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LISTEN | Youth Capital on Al Jazeera The Take

23 Jul 2021

Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu speaks to Al Jazeera about the unrest and youth unemployment.

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Opinion | Why youth participation must be adopted.

30 Jun 2021

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.

LISTEN | Young Activists are putting young people at the centre.

30 Jun 2021

Youth Capital discusses youth unemployment and solutions with Refiloe Mpakanyane and Dr. Athambile Masola on 702.

WATCH | A panel discussion on youth unemployment.

30 Jun 2021

To celebrate Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead joined a panel discussion organised by SABC, on their programme The Full View to discuss youth unemployment.

LISTEN | Policy implementation falls flat unless young people’s voices are at the centre.

17 Jun 2021

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.

LISTEN | Why we need an Action Plan to solve youth unemployment.

17 Jun 2021

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.

OPINION | To succeed, learners need help in making the right subject choices.

15 Jun 2021

Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu reflects on the challenges learners face when choosing subjects and what solutions he is implementing with his NGO Ohllofus.

Youth Capital and The Daily Vox bring you #BeTheDrivingForce Campaign.

14 May 2021

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 […]

LISTEN | NIDS CRAM Wave 4 findings confirm the need for an academic catch up plan.

14 May 2021

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 […]

Listen | Latest research shows the gender gap in employment.

28 Apr 2021

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 […]

Listen | Internships, Learnerships and the World of Work.

23 Apr 2021

In this radio interview with Clement Manyathela on 702, Youth Capital discusses internships.

Opinion | Dear Minister Mboweni, help young people shift gears for our country’s recovery.

24 Feb 2021

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.

OPINION | 2020 matrics are already anxious, registering for the rewrite shouldn’t add to that.

16 Feb 2021

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.

Opinion | Before, during and after Covid-19: An academic catch up plan for South African learners.

6 Aug 2020

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.

Listen | Why we need an academic catch-up plan now.

4 Jun 2020

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.

Listen | No learner should be left behind.

28 May 2020

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. 

Opinion | South Africa’s digital divide detrimental to the youth.

20 Apr 2020

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.

Opinion | South Africa’s digital divide detrimental to the youth.

20 Apr 2020

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.

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Listen | Why data prices matter to young job-seekers.

20 Mar 2020

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).

Opinion | Young People Must Help Design a Youth Employment Plan.

2 Mar 2020

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.

Listen | What does youth unemployment look like post SONA 2020?

27 Feb 2020

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.

Opinion | It’s time to stop paying lip service to young people.

19 Feb 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. 

Opinion| Let’s get behind the General Education Certificate – and make it work!

3 Oct 2019

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. 

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On Business Live | Unemployed youth are stuck between a rock and a hopeless case.

19 Jun 2019

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.

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