ARTICLES RELATING TO YOUTH

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.

NYDA should be disbanded - DA

2013-08-07 14:04

The DA has called for the National Youth Development Agency to be disbanded, and for all its questionable financial dealings to be probed by Parliament.

Over 40 000 jobs for youth

2013-07-30 11:37

There are over 40 000 job opportunities for young people in South Africa's maritime industry, Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe says.

SA youth heading for 'money death'

2013-07-24 07:43

Many young people will run out of money before they run out of time while the solution might be as simple as giving up one movie per month, says an expert.

Debt among youth 'exploding'

2013-07-17 16:10

More and more young people are finding themselves over indebted and student debt has more than doubled over the past three years, according to a survey.

Clothes more important than work ethic

2013-06-30 15:40

Members of the Millennial Generation are often tempted to splurge on clothes and phones rather than focusing on "non-immediate" items, says an expert.

Youth positive about SA's future

2013-06-14 16:11

Most young people are optimistic about the country's future, a survey has revealed.

EFF off, Shivambu tells Lamola

2013-06-13 11:40
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Former ANC Youth League deputy leader Ronald Lamola has been described as a "misguided narrow-minded opportunist careerist" by Floyd Shivambu of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Sacrifices by youth were in vain - IFP

2013-06-05 16:40

In celebration of Youth Month the IFP has called for youth development to be a priority in memory of the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976.

NYDA shifts to education

2013-06-03 19:26

The National Youth Development Agency says it will shift its focus from financing entrepreneurs to educating the youth.

 

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
109 comments

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.

SA must play a better role in Africa - Ibrahim

2013-08-17 23:06
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South Africa needs to step up and play a better role in Africa, which has a serious deficit in leadership, philanthropist Mo Ibrahim says.

Marcus begs firms to employ youth

2013-07-31 15:21

A major concern is that the length of time people remain unemployed keeps increasing, according to SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

State firms fork out millions for youth

2013-07-30 09:06

There should be more efforts from parastatals to lead in empowering and creating employment for young people, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Young entrepreneurs make up 20% of bosses

2013-07-22 14:58

South Africa’s young entrepreneurs make up 20% of all employers and 32% of the self-employed, latest statistics show.

Barberton youth demand share of mine

2013-07-17 10:38
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More than 200 unemployed youth in Mpumalanga have marched to the Fairview mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, demanding a share of the company's wealth.

Mthethwa: Youth targeted by drug dealers

2013-06-16 21:17

Young people are the most targeted by drug dealers, with more of them being sucked in by the illicit industry, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Take education seriously, urges Zuma

2013-06-14 14:43
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President Jacob Zuma has told students he believes education should be free and compulsory, in order to empower all South Africans.

Limpopo ANCYL holds no grudge

2013-06-11 16:47

The outgoing leadership of the ANC Youth League in Limpopo says it does not hold a grudge against the national task team which decided to disband its provincial executive committee.

White youth mustn't feel excluded - ANC

2013-06-05 09:53
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An ANC MP has expressed concern about white youth feeling excluded from youth day celebrations, saying the youth may be diverse but are all still Africans.

Student confession sites go viral

2013-05-31 14:06

Anonymous Facebook confession sites are going viral as thousands of university students confess their most intimate thoughts.

 
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