Economy

South Africa: The Informal Job Economy

[vimeo 72590992] The historic scarcity of work opportunities, resultant chronic high unemployment coupled with apartheid-era laws sparked an entrepreneurial spirit among many South Africans as a means of survival. Today, within townships such as Alexandra and […]

Collen Tshazi has lived most of his life in Kliptown where he now works with KYP to educate the young Kliptown residents.
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Youth Program Lifts Up Community

Like many recent college graduates Collen Tshazi returned home after earning his degree.  Unlike most young twenty-somethings it wasn’t the comforts of home or the need to save money that brought Tshazi back to where […]

South Africa

Soweto: Schools Help Fight Hunger

https://vimeo.com/27584232] High levels of unemployment, underemployment and homelessness have led to an increase in the levels of poverty and hunger across South Africa. Educators recognize that hungry children do not concentrate well. With limited resources, […]

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Soweto: Cutting Hair for a Cause

https://vimeo.com/26683923] Maponya Mall is the largest mall in Soweto, home to designer grocery and clothing stores, speciality stores, financial services and, of course, beauty and hair salons, many of which participate in the Hairdressers of […]