Youth In Business

Youth in Business Accelerator The Youth In Business Accelerator (YIBA!) is a catalyst for youth enterprise development that provides a pragmatic platform for stimulating a paradigm shift amongst young people, moving them from being job seekers to employment creators through:

Scrutinizing the existing hindrances across the entire value chain of targeted sectors and industries, with the intention to advocate for the necessary reforms which will deliver radical economic transformation and increase youth participation
Fostering an economic climate that facilitates investor confidence and growth
Improving the general environment for operating a business in South Africa and
Empowering young people to participate in the resultant growth and improved business environment.

YIBA! is a perfect consolidation of 4 key components that make up this business accelerator platform for supporting and advancing youth-owned enterprises:
YIBA! is structured into 4 components:
YiBA! Summit
Big Fast Results Labs
Finance Connection
Virtual Incubation & Online business Hub
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ILAF Programmes


The education programme incorporates the following:
The Bursary scheme
Nkululeko 1

The agriculture programme creates community based agricultural hubs in the following:
Poultry farming
Vegetable farming
3Youth Development
The youth development programme has three elements.
Youth Leadership Development
Entrepreneurship Development
Regeneration programme