Young people elected to Parliament, remember your generational mandate

2019-05-16 12:12

Our comrades must not lose touch with the ground. Parliament must not turn them into elites that are detached from the daily realities of the people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Colonial logic and the soft bigotry of low expectations: An engagement with young ANC voters

2019-05-06 14:23

Young people should be probing why the ANC finds it acceptable to use 1994 as a yardstick with which to measure progress, writes Ntando Sindane.

ANALYSIS: Young people are leaving SA. Here's why

2019-04-28 15:00

What are the reasons for young people deciding to leave the country? Jobs, education and safety make up a big part of the motivation.

No standing with a foot on either side: Commit or leave

2019-04-26 16:14

South Africans who complain incessantly about the dismal state of the country today usually have little idea of what is truly transpiring therein. They care little to know. They do not want to partake in the country; they want only to take from it.

Race-based policies prevented me from getting a job

2019-04-26 16:13

Cyril Ramaphosa is a populist and contradictory speaker. On the one hand he wants young white people to stay in the country but on the other hand leads a party that endorses race-based policies which undermine merit and equal opportunities of races.

ANALYSIS: Why South Africa's youth would rather protest than go to the polls

2019-04-14 07:00

Frequently, young people referred to involvement in public protests as a preferable way to obtain a response from those in authority. Formal democratic processes such as voting were generally not seen as effective.

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

2019-03-16 11:35

Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Climate kids march for climate action

2019-03-07 07:02

There is a new movement in South Africa led by "climate kids" who will join a global school strike to call for climate action from governments who they say are "stealing our future".

Matric learner wears his dad’s original matric ball suit to his own farewell – 31 years later

2019-03-05 16:24

When Johan Snyman (18), a matric pupil at Ferdinand Postma High School in Potchefstroom, North West, attends his farewell later this year, he’ll be wearing the same cream suit his dad wore to his matric ball three decades ago.

The 7 factors that will shape SA's economy in 2030

2019-02-01 13:18

There are seven factors which will shape the SA economy 10 years from now, says Professor André Roux of Stellenbosch Business School.


Inconvenient youth? Our democracy must earn its heirs' confidence

2019-05-11 08:00

Contempt has been heaped upon young South Africans' decision to opt out of the democratic process, but it's hardly surprising when they are so often sidelined, says Khulekani Magubane.

700 000 more managers needed - dti deputy minister

2019-05-05 16:01

Africa needs about a million managers to effectively run the continent's economy, according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe.

Being an African is a privilege. But it's not enough

2019-04-26 16:14

I want to be here and build my community as my community has built me. But my chances of getting a scholarship/internship at organisations abroad are greater than getting funding to start up and sustain an SME or a community development project.

Empower black people as promised, so we can have equal opportunities

2019-04-26 16:14

I want to see a South Africa where black people are empowered as promised, to ensure that there is an equal chance for all races to have equal standing in the road to success.

Durban Chamber of Commerce launches youth employment programme

2019-04-25 17:55

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Manchu group and MICT SETA recently launched a youth development programme.

Beyoncé, Tina Turner and Michelle Obama hugging their younger selves in this photoshop series will give you goosebumps

2019-03-26 15:20

Then and now: these photoshopped images of celebrities are incredible.

SOE skills development programmes not always ending in jobs, qualifications, MPs hear

2019-03-13 22:20

Despite substantial investment in skills development programmes arranged by the department of public enterprises, this is not always translating into jobs or qualifications, members of Parliament have heard.

SCA upholds Western Cape govt decision to close Uitzig High School

2019-03-06 18:21

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the Western Cape Department of Education's decision to close Uitzig High School in Ravensmead in 2017 is lawful.

Two pupils stabbed at Lentegeur High School

2019-02-11 16:46

Two pupils have been seriously injured at Lentegeur High School in Cape Town after two fellow schoolmates allegedly stabbed them on the premises, according to the Western Cape Education Department.

Finalists in Africa Youth Energy Innovator award announced

2019-01-24 12:05

African Energy Indaba 2019 has announced its Top 5 nominees for Africa's Youth Energy Innovator award.

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