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GOLD Grads attend the WEF Community Conversations

3rd of June 2015-400 young people attended the Community Conversations event organised by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the  Bertha Centre  for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This event is one of the events organised for the World Economic Forum on Africa  2015 . The Community Conversations event focused on bringing together young people from different walks of life and engaging them on topics surrounding Entrepreneurship

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Raymond Ackerman Academy – July 2015 Intake

The Raymond Ackerman Academy is a post-matric level academy that offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development. The course aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. It is practical, builds up on existing skills and allows students to express themselves and their creativity. Ultimately the Academy wishes to assist individuals

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GOLD Grad-A promising Entrepreneur

Talent Mabuza is a young man from a humble rural  area in Mpumalanga. He says his life was  "was transformed from lot of anger and sadness" when  he became a GOLD Peer Educator in 2007. He was introduced to the GOLD programme while he was a grade 10 student at Ngodini High school. He says that he did not know the kind of impact the programme would have on his life. The activities he did with the other Peer Educators, like provide vital information

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The Power of a Conversation

Today -29th of April- eight young past Peer Educators (GOLD Grads)  from Zambia  between the ages of 21 and 24 sat with other young men to discuss topics related to Sexual Reproductive Health. These young men were part of the eleven participants invited by the organisation called  Restless Development. Restless Development organised this discussion under their project  Tikambe  Radio Show . This discussion served to  firstly gauge the perspectives

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Youth unemployment – let’s turn it into an opportunity!

23rd January- what an energy filled morning! GOLD ran its first ‘Emerging markets Youth Unemployment’ workshop bringing together six talented and passionate individuals. Three from the corporate world of Markham: Janine Scullard, Head of HR; Nicole Petersen, HR Manager: Operations, and Manie Maritz: Group Director. The other three were young GOLD facilitators: Sindisa Sigam, Steffany Dedricks, and Darryn August who each have personal knowledge

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GOLD Facilitator on the airwaves

At a local radio station in Kabwe (Zambia) the representative from the Kabwe district health management board, youth worker from Restltaess Development and a GOLD Facilitator were set to express their views.It was on the 16th of January when these opinion leaders discussed issues concerning health services for the youth in the Kabwe district. The GOLD Facilitator says that he chose to be part of the radio programme because he "wanted to be part of

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GOLD Grad leaves a mark

In early January 2015 GOLD lost one of its most treasured Facilitator interns: Sandile Mkhize. Sandile was 23 when he passed away unexpectedly. Although he was young he made great strides in uplighting his community especially young people and women. He joined the GOLD programme in 2009 and made a indelible mark in the lives of the young people with whom he interacted at Kwa Zulu Natal communities . One of the young people he mentored remembers him

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Career Expo-Providing options

The Department of  High Education in association with other key stakeholders are inviting young people to attend a  career expo, which promises to expose the attendees to different sectors and the opportunities offered. The theme of the event is " Its cool to be a 21st century Artisan". In order to learn more about the event click here

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The PAY Project

The Western Cape Premier is inviting young people who matriculated in 2014 , and will not be studying in 2015 to be part of the PAY (Premier Advancement of Youth) Project. This project entails giving 2014 matriculates the opportunity to work as interns in the various Western Government departments.  To be considered for this project a prospective candidate must meet the following criteria: Be between the ages of 18 and 24. Must have written and

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African Leadership Academy-Leadership Programme

The African Leadership Academy is looking for the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa to enrol in their 2 year programme. They are looking for young people aged 16 to 19 with the potential to lead and make an impact through their courage, initiative and innovation. Students enrolled at the Academy will have access to the following: ⋆ World-class co-educational boarding school in Honeydew, Johannesburg; ⋆ They will complete our core

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