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Finlit Challenge – Winners | Video | Pictures

The UWC FinLit Challenge was about students redesigning the financial literacy experience of young adults aged 18-25 years. The challenge was offered by Metropolitan’s (MMI Foundation), in partnership with UWC Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and Innovate South Africa.

It created an opportunity for students to bring their voice and perspective to a very pertinent issue in South Africa. Financial Literacy, which is a vital need among young adults in South Africa in order to improve their financial security and avoid the debt trap so prevalent in the country. There is a particular gap in knowledge among young adults after they leave home and are required to be financially independent as they become less reliant on their parents or guardians.

 

 

 

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YouthStartCT 2018 entrepreneurial challenge

Do you have an innovative idea for creating employment in your community?

The #YouthStartCT Challenge serves as an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs aged from 18 to 35. The main aim of the competition is to contribute to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

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Finlit Challenge

UWC & Metropolitan’s FINLIT Challenge Empowers SA’s Young Entrepreneurs with Financial Literacy

 

Financial literacy is an important skill – and one that isn’t as easily taught to the youth as it should be in South Africa. That’s why the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is empowering students to empower others with the relevant knowledge with the UWC/Metropolitan FINLIT Challenge.

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Training 150 SMMEs across the WC Province

CEI just concluded another Emerging Business Support Programme with 150 SMMEs. This was in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. We trained and supported business owners in the Cape Metropole, Saldanha Bay – West Coast Municipality, Mossel Bay – Eden Municipality and in Grabouw – Overberg Municipality.

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