Johannesburg

Another Global Trend For 2014: Youth Unemployment Will Remain High

Charles Oliver | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology. Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high.

South Africa's Stock Exchange Stops To Honour Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) stopped trading for 5 minutes at 9am today (11am local time) as South Africa's financial services industry honou...

A Global Neighbourhood

One Young World | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Society victories that were led by youth are now going public and will be shared with this and the next generation through the Global Talks Campaign. There are no borders when it comes to ideas, no restrictions when it comes to determined young people. There are no Greek or Kuwaiti youth problems, only international ones.

Gen Y Can Influence Change in Leadership and Governance

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

Youth unemployment levels cannot be wholly improved without effective policy by national governments, nor education in our schools that needs to adapt to the requirements of the 21st century. Arguably, global business will struggle to become more responsible without an element of legislative steer too.

The First to Take the Stage

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

One Young World opened my eyes to the great impact youth can make in society. I was particularly inspired by Ambassadors like Ajarat Bada, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Bariq Rifki​, Parker Liautaud, Clinton Gachangi and many others. Until I started following One Young World online, I had not identified a particular area to make positive change.

Joining Forces in the Fight for the Right to the City

Caroline Elliot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Caroline Elliot

As regional leaders next week gather for the African economic conference in Johannesburg, within post-apartheid's wealthiest province, the leader of some of South Africa's poorest communities prepares to join forces with allies overseas in the bid for justice and the right to the city.

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.

Food Binds Us, It's Social And Inclusive

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Obesity and hunger are major global problems, and this Special Session at the One Young World Summit 'The Food Revolution' focused on what can be done to save the next generation from the diet related illnesses that we face today.

An Incredible Atmosphere of Determination Filled the Room

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Writing about Human Rights, especially here in South Africa is special. I'm talking about "special" in a sense of an almost overwhelming richness of historical and societal events that have struck the country.

A Shared Global Vision Of A Sustainable World

Nick Blandford | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
Nick Blandford

Are there solutions that give as much as they take? This question guided the Sustainable Development Plenary Session, which rounded out the first action packed and inspiring day of the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We're in the Middle of an Educational Revolution - Make the Most of It

Joel Nicholson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joel Nicholson

The first full day of One Young World 2013, the world's largest youth leadership Summit, and it kicked off with a bang. The first Session focused on the most requested topic of this year's Summit, Education.

The Protection Of Future Generations

One Young World | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

Counsellors Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Sir Bob Geldof, musician and Activist and Ahmed Kathrada, apartheid prisoner and close friend to Nelson Mandela were panelists during the Session.

The Opening Ceremony: The Night We Had Been Waiting For

One Young World | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

It was the night we had all been waiting for. Some have been waiting longer than others but all anxious. It was the first night that the 1,250 delegates from all four corners of the world were gathered under one "roof"... in this case, the incredible Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Change Takes Time - It Is Not an Event, it Is a Process

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

The issues raised during Kofi Annan Dialogues Special Session ranged from the security in Nigeria and El Salvador and the on-going crises in Syria and Lybia to answers on how to close the gap between young citizens and global leaders...

Feel the Power, It Is in You

One Young World | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

The One Young World Summit opened yesterday in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and what a great affair it was. It was full of colour, music, and jubilation. It is the first time that an event of this kind has made its way to Africa.

Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia. There had been fears for t...

The South Africa Diaries - Part I

June Sun | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

Safari, for me, was by equal measures amazing and surreal. But there was nothing out of the ordinary safari story - until our last night. We went on a night drive in the hopes of seeing some of the night cats out hunting, but to no avail.

Hotel Entrepreneur Finds Eco-Chic Niche in Johannesburg

Will Ross | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

In an era of accelerating tech entrepreneurship, it's easy to forget the tenacity of founders in other sectors. It was only after booking in at The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg that I discovered the story behind one of South Africa's most sought after eco-chic boutiques.