Posts tagged as initiatives

Skills-development programmes equip SA youth with ICT skills

With the unemployment rate among young people (aged 15 to 34 years) being 38,2%, it is not surprisingly that many youths are despondent and discouraged by the lack of opportunities available to them to acquire skills through education and training. It is this gap that the Datatec Foundation intends to fill, supporting programmes that can […]

Research projects showcased at urban conference

A delegation of eleven Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) researchers attended the ACC International Urban Conference 2018 in Cape Town from 1 to 3 February, where they showcased their research in presentations and panel discussions. Christina Culwick co-ordinated a two-part panel on Just Sustainability around research which explores the complexities around concurrently navigating social justice […]

Supporting women in science and technology

According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines worldwide. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. “The UN has noted that gender equality and the […]