Tag: job creation

Call for asset-based approach to tackling poverty in Nelson Mandela Bay

By Ed Richardson The creation of much-needed jobs in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro can be fast-tracked by taking an “asset-based” approach to poverty alleviation rather than focusing on the negatives, says Bernie Dolley, director of the Ikahla Trust. She was speaking at the metro’s first poverty and unemployment summit […]

God’s timing to launch Gospel-centered empowerment programme in Karoo town

The seemingly hopeless plight of the inactive and discouraged residents of South Africa’s townships who are unemployed, especially those in Middelburg in the Eastern Cape, have long been on Annette Kingwill’s heart and mind. Together with this burden she has carried a deep conviction to contribute to the empowerment of […]

Charming mountain craft centre a lifeline to hundreds

[notice]An occasional guest column by Esther Labuschagne, ZUMAT (Zululand Missions Air Transport) public relations practitioner, about people she meets in off-the-beaten track places of KwaZulu-Natal.[/notice] It was March 2012 and I was accompanying pilot Sjaak Walhout on a medical flight from Mseleni Hospital in a remote area of northern KwaZulu-Natal […]

Creative responses needed to problems of unemployment, cheap imports

[notice] Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Organisation researcher, Mayibuye Magwaza, raises some ethical and practical considerations that arise as businesses and unions grapple with the challenges posed by unemployment and the influx of cheap goods from China.[/notice] A recent report in Business Day indicates that a clothing company, Peter Blond and Associates, has […]

Hope Factory celebrates decade of growth, success with new PE hub

[notice]The Hope Factory, a remarkable South African entrepreneurial development success story, is making a massive difference to previously unemployed people through its skills training centre in Port Elizabeth. There are a number of opportunities for local people to get involved, says marketing and communications coordinator Jolandi Snyders.[/notice] It is 10 […]