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Red & Yellow School launches Mandela Day Challenge to corporates
Red & Yellow School launches Mandela Day Challenge to corporates

The Red & Yellow Creative School of Business has launched a Mandela Day Challenge to corporates in alignment with their social promise - to ensure that at least 10% of their students don't pay for themselves...

Issued by Red & Yellow 3 hours ago

Companies urged to employ young graduates
Companies urged to employ young graduates

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy...

3 days ago

What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?
What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?

From automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to flexible work hours, mood-matched workspaces and fast-paced learning to bridge skill gaps, the workplace of 2030 will emphasise ingenuity and idea generation - plus empathy and doing good...

14 Jun 2018

Change how you think about networking and boost your career
Change how you think about networking and boost your career

Many professional women don't like to network and readily admit to avoiding it - this despite the fact that networking is recognised as a foundational skill for career success...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 14 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator
Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator

Startupbootcamp Africa has received over 1,000 applications for its Cape Town-based accelerator programme after spending three months on a cross-world journey to source the best startups...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

1 in 5 work in professions that are shrinking globally - study
1 in 5 work in professions that are shrinking globally - study

A recent study by Pearson, titled The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030, has forecast that one in five workers are in professions today that will shrink worldwide...

13 Jun 2018

Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training apps
Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training apps

Despite the fact that Africa's e-learning market doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching $513 million, the continent's three biggest economies, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are not yet moving their training applications to the cloud en masse...

By Matthew Barker 13 Jun 2018

Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative
Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative

The Shoprite Group's Retail Readiness programme is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) by the end of June to enter the retail sector or start their own business...

13 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

New partnership to make Cameroon hub for developing civil aviation skills
New partnership to make Cameroon hub for developing civil aviation skills

JAA TO, a leading organisation for aviation regulatory training in Europe, and the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

13 Jun 2018

Breaking Barriers to Entry training initiative kicks off
Breaking Barriers to Entry training initiative kicks off

Hungry for experience, eager to learn and ready to prove themselves - over 1,400 young graduates are prepared to do what it takes to enter the job market...

12 Jun 2018

EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects
EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) training programme has thrown a lifeline to unemployed young people in the North West...

11 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

Young black diamonds get jewellery training
Young black diamonds get jewellery training

The South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) has embarked on a project that trains historically disadvantaged people to start businesses in the jewellery fabrication industry...

8 Jun 2018

Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - study
Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - study

A new global study has revealed that employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive, but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being...

6 Jun 2018

Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extension
Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extension

Fifty young people will receive on-the-job experience in the hospitality industry, following the extension of the skills training and employment programme between the City of Cape Town and Fedhasa Cape...

5 Jun 2018

Business benefits to employing youth
Business benefits to employing youth

In celebration of Youth Month, Tony Keal, group skills facilitator at the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape reminds us of the financial benefits of employing young people...

5 Jun 2018

Breaking the mould on traditional CA job options
Breaking the mould on traditional CA job options

With the spotliglight on the ethics and integrity of the major players in the auditing sector, landing an opportunity to do your training as a chartered accountant (CA) at a Big Four firms may no longer be all its cracked up to be...

5 Jun 2018

Fabrizio Magoni via
Food security training programme equips youth in hospitality, creates better-trained workforce

"Our graduates are a living symbol of hope that we can bring for our people, by creating opportunities through training. This training programme proves just how much can be achieved when government, the private sector and communities work together to make our country a better place to live in..."

4 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Lindiwe Miyambu, African Bank’s group executive: human capital
Current digital skills training doesn't cut it in the financial sector

When it comes to digital skills and the future skills needed for the workplace, the current training of potential employees for the financial sector in the higher institutions of learning is lacking...

31 May 2018

Why employee promotions should only come with proper training
Why employee promotions should only come with proper training

Investing in human capital is necessary to adequately prepare the South African workforce for promotional positions and to fast-track business growth...

30 May 2018

SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitality
SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitality

"Youth employability is a priority for us as it not only builds the hospitality talent for the future, but it gives us the opportunity to invest in future leaders that will contribute to the South African economy..."

30 May 2018

Invest in yourself by learning in the workplace
Invest in yourself by learning in the workplace

Every young professional should remain vigilant and learn as much as possible while in any work environment. Every graduate should have a mentor to learn from and influence them...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by CityVarsity 29 May 2018

Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiate
Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiate

The four-week bus strike, which inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of commuters and resulted in conflict as well as loss of income for workers and commuters, could have been handled differently, says an expert in the field of negotiation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 May 2018

New partnership to develop SA's tech talent
New partnership to develop SA's tech talent

A new partnership between MultiChoice SA and the University of Pretoria aims to develop and sustain scarce Artificial Intelligence, and specifically Machine Learning technology skills...

28 May 2018

Four good reasons why SA needs to invest in new managers now
Four good reasons why SA needs to invest in new managers now

Business and government would do well to invest in first-line managers - because they have the greatest potential to help create smooth-running organisations that can make a difference in the economy...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 May 2018

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