Course Overview

Our ACADEMY FOR A YOUNG AFRICA (AFAYA) Course is a brilliant course designed especially for youth in Africa, regradless of their background. This is not simply an academic exercise, learning about entrepreneurship! Instead, we help you to develop an own online business while you are learning. This means that after the first six months of taking part in our training, you could start earning an income from your online business. Also, we help you to understand your role as a young leader as Africa moves into a phase of rapid development in the 21st Century.


The AFAYA Course is an 18-month blended learning experience, with weekly face to face classes in Pretoria, two Learning Circle sessions per week with fellow students and individual online coursework to be completed at home every day during the semester. This course also includes a 10-day volunteer trip to an educational non-profit organisation in deep rural Mpumalanga.



Who should enrol for this course?


If you're 18-25 and have completed high school or even graduated from college or university, but you're not sure what to do in 2016, then this course is for you! Register today for econovix's exciting new training course for online entrepreneurs.​ This course is currently only on offer in Pretoria, South Africa, but students from across Africa are welcome, as long as you arrange your own accommodation while in South Africa.






What is the course curriculum?


The econovix Entrepreneurship Course includes the following modules:


Leadership Development


Building A Business Online


Local Business Development


Global Business Development

More Information


The AFAYA online entrepreneurship training course is an 18-month 'blended learning' experience combining live workshop sessions with online and mobile learning. It is an integrated business development programme, divided into four courses. Teaching is based on Christian principles. Students will be linked to other students through 'Learning Circles' and work together on some projects online. Details of these student groups will be provided once you have registered. Modules 1 & 2 are completed in the first six months (depending on the effort of the individual student) and Modules 3 & 4 in the next six months. The aim is that in the final 6 months the student is ready to 'go it alone' in continuing to build his or her business, while receiving ongoing business coaching and mentorship support from the Course leader assigned to the student.


Learning Materials


While most learning materials will be made available as part of the course, the course leader may from time to time recommend that students purchase and read other books in order to develop their general knowledge. These books will not be compulsory reading, but will most certainly enhance the student's experience and general knowledge in terms of business decision making. Where possible, digital download versions of such books will be identified, which generally cost less than printed copies.




The AFAYA Leadership & Entrepreneurship Course is not accredited by any accreditation authority.

The outcome of this course is that the student will have learnt HOW TO build an operational business online.

Of course, econovix cannot take responsibility for the success of the business, but all efforts will be made to assist the young entrepreneur to lay the foundations of success and to move ahead in building a new business or growing the start-up created hands-on during the duration of this course into a successful business venture.


However, the ultimate success of any new business venture lies in the commitment, focus and efforts of the entrepreneur, the acceptance of the business model by the market and the general economic environment in which the business operates.


DISCLAIMER: Under no circumstances can EcoLine Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, its directors or any of its employees take responsibility for the success of any business established by a student on the AFAYA Leadership & Entrepreneurship Course offered by econovix.



Course Fees & Admission Requirements


Annual Student Fees payable are R29,700.-


The AFAYA Course runs over a period of 18 months, with two months (December and July) without formal classes. Fees are payable on a monthly basis at R1650.- Kindly look below for the breakdown and payment schedule, as well as for items NOT included in the above:


  • Pay R1650.00 per month over 18 months to cover your monthly course fees. This includes a weekly face to face workshop, daily online homework activities, online coaching and 'Learning Club' meetings with fellow students twice a week. This amount also includes subscription to all internet-based business systems required to successfully learn and complete the course.


As an itea student on our online entrepreneurship course, you need to meet the following requirements:


  • Read, understand and write in English

  • An own laptop with wireless connectivity

  • Have daily access to 3G or ADSL internet at home - at least 2GB data per month.

  • You need an own smartphone, preferably on an airtime contract.NOTE: If you do not have a contract as yet, itea may assist you in getting a special offer from a cellphone service provider.

  • Have a good support system at home to make sure you can focus on your entrepreneurship studies and do not have pressure to contribute financially to your family while you are studying

  • You MUST be able to pay the monthly fees by the 5th of each month

  • You must have an own bank account with a debit card that can be used for payments online. NOTE: If you do not have such a card, itea can assist you in obtaining a suitable bank account.

  • Transport expenses to the Weekly Workshops (over 16 months) and the Learning Circle meetings with your fellow students.







NOTE: Fees include compulsory hosting of a business website, a business intranet, Premium membership of econovix, including a cloud-based document sharing and storage solution, access to state-of-the-art online business management software & a budget of R5000.00 for online advertising costs for each young entrepreneurship student, so that he or she may learn  how to market online 'by doing'.