Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa is a lifelong experience. Students are more and more motivated to be included in a circle of entrepreneurship and they are helping them with new ideas and modern ways of thinking. This all is happening in the townships around beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. There are different programs that are opening in order to level up the work ethic, emotional maturity, and imaginative problem-solving abilities to make ideas transformed into reality.
As President Cyril Ramaphosa offered the “New Economy” entrepreneurship needs to expand even more. Global entrepreneurship monitor thinks that entrepreneurship is a key part of the problem-solving process in the financial situation in Africa. They are promoting women’s empowerment and implementing business solutions to the world which would change the overview of the global economic climate.
Entrepreneurship has no boundaries of location, class, or race, so the consumers and governments are thinking about delivering new ideas for every field that has some growth potential in Africa’s continent. This will shape the South African future and will make some opportunities for those who are striving to do more and be more. The government is trying to inspire the level of confidence in the business, where everyone will feel comfortable to be joined. This will encourage young entrepreneurs to start something innovative and make the rest of the nation proud of themselves. Many organizations are already trying to make things happen for students and they are doing a phenomenal job in profiting and encouraging new ideas and start-ups. President also mentioned that Entrepreneurship is a key to revive the economy and in fact, this is the only way of doing that.
South Africa gained R1.2 trillion in investment during the last five years. President was trying all the time to make Africans extra motivated in embracing the keys of entrepreneurship. He also added that the governments are planning to transform the paradigm of entrepreneurship and generating a job opportunity for job seekers. The government is also trying to improve the access to international information and make people aware of new ways of working and living. Different times are asking for different approaches. The kids need to know what the future may bring for them because that is how they will be living in the future.
More and more young people are trying to make things happen by themselves even from their homes, that is why they are aspiring to work in financial fields. There are even Foreign exchange traders who are in a list of Africa’s youngest Forex self-made millionaires. Their stories are beyond interesting and catching because they literally started from nothing and now they have everything. The African trading market has gained second place in the global financial market with its daily average value of tradings. The world has become more accessible so Africans are definitely moving forward for the global village. The internet and mobile phones played a tremendous part in it.
Trading was and is helping young people to have their own income while doing that with studying and working. Many young traders who were successful in the trading industry, has now created their own FX companies. That is why now the newest South African forex brokers are owned by those who already mastered their skills in trading. For example, Sandile Shezi has created his own learning platform for those who are trying to get educated in trading. Most of the people strive to become millionaires, yet at the age of twenty-three, Sandile Shezi managed to become the youngest millionaire in South Africa. This young boy started with selling the muffins in order to collect money for trading. He knew that the trading contained some risk so at first, he started with educating himself passionately. Now his net worth is approximately $2.4 million dollars.
People are starting with homegrown businesses and no income and are reaching for the highest levels of achievement with passion and hard work. The ability to adapt to changing times and the environment is the major key to success factors in any field. But there are people, who are doing more than – everything. They are always moving forward and never giving up on their dreams. Instead of just adapting to changes, they are bringing their kind of changes. This is a True soul of entrepreneurship – the character of a warrior. And these people are taking their ideas and businesses in the global market with a proud heart.
Of course, there will be times when you will want to stop everything, but pursuing your dreams comes along with many benefits, including – Happiness, wealth, good quality of life and etc.
Befriend the failure, because it can give you more benefits than you think. Most people are giving up because of their insecurities. Little do they know that we all are enough for making our dreams come true.
Many famous and successful people started from failure and achieved everything in life. One of the greatest examples of this is Abraham Lincoln who failed not only in war but in business, as a lawyer and as a politician at first. But he never stopped trying and that led him to the path of success. He pushed every bad thought out of his head and he became the president of the United States. Also, a fun fact is that Thomas Edison was called stupid when he was trying to make a lightbulb and failed almost 1000 times. But guess what? He made it.
Michael Jordan said that he missed more than 900 shots in his career. Failed 300 games. 26 times he was trusted to win the game and he missed it. He was failing over and over again in his life and that did not make him stop. In fact, that is why he succeeded. In school, he was the one who was cut from the basketball team. Great things happen when you do what you love and never give up on it.
If we can learn something from these successful stories then it would be the dedication and passion of making the dreams come true and simply not stopping because of the fear of failure.
Delta Airlines is focused on being reliable with its business in Ghana
One of America’s major Airlines, Delta Airlines has reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to the Ghanaian market, signaling a strong dedication to fostering air travel connectivity in the country.
As a major player in the global aviation industry, Delta acknowledges the importance of the Ghanaian market and underscores its commitment to providing top-notch services for passengers traveling to and from Ghana.
The Managing Director of International Communications for Delta Airlines, Rahsaan Johnson in an in interaction with Ghanaian media at the Atlanta Headquarters of Delta, emphasised the airline’s commitment to reliability within the Ghanaian market. Dispelling rumors circulating mainly on social media platforms that the aircraft serving African routes, particularly Ghana, are obsolete or unsuitable for travel, Rahsaan highlighted Delta’s strategic focus on ensuring a dependable and consistent air travel experience for passengers in Ghana.
He further touched on the several awards Delta Airlines has received, highlighting its consistent recognition as the most distinguished airline in the United States for customer service, satisfaction, reliability, and punctuality.
“I would say Delta is first of all the most awarded airline in the United States of America. For several years, at least 10 years, Delta has had the highest ranking in customer service, customer satisfaction, reliability, fewest cancellations and most on-time performance,” he said
Rahsaan Johnson to a greater extent disclosed that customers traveling from Accra have consistently rated Delta among their top choices for satisfaction across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
“Our focus in Ghana is to uphold the already high levels of customer satisfaction. Passengers flying with Delta from Accra consistently provide us with some of our highest satisfaction ratings across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East,” he emphasized.
While addressing concerns about aircraft selection, Rahsaan, made known that the multiple award-winning airline operated a diverse fleet capable of serving global destinations, stressing that the planes deployed on Ghana routes are also used for flights within the United States, Europe, South America, and beyond.
He specifically asserted that the Boeing 767-300 aircraft used for flights to and from Ghana, also caters to some of Delta’s most valued customers on routes like New York to Los Angeles.
In the words of the director, “The 767-300 airplane that we fly to Ghana carries some of our highest-paying customers en route between New York and Los Angeles for example. The aircraft that we fly to and from Ghana, is the right size aircraft for us to be financially successful in Ghana.”
“What we want to do is to have a strong business that allows us to give the right amount of service to the community so that we can fly that route every day, so we can fly that route and be successful. The alternative is a larger airplane for fewer flights a day or fewer flights per week,” he added.
With air travel playing an integral role in connecting nations and fostering economic and cultural exchanges, reliability becomes a cornerstone for airline success. As Delta continues to operate in the Ghanaian market, its commitment to reliability is not only a commitment to punctuality but also an assurance of consistent service quality. The airline industry is highly competitive, and Johnson’s statement signals Delta’s intent to distinguish itself through a reputation for reliability.
Delta has operated nonstop service from Accra to New York-JFK since December 2006. Delta currently operates a daily flight and has overall, transported more than 1,350,000 customers between Ghana and the United States since 2006.
Africa Games Armwrestling: Golden Arms to grab Golden Gold for Ghana, receives boost from NHIS, HD+, KOFATA and others.
The National Armwrestling team, Golden Arms has set an ambitious target of securing a third of Ghana’s total medal haul at the forthcoming Africa Games scheduled for March 08 to 23,2024.
Coming into the Games for the first time, the Golden Arms are poised and ready to make history again in order to add up to Ghana’s medal haul towards its host and win agenda.
Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) said the team being in camp since February is unprecedented in their preparation for any major championship thus super ready to deliver at the continental stage on promise.
“We are ready to give the rest of Africa a tough competition as always. We have medals targets for Ghana, my hardworking team has had enough preparations and I am convinced they will show up to put up a good show.”
Currently in camp at Legon, the Golden Arms have received major boost from the Armwrestling board, development partners National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) through their sports is good health agenda spearheaded by CEO Dr. Oko Boye, SES HD Plus through the Kids Armwrestling future champions program, Kofata Motors, the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) through the federations support, Minister and Ministry of Youth & Sports who ensured Armwrestling is well placed, the Local Organizing Committee and friends, all to get the team thrive at the 13th Africa Games in Accra. The various support directed towards training equipment, medics, team preparation, kitting and other logistical needs.
Mr. Osei Asibey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the team as they go in to conquer the rest of Africa on March 15 and 16, 2024 at the Cedi Hall, University of Ghana.
The Ghana National Armwrestling Team, the Golden Arms having dominated the continent for the past yeare, will hunt for Gold and bring Ghana that glory it deserves.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.