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ELI Business Partners Initiative


Desperate times call for desperate measures!

No doubt, South Africa as a young democracy finds itself in desperate times! Without supernatural and human intervention, our country is cascading down a slippery slope of rising youth unemployment, poverty, crime, revolt at universities, labour and service delivery protests.

With a captured state, multiple downgrades, a huge deficit of billions in tax collections, widespread ‘wasteful’ spending in various state departments and a sluggish economy with a low growth rate; the future looks bleak for first-time job seekers in South Africa!

Although we have been living in the Information Age for decades, our education system hasn't deviated much from the Industrial Age. Youth unemployment sits at a staggering 49.9% and this number is growing on an annual basis (Source: Labour Force Survey Statistics SA)

According to Prof. Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, a Matric Certificate is no longer a secure gateway to gainful employment. It’s a fact: government and the private sector can't supply the growing demand of jobs for matriculants and graduates. Therefore, we want to partner with selected stakeholders to help us to change the mindset of new entrants into the job market.

Instead of THINKING EMPLOYEE, we encourage them to THINK EMPLOYER! Forging partnerships with existing corporations and government departments would empower countless youths to become financially empowered and contributing South Africans. 

Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” For that reason, we focus on our core business; Personal Development Training and secure a solid foundation that could pave the way for success in either job creation or entrepreneurial development. We invite businesses from the private sector and government agencies to come on board and provide Micro Business Opportunities for ELI graduates! 

Kindly complete the Form to arrange for either a teleconference or a face-to-face meeting.

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