BLSA and partners help address unemployment

outh Africa’s unemployment rate is at an alarming 35.3%, according to Statistics South Africa’s 2021 fourth quarter Quarterly Labour Force Survey.“Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through their Beyond Advocacy Fund (BAF), have partnered with Afrika Tikkun Services to work towards alleviating unemployment,” says Olivier Serrao, executive...
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Columba Leadership, Afrika Tikkun Services and ImpactSA highlight African Youth Leaders

On 16 June we reflect on the tragic events of the 1976 Soweto uprising, and during the month of June, we celebrate the youth of our country – their potential, their future and their achievements.ImpactSA, together with Columba Leadership and Afrika Tikkun Services are launching a campaign in which we profile African youth leaders and...
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Workers’ Day: Onus on staff to upskill themselves

Skills development and recruitment company Afrika Tikkun Services (ATS) said workers must take responsibility and rise to the task of developing the skills that will keep them relevant and beneficial to the home and the economy. The controversial national minimum wage (NMW) might offer a small victory to workers, but it has compromised the ability...
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Upskilling of workers is essential in a shrinking economy and job market

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged long-term ideals that society has largely held around wage, employment and the value of work. Yet, workers have the power to determine their own economic destiny while contributing to the greater good of society. The culture of mediocrity, which has plagued government and privately employed labour, has resulted in a serious...
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#SONA2022 plan requires urgent action to tackle youth unemployment, dire poverty

Afrika Tikkun has welcomed government measures aimed at boosting youth employment and plans centred around strengthening small to medium enterprises (SMMES). In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) for 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the first two phases of the Presidential Employment Stimulus programmes, which launched in October 2020, have created 850,000 job...
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Youth and women at the heart of digital economy – but still a long way to go

Although aimed at South Africa’s youth, women form a strong focus of an ambitious programme offering digital skills by one of the country’s leading banks in partnership with global tech giant Microsoft and empowering non-profit skills development organisation Afrika Tikkun.Women and South African youth are at the heart of the initiative to build a digital...
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Call for transformation of education system despite matric results

Pretoria – Despite the results of the matric class of 2021 increasing by 0.2%, the government is looking at transforming the education system.Chief executive of Afrika Tikkun Services, Onyi Nwaneri, said although the pass rate of 76.4% was slightly higher than the 76.2% pass rate in 2020, it was still significantly lower than 2019’s rate...
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International day of education: poverty, hunger, and access need to be addressed to transform education

This International Day of Education comes at a time when South Africa faces access, governance, inadequate curricula, uneven teacher deployment, and inequitable resources stumbling blocks. Afrika Tikkun Services (ATS) calls for a transformation of the education system, one where racial, gender, and anti-poor biases will be overcome. The theme to mark the day is “Changing...
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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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