Minister Lindiwe Zulu launches Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator, 14 Jun

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will launch Ekurhuleni West Centre For Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator on Thursday, 14 June 2018 in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.

The Rapid Incubation programme allows student graduates an entrepreneurial platform to commercialise their vocational skills and move them from job seekers to job creators. The programme seeks to utilise the skills of TVET graduates to encourage and promote an entrepreneurship culture and providing the student incubates with the necessary tools and techniques to establish their own businesses, and thus contributing to economic growth and job creation.

The Rapid Incubation Programme is part of the Department of Small Business Development’s programme to address the issue of youth unemployment in South Africa. It is the first incubation programme in South Africa to offer seed-funding to the incubatees through structured pitching sessions which the incubatees can apply for.

Source: Government of South Africa