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Bizweni gets classroom boost

Bizweni---thumbSponsors 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.

Mama Afrika feeds the nation

Mama thumbWith its Springboard Marketing Institute, the Red & Yellow School of advertising and marketing is widening the pool of skills in the industry.

Recycling is at the heart of Soulart

soulart-2---thumbThe 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.

National Development Plan will provide durable solutions to challenges faced by the youth

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.

Cinema harnesses the power of the sun

sunshine-cinema---thumbDo-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 must work hard to raise rankings internationally

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.

Eco-Smart employees live ‘waste not, want not’

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.

Stockbroking world is Dlamini’s oyster

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.

Grooming the future of tourism

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.

Entrepreneur builds internet empire

A South African entrepreneur is providing residents from some of the country’s most impoverished areas with an opportunity to learn about computers and access the internet.
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