Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

An Analysis of the Transformative Interventions Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Author(s): Kola Olusola Odeku,Sambo Sifiso Rudolf

South Africa is currently facing triple major socioeconomic challenges namely unemployment, poverty and inequality. These challenges are deeply entrenched and the youth particularly, black youth, is vulnerable to these socioeconomic problems. As part of the strategy to alleviate these socioeconomic challenges, South African government has, in recent years introduced various entrepreneur interventions in terms of policy, measures and initiatives to address them. And more importantly, broad based entrepreneurship activities and ventures of different types have been identified by the government as catalysts to derive job creation and tackling of poverty. While this is commendable, this article examined the relevancy of these transformative entrepreneur interventions in order to determine their efficacy or otherwise. The current study concludes that there should be deliberate strategic stance of the government to do everything within its power to give full support to black entrepreneurial activities.