Takura Mutemasango, MD, Chimurenga African Designs and JA South Africa Alumnus 2005
Now is the time to learn more about entrepreneurship, start businesses and employ each other.
“We, the youth of South Africa, are facing hard times. With the country experiencing economic challenges, finding employment is tough. In my opinion the solution is to work towards an economically active youth society by learning more about entrepreneurship, starting businesses and employing each other.
“I discovered my passion for entrepreneurship by completing Enterprise Programme at Junior Achievement South Africa. This is where I acquired the basic skills and know-how of running a successful business.
“It also awakened my drive to develop and promote youth enterprises. I took that discovery and started my own handbag designing company. I also serve as the Operations Officer of a youth development agency called Youth Ina City, where we believe that it is paramount that young people become custodians of their own development. The youth programmes we run are structured to motivate, educate and prepare youth who come to Johannesburg in search of education, jobs and skills and create opportunities for them in business.
“Junior Achievement is an invaluable starting point for young entrepreneurs who will be able to draw on the business and life skills they learn in the programme throughout their journey as active, contributing members of South African society.”