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SAICA colaboration to empower SA’s youth with entrepreneurial skills

At 55.9%, South Africa’s youth unemployment statistics are the highest they have ever been. Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey says this means that over three million young South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 are currently unemployed. While the greatest opportunity for solving unemployment globally lies in growing the number of entrepreneurs, […]

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SA Graduate Employability programme receives global recognition

The graduate employability strategy of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), as implemented on Rosebank College campuses throughout South Africa, has been recognised as the top programme of its kind by International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. The IIE recently joined a diverse group of tertiary education providers […]

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The Innovation Hub launches youth empowerment programme

The Innovation Hub, an innovation agency of the Gauteng Province through its Fablab School programme, in collaboration with PrimeStars Marketing launched Step up 2 a Start-up IV programme at Montecasino on Thursday, 7 July 2017. Step up 2 a Start Up programme is aimed at providing solutions for thousands of young South Africans who face […]

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Young black industrialists lauded by mayor

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor, Cllr Mzwandile Masina has called on the city’s youth to move away from a consumption mentality to a production one. The mayor said this recently, while hosting young black industrialists, who established a company and turned it into a multi-million-rand establishment within three-years. These industrialists, the mayor said, are ordinary young people […]

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Welkom woman shows the power of youth entrepreneurship education

When 32 year old Pesalome Moilwa joined the Youth Enterprise Society (YES) back in 1999 at Thotagauta Secondary School in Welkom, she was taking it as just another extramural activity. She and her peers were told that the programme would help them gain an understanding of the business world. Pesalome had no idea that it […]

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Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project, but the results of the programme have exceeded expectations and continue to make an even greater impact than ever expected. Sappi launched the Abashintshi […]

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PYDA contributes to transformation in wine industry

To bring about much-needed transformation in the Western Cape wine industry, including fostering young, previously disadvantaged and female talent, companies need to play an active role in the industry. To this end, Old Mutual is proud to congratulate 23 graduates from the Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) class of 2017.   As part of the […]

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Young entrepreneur gets R100 000 funding from Old Mutual

In partnership with Red Bull, the Old Mutual Foundation announced Thabang Mabapa as the winner of their business pitch challenge at an event held in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Sat 27 May. Since 2013 the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy has offered a powerful launch pad for grassroots social entrepreneurs who are making a positive difference in […]

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Sanral supporting youth in Mpondoland

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) community development and community access construction roads project – a spin-off programme in support of the N2WCTR – is busy stimulating new construction start-up companies in Mpondoland. It is giving emergent youth business owners a springboard through skills development and guaranteed employment opportunities. The initiative is slowly transforming […]

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Calls for departments to support youth-owned enterprises

As South Africa commemorates youth month, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on departments to support businesses that are owned by young people. The Minister said this when government’s economic cluster Ministers went to the National Assembly to answer oral questions on Wednesday. “What we would like to say … is to call […]

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