Bridging The Unemployment Gap For South African Women!
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Bridging the unemployment gap and teaching young South African women key fundamental entrepreneurship skills!


Johannesburg, South Africa (07 December 2021) – Mastercard has teamed up with Junior Achievement South Africa to help bridge the unemployment gap and teach young South African women key fundamental entrepreneurship skills to equip them in running, managing and maintaining successful businesses.

It is no secret that the South African labour force has been struggling and has experienced more woes due to the negative impact of the covid-19 pandemic. As it stands statistics show that the unemployment rate is currently 32,6% and 46,4% of the population referred to in this statistic are actually young people aged 15 –35. A serious cause for concern.

Brent Lindeque is joined today by Kamini Redhi, who is the Marketing and Communications Director at Mastercard Southern Africa alongside Nelly Mofokeng, Managing Director at JASA to discuss how the two organisations have teamed up to be a force for good, helping young women entrepreneurs open and grow their small businesses.

Listen to the interview below:

Mastercard has made a commitment to bring 1 billion individuals into the formal economy by 2025, with a focus on reaching 25 million women entrepreneurs. Meet Ayesha Isaacs, a small business owner & hear more about how she’s been empowered by JASA and Mastercard:

Sources: Mastercard | Jacpod | Good Things Guy 
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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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