Nkosinoxolo Lovbejoy Ngulube

My name is Nkosinoxolo Lovbejoy Ngulube, I was born in Krugersdorp in 1995. In the beginning it was a happy home until my parents broke up when I was 4 years old leaving my single dad with the responsibility of raising 2 young boys. Growing up in a house with a single dad was not...
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Sithembile Maluleka

My name is Proud Sithembile Maluleka, l am 25 years old and currently living in Diepsloot. On the 1st of March 2021 l started a journey at Afrika Tikkun for a work readiness programme.I graduated 2019 in the field of Bachelor of Business Administration and l was unemployed the whole of 2020. As you know,...
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Orange Farm Youth

I am a black youth, born 1990 into a previously colonized country called South Africa. We are born into harsh societies that have less or no opportunities, more especially when you come from a township like ours. Orange Farm previously known as Wielers farm, used to be a maize and cattle farm belonging to the...
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Graham Theunius

I am Graham, 21 years from Riverlea.  I completed matric in 2018, but the course I wanted to do at a college was not accredited, so I did not study further and decided to take a gap year to reflect on what I wanted to do next.  I did not really experience the effects of...
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Keitumetse Mahlomoje

My name is Keitumetse, from Roodeport. I completed matric in 2015 and enrolled for a BCom General Degree at Wits. I heard about the YES opportunity from Michelin, the company that also funded my studies, which is also my host company. I am hosted as a Marketing Intern, my day-to-day activities include market research, researching...
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Hope Zwane

The IT department is proud to have hosted a YES candidate, Hope Zwane, from June 2020 until May 2021. Hope joined ATS IT department with no work experience in the IT support field. She grew in her technical skills as well as soft skills. We can proudly say that she completed her year as a...
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Constance Lilly Mathebula

My name is Constance, I am 25 years old from Vereeniging. I completed matric in 2015 and enrolled at a college to study Information technology (IT). I struggled to find employment afterwards and got part -time general work that was not at all related to my qualifications. Before I got into the YES Programme I...
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Orderin branches into youth employment and empowerment

Cape Town – Service delivery platform Orderin has partnered with Afrika Tikkun, an organisation that works to support disadvantaged young people across the country, to launch a project aimed at tackling youth unemployment.To reach their intended audience, the organisations collaborated with the Youth Employment Services (Yes) programme, which builds partnerships between the government, civil society...
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Digital skills hackathon seeks solutions to SA’s job crisis

Digital skills development firm SAtion has collaborated with Microsoft and non-profit tech hub Empire Partner Foundationto host a skills development hackathon this weekend.Launched in June, SAtion seeks to draw together stakeholders in the private and public sectors − including government, large corporations, SMMEs, industrialists, private investors and educational institutions − to discuss, co-ordinate and implement...
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Afrika Tikkun, Naspers Labs partner to position youngsters for the digital economy

The clock is ticking for South Africa to join the global digital economy in earnest and fully industrialise its economy. In response to this urgency, Afrika Tikkun Services (ATS) is partnering with Naspers’ youth development programme, Naspers Labs, in a skills development and placement project which taps directly into the country’s future economic needs.Over the...
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Mukundi Mphohoni Success Story

Meet Mukundi Mphohoni, a young entrepreneur, business owner and artist. She is 19 years of age and the owner and founder of Sweet Remedies. Sweet Remedies was founded in June 2021 and it has been operational since.In 2020 during her matric year which she says was the hardest year that anyone could ever face, due...
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Nedbank DigiSkills platform – giving South Africans access to critical digital skills training

Nedbank has launched the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform, in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun, to help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post COVID-19 economy. The initiative initially aims to upskill and create sustainable income opportunities for 1 000 South Africans by the end of 2021, with plans to...
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Orderin and Afrika Tikkun Partner To Foster An Employment Ready Ecosystem In SA

In the face of rising unemployment in South Africa, B2B delivery-as-a-service platform OrderIn has launched a programme that aims to create opportunities for unemployed South African youth.With unemployment in South Africa hitting a new record high of 34.4%  in the second quarter of 2021 (according to the latest data released by Statistics South Africa in...
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Colleen Moeletsi Success Story

My name is Colleen Moeletsi, I am 21 years old and I stay in Berea with my parents and my nephews.Most people would say what you do while in high school will shape you once you are done with high school. Well, I beg to differ. My journey with Afrika Tikkun started when I was...
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Corporates play a decisive role in nurturing strong SME sector

Corporates play a decisive role in nurturing strong SME sector There has been a lot of talking about how we can and should help our country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) flourish, thrive, grow, and create more jobs. The sector has, after all, been hit the hardest by last year’s recession, subsequent Covid-19 pandemic and...
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Athabongile Magobiane Success Story

I’m Athabongile Magobiane. I’m from Eastern Cape, from a small town Nqamakwe where I grew up. I obtained my degree at the university of Fort Hare, a Batchelor of Agriculture. I currently reside at Mfuleni Township in Cape Town where I stay with my cousing who is working as a call centre agent for Old...
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Giving South Africans Access To Critical Digital Skills Training

Giving South Africans Access To Critical Digital Skills Training Nedbank has launched the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform, in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun, to help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post COVID-19 economy. The initiative initially aims to upskill and create sustainable income opportunities for 1 000 South Africans...
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International Equal Pay Day

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Kyle Stuart Success Story

My journey began with Afrika Tikkun Services last year September at the community centre where I was completing an end-user computer course. I was notified to go to BTC to do a few assessments and was then selected by Honours Nkuna to start a Human Resources Management Learnership, but I first had to complete a...
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Raesetsa Maria Machaka Success Story

My name is Raesetsa Maria Machaka, I am 25 years old and from Diepsloot Ext 4. I was really nothing and had to rely on others (family), who supported me as old as I am. I felt useless as I couldn’t stand on my own, could not buy things I needed, and had to ask...
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