Govt’s youth agricultural skills programme facing setbacks

2015-08-25 14:39

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - A youth programme designed to up-skill young people in agriculture is being implemented in 2 920 wards across South Africa.

The ANC’s National General Congress 2015 discussion document on rural development and land reform states that the National Rural Youth Service Corps is benefiting communities around the country.  

The programme, which is one of government’s strategic interventions attempting to create youth employment, focuses on developing skills and targets the youth in rural communities.

The party said the programme had been met with setbacks, with it struggling to place candidates in permanent jobs and businesses once they graduated.

It also said there was a high dropout rate and the spending overrun was a big challenge.

More than 15 000 participants have been enrolled in the programme to date and of these, 2 444 have graduated and more than 6 000 have been equipped with various development skills.

Read more on:    anc  |  anc ngc  |  youth  |  land  |  agriculture
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.