HARNESSING ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL
In response to recent Finweek articles around entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship funding in South Africa (12 September edition) I’d like to comment:
Earlier this year the Youth Employment Index ( YEI) launched a laudable initiative to encourage businesses to employ and develop young South Africans. While I applaud their objective to raise awareness of the need to upskill our ur youth, I would d argue, too, that t a dedicated fo- cus on nurturing entrepreneurial skills is imperative for the growth of our economy and to fuel job creation.
The most successful entrepreneurs are those h who are highly self-motivated and able to accept failure. The problem is that entrepreneurship potential too often goes unrealised. This is partly because our education system does not encourage an