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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.

As youth day approaches, we are once again reminded that the country’s economic future is heavily dependent on the employment fortunes of our youth.

In the spirit of youth month we look at some of the services and opportunities available to young people.

Emerging leaders at the UCT Graduate School of Business speak out on the role of youth in developing the African continent.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre will again commemorate Youth Day with a special Youth Day programme. It is the third year running that the centre will be hosting youth from Cape Town.

By the time you’re 40 you’ve learned a few things about life, about goals and reaching them, about responsibilities and taking them. You still have your dreams, but you’re no longer naïve.

Through sacrifice, hard work, education and entrepreneurship, the youth will be able to move South Africa forward, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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

One of six children born to poor but loving parents in the town of Mokopane in rural Limpopo, John Rammutla knows what it’s like to grow up in difficult circumstances – but has never allowed this to hold him back.

About 100 youth from the Msawawa informal settlement in Kya Sands are to benefit from computer, catering, sewing, beading and art skills development classes.

The Beaufort West Youth Hub, a mix of facilities providing holistic development of young people, is a place where youths can empower themselves, says President Jacob Zuma.

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