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 About the SAGE Schools Programme

Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) is a program of the University of the Free State, Economic and Management Sciences Faculty. Which was developed to instill the culture of Entrepreneurship in teenagers in partnership with California State University, USA.

Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. 

 SAGE focuses on the following:

Curriculum: The learners are given University training which awards them the NQF Level 5 accredited Certificate with UFS.

Mentorship: The learners are mentored by trained program alumnus who are available throughout the year to assist them with the program business requirements as well as other business related queries.

Competition: The learners are divided into groups of a minimum of two peers and a maximum of four, who then compete amongst each other at different levels (regional, provincial and national level) to be crowed South African Teen Entrepreneur of the Year, to then represent South Africa at the annual Global Competition (SAGE WORLD CUP).

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.


We are looking for:

"Teenagers with Tech businesses or Ideas”

Age 13 – 18 years


Click 'Apply Now" above to sign up now to receive a toolkit/ guide on how to start a business.

Submit your proposal

How can I Apply?

Lifetime opportunity! We offer the following:

Get your share of R100 000 cash prizes to be won

Bursary to do University Accredited Business course

NQF Certificate upon completion

International exposure to exhibit & participate in the SAGE Global Competition with over 30 countries

Become the ‘Entrepreneurship Schools SA’ Ambassador for a year after winning

Get an Accredited Business Coach to help with implementation & links to other opportunities

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How does it work?

Sign up to receive a toolkit/ guide on how to start a business


Enter your proposal for the competition


Stand a chance to win the above mentioned prizes