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Phakama Women's Academy - Intro Session

When: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
The Counselling & Careers Development Unit (CCDU)
Start time:13:00

Tel: 011 717 9140 / 32 | Email:

Phakama Women's Academy - Intro Session

Phakama Women's Academy

‘Phakama' means ‘to rise' in Zulu, Xhosa and other Nguni languages.

Despite impressive qualifications, many female graduates enter the workplace with little knowledge or experience of everyday business. The Phakama Women's Academy seeks to empower and equip promising young women with the skills and confidence to thrive in the corporate world.

Over the course of six weeks, students are taught softer workplace skills not covered in university courses. Thirty-two 2nd and 3rd year students from the fields of journalism, digital arts, film and TV, marketing etc. who meet or exceed a 65% average will be hand-picked for the course. Each student is mentored one-on-one by an expert in her field.

Mentors offer career guidance and valuable insights into the dynamics of the workplace. The hope is to create a leadership academy that fast tracks the much-needed workplace skills for soon-to-be graduates in our sector, particularly women. This is a highly sought after, Free 6 week Certificated training course, which is structured around your academic programme. It allows you to work with mentors in the industry and to engage with peers from various academic institutions with similar vision.


If you are interested and want to know more, join the upcoming information session!

31st March 1pm

CCDU – GRP Training Room

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