The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development Programme

The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development Programme (RAA-ED) invites applications from Youth residing in South Africa and the SADC Countries of southern Africa.


This six-month, full-time On-line Programme is offered out of the Johannesburg Business School (JBS), a Faculty of the University of Johannesburg. The Vision of RAA-ED is to inspire and empower young people to become economically active and responsible citizens.

Upon completion learners may decide to further their studies, find a job and/or start a new venture with guided support received from the Programme.

Entry to the Academy is merit based and 60 – 140 students are selected annually, after shortlisting from this application process followed by panel interviews.


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