Nearly half of maternal deaths in SA are teenage mothers – health MEC

2019-01-02 07:33

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo is calling for a dialogue about the dangers of unprotected sex and the high proportion of maternal deaths during teenage pregnancies.

Facebook launches new career tools for SA youth, entrepreneurs

2018-11-14 16:38

Facebook has unveiled new tools and resources to help youth, professionals and entrepreneurs in South Africa access career opportunities, the social networking site announced on Wednesday.

Why a lack of data and the spread of false kidnapping stories are not helping children

2018-10-30 07:12

Experts say there is no credible data on child kidnappings and creating false panic is not going to make the problem go away.

10 steps to get young people working

2018-10-28 09:11

A two-day summit focused on youth and unemployment which was attended by more than 100 organisations from the private and public sector has come up with ten steps to put young people to work.

Ramaphosa wants to leave legacy of economic emancipation, says union head

2018-10-24 07:24

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says President Cyril Ramaphosa is someone who wants to leave a lasting legacy of economic freedom, its general secretary Dennis George told Fin24.

Govt has failed at youth employment - official

2018-10-23 12:52

Government needs to recognise its failure in terms of youth employment, says Percy Moleke from the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency.

ANCYL fails to understand the needs of the youth

2018-10-16 13:43

Moving forward, the ANCYL needs leaders who are thinkers and who are able to analyse the political landscape in the country, as we seem to be inward-looking at the moment, writes Rebone Tau.

Trauma and the unhealed scars of South Africa

2018-10-15 11:55

For many young people, the past is the present and can never be forgotten until fully addressed. How then can we have a socially cohesive society when we continue to ignore issues of redress, writes Wandile Ngcaweni.

Demi-Leigh Nel Peters, K-pop and a Youtube sensation - why the 73rd U.N. General Assembly was all about the youth

2018-09-25 13:48

"Young people may represent 25% of the global population, but they account for 100% of the future. We cannot afford to fail them."

For many pupils it's just the pits

2018-09-23 11:59

Sanitation facilities at schools are either nonexistent or filthy and a serious health risk, writes Thabang Pooe.


No 18th birthday bash: Cape Town teen uses money to set up charity for animals

2018-12-18 07:28

Celebrating an 18th birthday party usually involves presents and much fanfare. But one Cape Town teen decided to forego a flashy celebration and instead set up a charity to help animals in need.

Opportunities for youth and small businesses in maritime

2018-11-10 13:03

Stakeholders are looking to develop SA's maritime sector, which has opportunities for youth and small businesses, says an industry representative.

Jobs: Where the cookie crumbles and how to fix it

2018-10-28 11:31

According to Najwah Allie-Edries, head of National Treasury's Jobs Fund initiative, the "jockey" - the partner tasked with implementing the programme - is of utmost importance.

Youth in SA townships could unlock job creation, summit hears

2018-10-24 10:48

Paying young people in South Africa's townships for social types of work - whether running a book club or teaching others how to use Wi-Fi in the community - needs closer consideration and support, says development strategist Dr Kate Philip.

It takes blood, sweat and tears to create jobs, says head of Jobs Fund

2018-10-24 06:15

South Africans must realise that in the current economic climate it takes blood, sweat and tears to create jobs says Najwah Allie-Edries head of National Treasury’s Jobs Fund.

Protect existing jobs first, says Fedusa general secretary

2018-10-22 22:00

Protecting existing jobs remains the first responsibility for organised labour in SA, Dennis George, general secretary of Fedusa, tells Fin24.

Touwsrivier's solar plant - making more than electricity

2018-10-16 05:45

The introduction of a sustainable solar plant in Touwsrivier has proved to pack some power, and not just the electric kind. The small town has seen measurable change thanks to CPV1: both in the economy, and for individual residents too.

#JobSummit: Experience a major barrier for young job seekers

2018-10-04 08:12

Experience as a requirement for job applicants is one of the biggest challenges for youth seeking to enter the labour market, says the National Youth Development Agency.


2018-09-25 10:00

YOU know it’s a fun day when you see schoolkids dressing up in the clothes they would wear if they worked in their chosen professions.

We owe the youth the right history

2018-09-23 11:59

The more we write and read, the more we will learn to appreciate our heritage, writes Luzoko Koti.

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