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Why financial literacy should be a human right

We know, as humans, that we are born with and entitled to certain rights. As South Africans, the Bill of Rights protects these: including the right to equality, human dignity, life, freedom and security, healthcare, food and water, privacy, freedom of religion, belief, opinion and expression, and education, among others.

Employees contribute more in a challenging 2020 to help SA’s youth through education

1 February 2021: Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is handing over a total of R260 000 raised through staff payroll contributions in 2020 to two non-profit organisation (NPO) partner beneficiaries aimed at helping South Africa’s youth through education: R160 000 to the Limpopo Maths & Science Academy and R100 000 to Youth Potential South Africa in the Eastern Cape.

Statement on the sudden death of professor Gita Ramjee

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, formerly known as the MMI Foundation, is deeply saddened and shocked at the sudden and untimely passing of HIV scientist and researcher Professor Gita Ramjee in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal on 31 March 2020.

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LC Studios to usher unemployed youth into a lucrative digital future

Youth unemployment in South Africa is spiralling out of control. On 16 June 2021, a day where the country celebrates the power of its youth, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that a youth unemployment rate of 74%* is ‘something no country can afford’.

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RB and partners celebrate Julia Zwane!

Rhiza Babuyile celebrated Julia Zwane’s success after graduating from Network Engineering with 10 distinctions out of 12 modules from Pearson Institute of Higher Education.

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The importance of employability

When it comes to developing a strategy and effective approach to halting the increase in youth unemployment and contributing to turning it around, the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation (MMF), driven by the Board and the CSI team, has had to be deliberate about the way they show up in the space. And the starting point was the differentiation between a focus on employability versus employment. MMF’s focus is employability, defined by the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary as “the extent to which somebody has the skills, knowledge, attitude, etc. that make them suitable for paid work."

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The youth need tangible solutions

For Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (MMH), the commemoration of Youth Day is not something that is viewed with any type of trepidation. MMH approaches this day with its collective chest because of a decision that the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation (MMF) made in 2018. What decision? Let’s create the context first.

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Partner Profile: WeThinkCode

We Think Code_ was established in 2015 as a tuition-free tech institution with the mission “to train Africa’s next generation of top tech talent in order to drive the digitisation of African business

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Why financial literacy should be a human right

We know, as humans, that we are born with and entitled to certain rights.

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Employees contribute more in a challenging 2020 to help SA’s youth through education

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is handing over a total of R260 000 raised through staff payroll contributions in 2020.

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Statement on the sudden death of professor Gita Ramjee

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, formerly known as the MMI Foundation, is deeply saddened and shocked at the sudden and untimely passing of HIV scientist and researcher Professor Gita Ramjee in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal on 31 March 2020.

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Keeping up the momentum of support during Covid-19

31 March 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across South Africa rapidly, and the government has acted just as swiftly to try and curb its spread, closing schools from 18 March and putting the country on lock down for 21 days from 27 March. It has also put a variety of measures in place to help support and mitigate the impact of the virus on South African individuals and businesses during this uncertain time.

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Momentum Metropolitan Empowers SA Youth to Enhance Youth Employability

In response to a defined and definite national need, Momentum Metropolitan in 2018 sharpened its CSI focus to wholly concentrate on finding workable and sustainable solutions to place young people into gainful jobs. Driven by the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, the company to date has placed 927 young people into employment. Training for a further 840 candidates is in the pipeline.

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