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IIA Awards recognise learners’ accounting skills

One of the winners
Proud winners
Excellent achievement
Such pride
Excellent work
Teachers with passion

There was a special awards category at the Youth Citizens Action Programme National Championships which took place in October 2022 at Hotel Sky in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The 90 finalists from eight provinces had the chance to present their projects and show that they have made a sustainable impact on social, environmental, educational or economic challenges in their schools and communities.

The YCAP programme, powered by Empowervate, has been running since 2010. The programme empowers, motivates and equips our youth to identify and address social issues such as poverty, racism, social and economic challenges and gender inequality in their schools and communities.

The showcase event included addresses by the DDG of the National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, and the Director of Social Cohesion and Equity in Education.

The best budgets in the portfolios were recognised as this is an important life and accounting skill. IIA CEO, Julius Mojapelo was so impressed with the YCAP programme and says IIA is proud to be associated with it.

The winners of the inaugural IIA Best Budget Award


  1. De Deur Primary, Gauteng – won R3000
  2. Insebenzwenhle Primary, KZN – won R2000
  3. Ntokozweni Primary, Gauteng – won R1000


  1. Postmasburg Secondary, Northern Cape – won R3000
  2. Taiwe Secondary, Free State – won R2000
  3. Mathubesizwe Secondary, KZN – won R1000

Together, we are encouraging the youth to be proactive, to be the change they want to see. Youth: Empowered.

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