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#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 22 February 2017

#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

This morning, thousands of graduates in the Eastern Cape took their frustration at being unemployed despite having tertiary qualifications, to the streets. They formed a human chain in different parts of the province, some wearing their graduation gear, and holding up signs that read #HireAGraduate. Our trainees from the Eastern Cape know this struggle too...

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8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 27 January 2017

8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

Not everyone who has finished matric can afford to study further. But we’ve got you covered. Below are seven programmes that will help you jumpstart your career. 1. ABSA’s Ready to Work programme This programme’s main aim is to help young people, between 18 and 24, be more employable or start their own businesses. The...

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Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

by: Lebohang Morake - 29 November 2016

Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

I was 23 years old and at the start of my career when I got retrenched because the first company I ever worked for went bankrupt. Just this week I heard that another magazine, Grazia, also published its last issue. All this got me thinking, am I working for a dying industry? My big wake...

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WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

by: admin - 29 November 2016

WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

Trying to enter the job market can be a demotivating experience for most young people. You can easily start to feel like your money, time and effort is being wasted – from countless unsuccessful interviews to internships that never develop into permanent positions or that one business idea you just can’t seem to get off the...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

by: Live Staff - 24 November 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 11-week training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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Should you work for exposure? This is what the experts say

by: Ntandoyenkosi Dlamini - 17 November 2016

Should you work for exposure? This is what the experts say

I’ve learned that “exposure” is every company’s favourite payment plan, since I started trying to get into the media industry. From writing jobs, to modeling shoots that I have done, I’ve always been told that “exposure” works just as well as money because more people will see my work and hire me for paying jobs. But is...

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How horse riding built this Soweto rider’s confidence

by: Mbali Kgame - 28 October 2016

How horse riding built this Soweto rider’s confidence

In Soweto, you’re more likely to see horses used as transport than for sport. But this is slowly changing. At the Enos Mafokate Equestrian School, for example, you can find young people like 20-year-old Hlobisile Mashaba riding for fun. The school’s founder and coach, Enos Mafokate, father to kwaito legend Arthur Mafokate, became the first black horse rider...

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Here are the 5 hottest digital jobs at the moment

by: Contributor - 26 October 2016

Here are the 5 hottest digital jobs at the moment

“It’s no exaggeration that any organisation that has no online strategy today is not worthy of being taken seriously. No matter what business you are involved in, it’s absolutely crucial to have an internet strategy,” according to Nigerian business magazine, FinTel. But doing digital strategy is just one of a few digital jobs that are hot in...

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This Eastern Cape film crew is telling rural stories and teaching school kids about film

by: Sisanda Ntshinga - 10 October 2016

This Eastern Cape film crew is telling rural stories and teaching school kids about film

Kwanontsomi Enterprise is rooted on the outskirts of King Williams Town, and wants to tell stories from rural Eastern Cape, and inspire their community through film. They work with the community to create these films, and also pass on their knowledge through a school outreach programme. The production company was founded last year by filmmaker...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

by: Live Staff - 7 September 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 4-month training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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