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Setting an agenda for policy change to promote youth employment for 2024-2029

16 May 2024

Following consultations with civil society, youth movements and researchers, Youth Capital drafted its agenda for policy change for the next administration 2024-2029.

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.

Empower U: How to be a campaigner guide.

23 November 2023

How can you start tackling youth unemployment in your community? Empower U: How to be a campaigner is a guide with the right knowledge to create change.

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.

[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.

Sikis Koffee Kafe: Establishing a Township Market for Local Cafes

10 November 2022

‘To be an entrepreneur, one needs to be crazy; but to be an entrepreneur, one also needs to look for solutions”

Siki runs his coffee shop out of the garage of his home in the township of Khayelitsha, in Cape Town. After dropping out of high school, he started working in cafes as a dishwasher at a young age; it took him little time to start climbing the ranks, and he was employed as a s a store manager.

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 | Keletso Kgalema

31 May 2022

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

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.

Medium Term Budget Analysis SA


12 November 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.


29 September 2021

Why is youth unemployment in South Africa a crisis? Youth Capital’s Project Lead contextualises the crisis on Le Monde.

SURVEY | How much does it cost to look for work?

25 August 2021

How much does it cost to look for work for young job-seekers? Fill our survey to help Youth Capital advocate for youth-led solutions.

LISTEN | Youth Capital on Al Jazeera The Take

23 July 2021

Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu speaks to Al Jazeera about the unrest and youth unemployment.

Research Brief: Education

9 July 2021

Youth Capital’s latest research on the Education challenges young South Africans face.

Youth Capital+YouthParticipation

Opinion | Why youth participation must be adopted.

30 June 2021

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.

WATCH | A panel discussion on youth unemployment.

30 June 2021

To celebrate Youth Day, Youth Capital’s Project Lead joined a panel discussion organised by SABC, on their programme The Full View to discuss youth unemployment.

Youth Voices | What Freedom Day means to us.

24 June 2021

In honour of Freedom Day, Youth Capital Influencer Lebogang Ditsebe puts forward actionable ideas on how we can shake the status quo, in a South Africa that can work for young people.

LISTEN | Why we need an Action Plan to solve youth unemployment.

17 June 2021

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.

Our Plan to Take Action.

6 May 2021

If we are serious about tackling youth unemployment, we need a shared strategy. The Action Plan helps us with that.

Opinion | Dear Minister Mboweni, help young people shift gears for our country’s recovery.

24 February 2021

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.

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.

How we shift | The Action Plan

23 August 2020

Ready to play your part in solving youth unemployment? Read Youth Capital’s strategy to solve the systemic roadblocks young people encounter.

Opinion | Before, during and after Covid-19: An academic catch up plan for South African learners.

6 August 2020

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.

Listen | Why we need an academic catch-up plan now.

4 June 2020

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.

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