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Aspiring Entrepreneur Lives within South African Junior Achievement Student

Junior Achievement South Africa_Ayanda Dube

I’ll be forever grateful to JASA and MasterCard for guiding me to become the best that I can be. From my journey so far, I know that becoming an entrepreneur and creating a sustainable future benefits me, my community and my country.


At MasterCard we believe that youth should have the financial skills and knowledge that will help them make better decisions in the future.  This is why one of our key philanthropic partners is Junior Achievement.  MasterCard works with Junior Achievement South Africa by sponsoring development programs which foster entrepreneurship, particularly amongst females. Read more in the press release.

This year, Ayanda Dube, a 2012 alumni student of Junior Achievement South Africa , graduated high school with four distinctions at the end of 2013, achieving more than 75% in Business Studies, Zulu, Drama and Life Orientation.

“I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear from Ayanda – she not only has the drive and tenacity necessary to open her own company, but also has an innate sense for business, ” said Philip Panaino, Division President, MasterCard, South Africa. “Ayanda’s story is testament to why MasterCard’s partnership with Junior Achievement South Africa is successful.”