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In September 2014, 12 entrepreneurial minds between the ages of 15-22 were flown to Johannesburg from across Africa to attend a week of business mentorship at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg. They are this year’s Anzisha’s fellows, handpicked by a select team of judges and industry experts after months of searching the continent for the brightest young innovators. The 2014 Anzisha Prize finalists and winners. The application process was tough last year, to say the least. No fewer than 339 applications were received from 32 African countries after running social media campaigns and working with various youth entrepreneurship...

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South Africa is the fastest growing digital economy in Africa According to a new study South Africa ranks as the fourth fastest growing digital economy in the world, coming in only after China, Malaysia and Thailand. Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria follow closely behind South Africa. The study, titled Digital Evolution Index, was conducted by The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Massachusetts, and the results were revealed last month. South Africa’s excellent ranking is attributed to its high internet penetration, which has been augmented through its very high adult mobile phone penetration (86 percent). In 2013 Africa’s overall internet penetration rate...

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