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 Academy strives to help young people rise above their social, financial 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".
"Well rounded, touches on everything essential in business; develops individuals and provides a good support base".
"When I came to the RAA everything I knew about business was self-taught. Now I can confidently say that I have been taught to do business properly".
"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".
"It was a fantastic experience! I would do it again in a heartbeat and would encourage any young person interested in business to do it as well".
"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".
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The Raymond Ackerman Academy Graduate Programme - GESS (Graduate Entrepreneur Support Service) was selected as 1 of 8 international programmes to be part of the Taillores Network Youth Economic Participation Initiative.
RAA graduate and well known Ikasi entrepreneur and DJ 'Sir' Vincent Manzini was recently featured in the international Red Bull Magazine.
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