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Another inept Everton showing could end Unsworth dream: Everton’s 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday may have destroyed once and for all David Unsworth’s chances of landing the permanent manager’s job at the ailing Merseyside club. If Everton fans felt things could not get any worse after the 5-1 midweek capitulation at Goodison Park to mid-table Italian side Atalanta in the Europa League,
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Late Sterling winner sends Man City eight points clear: Raheem Sterling scored a fortuitous late winner as Manchester City opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against a spirited Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City dominated with 80 percent possession, but had to wait until the 84th minute when Sterling unwittingly bundled home after a
Gwede slams ‘buying of delegates’: OUTGOING ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has appealed for unity in the Western Cape, the province he has called the smallest region of the party. Speaking at a Western Cape ANC general council meeting yesterday, Mantashe lashed out at using money to buy conference delegates and again spoke in favour of a managed succession where the
Roma deprived of another away win after De Rossi loses his head: AS Roma were denied their 13th successive away league win after their veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi gave away a needless penalty and was sent off in a 1-1 draw at Genoa on Sunday. Unbeaten Napoli returned to the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win at Udinese, their 12th win in 14 league
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July commemorates former president Nelson Mandela and the legacies he left for us.
One of the things he valued most was education, and educating the youth of the country.
Just how much progress have we made to fulfil his wishes for an educated South Africa 20 plus years into the country’s democracy?
These are some of the latest statistics on the state of youth education in South Africa:
- The Department of Basic Education’s country progress report shows that although 86% of 16-to 18-year-olds are in school, only 5% complete grade 12 by age 18, the expected age of completion.
- Additional research shows that students completing grade 10 face only a 52% chance of employment.
- Further education and training (Fet) colleges—schools that should provide vocational and practical-skills training-enroll about 200,000 students a year, but this is far from sufficient to compensate for current dropout rates, the report states.
- The youth unemployment rate rose by 1.6 percentage points to 38.6%‚ with 58% of unemployed people aged between 15 and 34 in June 2017.
- The same studies shows that of the people who did not have work‚ 9.3-million wanted work in the first quarter; while those who wanted work but did not look for work increased by 391‚000 people.
A South African entrepreneur, inspired by Madiba’s legacy, who boldly aims to challenge these statistics is EvenMe! co-founder Jill Young Schutte.
Jill decided to make it her mission to not only make educational tools and courses available to the youth for FREE but to, in addition, assist them to be more employable and educate them on how to start their own businesses.
EvenMe! is a communal platform where people with entrepreneurial ambition could bounce ideas, get information, connect with the right people and formulate solutions – a one-stop-shop for advice, tips, e-learning, job searches and development.
Today more than a year and half after its launch a large number of youth have gone through the online portal and came out more educated and employable.
The portal and app continuously get upgraded and now boast:
- Free online learning from Accounting to Zoology and everything in between
- Links to internship, learnership and job sites
- Step by Step guides on how to navigate any phase of your life from leaving school to opening your own business.
- Essential tips and advice to help you make the best career choices
EvenMe! offers user journeys which are step by step guides on HOW TO for just about anything you need to know and what to expect when leaving school, studying, finding a job and running your own business.
Young South Africans are encouraged to sign up at www.evenme.co.za to enjoy all these benefits for FREE.
“Every young South African that signs up has the power to challenge not only their own circumstances but also make the country a better one to live in – as Madiba envisioned it to be,” Jill concludes.
To be in the loop on the latest updates and activations visit the EvenMeMyLifeOnline Facebook page, connect via LinkedIn or simply follow @EvenMeLife on Twitter and evenme1 on Instagram, EvenMe Music on Soundcloud.
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A special range of cuddly teddy bears available at Toys R Us stores is bringing new meaning to the “gift of giving”. Thousands of terminally ill children are set to benefit from the sale of these bears.
South Africa’s leading toy chain Toys R Us has thrown its support behind national children’s organisation, Reach For A Dream Foundation, launching a charitable campaign driven by the sale of these teddy bears.
Through the partnership, Toys R Us is committed to donate R5 from each sale to the non-profit organisation, which relies on donor support and public generosity to assist sick children in fulfilling their greatest dreams.
South Africans are encouraged to spread joy to children facing life-threatening conditions by purchasing a bear.
In addition to the donation made by purchasing a bear, participants can also donate the cuddly toy for a child supported by Reach For A Dream by delivering it to the organisation’s offices at the Gateway Shopping Centre.
A tag attached to each bear including a special message for the child receiving it can be completed by the donor.
“Toys R Us has developed an ongoing partnership with Reach For A Dream because the organisation’s work speaks to our values of bringing joy to children and encouraging them to dream,” says Nicole Annells, Marketing Manager, Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa.
“We are extremely excited to launch the Reach For A Dream bear at Toys R Us stores because it is a symbol of hope and joy for kids who are facing challenging circumstances,” adds Annells.
The proceeds from the sale of the bears will contribute towards the operations at Reach For A Dream, which since 1988 has worked to give children with life-threatening conditions magical moments to regain their childhood, which is often consumed by their illness.
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Ambition is the first step towards a brighter future, both for South Africa’s youth and the economy to which they will ultimately contribute. Without a meaningful plan of action towards reaching these ambitions, they are in danger of remaining unfulfilled dreams. This Youth Month, one company is reaching out to the youth with advice and bursaries to help them build their careers to meet and exceed their aspirations.
“Young South Africans, in particular those who have post-school education, often cherish the belief that they are destined for success. While self-belief and ambition are important aspects of preparing for the future, career success requires planning and effort to make these dreams a reality,” says Nomfundo Mcilongo, Rand Mutual’s (RMA) general manager of sales and marketing.
“We want to help South Africa’s youth to develop their understanding of what they have to offer prospective employers and market themselves accordingly. We are hosting a Career Day in Sandton, Johannesburg, where we will assist youth to answer the question ‘How do I build my career?’ with the intention of helping young people to reach their potential – which will ultimately benefit South Africa’s economic development in the years to come,” she explains.
RMA’s free Career Day workshop will be held on Saturday, 24 June, at the Hilton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton. Only 50 delegates can be accommodated and, as applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, young people are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible by following the link on the company Facebook page and completing the online form ( http://bit.ly/2tjuu44 ). The cut off date for applications is 20 June 2017.
To qualify, applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 25. Areas covered in the workshop will include what companies are looking for when employing staff, how to craft a curriculum vitae that stands out from the rest and even how to build a professional brand. Thereafter, delegates will be able to network with various professionals for personalised advice.
“In the session, we will be sharing information and insights to help equip delegates for the highly competitive job market. It is hoped that the seeds sown in this session will help to bridge unemployment, not only for this generation but the jobs that they, in turn, will create in the course of their future careers. It also presents a wonderful opportunity for RMA to connect with young talent who are passionate about the provision of excellent care for our nation’s workers. This is the second installment for us and we are proud to report that just about 10% of the delegates who attended last year, are now gainfully employed,” Mcilongo adds.
“We are also offering a number of bursaries, and applications for these opportunities will be open from 1 July. Keep an eye on RMA’s website and social media pages for more details.
“The overall message we hope to impress on South Africa’s young people this Youth Month is that there are opportunities available for those who are passionate, professional and hard working. We at RMA are passionate about assisting the youth entering the job market to be in the best possible position to take advantage of opportunities when they arise,” Mcilongo concluded.
A successful transition from wing to inside centre resulted in such a stellar season for University of Johannesburg rugby star Aphiwe Dyantyi that he earned selection for the Varsity Cup Dream Team this week.
After an injury last year derailed his contract with the Lions franchise, Dyantyi placed his focus on the Varsity Cup this year, forcing his way into the Dream Team with several notable performances.
Looking back on the competition, the 22-year-old is satisfied that the move to midfield paid dividends.
“For many, this change was a bit of a shock but I’d been in discussion with the coaches and we’d been preparing for the role,” he said.
“I was comfortable trying out for centre and it was a decision that has really yielded good results for everyone.”
In October last year Dyantyi signed with the Lions but injury a month later meant he had few opportunities to prove himself.
“My motivation this Varsity Cup season was to play the best I could for UJ, but I also wanted to create other opportunities for myself outside of that.”
Ahead of the semifinals Dyantyi had beaten more defenders (26) than any other player during the season and also made the most off-loads (19), ball carries (74) and line breaks (10) in the competition.
“The tournament has been a perfect platform for me to show the coaches at the Lions what I’m capable of,” said the B Com marketing student.
The season got off to a bad start for UJ as they lost their first two matches but an 18-17 win over Tuks proved to be the turning point for the team.
“My standout occasion of the season was the game against Tuks,” said Dyantyi.
“We were coming back from two losses to play a team that had been unbeaten and it was during this game that we really managed to turn our season around.”
The team put together a five-match winning streak which came to an end when they lost 65-19 to Maties.
However, they still qualified for the semis, where they were again beaten by Maties.
“Undoubtedly our success as a team contributed to my selection so I really can’t take all the credit,” said Dyantyi, who acknowledged the contributions of his teammates and coaches.
The 23-man Dream Team squad was announced after the Varsity Cup final between Tuks and Maties on Monday.
A late substitution due to injury means UJ now has four names on the team sheet for the game against the Junior Springboks in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.
Dyantyi and Dillon Bakos (who will replace Neethling Fouche from Tuks) were named as part of the starting line-up while Jannes Snyman and Nico du Plessis were included as replacements.
The four will be joined by UJ strength and conditioning coach Jacques Durand, who was selected as sports scientist for the Dream Team. He has been with the team since the inception of the competition.
Brightly painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children's hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela. After he led the struggle to dismantle apartheid, one of Mandela's most cherished dreams was to build the first specialist paediatric hospital in southern Africa.
Four-year-old Riley, who was diagnosed with a life threatening illness absolutely loves playing with dinosaurs and Lego and has always wanted to see large animatronic dinosaurs. Eastgate Centre Management willingly accepted to grant little Riley’s wish to explore The Dino Expo at Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, 4 June 2016. Riley will be bringing his older brother, Joshua (six years old) to the Expo. Riley will enjoy the Jurassic Tour, Wits University Original Rock Fossils, Dino Musical Theatre, Dino Fossil Digging Competition, fun at the jumping castle and colouring in with his favourite colours, blue and yellow, at the Dino Colour-in station.
5 children from Tateni Community Care Centre in Mamelodi will be joining little Riley at The Dino Expo at Eastgate Shopping Centre.
The Reach For A Dream children will be receiving a scrumptious meal at Wichita Spur as well as a Dino gift from the finest toy shop in the world, Hamleys South Africa. Steven Warner, Wichita Spur Owner, says: “We are proud to be part of such a great initiative and to have the little dreamers enjoy a taste for life at our restaurant”. Philip Paphitis, CEO of Hamleys South Africa says “We are happy to provide the children with the opportunity to play with their favourite toys. Most of these children have never received a new toy in their life and this heartfelt gesture will lift their spirits.”
Takudzwa Madhina, Reach For A Dream Foundation Project Coordinator in Pretoria said: “Reach For A Dream seeks to fulfil the dreams of children faced with life-threatening illnesses. We thank you, Eastgate, once again for your willingness to assist. We truly appreciate it.”
Tshepo Monnamoroe, Operations Manager of Eastgate Shopping Centre says “We thank all the tenants who are participating in this great initiative to truly make a difference in the lives of our little shoppers”.
The Dino Expo will be entertaining shoppers and tenants until 17 July 2016 on the Ground Level, near Entrance 3. The Dino Expo will open until 26 June on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 4pm, and from 28 June to 17 July 2016 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) from 10am to 4pm. To avoid disappointment, book your Dino experience at Computicket, www.thedinoexpo.com or call 011 040 0884. Terms and Conditions apply. Monnamoroe says, “The Dino Expo has been well-supported over the past two months and we look forward to enhancing the edutainment offering by providing a fun experience for the whole family over the June/July school holidays”.
For more information and to keep up with Eastgate Shopping Centre’s latest news, stylish trends, promotions and events, visit Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and www.eastgateshops.com.
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