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Four things that count when a South African graduate looks for work

FENELLA SOMERVILLE| For many young South Africans, a qualification is perceived to be the passport to a good job and decent salary, opening the way...

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality could be subjected to water outages

DR ANDRE HEFER| As one of the largest institutions in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, Nelson Mandela University is on a water emergency and...

South Africa, a place weeping

The social devastation of mass unemployment renders South Africa a non-viable society for millions. Something must give. Unemployment in the United States peaked at 24.9%...

Re-imagine the employed African youth

ONYINYE NWANERI|  This World Youth Skills Day, let us commit to galvanising a skills revolution that creates a more independent, agile and empowered workforce...

South Africa has a reading crisis: why, and what can be done about it

PETER RULE| The teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over...

South African graduates may be mostly employed, but skills and jobs often don’t match

NOMBULELO MNCAYI| Labour markets around the world are undergoing significant changes – particularly in non-tech sectors. South Africa hasn’t been spared from this wave of change....

OPINION: social investors must target the creation of small businesses

RIYAADH EBRAHIM| President Cyril Ramaphosa has outlined a number of measures to address the burning issue of unemployment, particularly among young people. With South Africa’s...

OPINION: The value of education and inclusion

SIZI BOTSIME|  Every child is born with an ability and the onus lies with us – parents, teachers and community members – to invest in...

Counting the cost of lost schooling in South Africa

VIJAY REDDY| A year ago, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we predicted that school closures in South Africa would result in learning losses. A...

During lockdown, South African students wrote a book about ‘a world gone mad’

PEET VAN AARDT AND BRIAN SIBANDA|   South African student voices have largely remained unheard in formal discussions around COVID-19. A pandemic that should not be...
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