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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 youth of Cala, in the Eastern Cape, have been encouraged to make the most of the opportunities created through government programmes to improve their lives.

A partnership between the Department of Small Business Development and Eskom will see young people from Sasolburg and Port St Johns benefit from a programme which will provide mobile kiosks.

Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela, will this morning address the Isibalo Symposium and the Youth Enterprise Summit in Cape Town.

South Africa is currently facing the challenge of providing both financial literacy and training to the poorest members of society to enable them to become contributors to society, be productive and build sustainable SMMEs creating further opportunity, according to the CEO of Tsebo Outsourcing Group, Clive Smith.

Much has been said about young people and their prospects for the future. As we celebrate Youth month it seems appropriate to look at some of the defining traits and characteristics of this tech- savvy generation.

Young people have been called to participate in the Youth Walk in the City of Tshwane as part of the celebrations of Youth Day.

President Jacob Zuma used day one of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa to discuss a mentorship scheme for South Africa’s youth.

An innovative youth employment accelerator programme aims to provide opportunities for at least 200 000 youth in the City by 2016.

Imsimbi Training will host a two-month free youth training programme to help young people become eligible for basic job roles.

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