SA's youth an economic asset - analyst

2016-02-02 15:19

Demographic patterns, coupled with education and employment opportunities, could see SA exploiting the human factor's economic potential, says an analyst.

SA needs mindshift about artisans

2016-01-25 17:54

There needs to be a mindshift in South Africa about artisans, both by educational institutions and the broader population, says an educator.

How coding is unlocking opportunities for youth

2015-12-01 14:52

Thanks to the vision and pragmatism of an ex-offender-turned-entrepreneur, the world’s next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs may just come from Langa – Cape Town’s oldest township.

Millennials prone to herd behaviour when investing

2015-11-09 16:46

Millennials are regarded as a skeptical generation. with 93% of them feeling less confident when it comes to investing. Why do they distrust of markets? Justine Olivier investigates.

#FeesMustFall signal a massive political shift

2015-11-01 10:00

The #FeesMustFall campaign was the most successful protest action of the post-1994 era, bringing government to a swift agreement with its demands. Political commentator Justice Malala considers some of the impacts of the movement over the next year.

Govt aims to turn youth into job creators from job seekers

2015-10-29 13:03

The youth revolts are because of an economic crisis and if it is not improved, the results will be the same as what happened in North Africa, says a government official.

Tax incentive for young job-seekers to be assessed

2015-10-21 15:00

The Employment Tax Incentive for young work-seekers will be carefully assessed in due course, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Youth Corps members in misery

2015-10-08 10:04

Another group of National Rural Youth Service Corps participants have raised concerns over unhygienic conditions they live under.

Young inventor from Imbali dreams big

2015-10-06 11:15

When Lindokuhle Mnikati invented his electric washing line, he did not realise he would be showcasing it at the national Eskom Science Expo.

Training for city youth

2015-09-21 10:06

UNEMPLOYED young people in Msunduzi have joined the YouthBuild programme to be trained as plumbers in a joint initiative to help the city and its youth.


Bursaries to boost wine business skills

2016-01-29 17:07

The VinPro Foundation and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business have made bursaries available for people who want to study Wine Business Management.

Matric class of 2015 facing grim jobs reality

2016-01-05 10:43

Fewer than four out of every ten matriculants are likely to find jobs and those who do, are likely to fall in the debt trap, warns a debt expert.

Young farmer wins youth entrepreneur programme

2015-11-23 16:02

The top five winners of SAB's annual competition for youth-owned businesses will receive a share of R1.5m in business grants.

Emerging young voices rise in African agriculture

2015-11-02 18:19

Transformation in Africa will require that young people harness the opportunities that are before them, says the president of The MasterCard Foundation.

Youth juggle jobs to survive - study

2015-10-29 15:58

Most young people are juggling a lot of different income streams to survive financially, a study presented at the first Young Africa Works Summit shows.

Next generation less optimistic - study

2015-10-29 06:36

A new study shows why the next generation of digital natives in South Africa are significantly less optimistic than Generation Y – the so-called millennials.

Doing good business with the youth

2015-10-13 17:13

Indira Tsengiwe, founder of Youngpreneur Media, shares her views on youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Children's Parliament Speaker aims to break boundaries

2015-10-08 08:19

Jean-Claude Smit, the first Speaker for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament with a disability, says he is the change he wants to see.

Youth corps participants ‘left in the dark’

2015-10-05 10:20

After participating in the National Rural Youth Service Corps for four years, a group of participants have said the programme had achieved very little.

Investing Millennials

2015-09-09 18:04

Some say they are the modern-day dreamers or the "lost generation", but, when it comes to the Millennials, is it possible that the critics got it wrong? asks a trader.

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