Afrinection Skills Insights: The Vital Soft Skills You as an African New Graduate Need to Find and Keep a Job

Congratulations on completing your hard-earned degree after four years of sweat, often mixed with many tears! Guess what, your journey of learning isn’t over: you will still need more skills ti fund and keep a job. This might come as a shock to you, but the world of employment has changed over the last decade, writes Southern Africa Ambassador Gaongalelwe Mosweu. Anyone who breaks into the world of employment needs to realise that one needs to remain adaptable to any changes, particularly from a skills point of view. The practical skills you got at university or college aren't enough.

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Driving African entrepreneurship: three key ingredients

Stimulating entrepreneurship is an essential ingredient when wanting to grow economies in Africa, a continent that is plagued by poverty and unemployment, particularly among the youth. Various reports have shown that SMEs are key in driving job creation, thus prosperity. Most countries in the region, however, are lagging in terms of helping entrepreneurs succeed and grow their ventures. West Africa Ambassador Michael Alimo, who hails from Ghana, believes that Africa can solve the bulk of its socio-economic challenges with better and appropriate education, more government investment in the structural development of small businesses, and better overall macroeconomic conditions.

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Meet our Southern Africa Ambassador: Gaongalelwe Mosweu (Botswana)

At Afrinection we are working with a group of driven, talented, and ambitious Regional Ambassadors from across the continent. Their task is to help us keep tabs on what is happening on the ground whilst promoting what we do and what we offer African professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, and job seekers. The reason is simple: Africa is a huge region, comprising 54 different countries. This means we can't possibly be everywhere at the same time. Our North, West, East, and Southern Africa Ambassadors will be our ears and eyes on the ground. Gaongalelwe Mosweu from Botswana will be taking over the Southern ...

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