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Social impact bonds addressing youth unemployment

23 Jul 2019

In the nascent impact bonds market, employment is one of the most popular sectors, representing nearly a third of the…
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The Kasinomic Entreprevolution

24 Jun 2019

Unemployment has been declared a national crisis in South Africa. Half of the countries youth are unemployed. Can entrepreneurship provide…
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It’s all about employability

03 Jun 2019

The numbers released last month by Stats SA remind us that we have an unemployment crisis in South Africa, especially…
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Harambee wins the 2019 Conscious Companies Award

27 May 2019

In celebrating South Africa’s visionary companies and leaders committed to business as a force for good, Harambee received the 2019…
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Why ‘signals’ can matter as much as skills in youth employment

15 May 2019

It’s the same story time after time. Employers report not being able to find the right talent because of a…
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Helping young people engage with opportunities outside of the formal sector

At 54%, South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. At the forefront of this battle is…
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High unemployment is a symptom of South Africa’s economic malaise

26 Apr 2019

After leaving school in 2006 Delvia Mbalati spent the next 12 years looking for a job. Her search took her from…
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Accelerating english through binge watching

05 Apr 2019

“One language is poverty,” Annah told us. “Two languages is wealth,” she said, breaking into a smile. For a young…
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Harambee wins the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 

01 Apr 2019

The Skoll Foundation announced today that Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has received the 2019 Skoll Award…

Harambee is recognised for its contribution to addressing youth employment

The Skoll Foundation announced today that Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has received the 2019 Skoll Award…

Think you’re too small to become a top employer? Think again!

14 Mar 2019

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might…

Driving inclusive economic participation

01 Mar 2019

The Premier’s Service Excellence Awards that took place on 28 February 2019 recognise dynamic, high impact, responsive…

The cost of looking for work

We took a peek at the ITU’s (International Telecommunication Union – an agency of the UN) comparative price basket for a…

Getting to the meat of it – a demand for butchers

26 Feb 2019

Strange but true; there’s a demand in South African for butchers. This scarcity is in part driven by the high cost of a year-long…

Harambee disrupts South African BPO using impact sourcing

14 Feb 2019

Momentum around South Africa’s outsourcing sector continues in 2019, with that country’s BPO stakeholders charging…

Will AI be put to work for humankind – or will it be the other way around?

05 Feb 2019

It’s an overcast winter morning in Amsterdam and journalists from around the world are being herded into the Google…

Changing the System in 2019!

24 Jan 2019

Happy New Year from Harambee! As we gear up for the year ahead, we thank you for being on the journey of scale-up with us…

Partnership to equip 5,000 youth with digital skills

Key stakeholders in SA’s digital industries have partnered to create employment for youths. The organisations include…

10 steps to get young people working

28 Oct 2018

The summit, Accelerating Inclusive Youth Employment, which was hosted by Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator at…

We need to give youth a better deal in terms of jobs

22 Oct 2018

In a special message delivered on his behalf at the Accelerating Inclusive Youth Employment conference in Cape Town on…

7 ways to get young people working

04 Oct 2018

These seven insights are drawn from Breaking Barriers, a quarterly analysis that draws on data gained from our engagement…

Harambee is developing an alternative ‘Pathwaying Platform’

10 Aug 2018

In April, the annual Skoll World Forum brought together social entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss topics…

Google highlights our use of big data to solve youth unemployment

27 Jul 2018

On 25 July, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator was one of only two organisations featured on stage at the Google…

Three learnings for Harambee’s Lean Impact Pilot

25 Jul 2018

“We shifted our processes to focus on assessments that include – not exclude – and worked with employers to change their…

Harambee a ‘dating service’ that gets young South Africans into work

17 Jul 2018

Johannesburg – A few years ago, Thabo Ngwato’s job prospects looked bleak…

Global recognition for Harambee Contact Centre

01 May 2018

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has been named a global trailblazer in customer experience innovation, receiving the…

Successfully bringing entry-level staff into an SME

15 Mar 2018

Small and medium businesses play an increasingly important role in improving the employment prospects of South Africa’s youth…

The art of recruitment for small businesses

09 Oct 2017

Many small business owners feel daunted at the prospect of hiring new staff, and with valid reasons…

Sisters are doing it for Barloworld Equipment

14 Aug 2017

“It’s not easy being a woman in a male dominated world but we are definitely going to make it!” This is the declaration of Mbali Dlalani, one of …

Global Centre for Youth Employment Ideathon award

01 Jun 2017

From an open competition that saw 200 online submissions from 25 countries, 16 innovative ideas were selected by a panel…

Partnering with KFC to overcome barriers to youth unemployment

01 Sep 2016

KFC has been one of our anchor employers since 2014, with us providing candidates for team member roles such as kitchen workers…

Nomination for the Aspen Institute’s John P. McNulty Prize.

15 Sep 2015

This prize aims to galvanize efforts to address social, economic and political challenges by recognizing the very best in high…