WhyWorker-owned co-operative businesses reduce inequality through sustainable local job-creation. SA has some of the highest inequality levels in the world.1 SA has an official unemployment rate of 35% on the expanded definition.2 Of the 19.7-million working-age youth between 15 to 34 years, 9.8-million are not economically active or enrolled in education.2 What we doWe provide business coaching, strategic advice and marketing assistance to co-operative partners. We support the income-generating activities of co-ops like the Siyakhula Computer School Co-operative which sustains local employment through low-cost, high-quality computer literacy training. The Siyakhula Co-op serves 5 communities in: Ebony Park, Diepsloot, Zandspruit (Gauteng); Thohoyandou (Limpopo); and Cala (E Cape). How we measureWe measure financial performance, business sustainability and employment opportunities created in line with accepted co-operative principles. The standard tools include income and expenditure reports, governance reports and product/service analyses. We are partnering with Wits University to grow our co-operative support.