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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 Standard Bank Rising Star Awards have announced the introduction of a new ‘Construction & Engineering’ category for the prestigious annual event.

Would you like to contribute towards youth employment? There is more than one way that you can make a difference in the lives of young South Africans.

A National Consultative Conference to discuss the draft National Youth Policy got underway in Johannesburg.

A range of internship positions for suitable candidates in Johannesburg and Cape Town is being offered by National wellness company Hands on Treatment, who specializes in mobile massages for corporates and team building initiatives.

Imsimbi Training will host a two-Month free Youth Training and Job Placement Programme to help young people become eligible for basic job roles.

Deputy Minister in The Presidency responsible for Youth Development, Buti Manamela, has called on more young people to get involved in youth clubs, which he says are a model for youth development.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) put its weight behind corrective and sustainable measures to address a significant problem - the lack of direction for young men, leading to unemployment, crime, hopelessness and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

The Human Settlements summit aimed to share the department’s programmes with the
leadership of youth formations and to identify opportunities in the private sector for
young people to participate.

Government is investing in education and skills development because it’s the most
powerful weapons that the youth will need to enable them to run the country's
modern economy efficiently.

Young people will be instrumental in building the country towards prosperity, but only
if there is increased investment in their education and health. We need to "make sure
that they are given equal opportunities to develop to their full potential" - Minister
Bathabile Dlamini.

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