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Empower U: How to be a campaigner guide.

23 November 2023

How can you start tackling youth unemployment in your community? Empower U: How to be a campaigner is a guide with the right knowledge to create change.

Fund our Futures Campaign: a small victory – but we’re not giving up!

3 November 2023

We have submitted the signatures to National Treasury, and the Presidential Employment Stimulus received funding – but we’re not done yet!

Meet the Campaigner | Makwela Pheagane Joseph

8 July 2022

Youth Capital Campaigner Makwela Pheagane Joseph talks about Youth Day, the change he wants to co-create, and the documentary screening.

Meet the Campaigner | Pelontle Maila

8 July 2022

I feel that being a Youth Capital Campaigner means taking up the responsibility to be the voice of the youth in South Africa.

DOCUMENTARY FILM| ‘I’ve been trying’. 8 years without a job.

17 June 2022

The short documentary film ‘I’ve been trying’ 8 years without a job tells the stories behind the youth unemployment statistics.

Meet the Campaigner | Clerah Sithole

2 June 2022

Meet Clerah, a Youth Capital Campaigner based in West Rand – find out how she is acting on her passion to add value to her community.

Meet the Campaigner | Dwaine Fish

31 May 2022

As a Youth Capital Campaigner, I hope to mobilise young people to become agents of change and contribute to addressing the challenges that young people face in the country. I hope to be able to influence policy and decisions that municipalities, government departments and leaders make on behalf of young people in the country.

Meet the Campaigner | Keletso Kgalema

31 May 2022

Meet Youth Capital Campaigner Keletso Kgalema tells us about her activities to bring change in her community.

How to point young people to opportunities

28 May 2022

My friends and I realised that many young people in our villages struggle with finding information about different employment and career-building opportunities, such as learnerships, internships, bursaries and more. As a solution, my friends and I decided to host Career Expos in Kuruman.

Five reasons why Mental Health Support matters.

13 April 2022

Why do we need mental health support as young people? Palesaentle Ramonyalioa from the National Youth Resilience Inititative talks about mental health support for young people.

Youth Unemployment & Youth Activism.

7 March 2022 | 3 Comments on Youth Unemployment & Youth Activism.

How can young people leverage their experiences and help solving the youth unemployment crisis? Zaki Mamdoo from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation shares his views.

PODCAST | debriefing on STATS SA quarter 3

9 December 2021

Following Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Duma Gqubule and Studies In Poverty and Inequality Institute helped us understand the issue.


10 November 2021

We need a policy environment
in which young people are not
simply passengers, but drivers of
change in our own lives, writes Pearl Pillay.

Spotlight: Employment in South Africa’s Local Government Elections.

31 October 2021

In this Opinion piece, Dr Shakira Choonara reflects on the importance of implementation over promises, and the role that young people’s vote plays.

YOUTH ACTIVISM: Youth & School Clubs.

2 September 2021

Are youth & school clubs are effective channels for young people to advocate for change. We asked Engage South Africa & Kathrada Youth.

How to get started with digital activism.

13 August 2021

Digital Activism offers young people an opportunity to use social media platforms to advocate for the change we want to see in our community.

Watch | COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine equity

5 August 2021

We talk about vaccines and vaccine equity with Cheleka Mpande from Eh!woza, Heidi Giokos from eNCA and Aisha Abdool Karim from Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism

What can you do for #MandelaDay2021?

17 July 2021

What can we do to make an impact this #MandelaDay2021? We have 5 activities for you.

Youth Voices | What Freedom Day means to us.

24 June 2021

In honour of Freedom Day, Youth Capital Influencer Lebogang Ditsebe puts forward actionable ideas on how we can shake the status quo, in a South Africa that can work for young people.

Youth Voices | How young people can move Africa forward.

7 June 2021

June 16th and the image etched in our minds and hearts of Hector Pieterson truly, never fades. There are the youth waves that make the headlines and then there are stories and struggles which are never really told. Every ounce of activism I believe begins to change the oppressive systems and structures which exist in […]

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.

How do I apply for the NYDA board?

29 March 2021

The National Youth Development Agency represents the interests of young South Africans – applications for its board are now open. If you’re thinking about applying, we tell you how in this post.

The NYDA Board We Want.

24 March 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 March 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. 


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