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Khayelitsha entrepreneurs shine after participating in City-funded Youth in Business programme<span><p>The first visit was to Eezy Technologies, an ICT business in Khayelitsha that was founded three years ago and is still owned by Lwandile Mxhamli. In 2022, Mxhamli participated in the Youth in Business programme, a 10-day bootcamp developed to help entrepreneurs think through their enterprise concepts and provide them with the necessary steps to run their operations.</p><p>'It is encouraging to see the gains Mxhamli has made since he graduated from the UVU Africa programme almost two years ago. Through his company, he now offers vital IT, business support, and graphic design services to the Khayelitsha community,' said Alderman Vos.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/WhatsApp%20Image%202024-03-01%20at%2009.16.58%20%281%29.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>It was then onto Mcotshana Holdings, a construction company that opened its doors in 2022, the same year that owner, Siphokuhle Mcotshana, attended the Youth in Business bootcamp.  </p><p> </p><p>'Both Mxhamli at Eezy Technologies and Siphokuhle at Mcotshana Holdings took full advantage of their learnings in the programme and are using it to better their communities. Eezy Technologies now employs three people while 25 people work for Mcotshana Holdings. This underscores the importance of supporting entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge resources because their success means growth and that they can employ others,' said Alderman Vos.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/WhatsApp%20Image%202024-03-01%20at%2009.16.58.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​<span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/WhatsApp%20Image%202024-03-01%20at%2009.18.21.jpeg" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /></figure>​​</span></span><p>The Youth in Business initiative is administered at the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn. For more information, visit <a href="https://uvuafrica.com/" target="_blank">UVUAfrica.com</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-02-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#29c1487e-1c77-4950-afc1-136cce225109;L0|#029c1487e-1c77-4950-afc1-136cce225109|khayalitsha;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#7eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515;L0|#07eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515|Business10

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