Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis

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 Feb 2013


Lessons from a review of DGMT’s bursary partners

For many years, the DG Murray Trust has supported programmes which provide financial and psychosocial support to young people with the aim of increasing their access to higher and further education, and lowering or preventing educational drop-out rates. In early 2012, DGMT commissioned an evaluative review of seven such bursary partners to find out what […]

Posted on 1 Feb 2013


TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Wayne Blauw, Programme manager, Western Cape Education Foundation

By Jackie Lagus, based on an interview by Anna Morris. If there is a maxim that Wayne Blauw lives by, it is this: ‘A good leader inspires people to have confidence in them, but a great leader inspires others to have confidence in themselves.’ As programme manager of the Western Cape Education Foundation, a public- […]

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Posted on 30 Oct 2012


TSiBA’s Leadership Development Perspectives: Fred Swaniker, CEO African Leadership Academy

By Karen Le Roux, based on an interview by Janet Jobson. Diverse, talented and brimming with potential, African youth essentially holds the key to performance-driven leadership that is carefully underpinned by integrity, humility, compassion and excellence, maintains entrepreneur, practical educationalist and CEO of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), Fred Swaniker. Rather than simply focusing on […]

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Posted on 3 Apr 2012