A look at youth mentorship during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)
Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off from 12 November – 16 November. Around the world, entrepreneurs are carving out their paths and are taking matters into their own hands. Back home, Futureproof wants to instil a culture of curiosity, tenacity and risk taking in every South Africa – young or... Read more
Jobs Fund spurs R100m into Youth Employment Accelerator
With youth unemployment at a staggering 52%, the Jobs Fund is supporting the national drive for sustainable employment and inclusive growth with a R100m matched grant to Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to scale up a social impact bond for jobs. Harambee has been a Jobs Fund partner for many... Read more
Local portal for entry-level jobs seekers attracts funding from international investor
Owners of small and medium-sized businesses wear many hats; managing daily operations, running Human Resources and payroll, and sometimes even working the cash register. With busy schedules, it can be challenging to find the right staff for contract work. “This is why BoostMe360 – a Pearson Education initiative to... Read more
Dti workplace programme sustains jobs
The Dti (Department of Trade and Industry) has through the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) sustained over 50 000 jobs while a further 250 has been created over the last two decades. Speaking at the 20-year anniversary celebrations of the WPC in Botshabelo in the Free State, the department’s Chief Director... Read more
Is your child ready for careers that don’t exist yet?
Diarise MyFuture 4.0 2019 – the career expo for the next generation workforce It’s a fast-changing digital world, and experts predict that by 2025, scores of people will be working in jobs that don’t exist yet. For children currently making subject choices at school, and matriculants now selecting tertiary... Read more
CHILE: Nelson Mandela Scholarships for 2019
Programme outline The Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) is offering scholarships for accredited Spanish-taught Master’s program at Chilean higher education institutions in 2019. The scholarships are offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola. More information on the scholarship program is available at https://www.agci.cl/index.php/becas/becas-para- Degree level... Read more
NYDA calls for youth focused Jobs Summit
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has reiterated its call for the scrapping of experience as a requirement for entry-level vacancies in the public and private sector. “The summit must urge the government to walk the talk by scrapping experience as a requirement for all entry-level vacancies in public... Read more
National Tourism Career Expo: Students explore world of tourism at career expo
The 10th edition of the National Tourism Career Expo (NTCE) — designed to bridge the information gap between industry, government, learners and educators — entered its last day today. Since Friday, more than 2 000 delegates, which include learners in grade 9 – 12, FET and university students and... Read more
Humanities Careers Café: Make your Humanities degree work for you
The 2018 Humanities Careers Café, offering Humanities students an excellent opportunity to gain insight into how to put their degrees to work in a range of diverse careers, will take place on 26 September in the New Snape Building on Upper Campus. Graduates and professionals will be on hand to... Read more
Noupoort Wind Farm driving school programme paving for employment opportunities
Noupoort Wind Farm has partnered with NGO, Think Twice, to help local youth obtain their drivers licence and open doors to more employment opportunities. The programme is having the added effect of creating a culture of mentorship and encouragement, within this Northern Cape small town. A local Noupoort driving... Read more