“This is an initiative that will empower the youth of our country with highly sought-after skills…”
In the face of South Africa’s persistent unemployment challenges, a glimmer of hope is illuminating the nation’s future. The recently released Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Stats SA brings encouraging news, indicating a slight improvement in employment during the third quarter of 2023, with the unemployment rate dropping to 31.9%.
House of Destiny founder Titus Makoro
Behind this positive shift is a story of resilience, innovation, and commitment to change by committed South Africans such as local business maverick Titus Makoro. His quest to empower the youth takes shape through the construction of the 65 000 square metre 24-hour precinct on Eloff Street, Johannesburg.
The House of Destiny, founded by Titus Makoro, has played a pivotal role in training, and employing 53 chefs and just over 341 kitchen staff. These skilled professionals have serviced over 900 high-end clients across corporate, industrial and government sectors. These include but are not limited to, Nedbank, Impala Platinum, Nelson Mandela Foundation, City of Tshwane, African Development Bank, Tiger Brands, Anglo American, and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation. The Beauty School under the House of Destiny umbrella currently has an intake of 27 students, all of whom have promising opportunities for full employment upon completion.
The 24-hour multifunctional precinct will feature a commercial space on the ground floor, two levels of parking, educational facilities, and lifestyle hub, which will translate into several employment opportunities.
“We are immensely proud of how far we have come in the development of this project. This is an initiative that will empower the youth of our country with highly sought-after skills to ensure that we don’t only create jobs but also equip people with the right skills set,” said Makoro.
The Destiny Beauty School, formerly known as the Pyramid Beauty School, provides an unparalleled training programme, fostering an environment where learners can enhance their careers with the requisite skills and confidence. The school offers cutting-edge, comprehensive locally and internationally accredited curriculum that accommodates both Full-Time and Part-Time Beauty Therapy courses, providing flexibility to individuals with diverse schedules.
The House of Destiny remains committed to being a catalyst for change, addressing unemployment challenges through practical education and skills training. As South Africa continues to navigate economic hurdles, initiatives like this stand as beacons of hope, paving the way for a brighter and more empowered future.
SA Positive News