Education should include young people being educated about business and what it means to be entrepreneurial in an interesting and inspiring way. This should start when they enter school and continue all the way through to matric and beyond. At university or higher-education level, much more needs to be done to embed entrepreneurism in the curriculum across all faculties and all disciplines. A key part of transforming education is to produce graduates with the mind-set of being employers rather than the current mind-set of being employed.
The report observes SA has not made much progress in improving the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem or its constituent components according to the global entrepreneurship index data.
“SA should be the easiest country in Africa to start a business on account of its well-developed infrastructure, not the hardest,” it reads.