The age range of millennials is the generation reaching young adulthood in the 21st century following Generation X (born 1965 to 1976). Researchers characterise millennials as anyone born from 1977 to as early 2000s.
This group is known as the tech savvy generation that has a more liberal approach to politics and society depending on their region and socio-economic circumstances. They’re also known as the generation of renters or still living with their parents, changing jobs frequently and multi-taskers who spend ridiculous amounts of money on technology.
Millennials are also known to be risk takers carving their own path in uncharted territories. Many who belong to this generation work jobs that never existed decades ago. To celebrate Youth Day, here are some wise words from influential millennials.
“Start small while thinking big. Africans need to change the narrative of entrepreneurship.”
Ranked the first in Africa for motivational speaking at the age of 17, Vusi Thembekwayo is one of South Africa’s most prolific entrepreneurs and motivational speakers. Here’s what he had to say about being young and running a business.