CapaCiTi is changing lives and building brighter futures for unemployed youth in South Africa.

CapaCiTi is proud to aid in the development of a digital economy that is inclusive and diverse. Our candidates come from backgrounds that are often difficult, with minimal opportunities. People who might have the aptitude for a career in tech, who either can’t afford to study formally towards a qualification or are unaware of the alternative learning opportunities that are available to them. We are striving towards ensuring that those that are often without access and marginalized are offered an opportunity to increase their career prospects with relevant digital skills matched to the demands of the industry.


At the beginning of 2021, CapaCiTi Digital Career Accelerator launched the #LoanFree campaign as an offer to ease the difficulties faced by graduates in the harsh job market. CapaCiTi announced this offer to immediately cancel the contingent student loans held by its 2018, 2019 and 2020 cohorts. The Digital Career Accelerator recognised that companies around the world are struggling to navigate the ongoing pandemic and certain industries have shut down. Those that are operating are doing so at limited capacity and have put a hiring freeze in place. Thus, impacting CapaCiTi graduates and their ability to meet their financial obligations.


It has been a few months since CapaCiTi launched #LoanFree, a bold bid to ease the difficulties faced by graduates in the current job climate. The graduates who were a part of #LoanFree shared their stories about their time at CapaCiTi and what being #LoanFree means to them.


Tshepiso Makhumisane, an Intern at Car Track, states that before joining CapaCiTi she was unemployed with no prospects. She joined CapaCiTi and studied CSS, HTML, and introduction to JavaScript, from December 2019 until March 2020. She marks this as a great experience in her life, because “I had no insight on how the IT world works. This was an eye-opener for me”.


The programmes at CapaCiTi are focused on the “whole” person and not just imparting new technical learning, but helping candidates gain confidence in themselves, providing an opportunity to apply their learning and focussing on job readiness, communication skills, self-awareness, and goal setting. Our objective is to reduce unemployment, grow skills, capacity and provide opportunities to young South Africans.


“CapaCiTi is changing lives and building brighter futures for unemployed youth in South Africa by offering holistic training interventions through a tested, cutting-edge learning methodology and bespoke e-learning platform. We currently engage with over 800 youth a year and since inception in 2011 have trained over 3000 youth in digital and work readiness skills” – Fiona Tabraham, Chief Executive at CapaCiTi.


Sfiso Kunene who is currently completing a learnership for Business Analysis programme also did Development as ‘System Development’ and Machine Learning as ‘Business Analysis’ in 2019 and 2020. He states that all the programmes he has completed at CapaCiTi have offered him a new outlook on the possibilities of his career. He has learnt a lot while also making sure to apply this new knowledge practically.


CapaCiTi graduates are upskilled to be able to find employment through completing the programmes and this is due to CapaCiTi’s vision to enable inclusive growth of the digital economy by ensuring a supply pipeline of future-fit, skilled employees with relevant digital skills matched to industry demand.


Tshepiso Makhumisane sends a vote of thanks to the CapaCiTi team for their help through her time at CapaCiTi, “thank you for allowing me to be a part of the CapaCiTi team. You have given me the needed experience and exposure to better myself and become successful in all aspects of life”.


You can also join our CapaCiTi family and improve your digital skills, apply to be included in the database and we’ll contact you when you qualify for any of our future programmes. To start your digital career, simply apply and complete the questions that will help us learn more about you.

Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.