business but you have an idea?
  • Or, have you started a business but are struggling to develop it?

If this describes you, then Transnet invites you to apply for the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Youth Enterprise Development Programme.

This course will empower you to pursue your business ideas in 20 incubator-style sessions that take you through the process of starting up, developing, and managing your own business. The insights you gain into what makes a business successful will then be applied. You will:

  • Develop your product or service 
  • Plan your business and create business functions
  • Carry out operations planning and management
  • Take control of the finances and learn about funding options
  • Create a strong brand
  • Learn to sell and market and how to apply market research
  • Improve your interpersonal skills
  • Gain confidence to pursue your dreams and become an opportunity maker.

If you want to apply, don’t delay, contact the agent in your area as soon as possible since the programmes will commence this month.

Graduates will receive an NQF level 4 Seta Accredited Youth Enterprise Development Certificate.

Youth Enterprise Development Programme in Cato Manor, KZN, in 2017