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 by developing their entrepreneurial mind-sets. 

The RAA is 'RAAsome' opportunity for youth between 18 - 35 looking to:

- Develop personally

- Build their entrepreneurial mind-set 

- Learn business 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 personal and entrepreneurial vision.

The course is offered to youth who have had limited opportunity to access to tertiary education, due to financial constraints or other circumstances. 

There are two campuses – Cape Town (situated at the University 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".

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