As Reported by The Swazi Observer; The web development competition that was hosted by the Youth Enterprise Fund was won by Yethu Media, a company run by Mbongeni Sibandze and Goodboy Shongwe, who are both aged 25.
“We are still shocked that we were crowned winners of the competition, this really came when we were least expecting it. We are grateful to have won this as it will go a long way in boosting our business and helping us do more,” Sibandze said.
The prize money that was awarded to the company will, according to Sibandze, go into opening a business account, while some of it will be used to add more equipment and cover other costs that the company has.
Shongwe, on the other hand, acknowledged that they were faced with serious competition but remained positive about the competition as they considered numerous factors which included corporate colours for the client. They also made sure to keep it simple and appealing.
Yethu Media is seven months old and apart from web development, they also focus on online web application and graphic design. Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Prince Mlayeto said 33 per cent of the county’s population is made up of the youth which is computer literate.
“Young people between the ages 15-35 make up 33 per cent of the population in the country; this is a computer literate group. As a result, any service intended for their use must be aligned with up to date information technology. In order for the country to attain first world status by 2022, business processes should be technologically sound,” he said.
In addition, he applauded the idea of using young people to develop the website for the youth fund and described this as a true testimony of leading by example.
The principal secretary called upon all youth focused organisations to take a leaf from the Youth Enterprise Fund and support young people through creating more opportunities.