Engen takes a stand against artisan shortages and unemployment

Engen takes a stand against artisan shortages and unemployment: In a move to help address artisan skills shortages in the wider petrochemical industry as well as high unemployment levels in the South Durban community, Engen has backed a two-year learnership programme that will provide full funding for 20 learners. The programme, which provides a 100% fee-free college service, targets persons from underprivileged backgrounds who have struggled to access mainstream education and training. Successful applicants attend satellite classes run by … [Read more...]

Property Sector Careers Could be Key to Reducing Youth Unemployment in South Africa

Property Sector Careers Could be Key to Reducing Youth Unemployment in South Africa: Shaun Rademeyer, CEO , MulitNET Home Loans Photo: In House South Africa is facing a crisis of high and rising youth unemployment. Only 1 in 3 young people of working age is employed. This distressing statistic not only plays out through the limited earnings potential and future prospects of these youth, but also emerges in stymied business growth. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive … [Read more...]

DFF 2018 tackles youth unemployment through entrepreneurship

DFF 2018 tackles youth unemployment through entrepreneurship: 2017 new face winners – Samkelo Shinga & Samantha Jali Photo: Senzo Ntuli The revitalisation of Durban’s fashion industry could be the ultimate rags to riches story and the annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), which is hosted by the eThekwini Municipality, could play a significant role in providing jobs for the city’s talented youth. This year’s event, which takes place between September 19 and 22 at the Durban ICC, will showcase the work of 40 South African designers and nine … [Read more...]

Urban Organic Farming – An Innovative Solution to Unemployment and Food Insecurity

Urban Organic Farming – An Innovative Solution to Unemployment and Food Insecurity: The use of urban organic farming to address employment creation and income generation for a sustainable livelihood was explored at a workshop held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Director of the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Professor Hassan Kaya, said the workshop and site visits to urban organic farming initiatives were held to create knowledge and awareness on the … [Read more...]