Fast Fact:

Hard Times and Soft Skills

Global talent shortage is at a 15-year high, according to the Employment Outlook Survey carried out by ManpowerGroup in Q3 of 2021. In South Africa 46% of employers are having difficulty filling jobs. This is a massive increase from just 34% in 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic is largely to blame. While Operations / Logistics skills are now most in demand, the pandemic has also sharpened focus on soft skills such as resilience and collaboration.

A New Day is Dawning for this Exciting South African/American Collaboration #ThisIsUs

  Cape Town, South Africa – October 25th, 2021   Shy Music, producers of Calling Us Home, are proud to announce that acclaimed American Director, Peter Flynn, has joined their Creative Team...
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Engen Marks World Food Day with Another R1m Fuel Pledge to FoodForward SA #ThisIsUs

  Engen has pledged another R1 million fuel to FoodForward SA, to help power the delivery of nutritious food to vulnerable people across South Africa   World Food Day aims to raise...
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The 8th South African Ballet International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), held at the Artscape Opera House before Anroux Marais the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Zahid Badroodien, the Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, and a buoyant capacity audience, came to a spectacular close on Saturday 23 October 2021 with South Africa winning eleven medals and South Korea winning eight.The week- long hybrid event kicked off on World Ballet Day on 19 October 2021 and saw 180 dancers participating from 28 countries, with seventy South African dancers on the Artscape stage and the remaining international contestants competing via pre-recorded video. Audiences in the theatre and watching online saw each and every competitor, with the virtual entries being projected onto a huge screen on the stage 💃🕺 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) – administered by the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban, South Africa – has been awarded $5 million USD to create a new scientific network – including SANTHE’s partner institutions based in 8 African countries – to focus- on vaccine research and development and novel approaches to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.The funds are bestowed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of their Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) grant commitment. ... See MoreSee Less
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