Youth Day in South Africa is a time when we reflect on how far we’ve come as a country and the challenges we face. There’s no doubt that there have been big advances in South Africa. At the dawn of democracy in 1994, 58% of public-school learners in Grade 12 passed matric, while in 2021 that figure was 76.4%.
In a bid to address critical skills shortages the Central University of Technology in
collaboration with MerSeta have set up a R10 million engineering development project
which will equip young people with the right skills.
Training in welding, fashion design and a range of other entrepreneurial skills will
made available through the Making a Difference initiative funded by government to
uplift young people in the Ennerdale community.
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With an extremely high youth unemployment rate, the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) served as a beacon of hope for thousands of young people. The department has announced that the initiative will continue to make a difference in the lives of youth.