Like in many new businesses around the world, most South African startups aren't able to last past the three-year mark. However, there are specific contextual constraints unique to the region. We list some of the main challenges faced by small, medium and informal...
Visiting the Mother City? Make the most of your time in the city with GVI’s top tips on what to do in Cape Town. Cape Town will capture your imagination. Set between a craggy mountain range and the ripples of the oceans, the city is where greens meet glittering blues....
Have you ever had your preconceived ideas about a place challenged? An under 18 volunteer with GVI in South Africa shares how the ideas they arrived with were turned around as they got to know the community they worked with. Here are their thoughts: Many...
Africa is one of the most exciting volunteer destinations in the world. It’s also a lot safer than you might think. The African continent can be intimidating. It’s huge, home to some of the harshest climates, most dangerous animals on Earth, and is wildly diverse. But...
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
Are you getting bored with your usual travel destinations? Need inspiration? You’re not alone! In an age where you can jump on a plane and be on the other side of the world in a few hours, many never stray from the familiar. If this includes you, it's time to...
Volunteering in South Africa is a chance to make a difference, from community development to conservation, while encountering a wildly diverse country. From the deep blue of the Indian Ocean to the burnt orange of the Kalahari Desert, and the lush green of the Garden...
Summer business internships give you the chance to develop and expand on the skills you’ve learned in the classroom. Spend your summer gaining practical business experience in a country halfway around the world. Work on soft skills such as intercultural fluency,...
Original photo: Isabel Sommerfeld Cape Town, South Africa is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it is a city of spectacular scenery such as frosted mountains, luscious vineyards, and botanical gardens for visitors to enjoy. On the other hand, one cannot ignore the...
You might complain about your job occasionally, but you’re probably grateful to have one. Many people aren’t so lucky. Unemployment rates are on the rise worldwide, throwing up a barrier against sustainable development. Many a leader has been elected on a promise of...
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