S. African social entrepreneur is helping people out of poverty

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A young social-entrepreneur is getting attention in one of Johannesburg’s most impoverished settlements. He’s building a program that equips young people with business skills to lift them out of poverty. CCTV’s Julie Scheier explains from Johannesburg.

S. African social entrepreneur is helping people out of poverty

S. African social entrepreneur is helping people out of poverty

A young social-entrepreneur is getting attention in one of Johannesburg's most impoverished settlements. He's building a program that equips young people with business skills to lift them out of poverty. CCTV's Julie Scheier explains from Johannesburg.

Highlights:

  • Neftaly Malatjie is a young entrepreneur from Diepsloot, a poverty-stricken settlement Northwest of Johannesburg.
  • Malatjie is the founder of Shawano Area Young Professionals.
  • The Shawano Area Young Professionals receives 60 percent of its funding from the government, has its own board and employs 22 people full-time.
  • The organization has trained more than 500 Diepsloot residents.