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Awqaf SA / Roshgold Young Business Achiever Awards (YBAA) 20/21 Virtual Launch

The climate for employment and especially youth employment is bleak. The formal sector and especially corporates are increasingly shedding more and more jobs. Where does that leave young people, young graduates and young job seekers?


The Young Business Achiever Awards (YBAA) aims to recognize, reward, and promote young business leaders in South Africa. This project has empowered over 300 young businesses over the past 3 years.

2018 Winner – Yusuf Omar from Hashtag our Stories

YBAA Photohiglights

At our Roshgold Gala Awards in February 2020, Mr. Jack Karson from the Economic Acceleration Unit-Gauteng Premier Office had the following to say:
“You have our thanks for the work that you do in creating this platform for young entrepreneurs, for creating the kind of business networks in communities that create jobs and economic activity, that times one thousand, times one million is how we solve the South African (unemployment) problem”.

Moosa Bux of Pedros Flame Grilled Chicken was a worthy and popular winner in 2019. He is a role model for other entrepreneurs. His founding values of quality product, quality experience, and value for money has seen Pedros expanding nationally. Moosa confided; “The competition is big and we found it helped raise our brand profile. It was great to be associated with the competition.”

YBAA is open to any South African business or entrepreneur aged below thirty-seven years. Home-based, technology-based or bricks and mortar-based business models are welcome. The business can be a full-time pursuit or a moonlighting venture. All an incumbent applicant has to do, is complete an online application form, upload supporting documentation and illustrate how the business uses technology, marketing, social media, job creation and finance to make it profitable and growth orientated.

The competition closes on 12 February 2021.

To enter the competition, visit now!

Awqaf SA / Roshgold YBAA Virtual Launch 20/21

Awqaf SA in association with Roshgold Young Business Achiever Awards 2020-21 will be hosting a virtual launch to share information to entrepreneurs across South Africa about this project. This virtual event will be live-streamed via the following online platforms. Feel free to subscribe and like now:

Awqaf SA YouTube Channel

Awqaf SA’s Facebook Page

Event Details

Friday, 5 February 2021, Time: 8:00pm

Online Registration is essential!

If you would like to pose a question to the panel of speakers, feel free to do so via the comments tab during the live-stream session, alternatively, you may email your questions to We will ensure that it reaches the moderator and it is mentioned live on air.


Hasanain Abdullah – Tel: 079 507 1196