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access [noun] the right or opportunity to use or benefit from something

matter(s) [verb] a subject or situation under consideration

Access to learning, skills development or education matters to the youth of South Africa


On 31 October 2017, StatsSA announced that at the end of Q3 of 2017, the youth unemployment rate was at 38,6%, more than 10% higher than the national average of 27,7%. Data show that it is those with the least education who endure poverty. “The less educated are more likely to be unemployed. Those with an education level of less than matric contribute 57,4% of the unemployed”(StatsSA, 31 October 2017).


Access to learning, skills development or education matters to the youth of South Africa. Day 1 will focus on the youth of today and highlight a number of existing and innovative solutions for them to access learning and skills development. Whether you work with youth, train them or hope to employ the, our speaker insights will address how their innovative solutions are contributing to increased access. Day 2 takes access to the next level and showcases speaker insights that support business and professional teams to learn and improve their ability to perform.

7 and 8 March 2018
Accolades Boutique Hotel, Midrand


Speaker Profiles:

Event Chair and Mr Congeniality
Adrian Ziller
Technology Expert
Riaan van den Bergh
Availability - ACCESS - Impact
Speaker 9
Why do I need to wait so long to be revealed?
Digital Guru
Crayg Hitzeroth
Building a learning culture within high-performance teams
Speaker 6
We are excited for this one...
Speaker 10
Number 10 is a good spot!
Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
Johann Kok
How AI and Automation will affect the job future our children will face
Speaker 7
I will be revealed sooner rather than later...
Speaker 11
Saving the best for last!
Award Winning Speaker
Gavin Weale
South African Youth for Non-South African Youth
Speaker 8
The best is yet to come...


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