By: Reitumetse Mahloane

A press conference was once again been held in the name of Sebabatso, at the Ministry of Social Development. This particular conference was held to introduce the ten youth entrepreneurs, who have been chosen to partake in an educational journey for two years, in The People’s Republic of China.

Sebabatso is an initiative which was initially founded by the Honourable Prime Minister, Samuel Ntsokoane Matekane. In previous forums, it was made clear that its main goal is to groom young entrepreneurs and give them the drive and motivation to help their businesses grow.

Sebabatso received an investment from the Embassy of The people’s Republic of China, from which these young entrepreneurs found support and a great incentive to take this trip to China, to go learn more about their businesses and different sectors of the business world.

The Honourable Minister of Youth, Gender, and Social development, Pitso Lesaoana, who has been at the forefront of this program, says that an announcement inviting all youth entrepreneurs to apply for the educational program in China was made.

Only 140 applications were reviewed, and among them only ten were chosen for the program, with the help of experts in different sectors of entrepreneurship. These are within the brackets of Tourism, Enterprises, and Farming.

The young entrepreneurs will travel to China in batches, according to their sectors, beginning with Tourism, followed by the rest.