The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development at the UCT GSB offers an inspiring and innovative programme in entrepreneurial development. The course is offered to young people – between the ages of 18 and 35 – who are passionate about business and who have not had the opportunity to access a tertiary education. The Academy was established by Raymond Ackerman to offer youth with financial or socio-economic challenges a chance to develop themselves and to make a difference in not only their own future, but also in the future of their communities. Our six-month, full-time programme runs twice a year: from January to June and from July to December. The programme is offered at the UCT GSB in Cape Town and at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg.
in 2005 by Raymond Ackerman
Runs twice a year
Grow the person, then the business
30 students are chosen for each course at the UCT GSB