This week on Khetha #24

Radio Stations: SABC Radio Stations
Topic: Harambee Services
Script Written by: Harambee Team
Programme Date: 17 - 20 June 2019
Week: 24
Target Audience: NEET Youth and unemployed graduates

 Script Notes:

  • The programme is entitled: Harambee
  • This script will be translated to other official languages and broadcast on 12Broadcasting Services (PBS) radio stations.
  • The programme is characterised by the radio presenter and a guest from the Department of Higher Education and Training.
  • The radio presenter is the main anchor of the programme and he/she will control the activities on the programme.

 The objectives of this programme are:

  • Inform listeners about Harambee services;
  • Provide tips on how to search for a job;
  • Encourage youth to identify skills to help them find a job;
  • Communicate careers available for people living with disabilities;

The entire programme runs for 30 minutes; which includes Public Services announcements (PSAs).

Opening Billboard: ‘This programme is brought to you by the Department of Higher Education and Training in partnership with SABC Education.

Programme Introduction

Presenter: Thank you for joining us for another informative episode of Khetha, brought to you by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in partnership with SABC Education. The rates of youth unemployment are very high in South Africa and many young people do not see their skills as important for the jobs they apply for. The Career Development Services, along with other Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) offer support to individuals that are looking for employment. Today we have invited Harambee - a Youth Employment Accelerator to talk about how to make yourself more employable.

We are joined in the studio by our guest speaker from Harambee, ******** who will enlighten our listeners. Join in the conversation and comment so that we learn from each other.

Guest: Good evening ******** and a warm welcome to all our listeners. Thank you for having me on the show.

Presenter: Please explain to us what Harambee is?

Harambee is a non-profit youth employment accelerator that connects young people looking for their first job to employers looking for entry-level staff. Young people have the potential to succeed but lack the networks to find work. Harambee invites candidates into their centres for work seeker support training – we give young people the skills to make themselves more employable and to help them find employment.

We also assess their skills and strengths and where possible match them to an opportunity where they are most likely to succeed. Harambee is 100% free for all candidates and it is extremely easy to register – simply go to www.harambee.mobi

  Presenter: What kinds of services are offered at Harambee?

After registering on the mobile-site, Harambee will contact candidates telephonically to confirm their details. Harambee will also invite candidates that are located close to its centres via SMS to come into its offices for work seeker support training. At the same time, we will assess candidates to find out what type of job best suits their personality, interests, and skills. If they meet our criteria for available jobs, then they could be invited for work readiness training and sent for interviews with one of our employers. Even if they only attend our work seeker support training, however, they will be given the skills to help them become more employable and find their own employment.

Presenter: Where are you located?

Harambee has a national footprint. We have offices in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria. If we have opportunities elsewhere in South Africa we have mobile teams that will travel to other areas to source and assess candidates. So it is important – regardless of where you live – to register with Harambee, so that should an opportunity in your area arise, then we will be able to reach you.

Presenter: How can a person get involved or register?

It’s really easy for candidates to register. Simply go to www.harambee.mobi and complete the registration form. It is equally important to log onto the mobile-site and update your details if they change – if your cell phone number changes it is important that we know so that we are able to contact you if an opportunity arises.

Presenter: What are the benefits of applying?

At Harambee, we understand that most matriculants don’t yet have the skills to get and keep a job, which is why we provide work-seeker support when matriculants come into our offices. We help them set up a personal email address, we give them interview preparatory training, we inform them about the types of jobs to look for and where to look for them. In addition, we will assess their skills and strengths and if they match an opportunity that we have, we then place them in the world of work.

Presenter: Do people have to pay to apply?

No, Harambee is 100% free for all candidates.

Presenter: What are the basic requirements for applications?

Candidates must have a South African ID and be aged between 18-34 years old.

Presenter: What are some of the job tips that you can suggest to our listeners?

  1. The number one tip for finding a job is to network. You must ask everyone you know from former teachers, family members, friends and professionals for job leads or references.
  2. Use only one cell phone number when looking for a job – and then keep your phone on and fully charged and answer calls in a professional manner.
  3. A professional CV is an absolute must when looking for a job.
  4. Make sure you have an email address so that you send your CV out. It’s pretty quick and easy to set up a Gmail email account.
  5. Apply for jobs that are close to where you live.
  6. Apply for jobs that match your skills and experience.
  7. Do as much research as you can on the company you are applying to.
  8. Practice answering interview questions with a friend.

Presenter: What services are available for people living with disabilities?

Harambee offers opportunities for candidates with disabilities with many employer partners. We’ve adjusted our screening measures to accommodate candidates with disabilities. Candidates can apply through the same mobile-site www.harambee.mobi

Presenter: What are your contact details?

You can visit our website at www.harambee.co.zaor apply on www.harambee.mobi

Presenter: Any closing remarks from the Harambee?

If you or anyone you know need help finding work, please make sure you apply on www.harambee.mobi.

Presenter: Thank you. How can one get in touch with you if they need further information?

Guest: For more information, our listeners can reach us through:

  1. Call 086 999 0123, which is a call share line, from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm,
  2. Visit the CareerHelp website at,
  3. Visit our offices at 123 Francis Baard, Pretoria

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Closing Billboard: ‘This programme was brought to you by the Department of Higher Education and Training in partnership with SABC Education’.

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