Youth Development

Youth Development is essential to helping the youth of South Africa succeed in life. There are far more prospective workers than there are jobs available for them, and many youth are not able to afford to study further and become more specialised. This is where youth development programmes come in. Offering young people work readiness programmes, opportunities to advance their education and make a difference in their communities are just some of the ways that youth development can change South Africa for the better.

The proof of the pudding lies in the eating, they say. For the 10 million South Africans who are unemployed.

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country.

Yesterday, the Job Summit officially kicked-off in Gauteng. Convened by the National Economic Development Labour Council, its mission is to combat the country’s 27.2% unemployment rate by examining contributing factors.

 

 

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on all participants at the Jobs Summit to ensure that women are at the centre of all deliberations to unfold during the meeting.

High-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth will be the focus of the much anticipated Jobs Summit, which kicks off today.

In just four days, all eyes will be on government as it launches the Jobs Summit to tackle the surging levels of unemployment in the country. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works.

The project seeks to equip and empower women by enhancing their ICT skills to innovate the ways in which they use social media and technology to advocate for their rights. This includes their right to safe transportation.

The newly launched Limpopo Youth Development Programme is set to change the lives of many young people in that province. 

Entrepreneurship can reduce joblessness in SA but we need to nurture these entrepreneurial mindsets in our youth

The future of South Africa’s youth relies heavily on young people’s readiness to enter the job market.

A high employment rate, quality education, less teenage pregnancy and a place where children’s rights are not violated -- these are some of the dreams young South Africans have for a better country.

Learners attending a Winter School Programme have been encouraged to keep the late Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu’s dream alive by being the legacy.

Unemployment among young South Africans stands at 65 percent, according to the 2018 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY).

Despite June being Youth Month and sporting the theme: “Live the Legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth," millions of South African youths have, little to celebrate.

There will be plenty of opportunities for young people to produce content for television once the country finishes moving from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on the youth to take up skills that will develop and serve the needs of the economy.

Black youth media company - Diprente - has won big at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2018 in France.

John Quincy Adams said that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more…you are a leader.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy.

Once students enter university, they tend to be more experienced and confident about their career path and future employment prospects.

 

 

City’s pilot project upskills youths while creating a steady stream of employees for the call centre sector.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s YES programme a positive step in the right direction, and well help allow the very necessary transfer of trade skills, improving unemployment and economy.

In the Eastern and Southern parts of Africa skills development initiatives are transforming the lives of unemployed youth.

Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” initiative, the Volvo Group Southern Africa is introducing a Youth Employment Initiative.

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