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Sanral creates employment opportunities in Malmesbury

A learnership programme set up by the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Limited (SANRAL) in the Western Cape district of Malmesbury is aimed at uplifting the community and addressing youth unemployment. The project is part of the agency’s commitment to creating opportunities alongside its construction projects, to impact positively on the lives of citizens […]

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Youth entrepreneurs Step Up 2 social challenges and win big

On 5 December 2017, government officials, key private and public sector stakeholders, media and the winning young entrepreneurs from the far corners of South Africa gathered at a glittering celebration of The 2017 STEP UP 2 A START UP YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS. This was the culmination of a 5-month entrepreneurship development programme and competition for […]

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Vodacom and Innovator Trust launch Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

Vodacom and Innovator Trust have unveiled the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs. The tailor-made youth development programme will drive innovations and create job opportunities that could bring significant changes to the local economy. To kick it off, Vodacom and Innovator […]

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Training facility allows youth to reach for the stars

The recently-opened Klerefontein Training Centre, situated near the site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the small Karoo town of Carnarvon, is giving local high school learners the opportunity to become qualified electrical engineers. Opened in May, the centre offers an accredited electrical engineering apprenticeship. The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) initiated […]

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Tevin reaches his dream

Growing up in Merebank outside Durban, close to Engen Refinery, Tevin Richard dreamt of becoming an engineer and being able to change his world for the better. Tevin attended Merebank Secondary School where he found that “maths and science just made sense” and discovered that these subjects – in which many struggle – were fun […]

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Young volunteers set to empower communities through technology

To help advance youth economic empowerment, Vodacom has given a facelift to Vodacom Change the World by relaunching the programme as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and youth volunteerism initiative. Vodacom Change the World will now focus on creating work experience opportunities for young people, who in turn will use their skills and time […]

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Sanral subcontractor empowers the disabled

Sweeping and cleaning company, Babore Gauteng, has changed the lives of five disabled Alexandra residents who have gained full-time jobs in the company’s broom manufacturing hub. Babore Gauteng is subcontracted for routine maintenance of Gauteng freeways which are managed by the South African National Roads Agency  (Sanral). Its activities include litter picking, sweeping, clearing drains […]

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Open up opportunities for young people

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says young people need to be given an enabling environment in order to access employment opportunities. The Deputy President said this when he addressed a gala dinner of the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator: Solutions Exchange at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Monday. Addressing guests in […]

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Township-based Lemok brands Redefine-owned shopping centre

Lemok Group, and its subsidiaries, were commissioned by Redefine Properties to create an integrated marketing campaign for The Boulders shopping centre’s #LiveUncapped free Wi-Fi launch. The Boulders shopping centre launched their 3 Hours Uncapped Free WiFi to their shoppers on 1 October 2017, and as part of the launch plans Lemok Group’s subsidiaries, Lemok Digital […]

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SAICA invests in education

One would think that most grade 11s will spend the upcoming school holidays relaxing, having fun and forgetting about school, but 180 Northern Cape grade 11 learners who have shown a particular aptitude for mathematics will do something completely different. They will spend their time exercising their brains at the Northern Cape development camp held […]

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