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.

Government’s calls for South African youth to start up their own businesses, especially against the backdrop of a sluggish economy and the high unemployment rate, have started bearing fruit.

A Youth Build programme involving 100 unemployed rural youth from Taung and surrounding villages are being trained in plumbing and welding.

Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration, Buti Manamela, has announced the expansion of the Task Team of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP)

Imsimbi Training will commence its next intake for the two-month job readiness programme to help young people become eligible for basic job roles.

New report on youth entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa paints an alarming picture of a growing population of ambitious and entrepreneurial young people who have no-where to go.

Imsimbi Training will commence its next intake for the two-month job readiness programme to help young people become eligible for job roles.

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 African youth ought to be more entrepreneurial in their employment outlook, as opposed to merely being job seekers.

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.

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.

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