"We've been operating in Africa for a long time, so we've seen the good and the bad, but we also look at what's happening elsewhere in the world and the investment opportunities making good returns.
That's not easy, so we have to look at where those opportunities are. I think there is a political will in Africa to build their own countries, and they appear to change from time to time as new people come into power.
We have a long term view in regards to opportunity in Africa. It takes hard work and interaction, and what you're doing now at AfricaLive is part of that. As we operate in those jurisdictions, we play a role within those political systems, talking to different people on how we can make a difference."
CEO of South Africa based Sakhumnotho Group Holdings, Sipho Mseleku, has challenged African governments to put entrepreneurial training at the heart of education and is calling for greater collaboration amongst African business leaders to tackle Africa’s primary economic challenges.
“Africa has a failing education system,” says Mr Mseleku.
“Africa’s education systems focus more on academic training than entrepreneurial training and that is proving quite problematic.
“We at Sakhumnotho believe that entrepreneurship is the missing piece towards the growth of African economies.”
After building South Africa based Sakhumnotho Group Holdings into a thriving, diversified investment firm, CEO Sipho Mseleku began to look at the challenges facing Africa's entrepreneurs. Realising that Africa's chances of economic success are limited by an education system that fails to develop an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset in Africa's youth, Mr Mseleku and Sakhumnotho Group have put entrepreneurial education at the heart of their mission.
Through the Global School of Entrepreneurship and Global Business Roundtable, Sakhumnnotho Group has set about creating the environment required for SMEs to develop across the continent.
In this interview, Mr Mseleku shares his views with AfricaLive on the importance of morals and ethics in business and puts forward an ambitious vision for uplifting Africa through the power of entrepreneurship, impact investing, and empowering the youth of the continent.
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