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Government launches free online courses for unemployed youth

CAPE TOWN –In collaboration with the online-based education platform, Coursera, the South African government is offering free online courses for unemployed youth.

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, committed to train one million people in data science and to ensure they take up the opportunities presented by new digital technologies.

“Our intention as the government is to remove as many barriers as possible and enable young people to fulfill their dreams and career aspirations. We, therefore, encourage them to take up these opportunities,” said Ndabeni-Abrahams.

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With the evident move to a digital era, Ndabeni-Abrahams urged the importance of young people to acquire digital skills as they are crucial in the digital economy.

The free courses include digital marketing, app development, data science and artificial intelligence.

Interested youth can register on nemisa.co.za and the duration of the various courses range between four and eight weeks.

 

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