Jobs needed for Africa's youth time bomb - expert

2016-05-25 06:00

The most crucial aspect for Africa to successfully benefit from its own greatest asset - its growing young population - is job creation, says an expert.

63% of young SA children live in poverty - study

2016-05-13 14:11

About 63% of young South African children live in poverty, which can affect their physical, cognitive and emotional development, a new study has found.

Solutions for youth unemployment

2016-05-02 11:04

SA's youth should be proactive by being on the lookout for specific schemes rather than waiting for the government to come and deliver at their doorsteps.

More young achievers in danger of retrenchment

2016-04-19 14:43

More young achievers are in danger of retrenchment, Liberty's 2015 claim statistics show.

Leadership must not suppress young people – Motlanthe

2016-03-20 12:15

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has reiterated the need for younger people to be given the platform to present new ideas, warning that failure to do this would render the ruling party irrelevant in the country’s political landscape in future.

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.


New care centre for 'problem children' already reaping awards

2016-05-18 09:08

A year after it was opened, a centre for girls from broken homes in Heidelberg, Gauteng, has already produced its first matriculant.

Millennials: Self-starters or just selfish?

2016-05-11 14:25

A number of negative characteristics have been ascribed to millennials, but is there really truth to these? We take a closer look at what makes this generation tick.

Jay Naidoo: Where is the Mandela of the world today?

2016-04-22 13:48

SA's leaders have forgotten about Mandela's ability to listen, says Jay Naidoo, warning South Africans to engage with its angry youth, or else they will "burn things down".

Top Microsoft position for KZN man (22)

2016-03-29 14:25

A KwaZulu-Natal youngster who dropped out of school has nailed a top position as Microsoft regional director in South Africa.

Nzimande’s KwaDambuza Youth Centre in limbo

2016-03-15 12:15

The skills development programme at the KwaDambuza Youth Centre founded by Blade Nzimande will collapse soon, students at the centre have warned.

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.

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