Meet the next generation of 5 young female entrepreneurs

In the quest of helping 5 young females empower themselves this Women's Month, The Fix SDC Learnership Programme is excited to announce a handful of young female entrepreneurs chosen to be part of this year's life-changing scholarship initiative.

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Working to boost South Africa’s up and coming female entrepreneurs, social enterpreneur and broadcaster, Fix Moeti, from 5FM announced this week the completion of the selection process for the The Fix SDC Learnership Programme.

The program welcomed over 100 applications from young, aspiring entrepreneurs, most of which come from disadvantaged communities.

Moeti, founder of The Fix Scholarship – now in its 7th year of existence – created the scholarship program to help groom the next generation of female social entrepreneurs.  

‘It all came down to the best 5 applicants. Congratulations to Andile, Darnell, Tshegofastho, Nonkhululeko and Lesego. We’re looking forward to an incredible journey of growth with each of them,’ she said, adding: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” 

Winners: next generation of young female entrepreneurs

Andile Alexius Mnguni

Social entrepreneur, Andile Alexius, who is registered for a higher certification in Project Management, works in her community with ROAR SA, an organisation which empowers children through public speaking, thus helping raise the next generation of well-thought leaders on their quest to better the lives of people in marginalized, disadvantaged communities.

Darnell Reed Dhavaran

Home school teacher, Darnell Reed Dhavaran, has enrolled for a Project Management NQF Level 4 course. The youngster wants to dedicate her time investing in the future of our country by boosting access to technology. She dreams of creating an app that both teachers and students can use as a platform for learning and gaining insight.

Busi Tshegofatso Mdluli

Busi Tshegofatso Mdluli, who is about to complete an NQF Level 4 couse in Technical Support, volunteers her time at a youth development organization where she motivates young people to believe in themselves and strive to become the better versions of  themselves. She believes that youth unemployment is the biggest issue in our country and is committed to making a change.

Lesego Desree Masinga

Small business owner, Lesego Desree Masinga, a Business Admin (NQF Level 3) student, is an aspiring entrepreneur who recently started a small business selling essential items. She will use this opportunity to further her business skills like creating business plans, registering her own company, learning how to deal with conflict in a workplace and improve on the characteristics of a great entrepreneur.

Nonkululeko Khumalo

A budding entrepreneur, Nonkululeko Khumalo is working towards completing her Business Admin (NQF Level 3) studies.

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