Tag: skills development
Sponsors have joined forces to boost the facilities available to teens at Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, where they will be able to learn necessary life skills.
With its Springboard Marketing Institute, the Red & Yellow School of advertising and marketing is widening the pool of skills in the industry.
The 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering.
Brand South Africa has noted the challenges identified by the Statistician-General with regards to challenges faced South Africa’s young people, particularly in terms of skills development and employment opportunities.
Do-it-yourself videos to teach skills, as well as short story films, are screened in rural and marginalised areas, using solar energy. Next up for Sunshine Cinema is a road trip exposing its work to people from Cape Town to Kenya.
South Africa places highly in several international rankings on competitiveness and governance, but some sticking points keep it back, most notably that it is a country of economic extremes. The National Development Plan aims to overturn this status and bring equality; such a change will have a knock-on effect on competitiveness.
Reducing waste and creating jobs is a win-win situation; Eco-Smart does just this by training employees to recycle waste products into durable useable everyday items.
Lethu Dlamini, a 22 year old junior research analyst at Thebe Stockbroking, has taken part in a week long internship programme at the London office of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson, one of the world's largest insurers, thanks to assistance from travel agency Club Travel.
The first batch of graduates have successfully completed the City of Johannesburg's tourism internship programme, and are ready to make their mark on the country's hospitality sector.