In the face of South Africa’s persistent unemployment challenges, a glimmer of hope is illuminating our nation’s future. The recently released Quarterly Labour Force Survey by StatsSA brings encouraging news, indicating a slight improvement in employment during the third quarter of 2023, with the unemployment rate dropping to 31.9%.
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 of our country takes shape through the construction of the 65 000 square metre 24-hour precinct on Eloff Street, Johannesburg.
To date, The House of Destiny, founded by Mr. 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 that 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.
This week, the Beauty School is set to host an elegant graduation ceremony, celebrating the achievements of 20 students who are now equipped and ready to enter the job market. The event marks a significant milestone in their journey towards meaningful employment and represents a testament to the effectiveness of programs aimed at bridging the unemployment gap.
“We are immensely proud of the accomplishments of our students. This prestigious event is not just a celebration; it’s a showcase of the potential within our youth and a testament to the transformative power of education and skill development,” said Titus Makoro, founder of House of Destiny. The Destiny Beauty School, formerly known as the Pyramid Beauty School, is dedicated to providing 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 these stands as beacons of hope, paving the way for a brighter and more empowered future.