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How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 20 December 2016

How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

Project Demo’s parliamentary correspondent, Sheilan Clarke recently attended  a youth unemployment summit help at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  in the Eastern Cape. It was here and back in Cape Town she spoke young people trying to find solutions to youth unemployment. Here are some of their suggestions. If you have solutions you want...

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Your job might be a hashtag away – Menzi Ngcobo

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 29 January 2016

Your job might be a hashtag away – Menzi Ngcobo

This article originally appeared on Red Bull Amaphiko If you’re a South African on Twitter, you’ve probably seen the #JobSeekersSA hashtag floating around your timeline. The hashtag has become as much of a regular fixture as #WCW and #TBT. It was started by Johannesburg-based social media specialist Menzi Ngcobo, to help graduates find employers and...

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“At some point I felt like looking for a job became a job in itself”

by: Bulumko Gana - 6 November 2015

“At some point I felt like looking for a job became a job in itself”

Unemployment among youth is a heated topic that pits parliamentarians and political parties against one another as they talk about the depressing numbers. We all know the stats; 62% of young South Africans are unemployed. But what does it really feel like to search for formal employment and fail, over and over again? These three Capetonians open...

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EFF steals Cyril Ramaphosa’s shine at free education discussion

by: Sheilan Clarke - 6 November 2015

EFF steals Cyril Ramaphosa’s shine at free education discussion

During the deputy president’s speech on university fees, free education and unemployment, the EFF showed a willingness to help find answers.  “We are here to assist you” Deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa — who is usually heckled by the red-berets about Marikana — was offered help and support in finding money for the fees crisis. “We...

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Samsung SA tackling youth unemployment with Mixed Talent campaign

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 22 October 2015

Samsung SA tackling youth unemployment with Mixed Talent campaign

Multinational technology company Samsung South Africa is venturing into the social enterprise space with the launch of a new campaign that aims to find innovative ways to alleviate one of South Africa’s biggest issues: youth unemployment. The “Mixed Talents” campaign forms part of Samsung’s global “Launching People” initiative, which will see people from different backgrounds...

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KZN talks youth unemployment

by: Lee Molefi - 2 October 2015

KZN talks youth unemployment

Recently Stats SA revealed the latest unemployment figures to the portfolio committee on economic development. According to the statistics, 37% of young people are currently jobless. What’s your take on the unemployment crisis? We were in Amanzimtoti, Durban to find out. What’s your take on youth unemployment? Drop us a tweet at @LiveVIPZA and share...

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We’re looking for you to shake things up in parliament

by: Sheilan Clarke - 25 September 2015

We’re looking for you to shake things up in parliament

From the recent student protests to the increasing youth unemployment rate, our country seems ripe for youth-specific political interrogation. We’re inviting young South Africans to submit crucial issues that you would like to present to parliament. If your submission is chosen, we’ll train and send you off to Parliament in Cape Town to present to...

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Young and willing but unemployed

by: Sheilan Clarke - 14 July 2015

Young and willing but unemployed

By: Sheilan Clarke and Lethabo Bogatsu According to Africa Check, in the first three months of 2015, “about 50.6% of unemployed youth aged below 35 years have never worked.” That’s just over half the youth population. Where have we gone wrong? How do we fix it? We spoke to two young people — one self-employed...

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Join us for our youth unemployment debate with the Democratic Alliance

by: Live Events - 13 July 2015

Join us for our youth unemployment debate with the Democratic Alliance

Have you ever felt like you needed a space to talk directly to political parties and call them out on the promises they made? On the 17th of July, we’ll be talking youth unemployment with the Democratic Alliance’s MP Zakhele Mbhele. What has the DA done about unemployment? What’s your lived reality as a young South African...

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Join us as we discuss youth unemployment (Cape Town)

by: Live Events - 2 July 2015

Join us as we discuss youth unemployment (Cape Town)

Do you ever feel as though politicians don’t recognise young people’s concerns? Have you ever wanted to have a face-to-face conversation with a political figure? Here’s your chance to get involved with “VIP Debate Club: Party People Edition” So what is it? This is an event for you to interact with policy and leading political figures...

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