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In his most recent AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights FYI play it safe, BanQu, mPowa, uConsult and Telkom Pay through WhatsApp.



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mLab’s mPowa is an app that puts youth employment information into the hands of job seekers.

Users can find real-time information on employment related workshops and courses in their vicinity.

mPowa also offers information on youth centres, colleges, free Wi-Fi spots, Internet cafes and other resources that can help young people overcome some of the obstacles they face when looking for work.

The app is not only for those who wish to find employment, but also aimed at entrepreneurs who have either been building up a business, or are just getting started. The app will connect them with resources like financial assistance or mentorship programmes, including mLab’s own start-up accelerator programmes. 

Platform: Any device with an up-to-date Internet browser

Expect to pay: A free service

Stockists: Visit the mPowa website here.

Go to the next page to read about virtual consultations for home-based care, and Telkom’s new digital wallet, operated through WhatsApp.

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