The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.