We need a policy environment
in which young people are not
simply passengers, but drivers of
change in our own lives, writes Pearl Pillay.
In this Opinion piece, Dr Shakira Choonara reflects on the importance of implementation over promises, and the role that young people’s vote plays.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.