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Inclusive Employment for South African Youth: Lessons from Harambee

Dec 6, 2021

In this CID Harvard Speaker Series session, Harambee and its key research partners share lessons from 10 years of impact and partnership with government, business, and civil society to achieve practical and scalable impact.


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Public employment: greening South Africa’s jobs deserts

Dec 1, 2021

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Statistics reminds us just how bad youth unemployment is — and why investments such as the Basic Education Employment Intervention (BEEI) are so valuable for their capacity to create youth employment at speed and scale, enabling over half a million pathways for youth across South Africa.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers November 2021

Nov 24, 2021

In this edition of Breaking Barriers we focus on if and how public employment programmes perform at scale; in particular, whether efficiency at scale comes at the cost of inclusion and long-term dividends.


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DigiLink’s skills programme adds more youth to tech economy

Nov 24, 2021

The first cohort of digitally-skilled youth have graduated as part of the digital training and mentoring programme introduced by Cape Town-based incubator DigiLink.


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Evaluating and scaling job search tools with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Nov 24, 2021

Read more about the partnership between J-PAL and Harambee has developed into a collaborative effort to scale up various labor market interventions in South Africa.


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Societal Chats with Sharmi Surianarain

Nov 22, 2021

Sharmi Surianarain, CIO at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, reflects on the journey to becoming a national platform, underlining systems change thinking and building for scale in a recent edition of Societal Chats.


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The Kids Don’t Want to Work – or do they?

Nov 18, 2021

Ellen Morta, our Regional Lead for Western Cape spoke to Cape Talk’s Lester Kiewit to dispel the myth and discuss in detail the soft and hard roadblocks that young people face when trying to secure steady work.


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UK government boosts opportunities for youth employment in South Africa

Nov 3, 2021

British High Commission in South Africa works with local partners to train unemployed youth in technical skills.


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Harambee in the News

Partnering to tackle youth unemployment

Oct 26, 2021

The President announced the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI) in February 2020. It promises a new approach to the problem of unemployment. Harambee comments in the SA Labour Bulletin.


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From the desk of the President: SAYouth.mobi enabling the Presidential Employment Stimulus

Oct 18, 2021

Since the Department of Basic Education opened applications for the next cohort of school assistants just two weeks ago, over 940,000 young people have applied via the zero-rated recruitment platform called SAYouth.mobi, which forms part of the national Pathway Management Network.


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Rooting for change: solving the unemployment crisis

Oct 6, 2021

In this episode of the Impact Room, we meet the women leaders charting a new course against unemployment – and delivering results.


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Knowledge & Research

Rebooting the Skilling System for Youth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): What is needed to make the South African Post-Schooling Education and Training (PSET) System Responsive to a 4IR World

Sep 30, 2021

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Rob Urquhart and Sharmi Surianarain discuss the uneven experience of digitalisation and the ability of youth to access its opportunities in this paper published in the SAQA’s The South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) bulletin.


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When scale is not enough: To tackle youth unemployment in South Africa, we need systems change

Sep 30, 2021

No single social enterprise can scale operations enough to address the significant, complex, and severe crisis of unemployment and specifically youth unemployment in South Africa. What is needed is systems change, which recognizes and address the complexity of the challenge to go farther and faster together.


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Harambee in the News

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator enters its second decade with planned CEO transition

Sep 14, 2021

Harambee has announced the appointment of Group Finance Director Kasthuri Soni as its next Chief Executive Officer. Soni will assume the role in January 2022 from current CEO Maryana Iskander, who is entering her tenth year at Harambee.


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South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

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South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

Sep 8, 2021

To turn SA’s youth unemployment crisis around, we need to believe in young people’s potential, but also come up with a concrete, inclusive action plan.


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Employment intervention: How to keep young women from being left further behind

Aug 26, 2021

To build resilience in young women’s employment, we must help them get resilient jobs. This means focusing employment interventions on growth sectors that already employ large numbers of women and dismantling the barriers that lock women out of other well-paid, secure sectors of the economy.


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Webinar | Women and Children First, or Last? Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment

Aug 25, 2021

Watch the Director General of the Department of Public Service and Administration, Yoliswa Makhasi, and the Chief Executive Officer of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Maryana Iskander, in a live webinar in which they discuss the impact of youth unemployment on young women.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers: August 2021

Aug 23, 2021

In this edition of Breaking Barriers we are facing into the future of work. The decline in permanent jobs is likely here to stay. We must therefore find new ways for young people to reliably enter and stay within the labour market. 


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Insights & Impact

Opportunities for young women in the wake of the “she-cession”

Aug 11, 2021

Insights > Impact is a quarterly digest of the most insightful articles we’re reading. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways – focussing on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable.


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Harambee in the News

The future of work meets the future of learning

Aug 6, 2021

Our Chief Impact Officer, Sharmi Surianarain, participated in Global Skills Day 2021, a virtual event with 125 speakers from 26 countries covering four tracks of thinking. Her panel on Catalysing Learning@Scale debated how to skill young people for the jobs of the future, while ensuring those jobs exist and the barriers to accessing them have been removed.


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Effort Needed to Move Impact Sourcing to BPO Mainstream

Jul 14, 2021

Ryan Strategic Advisory says that now is the time for big ideas about how new ways of doing business in CX and BPO can drive positive social change.


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Sector innovation creates new work from home call centre jobs for South African youth

Jul 9, 2021

Collaboration between industry stakeholders proves it’s ability to unlock jobs.


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Skilling innovations for trade occupations

Jul 5, 2021

Plumbing sector leads a new approach to apprenticeships, increasing youth employment and enhancing the sector


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SA Youth network a game-changer in expanding earning and learning

Jul 2, 2021

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Acting Minister in the Presidency wrote in the Sowetan that the unemployment crisis may seem too big to tackle, yet there are things we can do now and going forward to tackle youth unemployment head-on, and to provide young people with the support that they need to participate more fully in the economy.


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Accenture, Global Opportunity Youth Network and SA Youth join forces to reduce youth unemployment by 10% in the next 10 years

Jun 30, 2021

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is proud to announce a partnership with Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) that aims to give youth increased access to the economy and address youth unemployment at scale.


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Harambee in the News

Five priorities to activate youth employment

Jun 28, 2021

President Ramaphosa’s focus on pathways is the right approach: it is the trajectory that matters. How high or low is the probability that a person will chart through school to post-school learning to working, no matter their starting socio-economic circumstances? The nation’s overall fortunes and development depend on these probabilities.


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Fast-tracking youth employment in an attempt to alleviate South Africa’s jobs crisis

Jun 17, 2021

South Africa’s youth unemployment has been rising steadily and, according to Stats SA, is now at 46.3%. Under the expanded definition (which includes those discouraged from seeking work) it rests at a shocking 74.7%. Non-profit organisation Harambee is doing its bit to resolve the crisis.


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The future of work is here and SA’s youth cannot wait for us to catch up

Jun 15, 2021

The future of work is here. Can we catch up to it? As we mark Youth Day 2021, a moment to make this change more real for young people has arrived.


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Harambee unpacks the Stats SA QLFS for Q1-21

Jun 9, 2021

On 1 June Stats SA released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of the year, announcing an official unemployment rate of 32,6%.


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Breaking Barriers

Facing into the future of work

Jun 1, 2021

In this edition of Breaking Barriers we are facing into the future of work. The decline in permanent jobs is likely here to stay. We must therefore find new ways for young people to reliably enter and stay within the labour market. 


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Let skilling be the shortest, cheapest, fastest route to work

May 27, 2021

Our chief impact officer, Sharmi Surianarian joined 2019 Laureate in economic sciences, Abhijit Banerjee and former JSE CEO, Nicky Newton-King to discuss the social and environmental impact of work at Africa’s first ever Nobel Prize Dialogue.


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DigiLink incubator creates new pathways for unemployed youth into the tech economy

May 27, 2021

DigiLink is driven by an industry-level coalition focused on the mutual interests of all players to increase total investment, translate this into concrete jobs, and fill them with skilled workers.


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Insights & Impact

Disruptions accelerating the future of work

May 25, 2021

Insights > Impact is a quarterly digest of the most insightful articles we’re reading. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways – focussing on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable.


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Harambee in the News

A culture of training pays off

May 13, 2021

AECI Much Asphalt partners with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to look for solutions to its diverse employment requirements in environments characterised by massive youth unemployment.


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Isuzu remains committed to youth development

May 12, 2021

Isuzu partners with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator for high quality, job-ready candidates to enable their Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme.


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The Future of Work Podcast: A pathway to employment in Africa with Sharmi Surianarain

May 6, 2021

In conversation with Harambee’s Sharmi Surianarain, the Brenthurst Foundation talks through the development challenges facing Africa and some of the solutions on offer for economic growth and prosperity.


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Knowledge & Research

Scaling Pathways: Leveraging Government Partnerships for Scaled Impact

Apr 19, 2021

For many social enterprises, partnering with government in some way is an essential strategy for achieving impact, especially when seeking systems-level change. This study focuses on why government partnerships matter for scaled impact.


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Learning Brief: Disrupting the Youth Labour Market: Harambee and Systems Change

Apr 19, 2021

This learning brief highlights the ways in which Harambee has evolved and the extent to which it has contributed to systems change.


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Knowledge & Research

Learning Brief: Gender Inequality: Harambee’s Lessons in the Labour Market

Apr 19, 2021

This learning brief provides an overview of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s learnings on gender inequality from nine years of work in the South African labour market.


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These South African app builders are creating digital solutions for new opportunities

Apr 12, 2021

With the mobile phone at the centre of Africa’s digital connectivity, creative entrepreneurs are leveraging technology to build the continent’s digital future.


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South Africa awarded Top 2021 Most Favored Global Offshore CX Delivery Location

Apr 9, 2021

South Africa, after three consecutive years in a humbling second place, has emerged as the number one global preferred front office CX offshore location.


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Too big to fail? How about too big to implement?

Mar 24, 2021

Why economic growth plans should focus on sector-level solutions.


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Business process outsourcing sector helps SA spring into jobs growth

Mar 11, 2021

In partnership with the private sector, national government through the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), and youth employment accelerator Harambee the BPO sector has seen growth over the past year, with a growing pipeline of interested investors.


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Knowledge & Research

The Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator approach: growing the economy inclusively through ecosystem facilitation and sector intermediaries

Mar 11, 2021

A toolkit and case study for growing sectors inclusively.


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Memo to Silicon Valley: Here’s what “blitzscaling” looks like in the non-profit world

Mar 5, 2021

Stop asking us to follow in the footsteps of private sector unicorns. For us, impact at scale looks very different, write two non-profit CEOs.


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Burning Fiscus | We need more than a vaccine: Will SA get a shot in the arm for its job loss epidemic?

Mar 5, 2021

“What is necessary is to figure out what is effective, scaling up what works and taking a long and serious look at the interventions that aren’t working,” Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator CEO, Maryana Iskander, told Fin24 this week.


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Sankalp Summit 2021: Our Shared Impact Future

Mar 4, 2021

Maryana Iskander, CEO of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, participates in the Sankalp Africa Summit on Our Shared Impact Future.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers March 2021

Feb 25, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on the South African economy is hard to overstate.


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Insights & Impact

Understanding systems change and addressing inequality

Feb 23, 2021

Insights > Impact is a monthly digest of the most insightful articles we’re reading. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways – focussing on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable.


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Knowledge & Research

LinkedIn to Job Opportunities: Experimental Evidence from Job Readiness Training

Feb 9, 2021

This study explores the running of the first randomised evaluation of training work-seekers to join and use online professional networking platforms.


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Knowledge & Research

Siyakha Youth Assets Study: Developing Youth Assets for Employability

Feb 9, 2021

This study seeks to build evidence, based on what is already being implemented to address the challenge of what works in fostering better employment outcomes for young people who struggle to navigate labour market pathways.


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Tilting towards equality: Can nudges improve gender inclusion?

Feb 8, 2021

In the fight for greater gender equality and inclusion, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders are increasingly recognising the power of nudges to change human behaviour. The results are promising.


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Knowledge & Research

Job Search and Hiring with Two-sided Limited Information about Workseekers’ Skills

Feb 4, 2021

This study shows that assessing work-seekers’ skills in multiple domains, giving them the assessment results, and helping them to credibly share the results with firms increases their employment and earnings.


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Harambee in the News

Where is the Office?

Jan 28, 2021

Maryana Iskander, CEO of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, shares her perspective around adapting to new ways of work in Episode 3 of Echo Radio’s “Where is the office?”.


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Free training videos launched as part of safe back2work campaign

Jan 21, 2021

As thousands of South Africans return to work from the far reaches of the country and beyond, workplace safety takes the spotlight. Anticipating this need, the Return2Work Initiative has launched a range of punchy and accessible safe back2work videos.


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Harambee in the News

The social transformer

Dec 9, 2020

Harambee’s Marzanne Collins believes technology can play a significant part in solving youth unemployment.


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Harambee in the News

Covid-19: Education and labour market impact

Dec 3, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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Harambee in the News

How a social compact is creating jobs in Gauteng

Nov 9, 2020

Job creation at scale is best achieved in growth sectors. The digital economy continues to grow despite the current global recession, and we need to find ways to harness the opportunities this presents.


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Digital economy: What kinds of jobs can help fuel economic recovery and growth?

Nov 4, 2020

At least 3 million jobs have been lost this year and labour market participation by young adults has dropped a staggering 12 percentage points to just below 16%. If job losses persist, we will have lost a decade’s worth of job growth in only six months.


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Harambee in the News

The Harambee mapping of digital and ICT roles and demand for South Africa survey

Nov 3, 2020

Take a deep dive into the critical roles to support growth in the digital economy, as well as the size and nature of offshoring of digital demand outside of South Africa.


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Insights & Impact

The experience of South Africans during lockdown

Oct 28, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers November 2020

Oct 20, 2020

In this edition of Breaking Barriers, we explore opportunities for digital and ICT work that are accessible to unemployed youth, and what barriers must be removed for this to be a viable solution at scale.


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Harambee in the News

“Side hustle” is not a swear word: How to make gigs work for young Africans

Oct 18, 2020

Across the African continent, the concept of a “side hustle” is not new. This article explores the informal ‘side’ work that young people engage in to make ends meet. Ir advocates that side hustles, given their increasing presence in lives (and economies) across the world, can no longer be relegated to the margins of institutional and regulatory systems.


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Emerging stronger from a crisis

Oct 12, 2020

Stanford Social Innovation Review includes Harambee as they share battle-tested insights that can help social enterprises increase their impact as they navigate severe crises like COVID-19.


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S4YE Knowledge Brief: How are youth employment programs adapting to COVID‒19?

Oct 8, 2020

The World Bank’s Solutions4Youth Employment (S4YE) publication featured Harambee in their recent Knowledge Brief; highlight different ways in which youth employment projects, like Harambee, are adapting their strategies and delivery models in response to COVID‒19.


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Insights & Impact

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Insights

Sep 28, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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Harambee in the News

Social entrepreneurs are first responders to the COVID-19 crisis. This is why they need support

Sep 17, 2020

In the COVID-19 crisis, social innovators and entrepreneurs, like Harambee, have once again shown their capacity to act as first responders, bringing affordable healthcare to those in need, protecting jobs and providing emergency relief swiftly.


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When the Phone Rang, Harambee Answered – Over 1 Million Times: Partnering with Government in Complex and Uncertain Times

Sep 1, 2020

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with face-to-face services largely suspended, there was an unanticipated need to amplify government infrastructure through alternative channels that were accessible and affordable to its youth and other vulnerable citizens.


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August Women’s Month Insights

Aug 19, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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Harambee in the News

A survey shows young women are bearing the brunt of Covid-19 unemployment

Aug 13, 2020

Of the three million job losses in South Africa as a result of Covid-19, two million were held by women. While the deck has always been stacked against women, Covid-19 exposes the staggering inequalities and barriers that women face in finding, and keeping, work.


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Woman who leads 40 engineers and developers explains why we should teach girls about tech bravery

Aug 12, 2020

Marzanne Collins is the chief information officer of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, here she talks about her love for analytics and her desire to see more women in technology.


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Eight top tips on scaling a social enterprise through mass disruption

Aug 12, 2020

Harambee’s Lebo Nke is featured alongside voices from leading social enterprises on how to navigate times of mass disruption.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers August 2020

Aug 4, 2020

The case for investing in women has never been more urgent. Of the 3 million job losses as a result of COVID-19 in South Africa, two-thirds are women.


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The fight for access – digital and data light ways to connect those who are hard to reach

Jul 27, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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‘Generation Unlimited’ expands digital learning and work skills opportunities for young people in South Africa

Jul 15, 2020

UNICEF, UNDP, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Future Africa at University of Pretoria, SuperSport Let’s Play, Afrika Tikkun join forces with young people to reimagine a better future post COVID-19.


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The Future of Work: 5 Lessons Ring True As Harambee Enters its 10th year

Jul 13, 2020

Accelerated by a global health pandemic, the “future of work” has arrived unannounced and before many were ready. To the paralysis of fear, these lessons offer the balm of action backed by evidence.


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Using data to power scale

Jul 9, 2020

Harambee recognised for embracing big data, small data, lean data, data privacy and machine learning trends to evolve around them at a rapid pace.


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Harambee partners with the Solidarity fund

Jul 6, 2020

Harambee has partnered with the Solidarity fund on the “Citizens in Solidarity” campaign. Aimed at board-based behaviour change across all sectors of society, the campaign encourages South Africans to unite and do their part to overcome the pandemic we’re facing.


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6 Lessons Learned Moving from In-Person to Mobile Learning

Jun 30, 2020

Sometimes you set your own audacious goal and sometimes your hand is forced by a once-in-a-100-year pandemic.


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Six Innovators Pivoting to Face COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020

USAID Development Innovation Ventures showcase Harambee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown alongside other organisations from across the world who are working hard to pivot and create impact during this global crisis.


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Falling Through the Cracks – SMES & Informal Workers

Jun 19, 2020

At Harambee we are committed to keeping you safe, smart and kind. We’re producing a monthly digest of the most insightful articles on youth employment we’re reading, and have focused on the pieces we found to be most relevant and actionable. Time is scarce, so we’ve summarised the articles for you and shared our key takeaways.


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Harambee in the News

Lift up young people’s voices: Tuzatsinda

Jun 11, 2020

Harambee Rwanda, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Rwanda Development Board and Kigali Employment Service Centre, launched the youth-focused Tuzatsinda campaign in April 2020.


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Harambee in the News

Prospects of work for the lockdown generation

Jun 9, 2020

We must act to keep young people from falling further into poverty and being permanently locked out of the economy.


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers June 2020

Jun 5, 2020

South Africa’s 58% youth unemployment rate was already a crisis, even before the arrival of COVID-19.


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Harambee in the News

Return2Work: Help to re-open your business safely and legally

May 26, 2020

Return2Work.co.za is an online tool to help businesses of all sizes re-open safely and legally, and to stay open.


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Harambee in the News

Increasing digital platform use to help youth find work

May 19, 2020

We explore platform use in developing economies and present new data on a low-cost, successful way to teach youth how to use these platforms.


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Harambee in the News

Young people are telling us what they need, we have to listen

May 8, 2020

Youth on the world’s youngest continent have something to say during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis: “Don’t just talk at us, talk with us and listen to what we need.”


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Funzi mobile learning course to adapt and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020

A case study on Harambee’s collaboration with Funzi, mentioning the partnership as one of the success factors in giving South Africa a head start on addressing misinformation at a community level.


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2020 World changing ideas competition cites Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Apr 29, 2020

Fast Company cites innovation of Harambee’s free platform for youth, which is now also supporting response efforts for COVID-19.


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United Nations partner to launch data-lite mobile Covid learning program

Apr 8, 2020

COVID-19: Adapt and Thrive, a data-lite, mobile education program that launched this week in South Africa will be scaled across the continent by the United Nations.


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Harambee in the News

Halting human contact: how social enterprises are rethinking their business models during Covid-19

Apr 3, 2020

What does the COVID-19 lockdown mean for social enterprises that usually work directly with vulnerable people and rely on face-to-face communication?


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Harambee’s 5 Days, 5 Surprises

Mar 23, 2020

Last week, Harambee launched our top 10 actions in response to COVID-19 guided by three simple rules to Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Kind. In 5 days, we learned from 5 surprises:


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Hearing from Harambee: Our Top 10 Actions for COVID-19

Mar 15, 2020

As the global response to COVID-19 accelerates, Harambee is being guided by the simple rules of Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Kind and here are 10 actions we are taking.


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Harambee in the News

Women who work for work; a real International Women’s Day celebration

Mar 8, 2020

Even with an increased focus on legislation and diversity in the workplace, there are still significant differences in women’s and men’s ability to access economic opportunities.


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Harambee in the News

Cyril Ramaphosa is on the right track with youth unemployment

Feb 25, 2020

The government is listening to the experts on how to better prepare young people for the job market.


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Harambee in the News

Youth employment in KZN gets a boost with appointment of new leadership at Harambee

Feb 24, 2020

Tracey Swart, highly respected business leader with more than 20 years of experience, has joined Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to assume leadership of the KZN business development team.


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Harambee in the News

How can we get more young people working?

Feb 12, 2020

We urgently need new ways of moving young people along non-linear, zig-zagging and increasingly short-term journeys from school to work. 


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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers February 2020

Feb 10, 2020

The familiar promise of more – more schooling, more skills, more training – no longer leads to more opportunity for South Africa’s youth.


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Breaking Barriers October 2019

Nov 5, 2019

South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world.


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Harambee in the News

We must equip young people to bounce back into work

Nov 4, 2019