Keagile Maite Makgoba, Co-owner, Playtime Parties and JA South Africa Alumnus 2008
“I took part in the Enterprise Programme in 2008 and it really opened my eyes to what I was capable of achieving. Our company elected to sell party packs at our schools. There was more than one group selling the packs so we got an insight into the real world of business, where you may have a similar product to your competitors but have to devise a way to position yours differently.
“I was inspired by my JA experience and starting selling sweets and chocolates at school for extra money and it was from there that the idea to open Playtime Parties was born. I am currently studying towards my BA Corporate Communications degree but I learned all my business skills through the JASA programme. We learned important business fundamentals such as how to work with people and the steps for growing your ideas into reality.
I learnt all my business skills through the JASA programme.
“Being a student and having a business is a challenge but it is one that I will overcome as my future depends on it. The programme material I received on the Mini Enterprise Programme is always with me as it guides me in the right direction and to this day I am grateful for my JASA experience.”