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Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemploymentRecently, Stephen Koseff, former CEO of Investec Group, tackled the tricky conversation around the national unemployment problem, currently sitting at a staggering 29%, in relation to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 2019 Nation Building Summit held by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in conjunction with Leaderex. As a solution, he offered the need to shift from developmental state to enabling state, with a particular focus on upskilling in the tourism and agriculture industries as potential solutions and explains how civil society can get involved... 8 Jan 2020 Read more

Adding 'girl power' to academic inspiration with SA's Queen of MathematicsMathematically gifted, Danielle Kleyn's future is burning bright. She's looking forward to her 2020 Matric year, having just completed her Grade 11 studies at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West. But her enthusiasm for the year ahead comes as no surprise: her passion and talent for maths has already seen her crowned as 'Queen of Mathematics' twice at the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) and first in her grade for the olympiad for the past four years. Here, Kleyn shares some actionable advice that parents and learners can use to foster their love and talent for maths... 13 Dec 2019 Read more

The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schoolsChartered Accountant, Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools and co-founder of the National Education Collaboration Trust or NECT, reveals his thoughts on how to build better schools by improving both the teaching and learning environment. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

A call for all to support small businessesAnnie McWalter, CEO of SAICA enterprise development, recently shared a TEX Talk-style presentation on the macro-environment of entrepreneurship in South Africa, addressing our performance by positing potential solutions for developing entrepreneurs with a 'partner with us' call to action against the background and specific objectives of SAICA's Nation Building initiatives of The Hope Factory, as well as SAICA's Enterprise Development. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Why every business should say 'yes' to tackling the youth employability challengeRecently, Tashmia Ismail, CEO of the Youth Employment Service or YES, shared a positive perspective at the 2019 Nation-Building Summit held by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in conjunction with Leaderex, against a backdrop of offering real-time solutions to youth unemployment. She stated that there is a way to climb out of this growth trap - provided everyone in the room says 'yes to YES' and shift the economy from pear-shaped to peachy... 4 Nov 2019 Read more

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