YOUTH THE FUTURE EMPLOYERS
By: Ayanda Dube
Various business stakeholders gathered at the Olive Convention Centre on Saturday to inspireand guide young people at the 2015 Career and Business.
Business people advised young people to choose the right path in life and also encouraged them to think business. Students from different institutions and post-graduates who are
unemployed attended in large numbers.
Former Premier of KwaZulu-Natal and Director of Ikusasa Le Africa Foundation (ILAF), Dr Zweli Mkhize said that he is where he is today because of his hard work and sacrifices.
“Take something that will make you put your destiny somewhere in life.
The only way that people will believe in what you’re doing is to pass and lead with a good example to others,” said Mkhize.
Mkhize added that one must not shift the blame to someone else if they have something to do, wake up and face it. He said that in order to be successful, one has to work hard and not
expect that everything will go well all the way.
“We are not promoting tenderpreneurs but good and adequate businesspeople,” said Mkhize.
Chairperson of (ILAF), Nonhlanhla Manana said that attendees should come up with new business ideas.
“Think about new and fresh ideas that we have never heard about so that you will contribute to the country’s economy, not something that is common,” said Manana.
Businessman, Luyanda Mbatha said that he gained a lot from the expo and got a chance to ask questions about what he didn’t know about business.
Mbatha said, “I got a better clarity about how SEDA operates and it’s an awesome event and we made contacts with other businessman.”