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Post 2021-06-15

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

4 min
align studies with jobs

Nombulelo Precious Mncayi LABOUR markets around the world are undergoing significant changes – particularly in non-tech sectors. South Africa has not been spared this wave of change. The country has high unemployment rates by global standards, at national level and among the youth. According to some theories, higher education leads to better labour market outcomes and improves future income through better career paths. But these theories have been criticised in countries with high rates of unemployment, where even graduates often struggle to find employment. It seems higher education is no longer a guarantee of a job. In 2019, South Africa had the largest share of mismatched workers, with skill mismatches of more than 50%, and the lowest productivity levels compared with 30 countries, including India and Russia. Other studies…

2 min
your stars

Duff is a psychic medium, Sharron Duff ARIES (March 21 – April 19) Step away from drama as what goes around, comes around. Communicate with care with regard to friendships and giving advice to others. Trust in your intuition and make positive choices. Lucky colour: purple. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) This week is about introspection for you and healing. You have been going through some big changes that may have left you reeling. Take time to readjust your energy and take deep breaths. This energy will shift within the next week. Lucky colour: turquoise. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) You may find that someone needs your help. Don’t be surprised if your time feels stretched. Remember to put up your boundaries. You may feel…

5 min
fears and worries of the next generation of bankers

Dhara Ranasinghe, Saikat Chatterjee and Scott Murdoch IT WAS not the introduction to high finance that Adi Patel had once anticipated. The stage fright of walking into the imposing offices of a $607 billion (about R8 trillion) asset manager in the heart of a historic financial district? Pandemic era: a five-day induction on Microsoft Teams. The rip-roaring intensity of the trading floor replete with sharp-suited money managers? Not quite – hunched over a laptop with comfy clothes in a flat-share. Client lunches, and perhaps swopping stories after work with fellow graduates embarking on first steps in finance? Not likely. The pandemic has put paid to many initial expectations of the financial industry’s Class of Covid-19. That group includes new recruits at finance firms across the world, such as 22-year-old…

3 min
skills needed for new workplaces

AS THE Covid-19 pandemic continues to accelerate changes to the world of work and a shift towards automation, it is time to ensure that schools are mindful and deliberate in developing those skills. The skills will be in high demand and necessary for success, an education expert has said. “It’s no longer sufficient to focus purely on academics and schools need to make a concerted effort to holistically develop those skills which will provide learners with a strong foundation for the future,” said Desiree Hugo, head of academics at ADvTECH Schools, a division of the private education provider. In its most recent Future of Jobs report – the survey conducted last year while taking into account the impact of Covid-19 on global workplaces – the World Economic Forum (WEF) listed…

3 min
suicide or divorce? author chose life

Nadia Khan nadia.khan@inl.co.za A FORMER Durban woman shares her journey about choosing between suicide and divorce and finding her happily ever after in her memoir, Saoirse. Thangam Tammy Pather-Govender, 47, of Johannesburg, recently launched the book at the Durban Book Fair at Mitchell Park. Pather-Govender is a service, support and billing manager at an information and communications technology company. She said the book reflected on her experiences of staying in an unhappy marriage or leaving. “I confess I made a mistake to stay in an unhappy marriage, with the hope of working things out for the sake of the children. We are often indoctrinated by our belief systems and upbringing so that we are clouded by judgement. “Reflecting on what I went through, I captured my thoughts, ideas and experiences…

3 min
young fashion designers make the cut for durban july award

Nokuthula Mabuza nokuthula.mabuza@inl.co.za VODACOM Durban July 2021 (VDJ) fever is rising after 20 young South African designers were selected to showcase their work at the annual racing event. The VDJ will be held at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, July 3, where the designers will compete for the VDJ Young Designer Award. According to a VDJ media release, designers had to design a race-day outfit based on the theme, Birds of a Feather. Aliyah Hassim and Tashriq Chanderlal, students from Vega School in La Lucia, are among the semi-finalists. Hassim, 19, of Maidstone in Tongaat, said she decided to study fashion design after attending an open day at a university. “I have always loved fashion and I have been drawing since I was little but I had never thought of…