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PRESS RELEASE: Young people have to choose between looking for work and buying food

14 February 2024

Built on the Siyakha Study, Youth Capital’s Beyond the Cost provides an update of the financial costs young job-seekers have to face.

Where is Tintswalo? The State of the Nation Address minimises young South Africans’ challenges

8 February 2024

Youth Capital’s response to #SONA2024 calls for the prioritisation of youth challenges such as youth unemployment.

Youth unemployment is a key election issue

8 February 2024

Youth Capital is advocating for youth employment plans to be prioritised ahead of the 2024 national elections.

ONLINE EVENT: YES or NO? Is youth unemployment a priority for the 2024 elections?

5 February 2024

{EVENT] Youth Capital speaks to political parties about their youth strategies ahead of the 2024 national elections.

Jobs are not created with young people in mind

28 November 2023

Young people are the most vulnerable but no jobs are created with them in mind. Youth Capital speaks to Stephen Grootes about the youth unemployment crisis.

Youth Capital calls the Government and National Treasury to address the magnitude of the youth unemployment crisis.

14 November 2023

Advocacy campaign Youth Capital responds to the latest youth unemployment stats, highlighting the urgency of solutions.

YOUTH CAPITAL WELCOMES MINISTER OF FINANCE’ ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS

3 November 2023

Advocacy campaign Youth Capital cautiously welcomes the Minister of Finance’s decision to extend the Presidential Employment Stimulus by one year

Over 16000 signatures have been SUBMITTED SIGNATURES TO NATIONAL TREASURY REQUESTING THE FUNDING EXTENSION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS

31 October 2023

Youth Capital has submitted over 16 000 signatures in support of its advocacy requesting ongoing funding to National Treasury

LISTEN | STATS SA SHOWS THAT THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT

10 March 2023

Following the release of the latest unemployment stats, Youth Capital spoke to Lester Kiewit about the urgency of the crisis.

LISTEN | THE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES OF #SONA2023

24 February 2023

Following the State of the Nation Address, Youth Capital spoke to Cape Talk to comment on the lack of youth focus of the speech.

[WATCH] YOUNG PEOPLE WERE LEFT BEHIND AT #SONA2023

24 February 2023

Youth unemployment is one of the crises that is defining our country. On Thursday 9 February 2023 during the State of the Nation Address, the President acknowledged the systemic nature of the challenge; however, the speech failed to capture urgent timelines for bold solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of young […]

[READ] Your neighbourhood restaurant may be more important than you realise. Here’s why[READ]

14 December 2022

With roughly 2.6 million people operating small businesses in South Africa, bridging the gap between young job-seekers and SMMEs must be a national priority. We write about three key solutions on Fin24.

[LISTEN] Youth unemployment is a mountain to climb.

1 December 2022

On this interview with Sifiso Skenjana, Youth Capital’s Network Mobiliser Lethiwe Sinodumo Nkosi unpacks solutions to bridge the gap between SMMEs and young job-seekers.

[LISTEN] Small business and their challenges in hiring and retaining young people

1 December 2022

Youth Capital chats to Cape Talk about solutions to bridge the gaps between small businesses and young job-seekers.

[LISTEN] How we can bridge the gap between small businesses and young talent.

1 December 2022

Following the release of our latest report, Youth Capital speaks to 702’s John Perlman about the solutions to fix the challenges small businesses face.

[WATCH] Small businesses need tailored support to unlock growth

1 December 2022

What are the challenges that small businesses face when hiring and retaining young hires? Youth Capital chats to Newzroom Afrika about the latest report, Bridge the Gap.

[WATCH] Small businesses need tailored support to unlock growth

30 November 2022

As youth unemployment continues to be a national crisis, small businesses have been increasingly expected to provide solutions for economic growth and to absorb young talent. But there is a paradox: even though they make up 40% of the GDP, and created more than 1,800 jobs per day between 2016 and 2019, their challenges are […]

Statement: National survey confirms that small businesses need support to unlock growth.

28 November 2022

Youth Capital’s latest brief, Bridge the Gap. Finding the ‘right’ young hire, shines a light on the challenges that small businesses face when hiring young talent.

NEWZROOM AFRIKA| DISCUSSING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT WITH YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

1 July 2022

Youth Capital’s Kristal Duncan-Williams comments on youth unemployment with YES’s CEO Ravi Naidoo and Taryn Abrahams from RLabs on Newzroom Afrika.

ON CAPE TALK | ‘I’ve been trying’. 8 years without a job.

17 June 2022

On Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead spoke to Cape Talk’s Amy McIver about the recently launched documentary film on youth unemployment.

Daily Maverick | Young people are ready to share responsibility for a better future… are you?

14 June 2022

Youth Capital’s Fentse Malatji spoke to the Daily Maverick about Youth Day, youth leadership, and the importance of ‘optimism in your actions’.

READ| A new generation wants a new kind of work

14 June 2022

Youth Lab’s Pearl Pillay reflects in the Sunday Times on the changes we need to make to ensure that young job-seekers are supported in their transitions.

LISTEN | YOUTH CAPITAL ON CLIFF CENTRAL

9 June 2022

To kick off Youth Month, Youth Capital’s Network Mobiliser Lethiwe Nkosi chats to Gareth Cliff about youth unemployment.

READ | Unemployed young people spend R1 000 a month searching for jobs on Weekend Argus

16 May 2022

Weekend Argus’ Velani Ludidi chats to young people in the Cape Town area about the costs they have to face when job-seeking.

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