National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2016 for South Africans.

The Entrepreneurship Development Programme is aimed at creating a conducive environment for young entrepreneurs to access relevant entrepreneurship skills, knowledge, values and attitudes for their businesses.
The programme offers a package of entrepreneurship trainings that responds appropriately and adequately to the labour market and business needs of the young people.


The Entrepreneurship Development Programme offers a range of services through the awareness and structured training programmes offered at the NYDA branches.
The awareness programme offers the following to groups of young people in communities or at the NYDA branches:
  • Basic Entrepreneurship skills
  • Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
  • Basic Business Requirement
The structured training programme offers the following courses:
  • Start Up-1
  • Small Enterprise – Start up
  • Business Planning Process
These training courses are offered as a full course or modular courses depending on the specific needs of the young person.
Who is Eligible for the Entrepreneurship Development Programme?
Awareness Training
  • South African citizens between the ages of 14 and 35 (with a valid South African Identity Document)
Structured/ Modular Training
  • South African citizens, between the ages of 18 and 35 (with a valid South African Identity document)
  • Be an existing business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur
  • The trainings offered by Entrepreneurship Development Programme is free of charge.
Awareness Training
  • Young people who want to attend the awareness training should contact their nearest NYDA Branch Office.
Structured/ Modular Training
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs/ existing business owners who want to attend the structured/ modular training courses are required to complete the training application form available from or visit the closest NYDA branch
  • Submit the training application form to the nearest NYDA branch
  • If approved, the participant will be provided with the following details of the approved training course/ module logistics for the training  the participant must present their South African Identity Document at the training participants will be issued with a “Certificate of Completion” after participating in the structured course for the duration of the course

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the (NYDA) Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2016


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