EE Simama Ranta
Introduction to the National and Provincial “Eskom EntrepreneurshipEducation Simama Ranta” Schools Awards Program
Entrepreneurship Education “Simama Ranta” means empowering (Simama) the South Africaneconomy (Ranta) through entrepreneurship education (EE). This awards program aims toidentify, honour and showcase those South African secondary schools who representexemplars in entrepreneurship education. These schools are addressing a crucial top prioritySouth African challenge in preparing their learners to consider entrepreneurship as career choice – to become creators of jobs rather than job seekers. The goal of this national program isto provide a variety of models of comprehensive, quality entrepreneurship education,representing South Africa’s diverse education system.”Eskom Entrepreneurship EducationSimama Ranta” will therefore facilitate for the winning schools to serve as leaders in mentoringother schools.
“Eskom Entrepreneurship Education Simama Ranta” will select 9 provincial finalist schools(Provincial Entrepreneurship Education Schools – PEES) from amongst applications received. Apanel representing the Department of Education, the Private Sector and experts inentrepreneurship education, will select a school from amongst these 9 provincial winners for thenational winner (National Entrepreneurship Education School – NEES).Eskom Entrepreneurship Education Simama Ranta competition finalists will be exhibiting their projects at the Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo, brought to you by Eskom and ThebeExhibitions & Projects, which will be held from 13 until 16 September at “The Coca-Cola Dome”in Northriding, Johannesburg, Gauteng.Each of these nine winning schools will be invited to send a team to represent their school at theBusiness Opportunities and Franchise Expo. The team from each school will consist of oneeducator and three learners. All travel and accommodation costs will be paid for by Eskom, aspart of the provincial prizes. Each of these winning schools will have a free exhibition stand atthe Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo where thousands of people will visit their exhibitions. The winners will, furthermore, receive national and local press coverage and willhave the right to use the Eskom Entrepreneurship Education Simama Ranta awards name andlogo. All nine teams will attend the prestigious “
Business Investment Competition Awards
”function on 11 September, where the national winner will be announced. The national winningschool, together with the remaining eight provincial winners will each receive a grant at theawards function.