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NTCE 2019, leading towards greater opportunities in Tourism

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The department of Tourism together with the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism launched the National Tourism Careers Expo(NTCE) 2019 in North West.

With this year’s target being 5000 learners, the NTCE aims to bridge the information gap between the industry, government, educators, learners and training authorities within the tourism industry. Creating a South Africa where the youth are skilled to take on the workforce through proper and essential training.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fish Mahlalela also shed light on the dire unemployment issues faced by South African youth.

” The rate of young people that are unemployed is unacceptable. We sitting on close to 11 million people who are unemployed, it’s a time ticking bomb.”

He explained the government’s need to implement short term intervention strategies which will enable unemployment rates to decrease greatly in a short space of time.

This year the NTCE 2019 will run from the 19-21 September at the ROYAL Marang Hotel, the focus will on offering platforms such as Chef’s platform, Barristers and Mixology platform, Hospitality platform and the responsible Tourism platform.

Those learners between Grade 9-12, FET college students, unemployed graduates and university students are encouraged to partake in this programme.

A lot of the youth are constantly being absorbed by these training programmes however, most of them still question the success and measures put in place to ensure that these programmes are successful enough to yield high and sufficient employment rates.

The Deparment promises to turn this around through it’s contribution to ensure that through growth and training the youth are able to see the great benefit of the implemented programmes.

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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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