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10 Institutions Providing Mentorship For The Youth in South Africa

Mentors or business coaches are one of the most valuable resources every young  person should tap into. At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. Mentorship is broad, therefore it exists in education, day-to-day living and in the workplace. Here are 10 institutions below who offer mentorship programmes for the youth in South Africa.

Mentorship Institutions in South Africa

1. Investec

As part of the bursary programme, Investec bursary recipients are paired with Investec staff members who volunteer to be their mentor throughout their academic career.

2. Dream Girls

The programme focuses on encouraging young women to plan for the future, fulfill their potential, get a tertiary education and become independent, empowered and successful professionals, as well as catalysts for positive change in their communities.

3. Unicef

The Unicef mentoring programme opens new career paths for girls in South Africa and it aims at mentoring girls to reach greater heights.

4. Mentoring for success

Structured Mentoring Programmes and Group Coaching Interventions produce successful and sustainable transfer of organisation specific critical skills, knowledge, experiential learning, behaviours, values, key relationships and networks.


Mentors and young entrepreneurs are assessed, qualified and matched to form an ongoing mentoring relationship aimed at improving the sustainability and growth of a start-up or existing businesses of South African young entrepreneurs.

6. Business Partners

Mentorship Services harnesses the business expertise, skills and wisdom of senior business and professional people.

7. Sa-Yes

The mentor ship programme is aimed at improving academic achievement and increasing opportunity for employment;

8. Vital Voices

Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

9. Business and Arts South Africa

tHE Business and Arts South Africa’s Mentorship programme, is designed to introduce better business skills into the arts sector.

10. Bizco

The Mentorship Programme Helps Small Business Entrepreneurs. The mentorship programme is also assisting numerous corporate companies in cultivating Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) that can supply products or services within their local communities


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