KZN Launches Database For Unemployed Graduates
The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal has unveiled a database aimed at helping unemployed graduates. The Provincial Unemployed Graduates Database aims to help recruit youth for internships and leadership, as well as establish youth trends which can help to inform policy.
Through the Youth Chief Directorate and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit, the Kwazulu-Natal provincial government has devised a template to collect and collate integrated, up-to-date data on unemployed graduates in the province.
The aim of the online database which will be accessible to government departments, municipalities, government agencies and the private sector is to help recruit youth for internships and leadership, as well as establish youth trends which can help to inform policy.
“The Provincial Unemployed Graduates Database will also be accessible to national programmes such as Infrastructure Strategic Projects for unemployed youth that seeks job training opportunities in various sectors,” the provincial government said.
It said rife unemployment among graduates is a cause for concern for the province.
The unemployment of graduates has also become a thorn in the flesh of the provincial government, which if not addressed properly, can become a raging inferno with devastating effects. The advent of the novel Coronavirus more than a year ago has worsened the unemployment of graduates in South Africa, and particularly in KwaZulu-Natal.
The province wants to eradicate and lessen the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, through the establishment of the database. Registration for the database is accessible on the KwaZulu-Natal online website (www.kznonline.gov.za) and will be continuous, without a closing date.
Unemployed graduates can populate the template, which will be easily accessible on various social media platforms.
“Even graduates from rural and outlying areas of the province can have access to the template through the mobile vehicle offices which will provide access to information through technology. The Youth Development Chief Directorate will then collate information on the template and update the database on a regular basis,” the provincial government explained.
Data released by Statistics South Africa earlier this month showed that the country’s unemployment rate reached 32.6% in the first three months of 2021. According to the data, the official unemployment rate among youth (15-34 years) was 46.3% in quarter 1, 2021.
“It is against this background that KwaZulu-Natal is doing its all in its power to address the rising unemployment among youth and graduates. Hopefully, this venture will go a long way in alleviating the plight of unemployed graduates, thus relieving the stressful load on their shoulders,” said the provincial government
Related Article: SA Youth Faced With Fewer Employment Opportunities
As a Grade 11/12 learner, you may have questions about how what you are studying in Accounting becomes practical and relevant in the working world. As a courtesy, KPMG offers Grade 11/12 learners the opportunity to come in for job shadowing, where you will be exposed to what the life of a Chartered Accountant is all about.
The Woza Matrics 2021 Catch Up Campaign is a remote learning support programme aimed at the Class of 2021 matriculants. It seeks to provide catch up on curriculum learning, Grade 11 and matric revision, as well as exam preparation. It is brought to you by the Department of Basic Education (DBE), in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and the Education Training and Development Practices SETA (ETDP SETA).
Examsta is utilised to educate and assist students with their studies during the lockdown period. It aims to ensure that students enjoy their learning experience despite the challenging circumstances. It enables students to communicate with each other, share their thoughts, and collaborate in a creative environment.
AFDA is the perfect place for those wanting to go into film, television, performance or radio and is able to be the stepping stone to having a successful career within the entertainment industry. Keep reading to learn who AFDA are and what they do.
Most popular articles today
Equal education released a statement urging the government to acknowledge its role in creating the social crisis in the country. The organisation has asked that the government urgently provide social relief, including reinstating the COVID-19 SRD Grant.
Be among the first 25 applicants who’ve paid their acceptance fee for 2022 and Red & Yellow Creative School of Business will lock the 2021 rates for your first year.
Other people were also interested in:
Central University of Technology have opened up their applications for 2022. Don't hesitate and apply now!
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, is a higher education provider that strives to deliver quality academic programmes that meet recognised academic standards to its students. It does this through ensuring that all REGENT’s programmes are developed internally by its professional team, in consultation with experts from business, and leading academics. The content of programmes is kept relevant and annually reviewed to ensure currency with South African law and International trends.
Government has said that even with the new regulations, they have not changed their plans for schools. Initially, 26 July would have seen all primary school learners return to school full-time.
Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown.