About Us

Youthconnect is a solution crafted by experts who specialize in integrating the requirements of transformation, B-BBEE, workforce solutions, labour law and other labour market needs. These solutions seek to redress the high levels of unemployment amongst our youth (18 to 35 years of age) as well as the systemic exclusion of youth as a result of them not being able to package their competencies optimally and their inability to find an entry point into sustainable careers.

Global Business Solutions is the Youthconnect lead business and is regarded as the thought leader in human capital, labour relations and workforce solutions design. This national business has clients across all industries and sectors and its intellectual property and network with external strategic partners allows for best-in-practice stakeholder solutions.

Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan is the CEO of Global Business Solutions and has been at the forefront of the changing labour market landscape over the past twenty years. Jonathan holds several key roles including being nominated as a business representative, as Employment Conditions Commissioner, Chief Operating Officer of the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES), member of the Employment Services Board, and as a BUSA representative at NEDLAC. A sought-after advisor/speaker and lecturer, Jonathan has conducted thousands of strategic interventions and presentations, sharing his expertise and insight.

John Botha

John is a workforce solutions expert and a thought leader in designing and implementing sustainable and integrated strategies and models. John has been an Executive Director and Global Executive: Strategic Enablement and Business Optimisation for the largest listed workplace solutions business in South Africa. He has also sat as a NEDLAC negotiator, been appointed to the Employment Equity and Essential Services Commissions by the Minister of Labour as well as represented SA internationally at the ILO ILC’s for a number of years.

Thembi Chagonda

Thembi is the Managing director of Global Business Solutions and a leading human resources consultant on B-BBEE and Employment Equity. Thembi advises several national and multi-national organisations on their employment equity strategies, policy development and compliance. Thembi is an Employment Equity Commissioner representing business, as well as a Board Member of the Association of Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).