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In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to keep growing and learning new skills, because education is near to our hearts and imperative for a evolving country we, at Local First, are super duper excited to team up with the fabulous Skills 4 Afrika, an amazing e-learning platform designed just for you.

The intention is to make education affordable and accessible for everyone.

Let’s dive into the awesome benefits of this partnership and see how it can change your life.


Learning should be within everyone’s reach, and by joining hands with Skills 4 Afrika we are able to utilize our platforms to bring you affordable e-learning courses.

No more worrying about hefty fees or long commutes because you can access cutting-edge courses right from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re in on the Hibiscus Coast, Cape Town or Joburg, the opportunity to learn and grow is right at your fingertips.


South Africa has its fair share of challenges, and in times like these, having the right skills becomes even more crucial. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that individuals with valuable skills are better equipped to weather economic downturns and navigate through uncertain times. When you have the knowledge and expertise to tackle challenges head-on, you can feel more secure and confident in your ability to adapt and thrive and we are so eager to  get involved.

 Skills 4 Afrika offers a wide range of courses that give you practical and in-demand skills. Want to be a leader, improve your project planning, or become a computer whiz? We’ve got you covered! By investing in your skills, you increase your chances of landing great job opportunities and paving the way for a bright future.

 Are you a budding entrepreneur or dream of starting your own business? We’ve got something special for you too! Skills 4 Afrika understands the importance of entrepreneurship and fosters innovation. Their courses provide you with the knowledge and insights to navigate the business world with confidence. From starting a successful venture to taking your existing business to new heights, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Skills 4 Afrika isn’t just about individual growth; it’s about creating a better South Africa.

Their courses go beyond traditional subjects and focus on social cohesion, peace-making, restoration, and active citizenship.

By enrolling in these courses, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of social issues and become a catalyst for positive change in your community. Together, we can build a more united and inclusive nation.

Ready to Get Started? We thought so! Join us on this exciting learning journey with Skills 4 Afrika and Local First.

What does it cost and how do I pay?

One full-year course would normally cost in excess of R30 000.

The Accelerator Programme allows you access to a variety of short courses and full-year qualifications.

Only R150 per year or R100 per year if you have a code from a reseller.

Visit our Skills4Afrika today and explore the incredible range of courses available to you all for only R100. Whether you want personal development, career advancement, or entrepreneurial skills, we’ve got your back. Let’s tackle the critical skills shortage, boost your career, and foster collaboration in our amazing country. Embrace the power of learning and let’s make a difference together.

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Skills For Africa Training Institute is a global center that offers state of the art training services. We offer training services designed for individuals and groups from organizations working in public, non-profit organizations and the private sectors. Skills For Africa Training Institute is a global center that offers state of the art training services. We offer training services designed for individuals and groups from organizations working in public, non-profit organizations and the private sectors. Our Head Office is situated at View Park Towers, along Utalii Street in Nairobi, Kenya.We boast of providing up-to date, informative, and practical training on a wide range of GIS, data analysis, Business, Health, Monitoring and evaluation, Project management, IT, Leadership and Management, Geospatial among others. Please check our Training Plan for more information on our scheduled trainings.


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Guidelines - sharing postive! News

Eligibility, Submission, and Selection Guidelines:

  1. Write on a topic that is related to personal or community growth, showcasing extraordinary events, achievements, or experiences in the local area. Share your unique and remarkable stories that go beyond the ordinary. If you’re unsure about a topic, feel free to send your blog idea to our WhatsApp line here.

  2. Cover the chosen topic in detail, providing valuable takeaways for our readers. Dive deep into the subject matter and offer practical advice, meaningful stories, or thought-provoking perspectives that captivate and inspire.

  3. Ensure your post is engaging to read, authentic, and carries a unique voice. Make it meaningful and relevant not only in the present but also for times to come.

  4. Your blog post should have a minimum word count of 400 words. This helps with Google ranking and ensures your content provides substantial value.

  5. Avoid making the post promotional or solely focused on yourself, your products, services, or blog. Instead, aim to add value to the lives of our residents by offering insights, tips, or uplifting stories that resonate with our audience.

  6. Submit fresh, original ideas and content that have not been paraphrased or copied from elsewhere. Respect all copyright laws and give credit where necessary.

  7. We encourage you to do a spell-check and ensure your article is well-written in simple English, free from grammatical errors. Quality writing enhances the reader’s experience and helps convey your message effectively.

  8. If your blog meets our eligibility standards and gets published, we kindly request that you actively engage with the comments your post receives. Responding to readers’ feedback and fostering discussion contributes to a vibrant and supportive community.

  9. Your story should be original and not published anywhere else. We appreciate exclusive content that our readers can enjoy on our platform.

  10. If you are a blogger, you are welcome to contribute as a guest blogger and add your URL to your channel. This allows our readers to explore more of your content on your respective platform.

  11. 11. We have no doubt that you will give your best in crafting meaningful content. As a community, we strive to provide content that encourages reflection, contemplation, and brings peace and fulfillment into the lives of our readers. Together, let’s help people improve their quality of life by discovering the joys in our beautiful coast and finding every excuse to be cheerful. Remember, cheerfulness is contagious!

Selection, Attribution, and Compensation:

The “Not Your Average News” campaign (hereinafter referred to as the “Campaign”) is open to all individuals residing in the local area who have unique and extraordinary stories to share. By submitting your story, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

To participate in the Campaign, submit your extraordinary story through the designated submission form on our website or via email to the provided email address. Your story should be original, true, and showcase something remarkable that happened in the local area. By submitting your story, you grant us the right to use, publish, and share your story on our platforms and promotional materials.

Whenever your story is published, we will credit you as the author, using your preferred name or initials, unless you request otherwise. Please let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

By participating in the Campaign, you understand and acknowledge that there is no financial compensation provided for the submission or publication of your story. The primary goal of this Campaign is to share extraordinary stories and celebrate the exceptional moments within our local community.

Indemnification, Modifications, and Termination:

By participating in the Campaign, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses arising out of or related to the submission, use, or publication of your story.

or terminate the Campaign at any time without prior notice. We also reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions, and any changes will be effective immediately upon posting.


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