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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The population from which agriculture will draw the next several generations of employees will be under 30 years old. It is important that the youth own the skills they need to build a competitive and resilient agriculture sector...

12 hours ago

Worx Group and Oak House Vocational Academy trial work experience pilot programme
Worx Group and Oak House Vocational Academy trial work experience pilot programme

Education is incredibly important to Worx Group, so when a fantastic opportunity came along to initiate a pilot programme with Oak House Vocational Academy as part of our IMPACT programme, we were eager to get on board...

Issued by Worx Group 1 day ago

How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched
How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched

A guide, which solidifies nine years' worth of experience in developing and implementing community-based HIV-prevention programmes, has been launched...

1 day ago

FET needs to create employable graduates
FET needs to create employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country's economy...

23 Jun 2017

Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thebethe, Deputy Minister of the Presidency Buti Manamela and North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono engaging with one of the exhibitors at the Youth in Tourism Imbizo
Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

Tourism has the potential to create opportunities that will contribute to alleviating youth unemployment, poverty, and inequality...

22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth
#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth

The shortage of skilled people in the sector is growing, while the number of students enrolling in agriculture-related training continues to decrease...

By Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

While many see it as a space for tour guides or front-of-house hotel workers, it now encompasses a variety of career options including opportunities for advertising, marketing and design, financial management, IT and tech and more...

21 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA
Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA

The Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, will be launching NEF Africa Science Week, to be held in Pretoria and Limpopo from 26 - 29 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies
More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies

The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation will be expanding its rollout of Entrepreneur Societies to more high schools across Cape Town this year...

19 Jun 2017

Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap
Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap

As the girls' interest in farming grew and with quite a few interested in setting up cooperatives, Khulisa decided to seek additional opportunities and with the support of the Monsanto Fund, enrolled 28 girls at Buhle Farmers Academy...

19 Jun 2017

Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020
Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020

#CodeClimbers have created a crowdfunding campaign to raise R100,000 for Code4Change to bring coding to three schools in Gauteng...

19 Jun 2017

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten
Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school...

15 Jun 2017

Front row, L-R: Avuyile Maqolo, Masande Mlanjeni, Christiaan Abrahams, Siphenathi Kowa, Yolani Kaso

Back row: Siphokazi Taliwe, Yolanda Ngwevela, Yanga Tshaya (behind Yolanda), Tiffany Andrews, Louise Jones (Old Mutual Foundation), Siphesihle Tshaka, Siyabulela Makedama (behind Siphesihle), Phelisa Ntsokotha, Emihle Ganyaza, Zenande Fuzile, Sinobom Gosa, Porchia Jacobs, Samkelisiwe Magwaza, Simamkele Ncapayi, Nosipho Ngcawe, Yonela Zondwayo, Mpontseng Ramothathaki, Ntombentsha Stuurman
Old Mutual funding helps PYDA bring skilled youth into the WC wine industry

Old Mutual Foundation invested development funding with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which saw 23 students graduating from the PYDA class of 2017...

15 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Kids need to smarten up on money
#YouthMonth: Kids need to smarten up on money

South African children are simply not equipped to manage their money...

13 Jun 2017

MOT South Africa trained 45 Grade 9 learners to be peer educators and youth leaders at their respective high schools in the Western Cape.
MOT SA trains young MOTivators to become youth leaders

Through the MOT programmes, the youth is empowered with courage, resilience and life skills to make good life choices for them to develop to their full potential and become leaders and positive role models in their communities...

12 Jun 2017

Belgian and SA students in entrepreneurial ‘Pitch Off'
Belgian and SA students in entrepreneurial ‘Pitch Off'

Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT), a visiting student group from Belgium and fledgling entrepreneurs from the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development...

7 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

Young Investor Programme offers UWC students practical training
Young Investor Programme offers UWC students practical training

The launch of the recent Young Investor Programme (YIP) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers enterprising young finance students the opportunity to learn by doing and putting their theoretical investment knowledge to good, practical use...

5 Jun 2017

Mayor cllr. Mzwandile Masina
Vision 2030 Summit to address national development plan issues

The Vision 2030 Summit will address all issues relating to the national development plan and aims to build the community of South Africans joining the country's leaders, both in government and the private sector...

5 Jun 2017

Sanral boosts development of emerging contractors
Sanral boosts development of emerging contractors

A group of 11 SMMEs from Lusikisiki enrolled in the Sanral community and training development programme for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road recently attended a business training programme at Mamlambo Construction...

5 Jun 2017

Sandisiwe Helebe
Chevron SA programme helping people with disabilities acquire work experience

The 12-month programme is designed to create a pipeline of people living with disabilities who can compete for positions within different departments at Chevron South Africa and across the industry...

2 Jun 2017

Call for applications for paid internship at Boeing
Call for applications for paid internship at Boeing

South African students in a business-related field are invited to apply for a paid six-month internship program at Boeing in Seattle...

2 Jun 2017

Health and safety 101
Health and safety 101

In order to ensure the health, safety and security of students and staff, Damelin Bloemfontein held a workshop that specifically focused on training and equipping individuals in these three key areas...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Damelin 1 Jun 2017

Red & Yellow launches Executive Education Workshop Series
Red & Yellow launches Executive Education Workshop Series

Introducing the R&Y Executive Education Series - a series of two-day intensive workshops designed to give today's leaders the skills for tomorrow...

Issued by Red & Yellow 31 May 2017

Howard Blight, Agricolleges international
#AfricaMonth: Quality agricultural education essential to increase productivity in Africa

In spite of declining growth rates and recent credit downgrades in many African countries, a growing labor force and vast expanses of arable land, point to significant opportunities...

By Howard Blight 29 May 2017

Education: Africa's path to a sustainable future
Education: Africa's path to a sustainable future

The world is focussed on sustainable development and education is the key. This may be no truer than in Africa where valiant efforts continue to end poverty and hunger and protect the environment...

Issued by Spintelligent 25 May 2017

Top African execs choose an MBA
Top African execs choose an MBA

Research into the leadership landscape in key economic hubs in Africa shows that top African execs throughout the continent still choose to pursue an MBA...

23 May 2017

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