BBBEE Newsletter January 2021

Why you need a good BEE Consultant The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes are a complex set of rules and regulations and are no longer simply a “tick box” exercise. There is a tremendous shortage of reliable and accurate BEE advice which leaves many business owners confused and frustrated when it comes to developing...
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Faith Pheleu on YES and GSI

My name is Faith Pheleu and I’m 23. I was born in Soweto but moved to Alexandra Township in 2019. I have always wanted to work in the entertainment industry but I didn’t know where to start. After getting retrenched last year, I kept applying for other jobs but got no response. I didn’t know...
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Afrika Tikkun Services’s CEO, Onyi Nwaneri, on SAFM on partnering with Microsoft

Listen to Afrika Tikkun Services’s CEO, Onyi Nwaneri, outlining the company’s partnership with Microsoft on the Global Skills Initiative. This initiative offers individuals who have been made economically disadvantaged by Covid-19, the opportunity to engage in different learning pathways and acquire the global skills in demand by employers. Facebook Instagram Linkedin
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LESCO Manufacturing: Championing Disability Empowerment

LESCO (Light Electrical Switch Company) Manufacturing sets a standard for companies working with young people with disabilities. There are currently 64 individuals living with disabilities working in the organisation, 90% of whom are classified as youth. We chatted to LESCO’s CEO, Jonathan Shapiro, about what drives their vision for disability empowerment.  What was the inspiration...
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Free online digital skills courses revive hope and careers

Through our partnership with Microsoft, Lutendo Mabogo completed several online courses and significantly strengthened her position as a job seeker. In December, Lutendo begins her new full-time job as a retail customer service specialist. Read more here https://bit.ly/2IOioMd Facebook Instagram Linkedin
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“Never give up.” Words of wisdom from Jabulile Makhaya

After matriculating in 2013, Jabulile spent long periods unable to find work. Despite her dire circumstances, Jabulile, who hails from Kanana Park in Johannesburg, wanted to improve her life and as a result, enrolled for a degree at the University of South Africa. Still, she was unable to financially make ends meet, and took to...
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Saying YES to his future: Themba Ntsele

Themba is a 21-year-old driven young man from Orange Farm. He completed his Matric in 2017, enrolled at a university but then withdrew after being unable to keep up with the demands of the course. In 2018, Themba became part of Career Development Programme with Afrika Tikkun Services. Here he learned basic computer skills including...
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CAREER EXPO/ ALUMNI DAY

This year, for the second time, the Alumni Day will feature a career expo. The expo will provide an opportunity for our Alumni members to interact, engage and network with cooperate, government, non- governmental organizations, academic and youth agencies to plan for their career goals and access employment opportunities on site. Confirmed exhibitors ATS Bursaries...
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RISING STARS AWARDS

For the second year running, we’ll be recognising seven candidates in the Alumni Programme for their one year contributions and dedication in leading and organizing the Alumni Programme in their centres. Award Categories Leadership Excellence Award 2020 Awarded to an Alumni Committee member for demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. The Most Committed Leader of the Year...
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Meet Warren Radebe

Warren’s boundless energy and infectious laughter, he infuses the Alumni Network with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose – mainly to consistently explore opportunities for learning and giving back. “I’m passionate about motivating, engaging and coaching young people to realize their utmost potential,” says Warren, who began at Afrika Tikkun as an intern in 2017,...
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Lutendo Mabogo and this is my story

My name is Lutendo and when I was looking for an opportunity to enhance myself, learn computer skills and also get mentorship in entrepreneurship, I came across Africa Tikkun. I was tired of trying to apply for jobs and always facing rejection. Finding out that Afrika Tikkun offered work readiness programmes was a blessing to...
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What I learned from the GSI Customer Service and Sales Representative learning pathway

It was really a great honour and opportunity to have taken part in the Microsoft Global Skills Initiative (GSI) Customer Service and Sales Representative course. This online course, conducted via LinkedIn, was one of the many learning pathways on offer. It was great for me because of the focus on soft skills and my dream...
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International Equal Pay Day, the most ludicrous day of all by Onyi Nwaneri

International Equal Pay Day, the most ludicrous day of all by Onyi Nwaneri Today is International Equal Pay Day, the most ludicrous day on the global calendar. How can it be that, in the year 2020, people continue to earn more because of their gender? These are not small differences, either, particularly in South Africa:...
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Women in Business Series: Nontokozo Nene

Women in Business Series: Nontokozo Nene As one of our board members, Nontokozo Nene is part of the Afrika Tikkun Services family. As the CEO of FI Consulting which provides B-BBEE advisory services for a range of sectors, Nontokozo has keen insight into what it takes to succeed in the business world. Are you satisfied...
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Women in Business Series: Logamal Ramiah

Women in Business Series: Logamal Ramiah Logamal Ramiah is the Group Chief Financial Officer at Optimi Learning, an organisation providing accessible learning solutions for individuals, corporates and the public sector. Logamal encourages women to be courageous and step forward in order to make a difference. Are you satisfied with South Africa’s efforts in regards to...
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Mpho Cheryl Mudziwa and this is my story

Mpho Cheryl Mudziwa and this is my story. My name is Mpho Cheryl Mudziwa (25), and I am a member of Alexandra’s Afrika Tikkun centre Career Development Programme (CDP) Work Readiness Program. Months ago, I was unemployed and hopeless after just completing my studies. I really wanted to get a chance to be part of...
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Serving up the best: Ndalamo’s wins event

Ndalamo’s events company wins big at the 2020 Business Summit Ndalamo Tshishonga could not have dreamt that her eagerness to plan events for her family and friends could have developed into a thriving career. The 27-year-old, originally from Limpopo, would happily take responsibility for planning baby showers for friends, or floral arrangements for a family...
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Women in Business Series: Jayshree Naidoo

Women in Business Series: Jayshree Naidoo Jayshree Naidoo is a thought-leader, entrepreneur, cancer-survivor and CEO of YIEDI, a company focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital solutions. In 2020, Jayshree was identified as one of the Top 500 African Doers by Tropics Magazine. We value her insight into how women can excel in today’s business environment....
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Women in Business Series: Adele Naidoo

Women in Business Series: Adele Naidoo Adele Naidoo is Head of Human Resources at JoJo, a company producing safe water and storage tank solutions. Adele offers tips on how to truly level the playing field for women to climb the career ladder. She also shares JoJo’s innovative respond to COVID which prioritises employee wellbeing and...
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