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Economic inclusion for women and youth: Budget 2021 and beyond

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South Africa requires a significant incentive scheme targeted at women entrepreneurs, including a focus on women-owned and managed businesses in the supply chain with which the directly supported entrepreneur contracts. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
South Africa requires a significant incentive scheme targeted at women entrepreneurs, including a focus on women-owned and managed businesses in the supply chain with which the directly supported entrepreneur contracts. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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The Motsepe Foundation recently completed a review of the economic inclusion of women and youth in South Africa, including the impact of the year 2020.

We found that, although there has been some progress since 2015, more needs to be done to create equal opportunities and to address the specific challenges women and youth face when it comes to full participation in the economy.

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