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Endeavor SA programme looking for black-owned businesses

Though entrepreneurs are critical to economic success and GDP growth, local black entrepreneurs face a volatile economy and have to overcome an environment in which previous inequalities still hinder professional growth and access to key networks. To address these challenges, Endeavor South Africa has developed a programme called Excelerator, which aims to bring historically disadvantaged […]

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My Business Indaba roadshow to empower youth, women, SMMEs

The call by government to develop township enterprises, co-operatives and SMMEs to revitalise township economies is fully supported at the highest levels by Ithala Development Finance Corporation. The KwaZulu-Natal provincial development agency is embarking on a province-wide roadshow this month incorporating its three flagship programmes – Inkunz’isematholeni Youth in Business Competition, Siyasebenza SMME workshops and […]

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Learners benefit from Eskom

The Eskom Development Foundation recently completed a three year programme aimed at assisting ten secondary schools in Mpumalanga to improve their maths and science learning.  This corporate social investment initiative, which started in 2013, included ten schools from around Middelburg, Delmas, Emalahleni and Belfast. Each school received a fully stocked mobile laboratory, physical science textbooks […]

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Young Denel engineers produce breakthrough weapon

Three young Denel mechanical engineering graduates have developed a new light-weight machine gun to provide continuous fire support on the modern battle field. Dakalo Nekhumbe, Phindile Mashaba and Marumo Talane, who work at Denel Land Systems (DLS), took the challenge to redesign an infantry soldier’s most trusted ally — the machine gun — making it […]

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Seminar to focus on getting youth job ready

A meeting of career counsellors in Pretoria is expected to improve the support given to youth to help them get ready for the world of work. The University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Branch, will on Thursday, 22 September 2016, host a workshop for career counsellors to […]

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A four-pronged approach to addressing youth unemployment

The unpreparedness of youth for employment coupled with the unrealistic expectations is adding to the problem of youth unemployment. Even when there are entry-level positions available, businesses are caught up in an unproductive and ineffective system, which has made the recruitment of young people complex and costly. “When you hire someone into your organisation, you […]

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1976 Youth Build Programme to build construction skills

Unless the country’s youth acquire pertinent skills, the problem of unemployment amongst them will continue escalating. And the North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements’ initiative aimed at empowering youth with housing construction skills could not have been perfectly timed. Speaking at the launch of Youth Build 2016 at the weekend, North West Premier, […]

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5 South Africans amongst Forbes Africa’s under 30 most ‘promising entrepreneurs’

This is the vital motivation South African youth need when they are battling. At the time when their contemporaries cannot get even menial jobs, even with the required qualifications, due to the tough economic environment, five under-30 South Africans provide hope amid the gloom.  The five have made it onto the Forbes Africa 30 under […]

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Standard Bank Youth Expo to equip students with tools for the future

Branded Youth, with headline sponsor Standard Bank, has developed the Standard Bank Youth Expo to provide South African matriculants and university students with the tools needed to navigate the volatile economic environment. It will be held on 6-7 August 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Currently in South Africa, only about 15% of high school […]

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Are you ReadytoWork?

‘ReadytoWork’ is an initiative of ABSA which trains and equips young people for the world of work. It is very critical considering high skills shortage that South Africa is facing. Part of the Barclays Africa Group, ABSA ensures ReadytoWork is a free training curriculum that seeks to empower young people with the training and skills […]

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