Penny Foley

Chief Community Partnerships Officer

Penny Foley is the Chief Community Partnerships Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She brings to Harambee three decades of prior experience in youth development, employment creation, human rights, and working with civil society organisations to increase their impact. After ensuring that National Youth Service policy was translated into programmes for youth at Umsbomvu Youth Fund she then spent 7 years as a director of Shisaka Development Management working on projects within the public sector with a primary focus on community works programmes. Penny holds a master’s degree in international development studies from Deakin University as well as a Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

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Sector innovation creates new work from home call centre jobs for South African youth

24 Mar 2021

Collaboration between industry stakeholders proves it’s ability to unlock jobs.


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Too big to fail? How about too big to implement?

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Business process outsourcing sector helps SA spring into jobs growth

11 Mar 2021

In partnership with the private sector, national government through the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), and youth employment accelerator Harambee the BPO sector has seen growth over the past year, with a growing pipeline of interested investors.


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