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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.

Shortly after delivering the Budget Vote speech for the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma interacted with young innovators who are championing the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on more business leaders to make it their business to adequately skill young people at educational institutions and at the work place through internships.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Youth Employment Service (YES), which aims to prepare young people for employment, forms part of a broader plan to impart technical skills that will underpin the industrialisation of the economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses.

The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region. 

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has vowed to continue prioritising youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions to address youth challenges.

South African youth are unaware of the job opportunities available in the creative and cultural industries (CCIs).

As the class of 2017 prepares to enter the workforce after 12-years of schooling, more emphasis should be placed on on-the-job training as a valuable, alternative post-matric study option.

The Tshepo 1 Million programme has ushered in a season of hope for the youth of Gauteng, with over 473 000 young people having benefitted to date.

Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework.

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