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Marie Claire responds to the internship stipend of R30 a day

Marie Claire has responded to the social media outrage over the internship stipend of R30 a day offered by the local fashion magazine.
Associated Media Publishing's Julia Raphaely said the objective of the internship was to give a multitude of people the opportunity to learn and be mentored.
According to Raphaely, 50% of the Marie Claire interns go on to fill job positions elsewhere.

According to Raphaely, 50% of the Marie Claire interns go on to fill job positions elsewhere.
The stipend, which works out to R30 a day, is low because we're not really paying them for a job.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
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I think it is our responsibility to try give as many people as possible an opportunity in the workforce. We've always hired interns on this basis.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing
Usually they don't leave without being offered another job, because it looks good on their CV.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing
Four of our members of staff at Marie Claire were once interns.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing
It's a token amount for transport costs and is common practice among many businesses.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing
Internships are critical to the growth of talent and the skill set in South Africa.
— Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing