About the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - South Africa

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - South Africa is an independent centre of entrepreneurial expertise meaning it is flexible and can attract the very best applicants. It is funded in part by Virgin Unite, Virgin’s nonprofit foundation in addition to global business leaders and investors. Virgin Unite, the non profit foundation of the Virgin Group part funds and supports the Branson Centre as one of its premier global leadership initiatives.

Virgin Unite is about uniting people to tackle tough social and environmental issues in an entrepreneurial way, drawing upon all the resources from across the Virgin Group.

Business as a force for good

These entrepreneurs are making a huge difference not only to their immediate families and communities, but as the business leaders and employers of the future, they will also contribute significantly to economic growth in South Africa.

“The South African economy is dependent on entrepreneurial activity for creating future economic growth and jobs, but the economic contribution to South Africa’s entrepreneurial sector is below the developing country norm. I believe that increasing entrepreneurship in this country is the golden highway to economic democracy.” - Sir Richard Branson

About Virgin Unite

Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way. Our aim is to help revolutionize the way businesses, governments and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good.  This is based on the belief that this is the only way we can tackle the scale and urgency of the challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of additional donations received go direct to the frontline where they are needed most. 

Virgin Unite is a UK Registered Charity Number 297540