Innovation holds key to jobs

5 December 2017 South Africa must cultivate a conducive business climate that is able to support innovation so start-ups can thrive and ultimately create jobs. Releasing the 10th edition of South Africa’s Economic Update on Friday in Tshwane, the World Bank identified innovation as the bedrock for a country that is keen to drive up […]

Youth Unemployment is Unsolvable Without Addressing ‘Waithood’

Original article on | 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 […]

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

Original article on | 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 […]

Government admits data costs must fall

Original article on | February 2017 | by  y Simnikiwe Mzekandaba Public outcry on the high cost to communicate in SA is one of the issues government is looking to address in 2017, although it has yet to outline how this will be achieved. Last year, South Africans, especially the youth, ignited a furore on […]

Begging for jobs: is it all doom and gloom for job hunters in South Africa?

Original article on | 10 November 2016 |By Aptronics Youth unemployment rates within South Africa are high – one only needs to drive down a main road to get a rude awakening of that fact; the corners are scattered with desperate individuals simply looking for a way to make a living, says Estelle Erasmus, […]

South African Students Leave for China to Attend Huawei ICT Training

Original article on | 8 November 2016 | by Ndumiso Mlilo  Ten South African university students are leaving for China on Friday for a two-week information and communication technology (ICT) training held by Huawei in Beijing. The study program “Seeds for the Future” is being bankrolled by the Chinese ICT giant, Huawei Technologies. This is […]

AfICTA Targets 1m ICT Jobs Across Africa by 2020

Original article on | 3 November 2016 | by Emma Okonji The need to create no fewer than one million additional jobs in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by 2020 across African continent, was part of the objectives of the 4th annual summit by the Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance […]

Change the World Youth Coding Awards takes Joburg by storm

Original article on | 2 October 2016 | Twitter was abuzz on the night of 28 October with the news of a new set of awards for the youth taking part in coding events throughout the country. Change the World Trust manages the Hour of Code campaign in South Africa and has launched a […]

EOH and SAP grow skills for Africa

Original article on |07 October 2016 In a country where jobs outnumber skilled candidates – particularly in the ICT sector – developing “work-ready” skills has become a competitive advantage for those companies that are prepared to put in the time and effort to grow individuals with aptitude and a willingness to get into the […]