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Image: Unilever wins ‘best innovation in skills development’ award Unilever was recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa

Unilever has been recognized for their efforts in skills development at the CHIETA 2015/16 National Recognition Awards Ceremony. The FMCG giant received the ‘Best Innovation in Skills Development’ award for the Unilever and Wits University Engineering Program which was launched in January of 2016.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Engen boosts Supply Chain development Their commitment to supply chain development and transformation has seen an investment of R78 million over the past four years

As part of Engen’s transformation agenda and in pursuit of contributing to socioeconomic development, Engen implemented a Supplier Development pilot programme at their Engen Prosperator facility in Durban. The programme has experienced some exciting results.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever: tapping into South Africa’s top talent Investing in South Africa's youth and paying particular attention to their skills development is key to the country's future economic growth

South Africa is renowned for its natural beauty and rare earth minerals. However, the nation’s real wealth lies in its young people, especially millennials - people born between 1984 and 1996 – who are digital natives accustomed to employing technology to do more in less time by using fewer resources. By tapping into the potential of this national treasure and continually investing in the development and growth of the youth of the country, organisations and the country at large will be able to achieve the prosperity it is destined for.

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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: MAD Leadership Foundation supporters We are almost half-way through the year already and have lots of exciting news to share with you:

Our brand new website launched in April. Find out who we are, what we do, how you can be the difference, and catch up on our upcoming events and read up on our leadership news. Thank you to the team at OFyt for their hard work in bringing this site to life.   Read More...




Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Brownies & Downies

Walking into this little lunchroom, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. I was greeted at the door and offered a table, a standard at any restaurant. But what makes this spot so unique are not the blue-painted walls or the quaint, minimalist décor. Rather, it’s the staff – 25 young adults –who either have Down syndrome, Autism, or an intellectual disability.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Applications now open : opportunities for disabled Entrepreneurs 2016 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme - CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2016

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Free State’s Clover Mama Afrika Mama wins Business Woman of the Year at Smarties Week

Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has announced Mama Florence Nyakiso as Business Woman of the Year at an award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held in Johannesburg. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: CLOVER MAMA AFRIKA wraps up another successful Smarties Week  Of the 41 mamas appointed, 20 mamas gathered together in Johannesburg for a week of training & skills building to see them sharpen their skills.

Since the project was founded, Clover Mama Afrika has chosen 41 Mamas around South Africa who assist disadvantaged people in their communities, such as children and the elderly, many of whom have been abused or are homeless. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg Each new year gives us the opportunity for a Fresh Beginning, and this year Clover Mama Afrika has decided to get an early start.

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg this year and runs from 31 January to 5 February 2016, concluding in an awards evening where the Clover Mama Afrikas will be rewarded for the previous years’ work and commitment to their respective communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: NAL’IBALI helps parents bring the power of stories home in 2016 Helping parents establish regular reading routines with their children and renewing their own commitment to root a culture of reading in South Africa.

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has issued its 2016 Story Power Promise. Designed as a commitment pledge for both parents and children to sign, the promise outlines commitments made by the campaign to help parents and caregivers across the country establish reading habits with the children in their lives. It also includes corresponding promises for adults and children to assist them in building new reading habits and maintaining and growing existing ones.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: From the Drakensberg Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope Four young people from the Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre have been granted an opportunity to pursue maritime careers.

Four young people from the Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal have been granted an opportunity to break the shackles of poverty and pursue potential careers in the maritime sector, thanks to a bursary provided by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals Invitations to emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging black filmmakers. The fund has been designed for Black directors who have released fewer than five feature films. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).    Read More...




HEADLINES, Skills Development, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - Award Winners Again! In November, Waves for Change won the coveted Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham Award, in October, the Beyond Sport 'Sport for Health' award. Both awards recognised Waves for Change's pioneering work bringing the sport of surfing to some of South Africa's most violent townships to improve the wellbeing of young people effected by violence and abuse.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Success story of well-known recycling entrepreneur in Limpopo Seshego Recycling is making great strides in the recycling industry

Seshego Recycling is making great strides in the recycling industry. Born from Tinus van Niekerk’s vision of setting up a recycling hub in Polokwane, Van Niekerk has grown the business to one of the most successful recycling organisations in Limpopo.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: Zip Zap marks World AIDS Day with concert in Khayelitsha Concert will feature performances by children from Zip Zap’s projects in Khayelitsha

Zip Zap Circus School in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will entertain locals at an action packed, free concert on World AIDS Day, Tuesday 01 December 2015 at the O.R. Tambo Hall, Mew Way, Site B. in Khayelitsha from 12:00.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Putting the Active in Activist Since the rise of social media, inspired citizens have rallied the power of the internet to spur social change.

However, as slacktivism draws increasing criticism, it seems that activists are getting back to their revolutionary roots.
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ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: The 2015 Annual Report is here! A stellar year for Shanduka Black Umbrellas, your enterprise and supplier development partner's

The release of our Annual Report (AR) takes centre stage in this Newsletter, as we report on our performance and activities for the financial year that ended 30 June 2015.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Chef Damien - Youth Mentor and Coach ‘SABRI Success Story SABRI supported Damien Stemmet via their mentorship (SABRI - NAOMI) and coaching clinics (Knead Bakery) before he was awarded bursary

Damien was part of the youth pilot project that SABRI hosted for youth of disadvantaged areas. Damien bought himself an economical car with his first stipend earned while working at The Kerzner Estate, over the 2013 Christmas period. Damien Stemmet covered his own expenses for all the community projects.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Transformation
Image:  Call for Technologies and Innovations Renewable Energy Technologies and Innovations: Empowering women, improving their lives and promoting gender equality

UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office, in partnership with Department of Energy and the United Nations Industrial development Organisation (UNIDO), is inviting submissions of renewable energy technologies and innovations. The RE project aims to promote technologies that have a positive impact on women’s lives, especially those technologies that will improve the living conditions of rural and peri-urban women and their households.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Youth Employment Opportunity - Closing date 25 September 2015 We are seeking to recruit unemployed youth for the duration of the project (6 months)

SABRI is a non-profit company that specialises in the facilitation of business resources that are required to establish, grow and increase the sustainability of SMEs in previously disadvantages areas.  Our skills development and capacity building programmes are aimed at facilitating job creation and enterprise development for unemployed youth that are not able to enter the job market.   Read More...



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