About Junior Achievement – South Africa

JA South Africa prepares young Africans for the 21st century workforce by educating them in entrepreneurial skills, work readiness and financial literacy. JA South Africa equips Africa’s youth with the knowledge and skills to start their own businesses, to succeed in the global job market, and to make sound financial decisions as adults.


  • We are the platform of opportunity for every young person


  • To be the catalyst for every young person’s entrepreneurial journey through our experiential programmes


  • Purposefully crafting opportunity makers


  • Purposeful – We have a firm commitment to creating #opportunitymakers
  • Responsive – We react quickly and positively to opportunities in our environment
  • Bold – We are courageous and daring in our mission to create a culture of #opportunitymakers
  • Aware – We are knowledgeable and informed about the environment in which we operate
  • Professional – We perform to the best of our abilities and in so doing, meet and exceed expectations of delivery
  • Accountable – We are responsible and diligent in our approach to our work.