YESA Advancing Entrepreneurship Culture in Africa Through Partnerships


Nunnovation started the year with a bang by strengthening its relations. Nunnovation and YESA (Young Entrepreneurs South Africa) are in official partnership. The auspicious signing ceremony took place at The Maslow Hotel with YESA President Innocentia Motau, their trustees and Nunnovation founders Khathu Mashau and Ngwako Ramohlale. This partnership is designed to strengthen the power of entrepreneurship advocacy in Africa on a global scale.

Innocentia Motau and Khathu Mashau

YESA is a member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA), a global network of young entrepreneurs and organisations that support them. It was established to convene each year prior to the G-20 Summit, with the aim of advancing the importance of young entrepreneurs within the G20 member nations and to share experiences and good practices. The Alliance was officially created at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, Toronto, Canada, 2010.

YESA is a firm believer of networks and its key strategic direction is based on its ability to build a robust network of entrepreneurs and create a strong movement that will be the voice of developing a strong culture of entrepreneurship in the South Africa, this is part of the reason they have partnered with Africa’s leading Innovation media platform Nunnovation.

It’s mission is to connect to the wider community of global entrepreneurs, thereby, deepen South Africa’s tentacles into the global economy and new markets; To promote and support youth entrepreneurship across South Africa by providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their readiness to establish successful enterprises that can contribute to sustainable economic development in their communities to ensure economic freedom.

Nunnovation is excited to be part of such a powerful organization, this partnership will amplify the volume of the various programmes that are in the pipeline to develop entrepreneurs. Africans have great stories of Innovation, success and selfless actions by individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations that has not been told for far too long. This partnership is geared to change the status-quo and disrupt how conventional media reports on such narratives.

All planes leads to Turkey in for 2015 edition of the G20, South Africa will be well represented.