Every January we as South Africans focus our full attention on the successes, and failures, of the education system as marked by the Matric results. We celebrate the individual shining examples of extraordinarily bright students, of inspiring principals that produce amazing results against all the odds, and take a step back to assess how we […]
South Africa has a resource with the potential to transform our economic and social reality. Unfortunately, we are missing this opportunity: It should go without saying that investment in children and young people is the source of future human capital. They should be at the forefront of strategies for economic growth and development in SA. […]
Tags: Create Change, Game-Changing Leaders, Young people, Youth, Youth employment
Posted on 3 February 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Game-Changing Leaders, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes.
I studied law and accounting at university, so I am as surprised as anyone to find myself, 12 years into my working life, having only worked for non-profit organisations (NPOs). What is even more surprising to me is that I am exactly where I am meant to be. That being said, it appears to me […]
As South Africa continues to experience chronically high unemployment rates, it is clear that a multi-pronged effort, involving both the public and private sectors, is required to support young people as they transition into the world of work. Here, the key elements of NGO youth volunteer programmes are explored and some consideration is given to […]
Tags: NGO volunteering, Volunteering, Volunteerism, Youth employment
Posted on 19 February 2015 under Hands-on Issue 12 (Sept-Dec 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 9: Implementation Experience.
This learning brief considers how the uptake of persons with disabilities as sought-after employees might be facilitated. Recommendations are also provided for the role that industry could play in facilitating best-fit employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Read the article here
Tags: Connection to Opportunity, Disability, Employment mediation, Persons with disabilities, Youth employment
Posted on 19 February 2015 under Hands-on Issue 12 (Sept-Dec 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 2: Reflection and Analysis.
During the delivery of the 2014/15 National Budget to Parliament Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan said that the youth employment tax incentive recorded 56 000 beneficiaries in its first month. What is he talking about? The Employment Tax Incentive is an incentive aimed at encouraging employers to hire young and less experienced work seekers. It came into […]
Tags: Connection to Opportunity, Youth employment
Posted on 26 February 2014 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 10: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 9: Resources and Toolboxes.