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Our Courses

We’re taking our commitment of economically activating South Africa’s youth to new heights. Our Metropolitan Collective Shapers programme is uplifting entrepreneurs between the ages between 18 and 35 with skills to grow and scale their businesses. 

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Welcome, Tshwane!

Sunset Reading

Self Mastery

Find Your Purpose, Passion & Position

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Vikela Rankin

Founder: Value ed & Elevate

Human-Robot Friendship

New Connected

Discover Opportunities In New Technology

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Allan Rankin

Founder & Manager Target3D

Upset Stomach

Bullying Awareness

Handle Bullying in The Workplace & Society

Sandra Gazimbi

Sandra Gazimbi

Critical Diversity Studies Specialist

Young Business Owner


Scale Your Business Through Coaching

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Vikela Rankin

Founder: Value Ed & Elevate


How does it work?

Well done! You've made it to Phase 1

This programme will be running in 3 Phases over the next 12 months. Please click down below to find out more about each Phase.


Duration: 4 weeks.

  • This phase of the programme offers Foundational Competency Training for Entrepreneurship, and includes courses on business finance, staying up to date with technology, and how to be a CEO that can take your business and your people to the next level.

  • You also receive basic soft skills training such as Media 101, social media & personal branding, marketing trends analysis, plus tools for improving your personal & business performance.

  • Certain modules will be compulsory and will be used to assess entrepreneurs that can progress to Phase 2.

  • Access to all the Value ed modular content will be free for 12 months.

  • After the 4 week period, oral & attendance assessments will be done to qualify for Phase 2.


Duration: 4 weeks.

  • This phase of the programme offers SETA-accredited theory modules 
    and hands-on application of learnings, all with the help and guidance of 
    industry experts.

  • After the 4 week period, you will submit a portfolio of evidence that
    will be assessed to finalise the entrepreneurs that move to the third, and final phase of the programme.


Duration: 12 weeks.

  • The last phase in the formal programme will take you through market access workshops and networking opportunities to expand your business.

  • Over the period, you’ll receive one-on-one coaching in business, performance, and leadership.


If you believe you have what it takes to be a Metropolitan Collective Shaper, then apply now.


What Collective Shapers can do for you.

We believe that activating the collective potential of our youth is investing in the future. When we support young people to become tomorrow’s employers, we uplift entire communities.

Because we are passionate about walking the journey to financial freedom with all South Africans, we’re committed to investing in the communities that have invested in us for over 100 years. The Metropolitan Collective Shapers programme helps to empower young South Africans to stimulate economic activity within their communities one village, town, or city at a time.

'Together we can!'

Watch Benjamin’s story

Metropolitan Collective Shaper from Polokwane 2021

Meet our Collective Shapers alumni

Life will never be the same for our Polokwane Collective Shapers who completed the 2021 the programme. After they graduated, they now have invaluable skills and knowledge to carve their future as agricultural leaders of tomorrow.

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