Assistance for Young Entrepreneurs
The following service providers assist young entrepreneurs with the support of the Provincial Government:
Junior Achievement SA (JASA)
JASA runs three programmes encouraging youth entrepreneurship.
Enterprise Dynamics Programme
Business Establishment and Sustainability Programme (BESP)
For more information contact JASA at:
Tel: +27(11) 331 3150
National Youth Development Agency
The National Youth Development Agency helps create opportunities for youth employment and youth entrepreneurship by developing, funding and supporting effective programmes. The fund was established by the South African Government in response to the high youth unemployment in the country.
Business Development Support Voucher Programme
One of the programmes run by the National Youth Development Agency is the Business Development Support Voucher Programme. A voucher is a document given to selected clients entitling them to buy business support services from approved service providers. The target group for the voucher programme is mainly out-of-school youth between the ages 18 and 35 who require business support services to start or improve their businesses in various sectors, including tourism.
If you want to grow an existing business, you need to own at least 25% of it. You should have some experience in your field of business, and be willing to contribute R200.00 of your own money for the service you need. For help you can contact your closest NYDA branch by searching on the NYDA Branch Locator.
The vouchers are available at The NYDA branches.