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MSA LEAD Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant must be between 16 and 29 years old by December 31, 2019.

  2. Applicant must be a legal resident, visa holder, or citizen of South Africa.

  3. Applicant must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently.

  4. Applicant must be the founder or co-founder of a social venture based in South Africa and must be currently involved in the activities of the venture.

    • a. A social venture is defined as a project, organization, or business that uses social impact as a defining guidepost.

    • b. Ventures can be non-profit, for-profit, or combine elements of both.

    • c. Ventures can be stand-alone organizations or operating within an existing organization.

    • d. Ventures can be legally registered or unregistered at the time of application.

  5. Venture must be able to show at least six months of impact in the community by 30 August 2019.

  6. Applicant must be available to participate in a one-week training in Johannesburg in late November/early December of 2019, and be willing to participate in one year of follow-up activities after the training.

  7. Applicant must provide 2 references who are not family members or colleagues within their social venture.

  8. Applications must be submitted online or by email to by 30 August 2019.

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