Business development programmes are helping women entrepreneurs (SL)

The number of women entrepreneurs in Africa is increasing, and the good news is that they are playing an essential role in creating jobs and improving South Africa’s economy. According to the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs South Africa is one of only 12 economies in the world where more women see entrepreneurship as the path to a better future. In a study of 374 SMEs on Fetola business development (BDS) programmes women-led businesses grew twice as much as businesses with male founders. In fact, seven out of the eight award winners at a graduation this year, were women. Click here to read full article