Category Archives: Writers

To Prepare Young People for 21st-Century Jobs, Design Classrooms Beyond Walls

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 14  June 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Lynsey Farrell Walk into the small town where Actonville Primary School (APS) is located in South Africa and you may find yourself in the middle of a dance competition, an emotional and physical well-being checkup, or a community gathering—all planned and managed by

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ORGANISATIONS SHOULD BE INFORMED BEFORE EMBARKING ON RETRENCHMENTS

11 April 2017 | Provided by Kay Vitee A tough economic climate continues to see numerous organisations restructuring and implementing retrenchments in an attempt to streamline operations and increase profitability.  According to Kay Vittee, CEO of Kelly – South Africa’s first recruitment agency of choice for rapid permanent and contingency staffing solutions, – Retrenchments are

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Redefining What Counts as a “Good” Job

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 9 March 2017 | by ReemaRahman and Lynsey Farrell Employers and job seekers across the continent are struggling with an employment mismatch of unprecedented proportions. Adetoun Adewolu-Ogwo, founder of the National Career Centers of Nigeria, experienced this firsthand when she was given the responsibility to hire new employees at one of

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STRONG ONLINE PRESENCE – KEY TO GETTING A JOB IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET

7 March 2017| Provided by  Kay Vitee In an increasingly digital world where transacting, communicating and access to information is literally a click away, organisations continue to prioritise investment in maintaining a strong online presence as a key driver of market awareness and brand differentiation.   Kay Vittee, CEO of Kelly – South Africa’s first recruitment

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Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

Original article on thezimbabwedaily.com | 29 February 2017 African governments are confronting unemployment in many different ways. In Senegal, with 200,000 Senegalese joining the labour market each year, President Macky Sall launched a programme in February 2013 to create 30,000 jobs within a year and possibly 300,000 by 2017. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is

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Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth

Original article on voices.mckinseyonsociety.com | 28 February 2017 | by Fred Swaniker Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa

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Youth ‘spend more on their appearance’

Original article on newvision.co.ug | 16 February 2017 | by Carol Natukunda To young people, image is everything. A new research reveals that youth aged 18 to 35 are spending more money on their physical appearance than on investment. Over 50% of their earnings is spent on personal care items such as hair and beauty products

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