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Foundation gets teens to become self-starters

Teen entrep thumbThe SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation works with teenagers and their parents to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the youth. It teaches them how to start up and run their own businesses, to beat unemployment.

How will the budget affect you?

Tax breaks for low income earners, but an increase in the fuel and road accident levies and in sin taxes. The finance minister pulled off a careful balancing act in a slow economy and an election year, tightening the reins on public spending but laying the foundation for the National Development Plan.

South Africa Budget 2014 – all you need to know

While jobs have been created since the "low point of the 2009 recession", the 24% unemployment rate was "still too high", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his annual Budget speech in parliament on Wednesday. Watch video of the speech and view and download key documents.

Career Day in Diepsloot

The jobless statistics are sobering, but initiatives are under way to tackle unemployment. School pupils heard about what was on offer from a variety of big companies and got some inspiring advice from speakers.

Global competitiveness and African trade

THE continent is on the cusp of growth, but it needs to get its house in order before it can play on the world stage. African countries must improve cross-border trade and flow on the continent, experts say at an African integration discussion, which is used as a platform to launch the South African Competitiveness Forum.

Entrepreneurship key for jobless youth

The way forward is to boost economic growth and turn Africa’s youth into entrepreneurs, which means looking at what is taught at schools and universities, among other elements.
State targets youth unemployment

State targets youth unemployment

The government has started to work with the private sector and various organisations on a Youth Unemployment Accord, drawn up to get young people working.
Helping street kids responsibly

Turning the jobless into jewellers

Out of the humble beginnings of a jewellery-making project that started on borrowed space at the De Beers Cullinan mines in Gauteng has grown something of a jewellery school empire for Isaac Nkwe.

Turning jobless into jewellers

Starting out by teaching mineworkers’ children to make jewellery, Isaac Nkwe, founder of the Infundiso Skills Development Project, has now trained hundreds of young people in the craft and opened jewellery schools across South Africa.
Hair academy empowers women

Teaching jobless how to find jobs

Many of the unemployed in South Africa not only lack the skills needed to do certain jobs, they also lack the skills to get the jobs in the first place. That’s where Cape Town-based employment agency DreamWorker steps in.

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