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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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I have a degree but work at a call centre – and other job market rude awakenings

by: Mbulelo Roto - 30 August 2016

I have a degree but work at a call centre – and other job market rude awakenings

When you’re in university, you are sold the dream that when you graduate, you’ll immediately land your dream job and have a nice life. But in the real world, it’s a bit different. We spoke to a few young people who are doing jobs they didn’t see themselves doing. “I’m in retail, dealing with rude...

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Luvo Manyonga: I don’t like being called a drug addict, it’s not me anymore

by: Buhle Lindwa - 16 August 2016

Luvo Manyonga: I don’t like being called a drug addict, it’s not me anymore

When I finally speak with Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga yesterday in the late afternoon, he sounds grateful but tired. He is wearing his South African Olympics tracksuit, with his shades on, just eager to get home. Our interview is over Skype as he waits for his boarding flight back to South Africa at the Rio airport....

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Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

by: Muneeba Davids - 15 August 2016

Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

Bonga Ngqobane (25) started the first ever cycling club in Khayelitsha, in 2014, Bonga.Org Cycling Academy. In the past three years, Bonga has managed to get 150 young people to take part in their cycling events. “It’s an accomplishment for me because I get young people to follow their passion and believe their dreams can...

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