Skills Development

Skills Development in South Africa is governed under the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, which has subsequently been amended a number of times. The national government's Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for managing and developing all higher education and skills development training. The current Minister is Dr Blade Nzimande.

The project seeks to equip and empower women by enhancing their ICT skills to innovate the ways in which they use social media and technology to advocate for their rights. This includes their right to safe transportation.

The newly launched Limpopo Youth Development Programme is set to change the lives of many young people in that province. 

Entrepreneurship can reduce joblessness in SA but we need to nurture these entrepreneurial mindsets in our youth

The future of South Africa’s youth relies heavily on young people’s readiness to enter the job market.

A high employment rate, quality education, less teenage pregnancy and a place where children’s rights are not violated -- these are some of the dreams young South Africans have for a better country.

Learners attending a Winter School Programme have been encouraged to keep the late Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu’s dream alive by being the legacy.

Unemployment among young South Africans stands at 65 percent, according to the 2018 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY).

Despite June being Youth Month and sporting the theme: “Live the Legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth," millions of South African youths have, little to celebrate.

In South Africa’s tough job market, experience is an essential item on any CV.

There will be plenty of opportunities for young people to produce content for television once the country finishes moving from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on the youth to take up skills that will develop and serve the needs of the economy.

Black youth media company - Diprente - has won big at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2018 in France.

John Quincy Adams said that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more…you are a leader.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy.

Once students enter university, they tend to be more experienced and confident about their career path and future employment prospects.

 

 

Empowering the youth through on-the-job learning and development is one way of moving South Africa’s young folk to the centre of the country’s economic ecosystem.

City’s pilot project upskills youths while creating a steady stream of employees for the call centre sector.

To be prepared for the future of work we need to change the way with think about the skills we require.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s YES programme a positive step in the right direction, and well help allow the very necessary transfer of trade skills, improving unemployment and economy.

South Africa’s skills shortages in critical sectors remain an obstacle to growth. Renewed efforts to find solutions and to place skills development at the centre of the country’s development agenda are welcomed. However, there are critical gaps which require immediate attention.

A group of 50 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists are to attend a special training in Tianjin, China, that gets underway later this week, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

Interested organisations and members of the public have been called to submit written comments on the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (INESI) Bill, which seeks to address the shortage of e-skills in the country.

 

In the Eastern and Southern parts of Africa skills development initiatives are transforming the lives of unemployed youth.

Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative, Clover Mama Afrika, aims to empower women in communities across the nation with various vital skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, business management, and food gardening.

Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” initiative, the Volvo Group Southern Africa is introducing a Youth Employment Initiative.

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