Youth Capital Influencers Archives - Youth Capital

PART OF THE ACTION | YOUNG PEOPLE AS DRIVERS OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT.

10 Nov 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 Oct 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.

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.

YOUTH ACTIVISM: Youth & School Clubs.

2 Sep 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Jul 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Mar 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 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. 

 

Why the 2021 Budget Speech Matters to Us

24 Feb 2021

Sandile Mlangeni is a young man from a township in Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). He is passionate about advocating for township economic development. He is also part of Youth Capital’s youth constituency as a Youth Capital Influencer. We asked him why young people should tune in for the upcoming 2021 Budget Speech.

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.

 

 

#ItsOkayNotToBeOkay: Understanding Mental Health during COVID-19.

9 Apr 2020

The Pandemic and consequent lockdown has put a heavy spin on our lives and a burden on our mental health. Alexa Scher, a Clinical Psychologist, joined us for our weekly Public Health webinar to understand what mental health is and what we can do to support ourselves and the people we love through these difficult and uncertain times.

 

 

The Influencer Network Programme: Shifting Gears on Youth Unemployment.

23 Jan 2020

Everybody agrees: youth unemployment rates in South Africa have stayed high for way too long. The issue is deeply rooted in the history and development of our country and we understand that it won’t be a quick one to solve.

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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