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ELI Business Partners Initiative

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

No doubt, South Africa finds itself in desperate times! Without supernatural and human intervention, our country is cascading down a slippery slope. Rising youth unemployment, widespread poverty, spiraling crime, periodic  revolt at universities, labour and service delivery protests have become the norm, rather than the exception.  With a captured state, multiple downgrades, a huge deficit of billions in tax collections, widespread ‘wasteful’ spending in various state departments and a sluggish economy with a low growth rate; the future looks bleak for first-time job seekers in South Africa!

We could curse the darkness or light a candle.

According to Prof. Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, a Matric Certificate is no longer a secure gateway to gainful employment. Moreover, government and the private sector can't supply the growing demand of jobs for matriculants and graduates. Therefore, we want to partner with selected stakeholders to help us change the mindset of new entrants into the job market.

Although we no longer live in the Industrial Age, our education system still prepares school leavers and graduates for the labour market. With youth unemployment at a staggering 49.9% and growing, we encourage matriculants and graduates to THINK EMPLOYER, rather than an EMPLOYEE. Forging partnerships with existing corporations and government departments would empower countless youths to become financially empowered and contributing South Africans. (Source: Labour Force Survey Statistics SA)

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