YASHIVAN GOVENDER

Yashivan Govender is the managing director of FirstStep.co.za, South Africa's first online youth consultancy. The pizza- crazy 25-year-old developed the business in his final year of university in 2004 by launching an information portal. Since then, the website has made huge waves in the South African market. FirstStep.co.za provides information on companies, higher education, gap years and careers, and expounds the overall idea of making serious life decisions a bit more fun. After finishing his bachelor's degree in marketing and management at UKZN, Govender moved from the east coast of Durban to Johannesburg in 2005 to enable the company's growth. "I believe in taking risks at a young age and when I see something I go for it,� he says, adding that leading a balanced life and learning new lessons every day is central to his views on business.

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