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.
Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu reflects on the challenges learners face when choosing subjects and what solutions he is implementing with his NGO Ohllofus.
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.
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.
Registering for the Second Chance Matric Programme (matric rewrite) should be easy; at the moment, information about it is conflicting and confusing and young people are being given the rounaround. This Opinion piece originally appeared on News24.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Grootes hosted a mediated conversation on the fall of data prices following Vodacom’s agreement with the Competition Commission on his breakfast show, SAfm Sunrise.
He was joined by Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams, Jan Vermeulen (Editor of MyBroadBand), Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng (Acting Chair of The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and Koketso Moeti (Founder of Amandla Mobi).
To reduce youth unemployment, young South Africans need to be involved in the design and implementation of the President’s recently announced Presidential Youth Employment Plan.
Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams discusses youth unemployment in the context of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the Budget Speech 2020.
This is an Opinion Piece written by Youth Capital that originally appeared on City Press. To shift gears on youth unemployment, the voices, views and ideas of young people need to be amplifies and reflected in plans moving forward.
In this analysis for the Daily Maverick, DGMT Deputy CEO Janet Jobson and Youth Capital Project Lead Kristal Duncal-Williams look at what formalising the end of compulsory schooling in Grade 9 could unlock for young people and the whole education system.
Between the cost of actually finding a job, from transport to the essential mobile data, it’s no wonder the unemployed have all but given up, writes Youth Capital Project lead Kristal Duncan-Williams on Business Live.