Transforming lives one youth at a time

18 July 2018 by Nosihle Shelembe After struggling to find a stable job for more than three years, Nelisiwe Gabini decided to start her own events planning company in Bronkhorstspruit, a small town about 50 kilometres east of Tshwane. During the three years, Gabini made money selling beauty products and household items like Tupperware. She […]

Young Women in African Power Leadership Residential Training

02 July 2018 Apply now for the Power Africa’s Young Women in African Power Leadership Residential Training that will take place 01 – 26 October 2018. Power Africa is a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID that aims to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. This special opportunity is part of the […]

Youth help map the way forward for a crime-free SA

27 June 2018 Over 500 young people from across the country have converged in Pretoria this morning for the first-ever National Youth Crime-prevention Summit. The summit, which is organised by the South African Police Service, seeks to increase youth participation in the fight against crime. Police Deputy Minister Bongani Mkongi, who opened the summit in […]

Training facility allows youth to reach for the stars

21 November 2017 The recently-opened Klerefontein Training Centre, situated near the site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the small Karoo town of Carnarvon, is giving local high school learners the opportunity to become qualified electrical engineers. Opened in May, the centre offers an accredited electrical engineering apprenticeship. The South African Radio Astronomy […]

Youth encouraged to take interest in nuclear

Original article on sanews.gov.za |13 October 2017 Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector. The Deputy Minister was addressing the annual South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) nuclear youth summit on Wednesday. She said with […]

Youth Unemployment is Unsolvable Without Addressing ‘Waithood’

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 26 September 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Dr. Lynsey Farrell In a scenario illustrated by the World Bank, “Africa will need at least two decades to change the structure of employment sufficiently to offer dramatically different prospects to its youth.” However, what this scenario may not fully consider is the […]

Tshepo 1 Million brings hope for Gauteng’s unemployed youth

19 June 2017 Gauteng’s unemployed youth have a reason to be hopeful again. Gauteng has about 2.7 million young people aged between 15 and 34 who are neither studying nor working. Half of them have not completed Grade 12 and are unemployable, and close to 60% of them are in long-term unemployment. They have never […]

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 […]

Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

Original article onitnewsafrica.com | 28 March 2017 Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools available to teachers today. This interactive showcase at the […]