Youth unemployment has been linked to reduced material and mental well-being, reduced earning potential, and exclusion from employment and the economy across the rest of the person’s life. We want to reverse this trend and encourage a generation of confident, active citizens with optimistic life chances.

We believe that the best way to grow the South African economy is by developing better and more appropriate work and life skills for our young people. By addressing the skills mismatch we’ll do our part to support young, disadvantaged South Africans to become economically active, and allow them to support their families and wider community, ultimately resulting in a more equal society.

Our corporate social responsibility efforts centre on skills development for young people, with a specific focus on youth from underprivileged communities, women of colour, and people with disabilities.

Of course we do not forget about our own people and support them with their studies and upskilling to adapt to a constantly changing workplace and digital landscape.

Through the initiatives outlined below we have positively impacted the lives of a significant number of young people. We know there is still a long way to go, however, this is the start of an ongoing, expanding commitment to enable the youth of South Africa to improve their lives and opportunities.

We partner with a number of outstanding skills development organisations to leverage their efforts further.

Projects we support

GirlCode

GirlCode is on a mission to empower 10 million girls and women with tech skills by 2030, teaching the most in-demand skills online, for free. GirlCode runs coding clubs, courses…

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CodeSpace

CodeSpace Academy is a global education institution that specialises in teaching coding and technology skills. CodeSpace gives students the software development skills they need to thrive in the tech industry…

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Yes4Youth

YES (Youth Employment Service) creates work opportunities for unemployed black youth, and offers businesses the opportunity to gain up to 2 B-BBEE levels should they participate. Yes4Youth’s Yoga4Alex programme helps…

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WeThinkCode

WeThinkCode_ is a one of a kind tech training academy that has created a fresh and innovative approach to coding education. Since its inception in 2015, WeThinkCode_ has worked to…

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Skills Development Corporation

The Skills Development Corporation is an accredited learning institution specialising in Training and Learnership initiatives in line with the B-BBEE codes of good practice. The Skills Development Corporation renders excellent…

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MDCS Skills Academy

The MDCS Skills Academy deploys skills development spend for black employed and unemployed individuals, in the form of learnerships, apprenticeships, internships and SETA-accredited training programmes as well as bursaries toward…

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Previous projects

Yes4Youth

Yoga4Alex helps young people gain a sense of their own self-worth and develops an understanding that they are responsible for their own success and happiness. Students leave the program with…

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MDCS Skills Academy

The MDCS Skills Academy helps disabled learners progress from being trainees in the workplace to becoming fully-fledged employees. The workplace skills development program, consisting of eight modules, empowers learners to…

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Davis & Dean

We partner with Davis & Dean to give bursaries to 64 young people from Soweto, Johannesburg to complete a National Certificate in Business Administration. This Qualification offers the learner knowledge…

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