Driving Entrepreneurship for Youth across Sub-Saharan Africa
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About the Event
To celebrate Youth Month in June in South Africa and continue your journey into work readiness we are featuring Uber - the disruptor that has become one of the most well-known technology companies in the world.
Youth unemployment is one of South Africa’s most intractable challenges, and Uber is making impactful strides in mitigating these challenges. They have created an enormous amount of youth entrepreneurial opportunities that’s not only bridging that gap to sustainable economic recovery, but also aim to connect, empower and support the advancement of women in the industry.
You, as the Youth, can look forward to tapping into resources and tips to help upskill yourself. You can also find out how Uber’s business works, and how you can become more work-ready to join the industry before the speakers open the floor for you to ask any burning questions directly.
Moderator: Loyiso Mdebuka
Loyiso Mdebuka, affectionately known as DJ Loyd, is a South African-born DJ, TV & Radio Broadcaster, Voice Over Artist, MC, and Self-starting Entrepreneur possessing skills and expertise spanning nearly 20 years.
Speaker: Busisiwe Khaba
Busisiwe Khaba is the Head of Public Policy for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In this role, Busi is responsible for the management of the company's public policy strategy, regulatory requirements, engagements with senior regulatory stakeholders, and local and international organisations and governments in the seven countries in SSA where Uber operates.
Busi has been with Uber since January 2021 and previously worked as External Affairs & Government Relations, Public Policy & Political Analyst, and Corporate Affairs Advisory
as a consultant. She also lectured at various universities in South Africa.
Growing up in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Busi has a passion for women and youth empowerment. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from North-West University.
Her areas of expertise are in public policy, political analysis, foreign policy, diplomacy, research, and stakeholder relations and management.