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The impact of Covid-19 on employability in higher education

As South Africa celebrated Youth Month, we all know that youth unemployment is one of the country's greatest challenges. This has all been unfortunately amplified in our current Covid-19 context. However, hope remains as some higher education institutions that focus on employability as a key part of the learning process, which is something more traditional institutions can learn from...

By Siegie Brownlee 22 Jul 2020

Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown eases

Since the initial shutdown and panic buying of goods, especially essential ones, we are now seeing the easing of restrictions and a wider variety of goods being offered once more. The entire distribution chain has had to adapt to these fluctuations in order to ensure a steady supply of goods to customers...

By Kim Coetzee 29 Jun 2020

IQbusiness Youth Progress Index and Report: key findings to improve youth outcomes

Launched on 18 June 2020, the IQbusiness Youth Progress Index (YPI) and Report 2020 is intended to generate a very deliberate conversation on the future prospects and prosperity for the youth of South Africa...

25 Jun 2020

R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challenge

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury has set aside R100-billion to support government's response to job creation...

25 Jun 2020

Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme seeks young achievers

The changing world requires dynamic young people with the ability to carve out their own niche, while making a real, positive difference as they adapt to fast-changing environments. With this in mind, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is looking for young difference-makers to join its ranks through its Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme...

24 Jun 2020

Amazon creates 3,000 new virtual customer service jobs

Amazon has announced the creation of 3,000 new virtual jobs in customer service in South Africa this year...

18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break

Since inception, YES has generated over R1.4bn in youth salaries across 35,000 jobs...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jun 2020

New youth-led and -owned magazine launches

Formerly Destiny Careers, Careers Magazine is a new, youth-led and -owned monthly magazine, with its first edition released aptly on Youth Day, 16 June...

17 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: 5 tips to keep learning on track

According to the Guardian: "the 'corona class of 2020' was the most exposed age group to the likely unemployment surge caused by the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the digital age we live in offers numerous resources to give them a step up...

By Kalnisha Singh 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Lusimadio Simao talks HR & Recruitment

This Youth Month, together with Pride Factor, young and confident 'thought leaders' share what they think the business community can do better to address the needs of the youth...

3 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

By Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemployment

Arguably one of the biggest lessons we've learnt from the global Covid-19 pandemic is the power of technology and the positive impact it can have on the education sector...

By Onyinye Nwaneri 1 Jun 2020

Working Student Programme addresses work-readiness gap

Students can now form part of a Working Student Programme, designed to uplift young people who want to study further and increase future employment opportunities while offering South African businesses a meaningful way to improve their B-BBEE score...

18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

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