About Us

About Us

Career Planet has been helping young people with career advice and access to training and opportunities since 2008.


Youth unemployment is one of the most pressing socio-economic problems in South Africa today, with high rates of unemployment linked to poverty, crime, social degradation and loss of morale. Our young people represent a massive 64 percent of overall unemployment.

Career Planet is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) organisation that connects young people to career-planning assets and opportunities through our uniquely resourced web and mobi sites and Careers Guide magazine in 2000 stores nationwide.

Career Planet’s web & mobi sites is a FREE membership-based online showcase of information and services linking people to training, skills development, career planning and employment opportunities, with a strong focus on scarce skills and sustainable self-employment.




Online + Print = Advantage


Career Planet is a multi-media Platform (Online & Retail Print). We are a complete, comprehensive and up-to-date source of advice, information and services for learners, parents, educators and job-seekers on how to prepare for the world of work from as early as grade 9 all the way through to a successful, fulfilling career.

The website and the Careers Guide magazine are designed to advance aspirations and opportunities for employment through a depth of extensive, relevant and informative topics covering: 


  • Scarce skills and skills for the future
  • Career planning, including subject choices at school
  • Training providers & opportunities
  • Industries providing more accessible employment opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship information, opportunities and support
  • Job, learnership and internship opportunities
  • Personal development


Companies, training providers, government bodies and educational institutions are encouraged to use Career Planet to promote their opportunities directly to young people (and each other) via the platform.

Our credentials:

  • Career Planet is a Section 21 company
  • Registration no: 2007/007480/08
  • PBO number: 930025803
  • Career Planet: Career Discovery Centre™ is a registered trademark