RESEARCH INTO SOUTH AFRICA’S HUB ECOSYSTEM

Launch League conducts research with our hub network, shedding light on the key challenges and opportunities in the sector. We also gather insights shared at our training and events.

How can South African hubs train and support young South Africans to earn an income in the New Economy?

In 2022, as we face even more extreme levels of unemployment among young South Africans, Launch League asked leading organisations providing skills and entrepreneurial training to help to shed some light on how they are equipping young South Africans to be economically active and find pathways to income in the New Economy.

What skills training is currently being offered?
What is working?
Where are the challenges?
Where are the possible gaps or opportunities for how offerings and support by hubs, entrepreneur support organisations (ESOs) and skills trainers could be strengthened?

Are South African tech hubs getting the resources they need to support our emerging entrepreneurs?

In October 2020, the UK-South Africa Tech Hub and Viridian conducted a survey with tech-focussed hubs outside of the well-researched cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, in line with the South African government’s focus on supporting localised innovation and technology development as a way to stimulate economic growth and job creation.

This short, accessible report fills a gap in knowledge about how local hubs are resourced to train and grow entrepreneurs. We hope the information and recommendations shared here will spark conversations between hubs and the ecosystems that support them.

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