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#GPYouthExpo: connecting the youth with greater opportunities

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The Gauteng government together with various exhibitors came together in a five-day expo to expose the youth to opportunities and information that encourage youth development and the development of the greater Gauteng.

Over the years the Youth Expo has taken the initiative to tackle challenges experienced by each generation, and this year to compliment the changes of this generation and the 4th Industrial Revolution the youth was exposed to the latest technologies, entrepreneurship and job opportunities.

Among those who attended the event included the premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, who took time to address attendees and shed light on the government’s decision to involve the youth more in the decision making of the country, being part of cabinet.

” At the centre of growing Gauteng together will be young people because youth are the future. We can’t do anything for the youth without their participation, that is why they are right there in cabinet making decisions and making things happen”, said Gauteng premier, David Makhura.

In closing, the youth within various fields were honoured and acknowledged for their contribution in making a difference. The ” youth service and excellence awards” were awarded in celebration of young people who play a significant role in their communities in and around Gauteng.

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SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

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The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).

Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”

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Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

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MR and MRS City Waldorf Pageant IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.

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Supporting entrepreneurship ventures of SA varsities

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Entrepreneurship is growing within South Africa’s higher education spaces, from fresh ideas, innovations, to creative ventures set to contribute and stimulate the socio-economic growth in the region.

These ideas have been met by support from various industry experts, funding initiatives, and institutions transforming into innovative and entrepreneurial hubs that can spearhead socio-economic development.

This has been the culture around South African universities such as the University of the Western Cape (UWC),which in collaboration with WearSA, launched a retail clothing store – the first design and entrepreneurship incubator store of its kind in South Africa.

Recently we saw one of SA’s largest venture capital funds, the SA SME Fund, introducing students to entrepreneurial spaces, launching the first fund in Africa that commercialises ideas from tertiary institutions and gives access to funding and skills to CUT to promote entrepreneurs.

Today, we see the launch of the DUT retail leadership chair. This is a collaboration between the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA).

This initiative is also set to “serve as a critical conduit between industry and the university, in terms of constructive engagements, best practice in the industry both locally and internationally, in curriculum relevance and work integrated learning.”


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