The Programme will commence on 1 June 2021 and is open to all employed women in the transport sector with a minimum of four years working experience. The applicants should have a matric certificate, be South African citizens, and currently employed in a junior or middle management role in logistics, transport, supply chain and/or warehousing. The CTA is inviting interested employers to enrol two women working in junior or middle management positions onto this eight-month internationally recognised Candidacy Programme.Read more
GirlCode’s Software Development Learnership programme commenced on 1 April 2021 and it was officially launch in Midrand, on 30 April 2021. The learnership programme will run for a period of 12 months and comes at no cost to participating learners.
The learners will attend daily work simulated sessions at the GirlCode Campus in Midrand, the focus, being an introduction to cloud-based computing and AWS tools. They will be working on practical projects as well as learn and practice with relevant tech and tools. This will afford the learners hands-on opportunities to experience real-life operations and agility of projects, working in teams in a business environment, while also acquiring soft skills to prepare them for the world of work.Read more
The programme focuses on Grade 9 girl learners that we follow until Grade 12 from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Free State provinces. It has reached more than 1 300 girl learners from 137 public high schools.
“This has had a positive effect on the young girls in school, in their communities and their understanding of their role in the wider society,” says Podetti-Ngono.
“However, it is time our young people feel safe and secure stepping outside of the basic-education premises to pursue their life-long role as Valued Citizens, so it is essential to work with government, law firms, corporate, higher education institutions and NGO’s committed to render sustainable programmes instead of events.Read more
In South Africa there are many sporting codes that enjoy massive support, with big sponsors.
However, Motshidisi says there needs to be more support trickling down to women in sport.
She says this is a missed investment opportunity for corporate SA.
“Pay women well enough so that they do not have to worry about side hustles. Women in sport are not getting the financial support they deserve,” says Motshidisi, who is most famous for her role as a Rugby presenter/anchor.Read more
“The graduates from this programme have embraced this new knowledge and experience, and now run sewing businesses from their homes by offering garment manufacturing services, alterations, stitch and patchwork, bag production and even fashion design,” he states.Read more
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“The aftermath of this pandemic will have an impact on our overall well-being, but there is a life after COVID-19. You are your best investment, so implement small changes that your future self will thank you for,” Catherine concludes.Read more