Support the WC Government Apprenticeship Game Changer

July 1, 2017
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The WC Government has identified Apprenticeships as a Game Changer in order to leverage the power of work-based learning through apprenticeships to improve people’s skills and livelihoods, in particular our youth. Their aim is to ensure sufficiently qualified technical and vocational skilled young people to supply the needs of the prioritised growth sectors in the.. read more →

Tackling Youth Unemployment

June 5, 2017
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Stats SA’s recently released Q1:2017 Quarterly Labour Force Survey indicates a 14 year high of 27.7% unemployment, and youth statistics are even more alarming with 58% of our population below 35 years of age being unemployed. Given that 67% of our population are below 35, we need to start addressing employment opportunities through collaborative programmes.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: How Leaders Build Powerful Cultures to Drive Growth

May 12, 2017
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Culture is the ‘way we do things in an organisation’ and can drive growth. Leaders understand this. The stumbling block for most leaders is how to use culture to grow their organisation. This was the key takeout presented at our HR Professionals Forum on how leaders build powerful cultures for growth. The forum discussion was.. read more →

Millennials – Managing Mobile Millennial Workplaces

March 16, 2017
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Technology is evolving rapidly, disrupting industries and introducing new ways of working. It is impacting on business models, revolutionising business processes, and allowing businesses to make informed decisions by tracking and responding to real-time data. Employees now use multiple devices and access corporate information from remote locations, causing concerns about cybersecurity. A new breed of.. read more →

Artisans: a Game Changer for the Local Economy

November 30, 2016
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South Africa’s forecasted economic growth for 2016 is very low, while unemployment reached a new high of 27.1% recently. Although job creation remains a key focus for government, an issue remains with the type of skills required for sustainable and inclusive growth. In McKinsey’s report, South Africa’s Big Five, Bold Priorities for Inclusive Growth, they estimate.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: Innovation in Talent Management

November 24, 2016
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South Africa has a critical skills shortage and high unemployment at the same time. Latest figures show that unemployment has risen to 27.1%, but more critically youth unemployment (18 – 36 years) is 56% and black graduate unemployment is 68%. Availability of skilled talent is also an issue and the Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey.. read more →

Welcome to Cape Town

June 22, 2016
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As part of our Human Capital Programme, Accelerate Cape Town has identified, an issue with the retention of staff of our member companies as they relocate to Cape Town from other parts of South Africa and internationally.  To assist with this issue, Accelerate Cape Town conceptualised and launched Welcome to Cape Town, an engagement for.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: Addressing Talent Retention and Transformation

June 20, 2016
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We recently hosted our first HR Professionals Forum, a new initiative which is part of our Human Capital Programme that aims to provide the HR Professionals of our member companies with a forum to discuss issues impacting on talent attraction and retention. Our first speaker was Prof Shirley Zinn, Group Head of Human Resources at.. read more →

Young Leaders Dinner with Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths SA

May 18, 2016
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On 10 May 2016, Accelerate Cape Town hosted the fifth of our Young Leaders Dinners – a programme to support talent attraction and retention particularly within our Sponsor organisations. With a focus on Resilience, Diversity and Transformation in the Workplace, Zyda Rylands, the CEO of Woolworths SA, was ideal to tell her story and share.. read more →

Addressing talent transformation in Cape Town

April 19, 2016
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2016 kicked off with a few unfortunate racist incidents highlighting that while South Africa has made progress in the past 22 years, issues of racial inequality are still prevalent and our rainbow nation requires a collaborative effort to keep shining. From a racial point of view, Cape Town is additionally challenged with our apartheid spatial.. read more →