Branson Unite Photo Sir Richard Branson visits Africa often, and recently declared, “It is apparent that a “yes, we can” attitude is spreading across the continent” — particularly among small business people and entrepreneurs.

“Africa’s most valuable assets are its wonderful people, particularly its entrepreneurs.”

Branson’s nonprofit foundation, Virgin Unite, established the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg in 2005 to support and celebrate young South Africans as they launch new ventures, helping them expand their businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurs from SA and around the world.

Additionally, in September Virgin Unite and its partners launched Enterprise Zimbabwe to help small businesses attract and foster investments from philanthropic and commercial donors.

“While we often hear what’s wrong in Africa,” Branson blogged, “I’d like to hear what Africans are doing right.”

(READ Branson’s OpEd in Business Day)



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