Lethiwe Nkosi, Author at Youth Capital

How to gain work experience with public opportunities.

19 May 2021

Youth Capital’s Action Plan recognises that the government has existing programmes that can assist young people with gaining work experience. These programmes include the Expanded Public Works Programme and the Presidential Employment Stimulus Intervention. What is the Expanded Public Works Programme? The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has been established by the Government and it’s managed by […]

What marks do I need to pass matric?

17 May 2021

Young people in matric this year and those rewriting their matric will start their mid-year exams very soon. One of the questions possibly running through their minds is ” what marks do I need to pass matric?”. There are different categories for passing matric, namely Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor. Each category includes grades you need to obtain; it also allows learners […]

Our Plan to Take Action.

6 May 2021

If we are serious about tackling youth unemployment, we need a shared strategy. The Action Plan helps us with that.

Siyavula & Foonda Mate: free resources to prep for the matric re-write.

22 Apr 2021

Matrics ‘on the fringe’ is Youth Capital’s research brief that reviewed the  Second Chance Matric Programme. This is a programme by the Department of Basic Education that enables young people to re-write their matric exam or upgrade a subject. The brief takes into consideration the experiences of second-chancers, and quantifies that, at any given year, […]

Duzi-Umngeni Conservation Trust | How Public Works Impact Communities.

21 Apr 2021

The Duzi-Umngeni Conversation Trust (DUCT) is an organisation in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal. Its focus is to champion the environmental health of the uMngeni and uMsunduzi Rivers through its projects. Some of the projects are implemented as part of the Expanded Public Work Programme (EPWP), run by the Department of Public Works. The overall purpose of EPWP is […]

The NYDA Board We Want.

24 Mar 2021

The National Youth Development Agency’s (NYDA) board is essential in ensuring that the organisation fulfils its mandate to serve young people in South Africa. We break down its role and why young people should stay engaged in the appointment process.

Budget Speech 2021 Deconstructed.

3 Mar 2021

Busi Sibeko, a Researcher and an Economist from the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and Kristal Duncan-William (Youth Capital Project Lead) had a discussion to deconstruct the South African National Budget Speech 2021 delivered on 24 February, so that young people could understand its impact. 

 

6 ways we can contribute to our Democracy.

9 Feb 2021

Policy Analyst Tessa Dooms chats to Youth Capital explored democracy to promote engagement besides voting.

2020 Youth Capital Influencer Yearbook

4 Dec 2020

The Youth Capital Influencer Programme is one of the ways that we are mobilising a youth-led network to shift gears on youth unemployment.

 

 

FinSavvy Graduate Safety Net- An initiative to support young job seekers.

17 Feb 2020

The cost of finding a job  is cited as one of the challenges young people experience when trying to navigate their way out of being unemployed.

Youth Voices: An Untold Story of Success.

13 Nov 2019

When considering vocational trades in South Africa, there is a danger of a single story.

Immie stays in the game

6 Aug 2019

It is difficult for young people across South Africa to find a job, especially when the youth unemployment rate has increased to 40%.

What do young people want in order to be empowered?

28 Jun 2019

The appointment of young ministers into South Africa’s 6th democratic administration may be a sign that the government values the views of young people.

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