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Welcome to SSACI
The Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative is a public-private
partnership in development between the
Swiss and South African
governments and Swiss and South African companies.

It opens up
new pathways to employment for young
South Africans through
skills training and innovative
development projects.

Through SSACI, Swiss companies and the Swiss government have
together committed over R100'000'000 to skills development for
South African youths. Working alongside government and
partnering
with other development agencies, SSACI has developed
and implemented
projects that can be taken to scale for maximum
impact.



 


     
     
   
   

Description

Start-up training for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Gauteng, North West and Free State provinces

Duration

5 years, 2003-8
Lead Agency Dynamic Business Start-Up Programme

Budget

  • R1'700'000

Outputs

300 youths trained, of whom 216 entered into self-employment through 180 micro-enterprises
Salient lessons Business start-up training is most effective when it is very practical in nature ("learning by doing") and applies conditions of self-employment from the start (e.g. no stipends but trainees may keep proceeds derived from authentic trading exercises)

Date added

2003-08-06

 

 

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