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

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.