Cape Town ranks amongst the top 10 cities in the world and the #1 city in Africa by Travel + Leisure.
Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world at 50%, which is why we are committed and passionate about our social entrepreneurship program as we continue to grow our office here and hire more talented, young people.
We received over a hundred resumes for a recent job posting and have been amazed by the applicants and how ambitious youth are here to learn and to build their careers.
The CEO of my previous company taught me a lot but one of his favorite things to say about achieving results and leading a great company was always 'Get the right people on the bus' - which is why I am especially excited to welcome Asanda Mcoyana onboard.
Asanda brings her experience as Brand Marketing Manager for one of South Africa's leading online travel agency to join Common Sense as Marketing Analyst and work on various branding, market research and paid search projects. We love her positive energy and passion she brings to the team (and you hopefully will too).
So welcome, Asanda. It's wonderful to have you here.