In the news Archives - Youth Capital


23 Nov 2021

Should we interview young job-seekers differently in 2022? Youth Capital’s Policy and Learning Manager speaks on Cape Talks about critical shifts.


19 Nov 2021

Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams caught up with Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh to discuss Youth Capital’s latest publication, Unlock Jobs.


12 Nov 2021

With over 9 million young people not in employment, education or training, youth unemployment should have been one of the priorities of the Medium Term Budget. But it wasn’t.


5 Nov 2021

Where are all the young voters and why aren’t they casting their ballots? Lester Kiewit spoke to Youth Capital’s Mario Meyer and Casimiro Sithole on Cape Talk to find out some of the reasons behind it.

OPINION | Tackling youth unemployment requires sustained and coordinated action.

5 Nov 2021

In this opinion piece on the Mail & Guardian, Youth Capital stresses the importance of understanding young people’s roadblocks to employment and develop coordinated and sustained solutions.


11 Oct 2021

Did the Basic Education Employment Initiative work for young people? In this article for the M&G, Youth Capital, ORT SA CAPE and Youth@worK include the small shifts that would improve the programme.

LISTEN | Lessons from the Basic Education Employment Initiative

8 Oct 2021

Youth Capital reflects with Elijah Mhlanga from the Department of Basic Education on learning from Phase 1 of the Basic Education Employment Initiative on SAfm.


29 Sep 2021

Why is youth unemployment in South Africa a crisis? Youth Capital’s Project Lead contextualises the crisis on Le Monde.

LISTEN | Youth Unemployment on BBC Africa

29 Sep 2021

What is it like to be young and unemployed ? Youth Capital Influencer Kananelo Khoetsa shares her lived experiences with BBC Africa.


28 Sep 2021

Podcast | We join Hillary Musarurwa, Luvuyo Maseko and Dr. Solange Rosa from the Bertha Centre to discuss small shifts to tackle youth unemployment.

LISTEN | Why looking for work needs to be affordable

15 Sep 2021

In this interview with Lester Kiewit, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Chief Brand Officer Kuben Nair speak about making job-seeking affordable.

LISTEN | three improvements to make public employment work.

10 Sep 2021

Did the Basic Education Employment Initiative work for young people? Youth Capital’s Policy and Learning Manager discusses Youth Capital’s study on Voice of the Cape.

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.

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