State funeral for Mam’ Winnie

Tuesday 03 April 2018 Freedom fighter Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela will be laid to rest on 14 April 2018, during a state funeral. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night outside the home of the late struggle stalwart in Orlando, Soweto. He had earlier met with the Mandela family to offer his condolences and […]

Telling stories through movement

22 March 2018 |By Kgomotso “Zeus” Meso 11th of March 2018, Wits Theater was abuzz with a variety of upcoming choreographers looking to showcase their artistic prowess. The event which forms part of Dance Umbrella’s New Dance programme that aims to enhance diversity within the performance space. 30 years later, Dance Umbrella introduces a programme […]

Say YES to 1 million jobs for youth

15 March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses. “The initiative, in collaboration with the private sector, aims to empower one million young people over the next five years to become economically active, either as a member of […]

Study opportunities in China, Russia

22 February 2018 Applications for fully-funded international scholarships for 2018 are now open for South Africans to study abroad. The Department of Higher Education and Training every year engages in several international scholarship partnerships to provide opportunities for South Africans to study abroad on fully-funded scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The department facilitates the […]

SA hosts regional youth unemployment workshop

13 February 2018 The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region. South Africa, as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will host the gathering under the theme ‘Addressing Youth Employment in the SADC Region’ from 13 – 14 February in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Youth unemployment is […]

Good news for job seeking graduates

8 December 2017 Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework. The framework forms part of the development programme within the public service to attract talented graduates. “The framework includes earmarking a percentage of each department’s vacant posts for the recruitment of graduates in scarce occupations,” Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said at a […]

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 […]

Society must invest in children to ensure a prosperous future

29 November 2017 Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says society must invest in its children to ensure that the country has a bright future. The Minister responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation said this when he addressed the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2017 in Observatory, Cape Town, on Tuesday. The gauge, […]