Towards the end of 2016, Michelle Combrinck, CEO and founder of the Zinto Marketing Group, launched the Zenzele Educational Doorway, a Seta-accredited brand ambassador training & incubation centre for future brand ambassadors and client service professionals. Zenzele means “do it for yourself” in isiXhosa. It is a is fitting name when one considers the growing need for SA’s youth to seek job opportunities actively as unemployment reaches crisis proportions, particularly within this market. Combrinck, who has long been passionate about creating employment opportunities for the youth market, believes initiatives such as Zenzele are increasingly valuable. SA’s education system is failing much of our youth, she believes, and most learners leave school with a subpar education and none of the skills, tools or abilities needed to compete for the few jobs available. Added to this is the high rate of unemployment, and while government is working to create projects that will address the probl...

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