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JA South Africa operates solely on generous financial contributions from our funders.

Please click here if you would like to make an individual donation via givengain.

By donating to Junior Achievement South Africa you will be investing in the future of South Africa. For information regarding funding on a larger scale please email Nelly Mofokeng.


On a global, regional and local level, JA’s impact is a direct result of our partnerships and collaborations with organisations, businesses and individuals.

Our partnerships make it possible to provide these programmes at no charge to learners. Each partnership is unique, bringing customisation and growth to our existing programmes and enabling us to further our reach to additional schools and community centres.

Every year, the effects of our collaboration – through financial investment, partnership on programme offerings, mentoring, service on our board, and volunteering — enable us to transform the lives of young people, who in turn transform their communities.

JA South Africa enjoys long term relationships with a number of partners, including Investec, Transnet and Citi. We are well-placed to partner with your organisation to reach sustainable goals in youth entrepreneurship development.

Donations are tax deductible, as prescribed under Section 18A of the Act pertaining to Public Benefit Organisations.


We are calling on individuals in the communities where we host JASA programmes to get involved as mentors. If you are an entrepreneur or a career person in a field that could assist emerging businesses, please volunteer your services.

We have flexible options ranging from participating in an occasional session to being involved on a monthly, bi-monthly or weekly basis (for the duration of a programme, which can last up to around seven months.) You can  indicate if you would prefer to mentor on an in-school or out-of-school programmes. Additional once-off mentoring opportunities include field trips to your business or providing a job shadow experience.

For the latter half of 2018, JASA is looking for mentors  for the Youth Enterprise Development Programme, for out-of-school youth, and the Enterprise Academy Programme, targeting Grade 11s. Programmes are run by carefully selected and fully trained facilitators, with mentors providing advice and support to participants, during the sessions. JASA will also be piloting entrepreneurship clubs at selected schools nationwide and mentors could come on board to facilitate them. We will also be enlisting mentors later this year for programmes starting in 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a JA South Africa mentor, please fill in the online form by clicking here.


If you are interested in becoming a JA South Africa facilitator, please contact Michael Cekiso.

“JA is unrivaled globally” CitiBank CEO – 30 year partnership
"Although entrepreneurship is meant to form part of the secondary school curriculum, it is taught neither widely nor effectively enough - a situation which must be addressed as entrepreneurial education and training is one factor that has been shown to have a significant impact on entrepreneurial attitudes and aspirations. This can be addressed by improving the training in business skills offered at school level..."

Tracking Entrepreneurship in South Africa: A GEM Perspective, Herrington,M.; Kew,J.; Kew,P.

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