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September 11, 2018

UPSKILL YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE

In May Statistics SA released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, which revealed that one in three young South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 were disengaged from the labour market.

Put another way, 32.4% of the 10.3 million people in that age group were “not in employment, education or training in the first quarter of 2018”. That’s 3.3 million young people sitting at home, idle.

Unemployment is a structural issue which has seen little improvement in recent years and is one of the four critical dimensions impeding the country’s ability to improve socio-economic well-being. The other three being education, income inequality and health care.

Poor education [...]

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March 15, 2018

South Africans would rather be fired than have their phones stolen: survey

A report showed that more than half of all South Africans with smartphones were using their devices as their preferred method of transacting.

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Good old-fashioned leather wallets are increasingly being replaced by plastic‚ metal and glass as more and more South Africans prefer using their mobile device as a digital wallet.

On Monday online payment platform PayPal released a report showing that more than half of all South Africans with smartphones were using their devices as their preferred method of transacting.

Of the people surveyed‚ 46% said that being able to shop on their mobile phone has made them buy more‚ while 52% said that in the past month [...]

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March 7, 2018

Makhura believed digital revolution could address Gauteng unemployment crisis

Gauteng Premier David Makhura (Madelene Cronje/MG)

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed his hopes on the advent of the fourth industrial revolution to provide solutions for the province’s youth unemployment crisis.

Makhura delivered his state of the province address at the Gauteng legislature on Monday where he said nearly 2-million young people in the province were unemployed, not in schooling or receiving any sort of training.

The interventions proposed by the province appeared heavily centred on taking advantage of the digital economy to create employment opportunities.

“As part of addressing structural youth unemployment we are aligning our education and [...]

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June 6, 2017

Minister Brown urges youth to study maths, science

Pretoria – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has urged the youth of Mokgalwana village in the North West to study maths and science.

“The message is simple: study maths and science. Our State-owned companies (SOCs) need young people with those skills,” she said.

Minister Brown visited the village on Monday, where she handed over a multipurpose community centre in Mokgalwana, Northam.

The Minister said the country’s SOCs are in need of pilots, engineers, accountants and lawyers, among others.

“Last year, the six SOCs in the Public Enterprises portfolio (Eskom, Transnet, Denel, SA Express, SAFCOL and Alexkor) collectively enrolled nearly 9 000 [...]

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