YOUTH CAPITAL WELCOMES MINISTER OF FINANCE’ ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS3 November 2023
Advocacy campaign Youth Capital cautiously welcomes the Minister of Finance’s decision to extend the Presidential Employment Stimulus by one year
Follow the stories of South Africans, across race, class and age, to show the impact of social connections on their journey and the actions we can take to start creating the social connections young people need to earn an income.
Lean on each other – tackle youth unemployment produced in collaboration with Eh!woza, features the seven stories of South Africans, across race, class and different sectors, to show the impact of social connections on their journey and the ways everyday South Africans can start creating the social connections young people need to earn an income.
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‘To be an entrepreneur, one needs to be crazy; but to be an entrepreneur, one also needs to look for solutions”
Siki runs his coffee shop out of the garage of his home in the township of Khayelitsha, in Cape Town. After dropping out of high school, he started working in cafes as a dishwasher at a young age; it took him little time to start climbing the ranks, and he was employed as a s a store manager.
Both research and lived experiences show the power of social connections in shaping the ambitions and careers of young people and unlock economic opportunities for young people.
From a young age, Ellen was exposed to the power and impact of youth development, and as a result, throughout her life, she found herself moving towards work in the youth development space.
Youth Capital’s Fentse Malatji spoke to the Daily Maverick about Youth Day, youth leadership, and the importance of ‘optimism in your actions’.
Young people experience a significant roadblock when looking for a job: the financial cost of job-seeking. Heavy data costs and transport remain one of the largest expenses they have to face. Recently, the use of data-light platforms has emerged as a means of reducing job-seeking costs.