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SAGDA was founded by a group of unemployed graduates in 1997.

SAGDA works with a range of well-established and experienced partners such as the Wits Business School for Entrepreneurship and some government agencies mainly SEDA and SEFA. SAGDA has influenced public policy and has well sought after advice to institutions such as the Presidency, National Youth Development Agency, Department of Public Service and Administration and the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Women’s Day 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg


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Andile Hobson Noketshe

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as an Intern at TETA’s Supply Chain Management Office from 25 September 2013 to 25 September 2014. I gained valuable experience over that twelve months. The internship has helped me to get the Bursary with the Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply Foundation, London (England). I am now also a student member of the professional for supply and procurement (Cips). NB! Certificate of my active ..


K. Mangonyane

We recently spoke to Keneilwe Mangonyane an intern who was placed by the South African Graduates Development Association at Prestigious as she got a permanent job at the City of Johannesburg and this is what she had to say about being SAGDA Graduate: When was she placed on the internship programme? In 27 May 2013. How you got to be on the SAGDA database? To be honest, I really don’t know, but due to unemployment I have sent through my CV’s to whole different types and kinds of …


Lerato Lethole

I first heard about SAGDA from a class mate while studying for my BCom Honours degree after more than a year of applying for jobs and not being called for any interviews. I called SAGDA and they advised that I should forward them my CV. I sent SAGDA my CV and kept following up with their placements department for a period of 5 months, Ms Ntombenhle Mkhize, the current Placement manager , was amazingly helpful during this period , graciously taking all my many phone calls and giving me updates on ….


G.T. Motholo

Dear Sir/Madam No one can destroy a united nation, hence they say unity is power. Each year the South African Graduates Development Association (SAGDA) in partnership with TETA takes pride in changing the life’s of graduates and strives to make a difference to the nation in any possible way. I personally salute you guys for takings several initiatives to empower us as graduates and introduce us to the corporate world, your work is highly appreciated. By far …


Nnini Lebohang Mabuse

My name is Nnini Lebohang Mabuse, was was born and raised in Gauteng. How would I describe my life’s journey would be hmmm…? I really don’t know I cannot put it to words, how ironic huh. I studied, Multi-disciplnary drawing office practice at African academy, somatology at Face to face beauty and make up school, project management at Damelin. It all started when I had completed my education and thought I was ready for the workplace, but the work place was not ready for me, I thought to myself because ….

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