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Part of the Action | Ekasi Business Accelerator.

20 May 2022

Local projects can provide young people actionable solutions they really need! Ekasi Business Accelerator is Part of the Action in making job-seeking affordable in Alex, Johannesburg.

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.

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.

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.

Five reasons why Mental Health Support matters.

13 Apr 2022

Why do we need mental health support as young people? Palesaentle Ramonyalioa from the National Youth Resilience Inititative talks about mental health support for young people.

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

Youth Unemployment & Youth Activism.

7 Mar 2022 | 2 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.

PODCAST | debriefing on STATS SA quarter 3

9 Dec 2021

Following Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Duma Gqubule and Studies In Poverty and Inequality Institute helped us understand the issue.

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.

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.

Part of the Action | Yellow

Part of the Action | Icons

10 Nov 2021

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

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.

Spotlight: Employment in South Africa’s Local Government Elections.

31 Oct 2021

In this Opinion piece, Dr Shakira Choonara reflects on the importance of implementation over promises, and the role that young people’s vote plays.

Unlock Jobs: Clearing Roadblocks to Youth Employment.

28 Oct 2021

How can we practically start clearing the roadblocks on young people’s journey to quality work? Youth Capital’s 2021 annual publication, Unlock Jobs: Clearing Roadblocks to Youth Employment answers this question with a deep dive into three of the Action Plan’s Calls to Action: Certify Us, Make Job-Seeking Affordable, and Make Public Employment Work.

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.

LISTEN | SMALL SHIFTS TO TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

28 Sep 2021

Podcast | We join Hillary Musarurwa, Luvuyo Maseko and Dr. Solange Rosa from the Bertha Centre to discuss small shifts to tackle youth unemployment.

LISTEN | three improvements to make public employment work.

10 Sep 2021

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.

The Basic Education Employment Initiative

The Basic Education Employment Initiative: did it work for young people?

1 Sep 2021

The Basic Education Employment Initiative is South Africa’s largest ever public employment programme. Did it work for young people? Read the report to find out

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