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South Africa: How to create a real dent in unemployment

 Big technology companies dominate the world’s biggest stock exchanges, so how do we turn this flow of capital into jobs for South Africans?

With the demand for skills increasing exponentially, finding work won’t be difficult for those lucky enough to have experience.

The challenge is gaining this experience and that our traditional internship programs are not nearly sufficient for South Africa’s large unemployment rate.

So the question actually becomes, how do corporates provide skills to new talent in a scalable and sustainable way?

The key is to come up with a model that generates profit from the outset and one that offers value for all participants in the process. Read more via IOL

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio

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