A South Africa developed business skills game is garnering local and international acclaim as its hands-on approach successfully strengthens entrepreneurship skills to build thriving economies. BEST is licensed worldwide and has been translated into several languages.
Miss Earth South Africa executive director Catherine Constantinides and Generation Earth founder Ella Bella recently led a Skype call with former US vice president and environment advocate Al Gore to raise awareness of how climate change and carbon emissions may affect Africans.
Youngsters passionate about world issues have arrived in Sandton, Johannesburg, to bring fresh perspective to the challenges facing their respective countries. They were joined by world leaders offering support and praise for youth participation in tackling global issues.
∙ SA is getting plenty right
In today’s world, literacy is critical for success. But millions of people have no access to education, or are poorly educated. As adults, they are functionally illiterate. There are a number of initiatives, however, that promote literacy and reading. These are celebrated on International Literacy Day.
• Storybook sparks love of reading
President's Award participants of today would be in their early 30s when the National Development Plan was implemented in 2030. They would be in the prime of their careers then, and that's exactly why they needed to start owning this plan now, teens were told at an outreach dialogue.
• Implement NDP in everything you do