YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMME (YEP) FAREWELL GALA DINNER 23 MAY 2013 PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: LINDA DLOVA, NYDA COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE MANAGER
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Registration and welcome drinks with canapés Welcoming and opening – Linda Dlova, NYDA Communications Executive Manager (plated starter on the table) Address by IBA-Global President, Emiley Vollmer Former YEP candidate, Tuming Lee 2013 YEP candidate Address by Svulupo Basillicata Italy, Rafaele Ricuitti NYDA Chief Financial Officer, Khathu Ramukumba Musical item and main course buffet Vote of thanks Dessert and DJ
Ms. Linda Dlova Programme Director Executive Manager of Communications at NYDA
Mr. Khathu Ramukumba Chief Financial Officer of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)
Ms. Emiley Vollmer President of IBA Global and founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Programme.
Mr. Raffeale Ricuitti Head of Business Development at Sviluppo Basilicata SpA Italy. Host Partner for the Young Entrepreneurs Programme.
Message From NYDA C EO NYDA CEO, Steven Ngubeni The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is once again pleased to support the Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP), an initiative which offers aspiring and established South African entrepreneurs a chance to absorb business skills and knowledge from top international entrepreneurs.
Creating an environment where aspiring and established entrepreneurs can flourish can therefore not be the responsibility of a single entity. The public and private sector, civil society and young people and South Africans in general all have an important role to play.
Statics South Africa recently reported that the unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 25.20%. This is an alarming statistic considering that young people are the largest unemployed group, hence the “ticking time bomb” has become a common phrase that is used to highlight the strong possibility of a youth uprising due to the high levels of unemployment in South Africa.
To the 2013 participants of YEP I want to encourage you to grab this opportunity with both hands because there are many other young people who would love to be in your shoes. Make the necessary sacrifices, put in the hours, absorb as much as you can from your seasoned mentors and inject those skills into your business so that you can grow your business, contribute towards the South African economy and create jobs.
Entrepreneurship therefore plays a key role in creating jobs and alleviating South Africa’s high unemployment rate and initiatives such as YEP go a long way in encouraging a culture on entrepreneurship. A 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report however found though that only 7% of South Africans aged 18-24 and 10% aged 2534 were entrepreneurs. These figures were low compared with other Brics countries, except for Russia.
YEP Gala 2013
In the words of Thomas Edison, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
â€˜The NYDA funded my business and I am now living my dreamâ€™ Dineo Moloi, J4X Clothing We have assisted thousands of young people through providing business finance, business development services, entrepreneurship training, mentorship and business linkages to realise their entrepreneurial dream. Talk to us about your business and become the next entrepreneur to receive our support.
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www.yepstars.com OUR YOUTH. OUR FUTURE.
Message From YEP founder IBA Global President & YEP founder, Emiley Vollmer There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a “survival trap” that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. YEP has a breakthrough business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly, successfully, and profitably. Drawing from our immense on-theground experience in Africa’s most challenging business environments, YEP shows how companies can overcome the Survival Trap mindset that breeds dependence, mistrust, and failure.
YEP Gala 2013
The problem of poverty cannot be encapsulated in the number of people living on less than R20 per day and the solution does not lie in the delivery of aid through the redistribution of resources. The solution lies in the productive capacity of the human person, made in the image of God with His divine creative spark. It’s time to toss away the donor-recipient model of the past, sink our teeth into the complexity instead of oversimplifying it, and make the shift toward partnership models that value the creative potential of our brothers and sisters in the developing world. We would like to wish all the YEP candidates best of luck in all that they do and it is our wish to see them succeed
Our YEPStars NAME Terry Bogopane Mpho Majenge Tebogo Mashego Zaheer Moola Masutane Madjadji Neo Kuaho Ontiretse Mosiane Zimkhitha Mqutheni Leena Shimpanda Maruthu Mokalapa Khensani Peters Qiniso Mazubane Thabo Nakadi Maphuti Kgomo Anele Ganca Guglethu Ndwandwe Lindiwe Dibatana Gavin Mkhabela Neo Mongale Morena Mohale Zahier Davids Simphiwe Ntlantsana Maloti Mothobi Mudau Livhuwani Sharon Ndlovu
COMPANY Kgokagano Communications Glasscode Data Solutions Diep K Steel & Aluminium Z Creations Cultural Tourism & Media Youth Development through IT Mass Media Corporate Youth Communication
Ukhangiso Communication Mono Transport Manniken Engineering Ntshovela Cakes Ndiza Information Systems Mahadi Financial Services UNB Tours Internet CafĂŠ & Coffee Shop Ndwandwe Investments Lonkama Sales & Marketing GavCare Cleaning Waste for Cash ICT Consultancy Fly Wheel Bikes Ntlantsana Accountants and Auditors Strato & Strato Concept Store Waste Recycling Innovation (Pty) LTD SpaWellness Concept www.yepstars.com
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