For real economic recovery, we need to change the trajectory of how young people find and keep work. How can the Budget Speech address this? Write Kristal Duncan-Williams and Clotilde Angelucci.
Are you nervous about waiting for your matric results? We have some tips on how to cope with stress and making a plan to re-write.
If you are wondering what does the National Youth Development Agency represent and why was it established, this post is for you? We also include the key proposed amendments from the Amendment Bill. You can give feedback until the 15 February 2021.
Media Statement: Our #ShiftTheDate petition and the search for clarity regarding matric 2020 re-write exams.3 Feb 2021
Youth Capital released a petition on Friday 29 January 2021 to call on the DBE to #ShiftTheDate for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric candidates to register to re-write their final exams. We have now taken down the petition and have clarified the process of registration with an official at the Department of Basic Education. We sincerely apologise if our petition created any more confusion – our intention was to raise what we believed to be an urgent issue for young South Africans.
This post was originally created to address the deadline to register for a National Senior Certificate matric re-write, which the Youth Capital team had understood to be on 28 February 2021. After calls and emails to the Department of Basic Education, we clarified that the cutoff date for the NSC is 12 March via manual registrations; the deadline for the Senior Certificate is 28 February for online registrations and 12 March for manual registrations at a distric office.
Sandrine shares her story on how SAYes mentors gave her the support and strength to navigate school and make decisions for her future career.
Before the Coronavirus lockdown, looking for a job was a difficult undertake for the average young South African. With high barriers into the formal economy, jobs in the informal could open up opportunities for young people. Word of Mouth is amplifying the power in the sector.
COVID-19 has turned the spotlight on the challenges learners face in schools. The ongoing lockdown means that different learners have access to different resources. We need a catch up plan to support all learners to learn equally.
When leaving school Ferronique struggled to find a job. With the help of Umuzi. she found her calling to becoming a coder at BBD while on a rocky road.
How the Community Works Programme provided Grachin with skills that helped her get a job in a school library, and work as a facilitator for a reading programme.
Philippi based Ukhanyo Foundation was started in January 2019 of its founder’s commitment to support young people to reach their dreams, starting with completing their matric exam through the Second Chance Programme.
Do you struggle with making your work experience count when responding to job vacancies? How can you start growing your social network as a student?Job Advice SA founder Tim Barry and Career Coach Ennie Chipembere answer some of our questions on challenges we face when looking for a job.
With the Department of Basic Education’s plan to reopen school with a phased-in approach, in an interview on 702, Youth Capital stresses the importance of an academic catch-up plan to ensure that no learners are left behind.
How can we ensure that the back to school plan of the Department of Basic Education ensures that all learners can learn equally? Kristal Duncan-Williams speaks to Lester Kiewit and a Grade 12 students on Cape Talk about the need for an academic catch-up plan that responds to the real needs of our learners.
In our latest Mental Health Webinar with Clinical Pshycologist and Mental Health Consultant Alexa Scher, we discussed the importance of setting a routine and managing healthy relationships during lockdown.
South Africa’s education policy has repetition constraints and progression criteria. Find out why having a catch-up strategy for progressed students is critical in supporting them for a successful education journey.
In our latest WhatsApp Webinar on Public Health, Dr Kerrin Begg shines some light on the latest development of Level 4 of South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy. If you’re wondering about masks and the Coronavirus vaccine, this is for you!
To understand the current conversation on data prices and the Competition Commission, Jan Vermeulen, Editor of MyBroadband, helps us understand South Africa’s situation on data prices set by different operators, zero-rating, and the proposed life-line bundles.
Without the means and data to leverage lockdown as a time to grow, COVID-19 reinforces how SA’s data-divide remains a barrier to young people’s progress and potential to learn, writes Kristal Duncan-Williams on the Mail & Guardian.
Without the means and data to leverage lockdown as a time to grow, COVID-19 reinforces how SA’s data-divide remains a barrier to young people’s progress and potential to learn.
The National Youth Policy 2030 is open for comments. In this post we breakdown the components of the NYP2030 to make sure that we all understand its objective, key focus areas and time frame and the role we play as young people in giving direction and input on how to make the policy happen.
The Pandemic and consequent lockdown has put a heavy spin on our lives and a burden on our mental health. Alexa Scher, a Clinical Psychologist, joined us for our weekly Public Health webinar to understand what mental health is and what we can do to support ourselves and the people we love through these difficult and uncertain times.