The Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards partner with the Wits Business School. Wits Business School is the Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of the Witwatersrand, one of the top tertiary institutes in Africa. The school offers a variety of postgraduate academic programmes and executive education programmes as well as weekly public seminars.
The Wits Business School believes in celebrating and supporting youth entrepreneurship in South Africa and on the African continent. The Executive Education unit at Wits Business School will be sponsoring the education category through short courses valued at R220,000.00
“At the heart of our mission is a commitment to support the development of agile and ethical leaders who positively impact our country and continent. This partnership provides the business school with an opportunity to enhance the skills and capabilities of young entrepreneurs and will expose them to the best in knowledge, tools, and practical application as they prepare to lead their ventures into the future,” says Yasira Cajee, the Marketing Officer of Executive Education at Wits Business School.
Here is what is included in the short course:
1. A five (5) day online Managing & Leading People short course for the sixteen (16) category winners.
2. A nine (9 month) face-to-face Management Advancement Programme (MAP) for the overall winner.
The school aims to develop leaders who can shape the future of Africa and raise the values bar on how business is done on the African continent. The young entrepreneurs are provided with a deep understanding of the complexities of doing business in Africa within a global context.
“We believe that entrepreneurs need to constantly hone their skills and work on ways to better their brands. Wits Business School has created an opportunity for these young entrepreneurs to do exactly that. They have shown constant support for young entrepreneurs and will be providing them with the tools needed to sustain a brand in the long run,” says Pat Mahlangu, the founder and CEO of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards.