In the news Archives - Youth Capital

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

17 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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.

Listen | Beyond the cost on 702

13 May 2022

Youth Capital’s Project Lead speaks to Relebongile Mabotja and John Perlman on 702 about job-seeking costs and how to reduce them.

READ| High job-seeking costs for young South Africans on Daily Maverick

13 May 2022

8 in 10 young people said they have to choose between looking for work and buying food. Daily Maverick speaks to young people from the Youth Capital Network.

Read | Why job-seeking costs need attention on The Daily Vox

13 May 2022

The Daily Vox’s Fatima Moosa unpacks the finding from Youth Capital’s research report on job-seeking costs for young South Africans.

Read | Job-seeking costs on GroundUp

13 May 2022

GroundUp’s Marecia Damons attended the launch of research report ‘Beyond the Cost’ on job-seeking costs for young South Africans.

Listen | ‘Beyond the Cost’ with John Maytham on Cape Talk.

13 May 2022

Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams speaks to John Maytham on Cape Talk about solutions to reduce job-seeking costs.

‘Beyond the Cost’ on The Talking Point, SAfm

10 May 2022

In this interview with Cathy Mohlahlana, Youth Capital’s Project Lead, Researcher Senzelwe Mthembu and Duma Gqubule discuss job-seeking costs.

Youth trapped in job seeking’s revolving doors

29 Apr 2022

In the Mail & Guardian, Youth Capital Campaigner Phila Prince Msutu shares his journey in and out of education and short-term job opportunities that lead nowhere.

On Daily Maverick | Reflecting on youth and imagination as the means of changing the world for the better

1 Apr 2022

In this Space co-hosted by Youth Capital, activists discuss the role of civil society in working towards a South Africa that works for all its citizens. The space was covered by Daily Maverick

UNLOCK JOBS | QUESTIONS FROM THE LAUNCH, ANSWERED.

3 Dec 2021

At the end of October, Youth Capital launched its second publication, Unlock Jobs, co-hosted by the Mail & Guardian. Here we answer the questions asked during the live discussion.

WATCH | YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL.

2 Dec 2021

Youth unemployment is a growing crisis; it’s urgent that young people’s experiences drive a youth employment strategy.

PODCAST | HOW SHOULD WE INTERVIEW in 2022 TO UNLOCK JOBS?

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.

WATCH | UNLOCK JOBS ON SMWX.

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.

Medium Term Budget Analysis SA

ANALYSIS | YOUNG PEOPLE GOT TOUGH LOVE AT THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET.

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.

PODCAST | YOUNG PEOPLE AND VOTING.

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.

OPINION | LESSONS FROM YOUTH WORK INITIATIVE

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.

READ | YOUTH CAPITAL ON LE MONDE

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.

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