OUR APPROACH:

We assist government departments working on employment-related issues. Our approach is innovative, creative and agile as we adapt to meet the needs of our clients. We build capacity through training, through improving systems, through research and design thinking. Often we convene with a range of partners and break down institutional barriers while problem-problem solving and delivering results.

WE DO THIS BY FOCUSING ON 3 AREAS:

1 Work-seeker support

Promote opportunities for youth to successfully transition from school to work.

We are supporting active labour market policy interventions. This includes ensuring support for work-seekers and those transitioning from school to work. Through capacity building, technical assistance, conferences, workshops and policy development we are working with government to get people into work.

SPECIFIC PROJECT:

Basic Package of Support to Youth: promote opportunities and support for South African youth not in education, employment or training.

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2 Small business promotion

Support  for small- and medium-size enterprises and informal sector employment.

We are assessing how small business is currently promoted and supported in South Africa and making recommendations for improvements This area of work has special reference to the informal sector and the “wage bargaining” process. We will be contributing to the legislative and regulatory environment through our  capacity building and institutional strengthening efforts.

SPECIFIC PROJECT INCLUDE:

Employment intensive rural land reform in SA: develop policy proposals to assist smallholder and small-scale commercial farmers.

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INFORMAL SECTOR:

SEDA-SEFA institutional forms: Improve business development support and access to finance for SMME

3 Education and training

Promote further education and training to be more aligned with the labour market.

We are promoting further education and skills development to increase people’s employability. With an emphasis on financing, strategic information and quality enhancement aspects we are building government capacity on employment creation and employability.

SPECIFIC PROJECTS INCLUDE:

TVET graduate destination and employer satisfaction survey mechanism: respond more effectively to the needs of employers and improving employment outcomes for college graduates.

Digital Skills Shared Agenda for Action: development of a multi-stakeholder and shared digital skills action plan with positive implications for economic growth and employment.

PARTNERSHIPS:

CBPEP is hosted by GTAC (Government Technical Advisory Centre), funded by the EU and implemented by DT Global. The programme is assisting the Government of South Africa to meet the key national objective of reducing unemployment.

The projects selected by the CBPEP are with the support of GTAC and approval of the Programme Steering Committee.

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