When Promise Machimane, 32, was retrenched from her bank job, she struggled to find employment for a number of years, a story that thousands of young people can relate to.
Newly appointed Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says growth in international and domestic tourism means more opportunities for local suppliers and providers of services to tourists.
Newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has radical economic transformation at the top of his agenda.
An approximate 11.1 million children aged between 7- 17 years were attending school in 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has embarked on a number of initiatives to improve the country’s skills base - key among them to get young people involved in the fields of science, technology and innovation.
A planned imbizo on education in Mathibestad, near Hammanskraal, this weekend, is a clear indication that government views quality education as the cornerstone of the country’s growth and prosperity, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says the department will intensify its efforts to help women and young people from townships to get business opportunities in the sector, as government makes a push for an inclusive economy.
Government is set introduce an integrated National Anti-gangsterism Strategy to address the scourge, Cabinet announced on Thursday.
Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged young people to be the best that they can be as the country’s future depends on them.
Matriculants who are currently receiving a social grant and are accepted at an institution of higher learning will no longer go through a means test to qualify for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).