The Raymond Ackerman Academy is a post-matric level academy that offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development.
The course aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. It is practical, builds up on existing skills and allows students to express themselves and their creativity. Ultimately the Academy wishes to assist individuals with creating their entrepreneurial vision.
The courses continue to provide a tertiary education to those who ordinarily would not be able to attend university, either because of financial constraints or other circumstances. The Academy strives to help young people rise above their social, financial, time and academic constraints to achieve a quality education in entrepreneurship.
There are two campuses – Cape Town (situated at the Univeristy of Cape Town Graduate School of Business) and Soweto (situated at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus).
"It is the best course ever; it opened my mind to see the broader picture of life".
"All I can say for now is just WOW WOW what an awesome experience it was indeed. Go into this with an open mind and don’t be afraid to do your best".
"The course was insightful, enriching and very informative. I have grown during the course and I am proud to say I am a different person now".
Applications open for the July 2015 and January 2016 classes.
Deadline for applications - end of day 17 June 2015