youth unemployment Archives - Youth Capital


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.


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.

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10 Nov 2021

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


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.


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.


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

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

25 Aug 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.

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.

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