Sunday, May 3, 2015

Something Inside so Strong ... Balan Moodley & Lulu Raheem

Join the iStart2 Team at Constitution Hill on Sunday 31 May 2015! A date to remember!

We had two passionate people on the iStart2 Show this week. Specialising in mathematics and science support, we chatted to Balan Moodley, CEO of PROTEC, about their partnership with corporate South Africa to facilitate programmes in various school districts. 

"Our company was founded in Soweto in 1982 and we have made it our mission to increase the number of school leavers looking to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths by providing programmes, services and materials to both educators and learners". 

To compete in the technologically advanced playing fields of the global economy, South Africa needs to cultivate excellence in engineering and technology. Engineers are in short supply with electrical, civil and mechanical engineers topping the National Scarce Skills list. "More worrying is that statistics suggest that every year fewer and fewer learners are opting to study maths and science, subjects critical to a tertiary education in engineering," says Balan.

"iStart2 work in partnership with other people. I want to see people successful in the world of work" - Balan Moodley with Lulu Raheem

We just had to get her back in studio. Lulu Raheem chatted to us about the current mood around xenophobia in the country, the importance of Political parties getting to the communities and the value of doing research in election campaigning.

To listen to the show, just click play: 


Thought of the Day:

The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), in partnership with The iStart2 Academy, are offering a learnership programme in Project Management (Level 4) at the iStart2 Hub in Lyttelton Centurion from June 2015 - June 2016.

Learners will be hosted by iStart2 and the NCPPDSA for the duration of the project. Learners will gain experience in small business development through involvement in the iStart2 Challenge and Casual Day initiatives.

A monthly stipend will be paid to successful applicants. Email your details to if you are interested to join this exciting programme.

Applications close on 6 May 2015.