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Embrace: Telling the stories of motherhood in South Africa

  Embrace is a national movement for connected, supported and celebrated motherhood. We want to see every new mother embraced and flourishing from the start of her motherhood journey, understanding that an empowered and embraced mother raises a thriving child. 31 stories in 31 days. That was where we began this conversation. In an effort […]

Posted on 7 November 2018 under Alerts, Cape Town EMBRACE, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Career Planet: Opportunities for youth through cellphone technology

70% of unemployed South Africans are aged between 15 and 35.  Additionally, recent research reveals that 25% of unemployed South Africans have been job hunting, unsuccessfully, for at least 5 years.  Not only do we clearly have a serious youth unemployment problem, we are also faced with the reality that a serious communication gap compromises […]

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Posted on 18 February 2013 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis.

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Focus on tertiary drop-out

100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big idea at a time to increase awareness, change systems and influence new ways of thinking; […]

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Posted on 30 October 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis.

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Supernews: Focus on the tertiary drop-out stage

Supernews, is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it. Recently it challenged students across the country to: –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        Come up with innovative ways […]

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Posted on 29 October 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers.

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Focus on: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it. Recently it challenged students across the country to: –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        […]

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Posted on 27 July 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers.

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100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, the citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it challenged students across the country to –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        Come up with […]

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Posted on 22 June 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers.

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100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big idea at a time to increase awareness, change systems and influence new ways of thinking; democratise the news-making environment by generating news […]

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Posted on 25 May 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers.

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DGMT Comment on the Green Paper on Post-school Education and Training

DGMT partner with a number of organisations that work in a number of different ways to facilitate access to post-school educational and training opportunities, and to ensure that such access leads to successful connection to the world of work.  We thus read, with great interest, the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Green Paper […]

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Posted on 9 May 2012 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis.

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Youth led organisations: Reminding us how powerful young people have been and can be in shaping our future

In a week when education is very much on South Africans’ minds, I am doing a quick tour of some of the civil society organisations working to facilitate young people’s access to education and employment.  One of the organisations I visited today, Miyela, works with young high school learners at Naledi High School.  Naledi was […]

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Posted on 16 January 2012 under From Head & Heart, From Head and Heart: Enterprising School Leavers.

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Connection to Opportunity in 2011

Over 40% of 18-24 year olds in South Africa are not in formal education or training, nor are they employed (NEET). This represents a severe loss of human potential just at the time that young people should be becoming economically active. In 2011, Connection received 192 Step 1 applications.  We were looking for projects and […]

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Posted on 22 November 2011 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers.

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