South African youth lacking confidence

Only a quarter (25%) of young people in South Africa between the ages of 18 and 34 believe that they have the skills and knowledge to start a business and that there are good opportunities to exploit. The rate of potential youth entrepreneurs in South Africa is substantially below the average for sub-Saharan Africa where 60% percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 believe that they are able to perceive opportunities in their country and are confident in their ability to create and manage a new business. We need to change this, build confidence and promote entrepreneurship as a viable career choice!

Source: GEM 2013