youth unemployment Archives - Youth Capital

Research Brief: Jobs.

26 Jul 2021

Youth Capital’s latest research on how we could strengthen existing opportunities in the public sector.

Research Brief: Transitions.

26 Jul 2021

Youth Capital’s latest research on the challenges young South Africans face when Transitioning from a place of learning to a place of earning.

LISTEN | Youth Capital on Al Jazeera The Take

23 Jul 2021

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

What can you do for #MandelaDay2021?

17 Jul 2021

What can we do to make an impact this #MandelaDay2021? We have 5 activities for you.

Research Brief: Education

9 Jul 2021

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

Youth Capital's Action Plan to tackle youth unemployment

Youth Capital’s Action Plan.

8 Jul 2021

The Action Plan provides a shared agenda across the sector –the blueprint for tackling the crises of youth unemployment.

LISTEN | Young Activists are putting young people at the centre.

30 Jun 2021

Youth Capital discusses youth unemployment and solutions with Refiloe Mpakanyane and Dr. Athambile Masola on 702.

WATCH | A panel discussion on youth unemployment.

30 Jun 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.

LISTEN | Policy implementation falls flat unless young people’s voices are at the centre.

17 Jun 2021

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.

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

17 Jun 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.

2021 Youth Capital Influencer Info Pack

7 May 2021

Applications for the 2021 Youth Capital Influencer Programme are open. Are you passionate about finding solutions to youth unemployment? Read more about the Programme and how you can join.

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.

Listen | Internships, Learnerships and the World of Work.

23 Apr 2021

In this radio interview with Clement Manyathela on 702, Youth Capital discusses internships.

Research | Matrics ‘on the Fringe’: a Review of the Second Chance Programme.

10 Mar 2021

Latest research by Youth Capital and Stellenbosch University’s Research on Social and Economic Policy (ReSEP) for the first time provides evidence that at any time, 250 000 young people are working towards a matric certificate outside of the full-time schooling system; but these young people are not reported by the Department of Basic Education. 

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

24 Feb 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 Dec 2020

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

Opinion | South Africa’s digital divide detrimental to the youth.

20 Apr 2020

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.

Yotuh Capital cost of job-seeking

Listen | Why data prices matter to young job-seekers.

20 Mar 2020

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).

Opinion | Young People Must Help Design a Youth Employment Plan.

2 Mar 2020

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.

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

19 Feb 2020

This is an Opinion Piece written by Youth Capital that originally appeared on City Press. To shift gears on youth unemployment, the voices, views and ideas of young people need to be amplifies and reflected in plans moving forward. 

The Influencer Network Programme: Shifting Gears on Youth Unemployment.

23 Jan 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.

Youth Voices: An Untold Story of Success.

13 Nov 2019

When considering vocational trades in South Africa, there is a danger of a single story.

Young South Africans’ experience of the TVET system.

11 Oct 2019

For one million young South Africans like Lotsolatile, vocational and skills training offers young South Africans an opportunity to upgrade skills and pursue new career pathways every year.

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