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Young Leaders Taking Charge of their Community

On the 14th of May 2016 , GOLD Peer Educators and Facilitators from Limpopo participated in  a community upliftment activity at a common area in Mokopane. This is where taxis drop off primary school learners in the morning and pick up them up in the afternoon. It is "also one of the first places you see as you enter our town"  said Imogen Van Wyk the Programme Manager at Destiny Alive : an organisation that implements the GOLD programme in Limpopo.

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GOLD Grads pass Scooter Learners License

The youth unemployment crisis is a glaring problem that dares every South African citizen to take action. Giving young people from disadvantaged communities the necessary, and required skills to access decent employment is one of the actions that can be taken. GOLD recognizes this need; thus, strives to find opportunities for young people to be trained in a skill,and then connects them with prospective employers. The skill to drive a scooter license

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The struggles of a Stateless Child matter

We often hear about undocumented foreign nationals standing in long queues for their documentation, and the process taking a long time to be successful; yet it is not often one hears about their struggles that stem from being undocumented. On  the 10th of March, GOLD attended a dialogue hosted by The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office and The South African Learning and Transformation Centre, which focused on the issue of Stateless Children in

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Hard work rewarded…

Grade 12 can be compared to the last stretch of a race, and the  most significant part to complete. If a young person would like to be employed or pursue tertiary education, they need to work hard to successfully pass their grade 12. Nonsindiswa Dlamini's award reveals that hard work is rewarded. Nonsindiswa was awarded top grade 12 learner at Khanyisani Secondary School in Mpumalanga. Similar to Nonsindiswa, Peer Educators from Inkunzi Secondary

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Training Opportunity- Ground Up Academy

A passion for coffee? Learn to Earn's initiative: Ground Up Barista Training Academy, is the place where individuals can learn how to professionally make coffee. Individuals who complete the training are able to work at coffee shops, restaurants, and mobile coffee vans. The entry requirements are : Completed grade 10 Have the desire to work in the hospitality industry. Registration fee: R100 Total Course fee: R400 Time: Mon - Wed 08:30 – 16:30

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Sweat for GOLD! Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016

There are 114 days remaining before the most amazing race begins. GOLD has been lucky enough to secure 10 entries to the  Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016. We are very excited about this opportunity because tickets are precious to GOLD. GOLD is asking  interested individuals to  donate R800 per entry plus the entry fee of R700 (incl VAT). Therefore, the total cost per individual is R1500 (excl race tag). This contribution will support GOLD to empower

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Excellence Recognized-GOLD congratulates Zinzi Mgolodela

On the 12th of October Zinzi Mgolodela, Head of Transformation at Woolworths, and a valued GOLD Board member, was awarded the Black Management Forum’s National Manager of the Year award. The Black Management Forum (BMF) is an organisation that espouses excellence demonstrated by managers. Every year BMF acknowledges and rewards exceptional individual mangers who have gone the “extra mile” to improve Black Owned Enterprises and develop black

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GOLD Rush Conference – Uniting Leaders.

During the week of the 14th of September, GOLD brought together an amazing team of young leaders, who are leading a ‘Revolution of Hope’ in their grassroots communities. GOLD Facilitators from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Zambia as well as GOLD field and head office staff attended the GOLD Rush Conference. Starting off with the “Why are we here” discussion, the facilitators were encouraged and motivated

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Training future leaders is not in vain

A glance at some of the stories in the media, and one may be easily  led to feel hopeless about the nation's future. However, the accounts that GOLD receives from the young people who are being equipped and empowered paints a picture of the idea that training Africa's future leaders is not in vain. In the past two months  different kinds  training have been conducted at the various communities of practice in South Africa and Zambia.  These trainings

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Department of Social Development gives Social Work Scholarships

The Department of Social Development is calling individuals who either studying to become Social Workers or are looking to start studying in 2016 sholarships to study at any university of their choice. Individuals who want to start studying in 2016 must provide proof of admission by the University they have applied to or a proof of payment for admission. The closing date is: 31st of October. Click here to get more information Click here for application

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