Message From Our MD

If South Africa is to make a meaningful dent in the employment deficit, especially for young people, the answer lies in the small business sector and entrepreneurship.

Nurturing entrepreneurial thinking at an early age and preparing the 21st century learner for the world of work is at the heart of what we do at Junior Achievement. This is where innovation, creativity and solutions to some of our most pressing societal challenges come from.

We believe that our mission to develop self-sufficient and socially responsible future leaders aligns perfectly with the National Development Plan

 (NDP) vision to create 11 million new jobs by 2030 by investing in programmes that support disadvantaged young people to achieve financial independence and security.

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WHO WE ARE

JA South Africa prepares young Africans for the 21st century workforce by educating them in entrepreneurial skills, work readiness and financial literacy. JA South Africa equips Africa’s youth with the knowledge and skills to start their own businesses, to succeed in the global job market, and to make sound financial decisions as adults.

OUR VISION

We are the platform of opportunity for every young person

OUR MISSION

To be the catalyst for every young person's entrepreneurial journey through our experiential programmes

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Purposefully crafting opportunity makers

VALUES

  • Purposeful - We have a firm commitment to creating #opportunitymakers
  • Responsive - We react quickly and positively to opportunities in our environment
  • Bold - We are courageous and daring in our mission to create a culture of #opportunitymakers
  • Aware - We are knowledgeable and informed about the environment in which we operate
  • Professional – We perform to the best of our abilities and in so doing, meet and exceed expectations of delivery
  • Accountable - We are responsible and diligent in our approach to our work.

PATRONS

Wendy Luhabe

Social Entrepreneur

Dolly Mokgatle

Executive Director
PEOTONA GROUP HOLDINGS

NON-EXECUTIVE

Mohale Ralebitso

Board Chair
JA South Africa
Chief Executive Officer
RALCO INVESTMENT

Humeira Choonar

Human Resource Development Consultant

Eric Mabuza

Attorney
MABUSA ATTORNEYS

Karabo Denelane

Chief Executive Officer
TBWA/HUNT LASCARIS

Duduzile Nchoba

Partner, Management Consulting
PSP-ICON

Sthembiso Tshabalala

Associate
African Corporate Finance

Zodwa Pakade

Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Student Funding
MANAT

Mark Elliot

Division President Southern Africa
MASTERCARD

Peter Crawley

Country Officer & Managing Director of Treasury & Trade SolutionsSouth Africa
CITI

Mpume Langa

Regional Executive
Kwa-Zulu Natal
BIDVEST BANK

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Nelly Mofokeng

Managing Director

Mororiseng Nyathi

Financial Director

Michael Cekiso

Programmes Manager

Bernadette Bule

Marketing and Communications Manager

Mashudu Mabela

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator