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High school learners shine through entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement (JA) South Africa held its South African Company of the Year competition on 5th October 2023 in Johannesburg. After nine months of training and coaching by JA South Africa facilitators and other consultants on entrepreneurship – from ideation phase all the way to sales and distribution – high school learners (16-18 years old) represented their provinces for the top spot in the Company of the Year (COY) Competition themed Breaking Barriers.

Breaking Barriers signifies a focus on overcoming challenges, pushing boundaries, and defying limitations in the pursuit of excellence. The competition brought together 15 young learners from across the country to showcase their businesses and demonstrate their teamwork, innovation, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

The top three teams were from programmes that Ninety One funded through our partnership with the Entrepreneurship Development Trust (EDT).

Last updated: February, 2024