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, […]

Fridays are Red Ribbon days

22 November 2017 The countdown to World Aids Day has already begun, and South Africans are reminded to continue participating in Red Ribbon Fridays in the build up to 1 December. Red Ribbon Fridays started on 10 November and should be sustained until 1 December on World Aids Day. This has also been encouraged by […]

Bursaries for young Eskom scientists

21 November 2017 Three young scientists have been granted the opportunity to study engineering at South African universities of their choice after receiving bursaries worth over R1.3 million from Eskom. “Eskom awarded bursaries worth a total of R1 332 000 to three deserving young scientists,” said the power utility. The bursaries were awarded at the Eskom Expo […]

Open up opportunities for young people

24 October 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says young people need to be given an enabling environment in order to access employment opportunities. The Deputy President said this when he addressed a gala dinner of the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator: Solutions Exchange at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Monday. […]

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 […]

Local artist releases first single

Original article on bedfordviewedenvalenews.co.za | 13 September 2017 “At the moment I am living the lifestyle of the almost rich and famous,” Self-titled Edenvale celebrity (Valebrity) Luthabo (Propganda) Ndlovu, is a passionate musician who has just released his first commercial single. The young rapper said although he debuted on TV last year with Coke Studios, the […]

Aarto Bill gets the green light

Original article on infrastructurene.ws | 11 September 2017 | by Liesl Frankson The National Assembly recently approved the highly anticipated Aarto Bill, which will see the introduction of the demerit system to curb reckless driving. The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill was tabled as a direct result of the untenable and unsustainable […]