Category: Harambee in the News

How 18 minutes changed a life, the power of empathy

23rd Sep 2019

Empathy is an extremely powerful force. In this case, the power of empathy from a CX Hero changed a man’s life.

LinkedIn to job opportunities: Experimental evidence from job training in South Africa

19th Sep 2019

New research by RTI International, Duke University, and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa on digital disruption in international development. Does using LinkedIn help disadvantaged work-seekers find and retain jobs in emerging markets? Our three year impact evaluation says yes.

New funding to grow jobs and work experiences for work-seekers

9th Sep 2019

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and LGT Venture Philanthropy have entered into a partnership that will support Harambee’s scale up to grow jobs and work experiences for unemployed work-seekers in South Africa and Rwanda.

Reduce gender penalties to level the playing field for jobs

30th Jul 2019

National Women’s Day (9 August) celebrates the courageous women of 1956 who fought for equality and freedom in South Africa. While progress has been made, we still have a big job ahead of us to level the playing field for women in the workplace.

Social impact bonds addressing youth unemployment

15th Jul 2019

First South African social impact bond shows promise for addressing youth unemployment.

The Kasinomic Entreprevolution

24th Jun 2019

Can entrepreneurship provide the answer to unemployment in South Africa?

It’s all about employability

3rd Jun 2019

Degrees are not the most important criteria when it comes to hiring - we must also look at behaviour, attitude and learning capabilities.

Harambee wins the 2019 Conscious Companies Award

27th May 2019

On the eve of 22 May 2019, Harambee was announced as the Conscious Companies Awards Winner of the Most Conscious NGO.

Helping young people engage with opportunities outside of the formal sector

15th May 2019

At 54%, South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world.

Why ‘signals’ can matter as much as skills in youth employment

15th May 2019

Sometimes the smallest interventions can have the biggest impact in helping a young person get a job.

High unemployment is a symptom of South Africa’s economic malaise

26th Apr 2019

More than 40% of 24-year-olds grow up in houses without anyone in employment.

Accelerating English through binge watching

5th Apr 2019

"We tried a few different things, one of them was to include a “debate” on which character in Friends would make the best parent"

Harambee wins the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 

1st Apr 2019

Harambee receives the prestigious 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Harambee is recognised for its contribution to addressing youth employment

1st Apr 2019

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth congratulates Harambee for receiving the Skoll Award for their efforts in scaling up economic opportunities for young people.

Driving inclusive economic participation

1st Mar 2019

Harambee recognised by the Premier of Gauteng for driving an Inclusive Economy.

Harambee disrupts South African BPO using impact sourcing

14th Feb 2019

Industry watchers agree that few offshore locations around the world have done as much to promote their contact center outsourcing bona fides as South Africa over the past year or so.

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

5th Feb 2019

Google's TensorFlow has been used for promising projects, including with Harambee. The system makes it easier for us to manage the career pathway of a young person or match them to an appropriate work opportunity.

Changing the System in 2019!

24th Jan 2019

As the new year begins, we continue on our journey to scale-up and address the urgent crisis of youth unemployment.

Partnership to equip 5,000 youth with digital skills

24th Jan 2019

The Digital Skills Partnership is a collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth.

10 steps to get young people working

28th Oct 2018

A two-day summit focused on youth and unemployment which was attended by more than 100 organisations from the private and public sector has come up with ten steps to put young people to work.