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HSRC study finds winning formula at Christel House SA
HSRC study finds winning formula at Christel House SAArticle

According to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) study conducted late last year, Christel House South Africa enables students from marginalised communities to achieve...

29 Apr 2021

Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountants
Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountantsArticle

Saica Enterprise Development (Saica ED) implemented an accounting graduate training programme for 48 unemployed accounting graduates, this programme formed an integral part of the Khulisa iBiznis Programme...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthoughtArticle

Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

Unleashing the power of the collective: Relay effort needed to solve youth unemployment
Unleashing the power of the collective: Relay effort needed to solve youth unemploymentArticle

The pandemic has picked an existing wound in our country's socio-economic skin. Stats SA recently reported that the youth unemployment rate in the country had increased...

Nkosinathi Mahlangu 7 Apr 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemployment
Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemploymentArticle

Boomtown has taken aim at the city's high youth unemployment rates by more than doubling the intake for its graduate internship programme, Bayeza...

Issued by Boomtown 23 Mar 2021

South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparel
South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparelArticle

SMMEs have a vital role to play in the creation of jobs, especially in targeting the rampant youth unemployment rate. Kicks Sportswear, is heeding this call by introducing a South African sports brand from Africa to the world...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 12 Mar 2021

Could the side-gig economy save SA?
Could the side-gig economy save SA?Article

The side gig economy has become much more than an alternative to formal employment. It now takes on a new layer as a necessary supplement to an existing income...

Nontokozo Madonsela 18 Feb 2021

What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?
What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?Article

Unemployment in South Africa remains an alarming issue. The country has among the highest youth unemployment rates globally with 58% of 15-24-year-olds not working. To add to the challenge, we are facing the rapidly changing skill set that is required by businesses...

Jake Willis 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment
#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemploymentArticle

There are many factors affecting the global youth unemployment crisis. Tackling the situation starts with offering equal access to quality education...

Gabriel Hamuy 6 Jan 2021

Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on the global gig economy
Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on the global gig economyArticle

A report has revealed the significant lifestyle impact and the financial damage brought by Covid-19 pandemic on the lives and experiences of workers in the gig economy in South Africa, India Indonesia, Brazil and the USA...

20 Nov 2020

Basa expands scope of Scale-Up phase 2 partnered by RMB
Basa expands scope of Scale-Up phase 2 partnered by RMBArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), is expanding the scope of its Scale-Up Programme, with the addition of phase two, which includes a mentorship and funding component...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 17 Sep 2020

Cabinet establishes IMC on employment of foreign nationals
Cabinet establishes IMC on employment of foreign nationalsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Cabinet has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the Employment of Foreign Nationals...

28 Aug 2020

Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sector
Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sectorArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt another harsh blow South Africa's already untenable youth unemployment rate, which reached 58.1% in the last quarter of 2019.

2 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career pathArticle

A UJ alumna, Chelsea Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth...

Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

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

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

How 2020 may equip students to make an impact beyond expectations
How 2020 may equip students to make an impact beyond expectationsArticle

In our annual gathering to mark Youth Month, Coronation hosted an interactive webcast with more than 60 finance and business students to discuss issues they are currently facing...

Issued by Coronation 23 Jun 2020

Local youth leads Paxful's Peer Program
Local youth leads Paxful's Peer ProgramArticle

With the African continent already becoming one of the world's leading markets for the crypto-economy, Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth...

18 Jun 2020

Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethink
Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethinkArticle

Long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the South African environment, its youth population was already disproportionately affected by economic decline...

Thembela Ntlemeza and Sifiso Mazibuko 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemploymentArticle

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...

Onyinye Nwaneri 1 Jun 2020

#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformation
#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformationArticle

While skills development and policymaking play a vital role in long term transformation efforts, youth entrepreneurship serves as a viable way to achieve tangible impact on a local, national and even continental scale...

Melissa Mbazo 30 Apr 2020

How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality
How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequalityArticle

The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared...

Moses Ngware 7 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting CodeArticle

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

3 steps to a successful graduate onboarding strategy
3 steps to a successful graduate onboarding strategyArticle

Many local businesses have introduced graduate programmes to promote skills development and employment among the country's youth; however, these programmes are often unsuccessful due to poor implementation and planning of onboarding strategies...

4 Feb 2020

How can cloud help educational institutions?
How can cloud help educational institutions?Article

With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, paired with worrying skills shortages, the pressure is on universities and other tertiary education institutions in South Africa to admit more students...

Gomedi Makhongoana 20 Jan 2020

Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment
Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemploymentArticle

The youth unemployment rate is increasing, with efforts to address this national crisis failing. South Africa needs to tackle this growing social and economic problem with the urgency it requires with co-ordinated efforts, accurate resource allocation and strategic planning...

13 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continentArticle

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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Social Media Landscape Briefings: Understanding the dynamics of Generation FluidArticle

Mike dos Santos, co-author and strategic director at Joe Public Shift, and Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social at Joe Public, presented at the recent Social Media Landscape Briefing on Generation Z, aka Generation Fluid, and elaborated on why marketers need to start focussing more on this demographic of the market...

Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

Why every business should say 'yes' to tackling the youth employability challenge
Why every business should say 'yes' to tackling the youth employability challengeArticle

Recently, Tashmia Ismail, CEO of the Youth Employment Service or YES, shared a positive perspective at the 2019 Nation-Building Summit held against a backdrop of offering real-time solutions to youth unemployment...

Issued by SAICA 4 Nov 2019

Citi Foundation, TechnoServe connect youth to entrepreneurship
Citi Foundation, TechnoServe connect youth to entrepreneurshipArticle

Citi Foundation and TechnoServe launched the Youth Ideas Development (YID) Program in 2018 with the aim of building a culture of creative and innovative thinking within South African youth...

14 Oct 2019

NGOs prove their use when multiplier effects come into play
NGOs prove their use when multiplier effects come into playArticle

Helping others to help themselves is at the heart of sustainability and also of many successful NGOs who succeed in reaching their objectives...

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 17 Sep 2019

The atmospheric tower destined to the Dangote Refinery in Nigeria. Image: The Gaurdian, Nigeria
Jobs and revenue: The potential of downstream development in AfricaArticle

Africa is one of the few regions where demand for oil and oil products is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades...

5 Aug 2019

A revolution, one weld at a time
A revolution, one weld at a timeArticle

A gender revolution has begun in what were exclusively male industries, led by a still-tiny vanguard of women artisans produced by South Africa's TVET College system...

Issued by False Bay College 1 Aug 2019

Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscape
Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscapeArticle

World Youth Skills Day is celebrated every year on 15 July, signifying a day where rising unemployment among the youth is highlighted...

16 Jul 2019

Young South Africans want to farm. But the system isn't ready for them
Young South Africans want to farm. But the system isn't ready for themArticle

Agriculture appears to carry a stronger set of negative stigmas than other careers, but this is only half the story...

Luke Metelerkamp 16 Jul 2019

In2IT bolsters education through Boys2Men initiative
In2IT bolsters education through Boys2Men initiativeArticle

The upcoming Youth Day is a stark reminder of the importance and role that young South African's play in our economy and future...

13 Jun 2019

AfriGIS helps bridge the skills gap for unemployed SA youth in the IT industry
AfriGIS helps bridge the skills gap for unemployed SA youth in the IT industryArticle

AfriGIS, in partnership with MICT SETA and CTU Training Solutions, is offering ten AfriGIS Learnership candidates the opportunity to obtain a National Certificate in IT Systems Development...

Issued by AfriGIS 24 May 2019

3315 YES recruits join Nedbank
3315 YES recruits join NedbankArticle

Late last week the Nedbank Group hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa as the bank welcomed and inducted 3315 previously unemployed youth...

6 May 2019

How 4IR could boost public service delivery and rein in costs
How 4IR could boost public service delivery and rein in costsArticle

Robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) could provide a welcome boost to government service delivery...

2 May 2019

Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme
Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD ProgrammeArticle

Roughly 6.21 million young South Africans without jobs, leaving many feeling hopeless and discouraged by the lack of opportunities...

15 Apr 2019

Full STEAM ahead: Practical approach to building confidence in the classroom
Full STEAM ahead: Practical approach to building confidence in the classroomArticle

According to The Future of Jobs and Skills report, the most in-demand occupations found today did not exist 10 or even five years ago, while an estimated 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types that don't yet exist...

Esben Stærk Jørgensen 9 Apr 2019

New TVET college campus coming to Mitchell's Plain
New TVET college campus coming to Mitchell's PlainArticle

False Bay TVET College has received confirmation of the approval of its long-cherished project to establish a college campus in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town...

Issued by False Bay College 9 Apr 2019

Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneurs
Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneursArticle

With the youth unemployment rate sitting at above 50%, growing numbers of young South Africans are considering entrepreneurship as a career option rather than competing for a limited pool of jobs in the formal sector or for a place at tertiary institution...

8 Apr 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy
#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economyArticle

While employer branding has made significant inroads into the South African market, with a number of companies leveraging its benefits, its relevance and how to purposefully implement it does still seem to leave many indifferent...

Sindy Peters 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019Article

Working in the youth employment sector, we have seen first-hand the struggles that youth face in trying to attain employment. The economic downturn and political uncertainty that has plagued 2018 has left many young people feeling sceptical and discouraged about finding employment...

Jake Willis 5 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to beArticle

Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively...

Konanani Liphadzi 21 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemploymentArticle

Ask anybody about unemployment in South Africa and the answer is the same - there are not enough jobs overall and there is a skills deficit for the jobs that do exist. While valid, it ignores a fundamental cause of the problem...

Jake Willis 29 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Government to scrap work experience requirement for entry-level posts
#RecruitmentFocus: Government to scrap work experience requirement for entry-level postsArticle

From 1 April 2019, work experience will no longer be a requirement for recruitment for entry-level jobs in the public sector...

21 Nov 2018

Dear graduate, here are 5 reasons to take that crappy job...
Dear graduate, here are 5 reasons to take that crappy job...Article

The reality is that the "crappy, lame, I-didn't-study-for-so-long-to-end-up-here" job is better than sitting at home waiting for your perfect job to just come along and find you...

Jake Willis 16 Nov 2018

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