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Orange Farm youth leadership summit 2019

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This year, it has been evident that at the centre of growing South Africa will be the youth. From giving young minds the chance to be part of the country’s decision makers to youth development programmes put in place to fit the needs of the current youth generation.

What has been more commendable, is the number of youth venturing into entrepreneurship and getting involved in projects that serve to uplift communities. Youth projects such as the “collaboration saving scheme” a project which was taken upon by the youth in Orange farm in 2018.

Diving in, into disadvantaged communities were the youth face dire challenges has been at the center of “EMPOWA YOUTH” entrepreneurial leadership summit. This initiative starts from the roots, imparting life skills for success and developing an entrepreneurial spirit.

With leadership, life and entrepreneurship advice and ongoing support, the aim is to ensure that the youth of Orange Farm can soon be driven to achieve academic, career and entrepreneurial success.

On the 15th of June, the young minds of Orange Farm got a chance to absorb experience, wisdom, and knowledge passed down by-among those who attended- Nimrod Nkosi, inspirational story-teller Billy Selekane and Thuli Nkosi.

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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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