“Economic junk status downgrade or not, youth led enterprise and development organization, Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator AMEHA will save South African youth’s future, economy and restore local and international investor confidence.”
Those are the words of the revered leader, Tshepo Future Mabuya whose company, AMEHA that will be hosting a financial management and capacity building training workshops for youth led businesses on the 22nd and 23rd of April at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein Free State.
Mabuya and his co-business partners at AMEHA (Simon Molefi, Lebohang Matlabe, Sipho Twala and Mamotsoane Ntjepela) have partnered with one of South Africa’s leading financial service provider, Capitec Bank Foundation, a reputable South African business industry key stakeholder, Black Management Forum , a thought leadership movement that trains young leaders in schools, Giants of Success and one of South Africa’s leading corporate social investment company, Tshikululu Social Investments
The aim of the event is to equip young entrepreneurs with soft skills in financial management and report as well as internal control. The high-end business occasion will see the attendees treated to a lively programme of presentations, panel discussions and seminars, all led by local, provincial and national top business experts and specialists.
Financial literacy and life skills workshop by Capitec Bank Foundation is one of the notable highlight of the two days business event. All participants upon completion of the workshop will be awarded with Certificates of Completion. Discussions will be centred personal financial management, on how entrepreneurs should be well acquainted with the various trade intricacies and breaking new business grounds viable strategies.
Attendees consist of all clients who have made use of the services of the accelerator since 2014. Most importantly a majority of the attendees will include young people who are running SMME’s and NPO’s.
AMEHA provides services like business boot camps, social entrepreneurship exchange summits, youth entrepreneurship festivals, company registrations, brand development, The company has already helped develop over 60 youth led SMME’s, cooperatives. The company co-founders are working on establishing an NPO-SMME Mentorship Programme for its clients where clients can get first hand Mentorship and guidance from well established companies and Non Profits.
The five social entrepreneurs/ founders believe that the term “economic freedom in our lifetime” will no longer be a lovely political point scoring rhetoric. Their company is committed to building sustainable youth-led SMME’s, Cooperatives, as well as public benefit organizations that will be scalable as well as ones that will make an impact while making profit be it individual profit in the case of SMME’s or social profit in the case of public benefit organizations.
According to the Black Management Forum Student Chapter Free State Chairperson: “Partnering with AMEHA is important because this is a stepping stone to championing our vision of developing managerial leadership and we hope to achieve our vision of changing the state of our economy. “Mabuya explained the logic behind the event “What inspired us to host this event is to spark a culture of saving before consumption and bit consumption before saving which is the current trend which has led to so many people resorting to loan sharks. We also realized that many Entrepreneurs are not good with managing their finances.” he said.
Giants of Success NPC also relish the invitation to partner with AMEHA. Giants of Success NPC said Lebohang Matlabe President “We aim to build Giants out of our students that we train at schools universities and colleges. The purpose behind partnering with AMEHA on this event is because it is a very important programme that will develop financial literacy amongst entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. What we hope to achieve through this programme is to build financially smart entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who will build financial smart SME’s and NPOs who will become Giants of financial freedom.”
The expected attendees of the inaugural entrepreneurial event include seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs from all over. According to organizers, the unprecedented demand and overwhelming public positive hype of the upcoming event is testament to the importance that small businesses play in South Africa. It shows that aspiring entrepreneurs have a thirst for the knowledge and practical tools that will help them succeed.
Members of the public who want to be part of the event are advised to visit website Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator www.ameha.co.za or contact the event organizers on firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter at @AmehaLtd of Facebook: Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator. Alternatively they can call Tshepo Future Mabuya on 0739414565 or fax 086 725 7099