Young people make up over 20 million of South Africa’s population. Sadly, because of unemployment, many of us are currently unable to contribute our skills and talent to our communities and to society.
We can change this story. By mobilizing a network of stakeholders around a shared action plan, we can fundamentally shift the employment trajectory of our generation. South Africa can be a society in which every one of us has the skills, support, and opportunity to get our first decent job.
The Youth Capital Influencer Programme is one of the ways that we at Youth Capital are mobilising a youth-led network to shift gears on youth unemployment.
76 young people in three provinces (Eastern Cape, Gauteng, and Western Cape) were selected as the first-ever cohort of the programme. They were selected to be ‘Influencers’ because of their demonstrated leadership ability and track record of community service.
Read the Yearbook to meet them and learn more about their campaigns.