Being the largest population group in South Africa, young people should be our country’s strength; but this potential remains untapped. Collaborations between the government and youth organisations could help us get there faster, write Kristal Duncan-Williams, Pearl Pillay and Tessa Dooms on News24.
Youth Capital discusses youth unemployment and solutions with Refiloe Mpakanyane and Dr. Athambile Masola on 702.
To celebrate Youth Day 2021, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams spoke to Nickolaus Bauer on 702 about how youth unemployment shapes youth identity.
In this interview with Khaya Sithole on Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams unpacks the need for a shared strategy to tackle youth unemployment.
On June 16 2021, Youth Day will be commemorated in South Africa. 45 years ago, black South Africans students were massacred by the police as they fought against Bantu education. This day commemorates and remembers their struggles. In 2021, 45 years from June 17 1976, the truth is that most young people are still struggling against the […]
Before the pandemic hit, hundreds of thousands of young South African every year would drop out, repeated grades, pushed grades without a plan to learn the material. Before COVID-19, our system had problems assisting learners to catch up, and now the problem has only been exacerbated. According to the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile […]
What happens when young people don’t pass matric? In 2016 the Department of Basic Education launched the Second Chance Matric Programme, designed to give young people a second chance at obtaining their matric qualification. However, many young people are unaware of this opportunity. There is little information in the public domain as the Department doesn’t report […]
In this radio interview with Clement Manyathela on 702, Youth Capital discusses internships.
A matric certificate increases the likelihood of young people’s ability to secure work. But What happens when learners drop out of school before obtaining their matric certificate? Matrics ‘on the Fringe’ looks at the Second Chance Matric Programme by the Department of Basic Education.
Who are school assistants? Towards the end of 2020, the Department of Basic Education recruited over 300 000 Education Assistants and General Assistants for the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). This initiative is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Plan, designed to confront the economic impact of the pandemic by creating new opportunities for growth and […]
Did you fail matric or are you planning to rewrite some subjects? We have rounded up all the information you need to register for the Second Chance Matric Programme.
A matric certificate makes all the difference for young job-seekers. What can we do to improve their chances to succeed in school? In this technical brief, Prof. Martin Gustafsson from Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) outlines some urgent solutions.
Latest research by Youth Capital and Stellenbosch University’s Research on Social and Economic Policy (ReSEP) for the first time provides evidence that at any time, 250 000 young people are working towards a matric certificate outside of the full-time schooling system; but these young people are not reported by the Department of Basic Education.
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.