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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 STIMULUS3 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 STIMULUS31 October 2023
Youth Capital has submitted over 16 000 signatures in support of its advocacy requesting ongoing funding to National Treasury
Following the release of the latest unemployment stats, Youth Capital spoke to Lester Kiewit about the urgency of the crisis.
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 […]
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.
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.
Youth Capital chats to Cape Talk about solutions to bridge the gaps between small businesses and young job-seekers.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead spoke to Cape Talk’s Amy McIver about the recently launched documentary film on youth unemployment.
Youth Capital’s Fentse Malatji spoke to the Daily Maverick about Youth Day, youth leadership, and the importance of ‘optimism in your actions’.
Weekend Argus’ Velani Ludidi chats to young people in the Cape Town area about the costs they have to face when job-seeking.
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.
The Daily Vox’s Fatima Moosa unpacks the finding from Youth Capital’s research report on job-seeking costs for young South Africans.
Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams speaks to John Maytham on Cape Talk about solutions to reduce job-seeking costs.
On Daily Maverick | Reflecting on youth and imagination as the means of changing the world for the better1 April 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
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.
Youth unemployment is a growing crisis; it’s urgent that young people’s experiences drive a youth employment strategy.
Should we interview young job-seekers differently in 2022? Youth Capital’s Policy and Learning Manager speaks on Cape Talks about critical shifts.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast | We join Hillary Musarurwa, Luvuyo Maseko and Dr. Solange Rosa from the Bertha Centre to discuss small shifts to tackle youth unemployment.
In this interview with Lester Kiewit, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Chief Brand Officer Kuben Nair speak about making job-seeking affordable.
Did the Basic Education Employment Initiative work for young people? Youth Capital’s Policy and Learning Manager discusses Youth Capital’s study on Voice of the Cape.
Being the largest population group in South Africa, young people should be our country’s strength; but this potential remains untapped. Collaborations between the government and youth organisations could help us get there faster, write Kristal Duncan-Williams, Pearl Pillay and Tessa Dooms on News24.
Youth Capital discusses youth unemployment and solutions with Refiloe Mpakanyane and Dr. Athambile Masola on 702.
To celebrate Youth Day 2021, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams spoke to Nickolaus Bauer on 702 about how youth unemployment shapes youth identity.
In this interview with Khaya Sithole on Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams unpacks the need for a shared strategy to tackle youth unemployment.
Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu reflects on the challenges learners face when choosing subjects and what solutions he is implementing with his NGO Ohllofus.
On June 16 2021, Youth Day will be commemorated in South Africa. 45 years ago, black South Africans students were massacred by the police as they fought against Bantu education. This day commemorates and remembers their struggles. In 2021, 45 years from June 17 1976, the truth is that most young people are still struggling against the […]
Before the pandemic hit, hundreds of thousands of young South African every year would drop out, repeated grades, pushed grades without a plan to learn the material. Before COVID-19, our system had problems assisting learners to catch up, and now the problem has only been exacerbated. According to the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile […]
What happens when young people don’t pass matric? In 2016 the Department of Basic Education launched the Second Chance Matric Programme, designed to give young people a second chance at obtaining their matric qualification. However, many young people are unaware of this opportunity. There is little information in the public domain as the Department doesn’t report […]
In this radio interview with Clement Manyathela on 702, Youth Capital discusses internships.
For real economic recovery, we need to change the trajectory of how young people find and keep work. How can the Budget Speech address this? Write Kristal Duncan-Williams and Clotilde Angelucci.
Registering for the Second Chance Matric Programme (matric rewrite) should be easy; at the moment, information about it is conflicting and confusing and young people are being given the rounaround. This Opinion piece originally appeared on News24.
COVID-19 has turned the spotlight on the challenges learners face in schools. The ongoing lockdown means that different learners have access to different resources. We need a catch up plan to support all learners to learn equally.
With the Department of Basic Education’s plan to reopen school with a phased-in approach, in an interview on 702, Youth Capital stresses the importance of an academic catch-up plan to ensure that no learners are left behind.
How can we ensure that the back to school plan of the Department of Basic Education ensures that all learners can learn equally? Kristal Duncan-Williams speaks to Lester Kiewit and a Grade 12 students on Cape Talk about the need for an academic catch-up plan that responds to the real needs of our learners.
Without the means and data to leverage lockdown as a time to grow, COVID-19 reinforces how SA’s data-divide remains a barrier to young people’s progress and potential to learn, writes Kristal Duncan-Williams on the Mail & Guardian.
Without the means and data to leverage lockdown as a time to grow, COVID-19 reinforces how SA’s data-divide remains a barrier to young people’s progress and potential to learn.
Stephen Grootes hosted a mediated conversation on the fall of data prices following Vodacom’s agreement with the Competition Commission on his breakfast show, SAfm Sunrise.
He was joined by Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams, Jan Vermeulen (Editor of MyBroadBand), Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng (Acting Chair of The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and Koketso Moeti (Founder of Amandla Mobi).
To reduce youth unemployment, young South Africans need to be involved in the design and implementation of the President’s recently announced Presidential Youth Employment Plan.
Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams discusses youth unemployment in the context of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the Budget Speech 2020.
In this piece for the City Press, Youth Capital outlines how young people’s experiences can and should shape the national response to youth unemployment.
In this analysis for the Daily Maverick, DGMT Deputy CEO Janet Jobson and Youth Capital Project Lead Kristal Duncal-Williams look at what formalising the end of compulsory schooling in Grade 9 could unlock for young people and the whole education system.
Between the cost of actually finding a job, from transport to the all-important data, it’s no wonder the unemployed have all-but given up.
Between the cost of actually finding a job, from transport to the essential mobile data, it’s no wonder the unemployed have all but given up, writes Youth Capital Project lead Kristal Duncan-Williams on Business Live.