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Are you struggling to understand Generation Y in the workplace?

Generation Y, also known as Millennials, were born between 1982 and 2003. They’re between the ages of 13 and 34, so they’re either in high school, tertiary institutions or employed in junior to mid positions. If you’re employed or in business...

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The dark side of digital

It’s their ‘world in their hands’, an existence driven by instant access to information, laced with a plethora of social connections. Young people interact using their cellphones for an average of about four hours per day. That’s plenty of time to...

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY BENJAMIN HUMPHREY  -- Students use their mobile phones after class on October 20, 2010 at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.  MXit Instant Messanger company, the brainchild of Namibian-born software developer Herman Heunus,  connects members through cell phones, allowing them to exchange instant messages practically for free.  The system sidesteps a major obstacle hampering the spread of social media in developing countries: Internet access. Since its inception in 2003, MXit Lifestyles Ltd says it has expanded to include almost 27 million subscribers, most of them South African, and is adding 40,000 more every day.  AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
Getting to know the Kenyan youth

Youth Dynamix, a youth and family specialist research and marketing agency, is making significant strides in Kenya. Our team in Kenya has won multiple prestigious awards for the last three consecutive years. ‘Having a real fundamental understanding of the youth market...

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Have South Africans lost their self-worth?

The annual International AIDS Conference was held in South Africa earlier this month. AIDS is still one of the biggest tragedies for our country. South Africa has the highest infection rate in the world, especially amongst young women. Recent stats released...

Our learners need to fast-track their problem-solving skills

Although the two schooling systems in South Africa, namely public and private, are very different in the way they’re run, they’re both failing to adequately prepare a large number of children for real world work and business. Schools have an antiquated...

Employers embrace moms role in shaping future leaders

According to eNCA, South Africans spent in the region of R500 billion in Mother’s Day celebrations yesterday. It’s the third biggest spending spree globally, after Christmas and Back-to-School… And it’s no wonder, because moms have a very special place in the...

South Africa’s education system is failing our youth

Young people get told to stay in school and study hard so they can go to university and get a good job. The reality is when you’ve had a poor education, chances of finding employment are slim – even if...