youth advocacy Archives - Youth Capital

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.


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.

Daily Maverick Webinar | Small businesses & youth unemployment

22 February 2023

What is the role that small businesses play in tackling youth unemployment?What is the role that small businesses play in tackling youth unemployment? The findings of ‘Bridge the gap’ were unpacked in a Daily Maverick webinar.

Five tips to create a business competitive edge through youth partnerships. 

24 October 2022

According to the latest GenNext Youth Behaviour Report, young people represent a sizable market in South Africa; not only for their spending power, but also for their influencing role in shaping their household’s spending power.

My Take | Ellen Morta breaks cycles through social connections

14 September 2022 | Leave a Comment

From a young age, Ellen was exposed to the power and impact of youth development, and as a result, throughout her life, she found herself moving towards work in the youth development space.

Meet the Campaigner | Makwela Pheagane Joseph

8 July 2022

Youth Capital Campaigner Makwela Pheagane Joseph talks about Youth Day, the change he wants to co-create, and the documentary screening.

Meet the Campaigner | Dwaine Fish

31 May 2022

As a Youth Capital Campaigner, I hope to mobilise young people to become agents of change and contribute to addressing the challenges that young people face in the country. I hope to be able to influence policy and decisions that municipalities, government departments and leaders make on behalf of young people in the country.

Meet the Campaigner | Keletso Kgalema

31 May 2022

Meet Youth Capital Campaigner Keletso Kgalema tells us about her activities to bring change in her community.

Part of the action | Eh!Woza

27 May 2022

Eh!woza is a dynamic organisation that operates at the intersection of science communication, youth advocacy, community engagement, and skills development to merge the biomedicine of disease with its social impact.

Youth Unemployment & Youth Activism.

7 March 2022 | 3 Comments on Youth Unemployment & Youth Activism.

How can young people leverage their experiences and help solving the youth unemployment crisis? Zaki Mamdoo from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation shares his views.


#CertifyUs: Why We Need Support to Complete our Qualifications.

7 March 2022

What do we mean when we say that education and unemployment in South Africa are connected? Find out why an educational qualification matters.

Part of the Action | Yellow

Part of the Action | Icons

10 November 2021

Do you want to show that you are Part of the Action when it comes to tackling youth unemployment?

2020 Youth Capital Influencer Yearbook Final

10 December 2020

The Youth Capital Influencers Year Book tells the stories of young leaders who are committed to advocate for solutions to youth unemployment.

Opinion | It’s time to stop paying lip service to young people.

19 February 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.

The Influencer Network Programme: Shifting Gears on Youth Unemployment.

23 January 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.

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