Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has acquired mobile recruitment platform, Giraffe.
Giraffe was founded by former Delta Partners consultants, Anish Shivdasani and Shafin Anwarsha, in 2015. The job-matching platform uses algorithms to find, screen and set up job interviews for entry-level and mid-skill candidates. The company also has a zero-rated mobile app that jobseekers can use to put together their CVs, apply for jobs and take courses.
Employers can also use Giraffe to screen candidates before starting the interview process. Since its establishment, Giraffe has been used by more than one million job seekers and connected about 500 000 people with potential job opportunities.
Giraffe’s existing base of jobseekers will join the SA Youth initiative for the rest of June, as part of the transfer to Harambe.
"We are thrilled to be integrating our platform with Harambee as part of the SA Youth initiative - which is by far the largest ever coordinated effort to tackle the scourge of youth unemployment in South Africa. Together with Harambee, Giraffe will be able to impact far more young people and businesses than we could have done alone," said Giraffe’s CEO Anish Shivdasani.
Harambee’s CEO Maryana Iskander applauded Giraffes focus on inclusion and access.
"We … are thrilled to leverage this as we kick off Youth Month and expand the reach of the SA Youth platform," Iskander said.