Mcebo Dlamini: Does government have a plan to address unemployment?

2020-01-21 15:00

Unemployment is not a new problem in South Africa and the continuation of this problem raises suspicion around whether the government has a plan to deal with this problem which has been becoming worse year after year, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

UK-SA Tech Hub supports upskilling programme for youth

2019-11-21 16:25

The UK-South Africa Tech Hub recently announced the Cape Innovation Technology Initiative as its partner for the Developers Placement Programme.

ANALYSIS: Young South Africans upbeat despite broken promises and poor odds

2019-10-01 15:19

There is no doubt that young people in South Africa face a myriad of problems: high unemployment, poor educational outcomes, various forms of poverty, and less than ideal mental and physical health, including high rates of HIV.

Record high unemployment paints grim outlook for already ailing economy - analysts

2019-07-31 05:00

Improving economic growth is the answer to addressing worsening unemployment levels, say economists.

PICS: Three-metre tall sculpture a symbol of hope for crime-ridden Cape suburb

2019-07-13 21:37

The youth of Vrygrond, together with volunteers from San Francisco, took four weeks to finish a sculpture that is made out of recycled materials such as wooden pallets and steel. Titled "The Ship of Ubuntu", the artwork is about 3m high. It is shaped like a boat, with the face of a man in front and a collection of houses on top.

Youth employment could be down to match-making - study

2019-06-17 19:17

It's important for youth employment programmes to appropriately match job seekers with the requires skills employers are looking for, a study has found.

A challenge to the youth to be dauntless in the face of SA's problems

2019-06-16 07:00

We have the opportunity to serve one another, learn from those around us, keep our government accountable and work not for our own gain but for a better future for those who will come after us, writes Carli van Wyk.

Gangsterism in our schools: Should we not look beyond matric certificates?

2019-06-11 05:00

We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Young people elected to Parliament, remember your generational mandate

2019-05-16 12:12

Our comrades must not lose touch with the ground. Parliament must not turn them into elites that are detached from the daily realities of the people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Colonial logic and the soft bigotry of low expectations: An engagement with young ANC voters

2019-05-06 14:23

Young people should be probing why the ANC finds it acceptable to use 1994 as a yardstick with which to measure progress, writes Ntando Sindane.


Hilton aims at giving SA youth opportunities in hospitality industry

2019-12-31 17:44

Due to its lower entry requirements the hospitality industry lends itself to being able to create jobs for young people, according to Helen Lebone, Hilton Worldwide Regional HR director for Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Unemployment hits highest level in more than 11 years

2019-10-29 11:30

South Africa's unemployment rate worsened to 29.1%, the highest level since 2008.

Man shares beautiful picture of mom who often gets mistaken for his girlfriend

2019-08-02 15:54

This mom’s youthful appearance has the internet in a frenzy!

Watch: More women are having babies in their 30s than in their 20s and studies suggest it's healthier in the long run

In 2016, for the first time ever, more American women had babies in their early 30s than in their 20s.

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Substandard education among top 5 risks for SA - report

2019-06-20 07:00

Structurally high unemployment, growing income disparity and inequality as well as inadequate or substandard education and skills development count under the top five risks facing South Africa, according a risk expert.

Employment initiatives prove fruitful for young job seekers

2019-06-17 10:25

Youth employment programmes are proving to be useful to young job seekers, a study found.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

2019-06-12 08:53

Looking at the trends over the last few years, there’s been a systematic decrease in youth participation in elections. Does this reflect youth apathy or lack of confidence in the system of democracy to meet their needs?

Could a new covenant with SANDF's help be the answer to youth unemployment?

2019-06-04 05:00

Is it not time to consider post-school training programs in collaboration with the defence force that could provide basic soft skills such as discipline, as well as technical competence for unemployed young people, asks Mamphela Ramphele.

Inconvenient youth? Our democracy must earn its heirs' confidence

2019-05-11 08:00

Contempt has been heaped upon young South Africans' decision to opt out of the democratic process, but it's hardly surprising when they are so often sidelined, says Khulekani Magubane.

700 000 more managers needed - dti deputy minister

2019-05-05 16:01

Africa needs about a million managers to effectively run the continent's economy, according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe.

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