South African students aspire to go onto university and follow traditional careers
According to new research by Cambridge International, 85% of South African students aspire to continue their studies at university once they have left a school. In addition, many still aspire to go into the more traditional, highly respected careers like medicine and dentistry (13%), engineering (13%) and psychology and... Read more
NYDA: No work experience required for entry-level govt jobs
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the pronouncement that from 2019 job seekers will no longer need work experience to get an entry-level government job. The pronouncement was made by Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. The agency said it has championed this call in various... Read more
EPWP to focus on youth, women programmes
The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) biannual summit, which ended on Wednesday, has resolved to prioritise and expand youth and women programmes such as mass sport participation and school homework assistance. The EPWP implementing public bodies that attended the two-day summit at Saint Georges Hotel in Pretoria committed themselves... Read more
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