Ntando Makwela Investing in Youth as the next generation of Innovation and Economic Growth By Fati Gorezi Ntando Makwela was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been a dynamic person from birth. He started reading books at the age of three and by 16 years of age he had done what many people only dream of doing – and he continues to stretch himself to be the best he can be. Ntando attributes most of his extraordinary feats to attending seminars and courses, particularly ‘Success Resources’, where his inaugural attendance of a seminar was at ‘Millionaire Mind Intensive’, in September of 2013, at the tender age of 11.He encourages the youth not to wait for authorities or someone else to come to their rescue but to learn, grow and be the best they can be for a better future. What motivated you to start a career in entrepreneurship at such a young age? I was inspired by my parents, who encouraged entrepreneurship as a pathway.  I was exposed to business seminars and attended training course since the tender age of 11. I also learned that there were many problems in our society, particularly with the youth in my country.  I believe I can use the information and knowledge that I have learned, share it with other young people and motivate and inspire them to know that they can do anything that they put their mind to. How did you build up an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you believe you were born with it or you developed it? I believe I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. Since the age of five I’ve developed business ideas and concepts that I am still ye [...]

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