Kgomotso ‘Zeus/Kaybee’ Meso

23 February 2018 My name is Kgomotso ‘Zeus/Kaybee’ Meso, I’m 29 years old of adage. I was born in Kagiso, Mogale City, West of Johaannesburg. I’m a graduate of the university of Johannesburg with a National Diploma in Public Relations and Communications. I was part of the university’s newspaper (UJ Observer) and have since been […]

100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Original article on Jen Reviews| 11 July 2017 |by Jesse Miller Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Matriculants Should Consider Agriculture As A Career

Original article on huffingtonpost.co.za| 5 Janaury 2017 | by Wandile Sihlobo Seeing the joy on the faces of the successful matriculants reminds me of my matric year in 2007. I spent my summer holidays at home, in the Eastern Cape, and as in many African homes, my mother liked waking us up early in the morning, […]