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KZN student, Mzamo Mbhele develops a data-free app to help job seekers

BY Nkosazana Ngwadla

The unemployment rate in South Africa, especially among the youth, is a national crisis. Many young people, even those with qualifications are sitting at home, feeling hopeless and job prospects are almost non-existent.

Sprucing up your CV, keeping your LinkedIn updated, and constantly applying for jobs, won’t always guarantee job security. This is why Mzamo Mbhele, a 22-year-old IT software development student has developed a job-hunting app that allows young people to find jobs near them. Job X is a zero-rated app that allows job seekers to use the app without having any data.

While studying Mzamo was able to build the app, which allows people to build professional CVs, save them as PDFs, scan their documents using their phone camera, and save them as PDF documents.

What sets Job X apart from any other app is that it allows you to build a professional CV, and also shows you the jobs available based on your location, skills, and qualifications. The app already has more than 40 000 users.

Mzamo has always been intrigued by how technology works and knew very early in his life that he wanted a tech career. He even began repairing phones at the age of 11, and 11 years later, he is using his skills for the betterment of others.

We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

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