ARTICLES RELATING TO YOUTH

EY World Entrepreneur finalists announced

2014-08-07 16:06

EY's Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards recognise entrepreneurs, who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success.

Birth control bombshell for KZN health dept

2014-07-30 08:39
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KwaZulu-Natal's health department is battling a birth control bombshell after insisting women students chosen to study pharmacy in India be injected with contraceptives.

Half of youth want drinking age lowered

2014-07-23 12:29

One in two young South Africans believe the current legal drinking age of 18 should be lowered and that it's appropriate for people under 18 to consume alcohol, according to a survey.

NYDA will not give you a job, says Pillay

2014-06-30 11:14

The National Youth Development Agency cannot deliver youth to the promised land but it can support them, says chairperson Yershen Pillay.

Teen jailed as unable to pay R600 fine

2014-06-26 07:19

An Mpumalanga teenager who was convicted of stabbing a fellow pupil who reportedly bullied his younger brother, will spend three months in prison after failing to raise R600 to pay for a fine.

Maimane: Where are the jobs, Zuma?

2014-06-16 17:10
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At a Youth Day rally north of Pretoria Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wanted to know where the jobs are that Pres. Jacob Zuma promised.

Our economy needs you, says Madonsela

2014-06-13 19:38

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has urged the youth to come up with innovative solutions to the country's economic problems.

SA youth would rather work for govt

2014-06-12 07:00

Young people would rather work for the state than start a business, because they see government as the best way to earn a good living, a survey shows.

Anti-ageing: Beating the clock

2014-06-02 12:10

What exactly is behind the process of ageing? More importantly – can we slow things down a bit? Blame ageing mainly on those three little letters: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Over 1m 'born frees' not registered to vote

2014-04-22 07:23

Only a third of those born after 1994 have registered to cast their votes in the upcoming general election, according to a report.

Rooibos helps to keep you young

2014-03-06 05:00

The pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries have long sought to restore and reverse the effects of ageing. Now scientists are investigating whether rooibos may hold some answers.

Zuma: Economic control must be changed

2014-03-02 14:44
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Ownership, control and management of the economy has to be changed, says President Jacob Zuma at the inaugural Presidential Jobs and Skills Indaba.

Boys, 16, due in court for girls' murders

2014-02-21 07:16

Two teenage boys who were arrested in connection with the murder of two Soweto schoolgirls are expected to appear in court, police say.

Bullied pupil didn't mean to kill - lawyer

2014-02-12 10:48

An East Rand school pupil who shot dead his alleged bully did not plan to kill him, his lawyer has said.

Students 'abuse' state financial aid

2014-02-06 11:13
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Students apparently use dishonest means to obtain loans from the South African government student loan and bursary scheme, reports Die Burger.

Court ruling - TUT must explain contempt

2014-02-04 19:16

The Tshwane University of Technology wilfully acted in contempt of a court order when it refused to re-admit students, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled.

SA youth unemployment 3rd highest in world

2014-01-20 11:42
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In developing regions, where 90% of the world’s youth live, about two-thirds of the youth are not fulfilling their economic potential, according to a WEF report.

47% quit school at Grade 10

2014-01-10 14:56
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Almost half of the pupils who should have written matric last year had dropped out of the system at the end of Grade 10, an investigation has found.

More young people using heroin

2014-01-07 09:00

A worrying trend is the use of heroin by younger people – in combination with other drugs, such as cocaine and dagga.

Youth subsidy won't stop unemployment - experts

2014-01-05 14:23

The youth wage subsidy will only bring temporary relief and not reduce the high number of unemployable young people, experts warn.

Youth wage subsidy comes into effect

2014-01-01 11:47

The Employment Tax Incentive Act, commonly known as the youth wage subsidy, has come into effect.

Black children far worse off - Stats SA

2013-11-18 15:18
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Huge disparities in the living conditions of black and white infants have been highlighted in a report released by Statistics SA.

106 girls raped in 3 months in district

2013-10-24 09:56
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A KwaZulu-Natal district municipality has experienced 106 rapes of girls under the age of 12 in a three-month period, amid efforts to curb the phenomenon of "sugar daddies".

Zuma: SA's future is in good hands

2013-10-10 17:01
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South Africa's youth should make the National Development Plan their own, as it was designed for them, President Jacob Zuma says.

Tax incentive to employ youth progresses

2013-09-22 15:56

Progress is being made with a proposed employment tax incentive that will reduce the cost to employers of hiring young people.

 

Sustainability of child grant questioned

2014-08-02 05:00

South Africa's system of cash grants for children now covers 11 million recipients and raises questions about its sustainability.

Pupil who shot bully to be tried

2014-07-29 09:02

A Vosloorus pupil who allegedly shot and killed a school bully will be tried for premeditated murder after a request to have the case diverted was turned down, according to a report.

Young entrepreneurs shine during pitch challenge

2014-07-22 15:00

The winners of a business startup pitch for young entrepreneurs fit in with SAB's aim to invest in a quality pipeline of entrepreneurs in core industries.

Manamela: Youth act to be reviewed

2014-06-30 08:32

The National Youth Development Act is to be amended to make sure it becomes a viable catalyst for the youth, says deputy minister Buti Manamela.

Top 5 financial mistakes young people make

2014-06-19 03:46

An expert lists the top 5 financial mistakes young people make and offers advice on to avoid them.

Ramaphosa: Youth unemployment critical challenge

2014-06-16 13:52

Youth unemployment is probably the single most critical challenge facing South Africa today, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SA youth inclined to work for Gov't

2014-06-12 13:42

Young people would rather work for the state than start a business, a survey shows.

23 face charges for initiation deaths - NPA

2014-06-03 14:51

The NPA says 23 people will be prosecuted for the deaths of at least 30 young men during last year's initiation season in Mpumalanga.

Charges against video gang rape teens withdrawn

2014-05-29 08:52

Charges against five boys accused of gang-raping a mentally impaired girl in 2012 have been withdrawn after a court found there was no evidence of rape.

Two young women baking changes for good in Cape Town

2014-04-15 11:08

A feel good story about two girls, who are anything but cookie cutter.

Celebrating youth entrepreneurship

2014-03-04 16:55

Youth entrepreneurial excellence will be celebrated at the inaugural Maverick Awards in June 2014.

SA youth prefer money over sex - survey

2014-02-24 13:24

More than 80% young South Africans say they would rather have money than sex, according to a new survey by digital mobile platform Young Africa Live.

Entrepreneurs begin mentorship with SAB

2014-02-18 12:34

The South African Breweries youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart, has selected its Top 18 National Finalists of 2014.

Third of young adults don't plan to vote - survey

2014-02-06 18:28
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A survey has found that nearly a third of young adults say they won't vote in this year's general elections, mostly because they don't feel their vote will change anything.

Sexual Offences Act before ConCourt

2014-02-06 09:45

The Constitutional Court is to hear an application for confirmation of an order granted by the Western Cape High Court which declared part of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional.

TUT students take management to court

2014-02-04 11:43

Student leaders at the Tshwane University of Technology say they will take the university's management to court for allegedly failing to adhere to a court order.

What your child's education will cost

2014-01-15 20:12

Education inflation is surpassing general inflation, making it even more important to start saving now for your children’s education.

Many pupils not part of SA' s 'hope and opportunity'

2014-01-08 05:30

It's sad that many of those who passed matric won't have jobs, especially in a country said to be full of hope and opportunity, says the PAC.

More young people using heroin

2014-01-06 10:28

A worrying trend is the use of heroin by younger people – in combination with other drugs, such as cocaine and dagga.

More young people using heroin - report

2014-01-05 13:22

Heroin usage is on the rise as drug users become younger across South Africa, a report has found.

Survey: More see bullying as a problem

2013-11-26 14:25

An increasing number of people are seeing bullying as one of the biggest problems at school, a survey has found.

Youth to put vacant property to good use

2013-10-25 09:57

A new entrepreneurial initiative for young entrepreneurs wants to use vacant council property to help alleviate social ills.

Zuma encourages youth to 'own' NDP

2013-10-11 07:25

President Jacob Zuma says he wants the youth to be involved in the implementation of the National Development Plan, as it's designed to make the country a better place for them.

Youth jobs incentives get mixed reaction

2013-09-24 09:15

In order to achieve growth-driven employment, investors need to be provided with sufficient incentives to become employers first, says an industry body.

ANC voters' conundrum

2013-09-17 07:56

Gratitude for delivery will win - but with a heavy heart, says Daniel Silke.

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