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CALLING all pioneering minds ready to build Africa’s prosperity! This is your opportunity to submit your idea to help solve South Africa’s infrastructure challenges by entering the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s (DBSA) exciting competition – with a mega cash incentive.

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, join the DBSA Youth Challenge – you could win your share of R1,5 million! 


DBSA aims to give young people a voice and help them participate in the economy by submitting innovative solutions to infrastructure problems that directly influence their lives.

Head of communication and marketing at DBSA Sebolelo Matsoso says, “As development practitioners, we partner with stakeholders to co-produce impactful development solutions. Through initiatives such as the DBSA Youth Challenge, we look forward to working more closely with a segment of our society that is the foundation for our country’s future.”

The creative ideas must address one or more of the infrastructure development needs within the DBSA’s core sectors, which are energy; water; transport;, information communication technology (ICT), health, education and human settlements (housing). Entries must be original, relevant to society, scalable and feasible.  


Think you’ve got what it takes? Submit your ideas via – or post them to DBSA 1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Midrand 1685. 

The top 10 finalists will have an opportunity to promote their ideas and network with potential sponsors before the winners are announced at a special gala event to be held later this year.

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